June – Warming Up to Summer

Although June’s alter ego “June-uary” often gives us fodder for conversations about the weather (and not in a good way), we love the anticipation that June brings! Summer on Bowen is extraordinary, and you know it! Sun, beaches, community events each weekend and friends galore, what more could a festive, caring community ask for? So, yay June – the warm up before the best workout of the year, because SUMMER ON BOWEN IS COMING!

Bowen Children Deserve

HIGH FIVE®s All Around!

At BICR we are working hard to encourage all staff, facilitators and Bowen program deliverers to achieve their HIGH FIVE® certification so we are consistently offering high quality, safe and enjoyable programs for Bowen children.

What is HIGH FIVE®? It’s the standard in BC for those who manage and/or lead sport and recreation programs for children aged 6-12 years. Consisting of training, resources and tools, the HIGH FIVE® system is based on years of research and consultation with experts, and is the only quality assurance system in North American designed to specifically support the safety, well-being and healthy development of children in sport and recreation settings.

The HIGH FIVE® mission is to ensure that recreation and sport practitioners develop a high level of knowledge and expertise in child development and provide them with the tools for enhancing and maintaining a high level of program.

The annual HIGH FIVE® program will be offered on Tuesday, June 25 from 8:30am – 4:30pm. Sign up now here

What's Happening at BICR on Bowen This Summer? 

  • Bowen kids LOVE playing Four Square – the First Bowen Four Square Championship will be on June 8 from 6–8 pm in the BICS Gym
  • Summer Camps (6-11yrs) run Monday – Friday, all summer right up until the Bowfest weekend and are starting to fill up
  • Just want a half day camp? Try these Specialty Camps; Soccer Camp (7-9yrs), Lego Town (5-7yrs)(8-11yrs), French for Preschoolers (3-5yrs), Co-ed Summer Basketball (9-13yrs), Kindie Sports Camp (4-6yrs)
  • We have Outdoor Summer Spin Classes for adults, Monday – Thursday so you can get/stay fit and not miss any glorious outdoor-time!
  • Give your child the gift of confidence and fun in the water - Swimming Classes are on all summer, but filling up quickly
  • Tennis is a great sport for all ages, learn from the Great Goran! Tennis classes will be held the week of July 15 – 19 on Bowen, don’t miss out!

Summer programs are very popular on Bowen, please sign up now so you don’t miss out!

Let's get Wet!

The sun is out, the days are long and the ocean is looking more enticing than ever! We know the first dip may cause some apprehension but jumping into the ocean has more benefits than you may be aware of- here are just a few.

  • Sinus and congestion relief: Salt water can help soothe respiratory issues and irritants.
  • Relaxation: Breathing patterns used while swimming and salt water buoyancy have been shown to have calming effects on the body according to recent studies.
  • Endorphin Release: Cold water can help activate and release chemicals in your body that improve mood and reduce pain.
  • Low Impact: Swimming can be a low to no impact activity which is great for recovery and prevention of overuse and injury.

So grab your towel and get ready to hit the beach today!

It's Hip to be Square!

We at BICR are so excited about our Participaction Community Better Grant which is funding our Four Square Championship this year! We want to see this FREE event filled up as it will be a fun-filled night of music, prizes and of course- Four Square play! Pre-register, Come out on June 8th from 6-8 pm at the BICS Gym to find out who is the best Four Square player on Bowen!

Register here!

Click below to register for some of our newly added programs.