Announcing the Camp Bowen Banner, Logo, and Tagline

The Camp Bowen Banner. On the left is the Camp Bowen logo, a stylized portrayal of the CP Rail dinner bell that hangs on the patio at the Bowen Island Lodge. On the right are the words 'Camp Bowen' in print followed by the same in Braille. Under that is a green stripe, followed by the tagline, 'Fostering Independence Through Friendship', followed by another green stripe, followed by the words 'The Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired, a Chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind'. The banner colours are white, blue, and green.

Last summer, Camp Bowen brought a Showdown table to Bowfest on Bowen Island and allowed attendees of the fair to play Showdown games by donation. Showdown, a sport that can be described as a cross between table tennis and air hockey, was designed to be played blindfolded and is a popular game in some blindness circles. Players have to listen to the ball, which is filled with rice or a similar noise making substance and use paddles to direct the ball into their opponents goal. It was created right here in BC.

A generous member of the Bowen Island community, who wishes to remain anonymous, noticed that we didn’t have any advertising on our tent and decided to get in contact with us to see what they could do. After some back and forth discussion with the aforementioned community member, the team here at Camp Bowen, and a local designer, the Camp Bowen banner was born.

The Camp Bowen banner, pictured above, is the first time the Camp Bowen logo has seen widespread use. The logo, designed by Araceli Jurgensen and the Camp Bowen team, features a stylized portrayal of the CP Rail dinner bell that hangs on the patio of the Bowen Island Lodge and has served as a call to meals at camp for many years.

The release of the banner also marks the first time our organization’s tagline, developed by the team during the banner consultation process, will be making a public appearance. The tagline, which reads, “Fostering Independence Through Friendship”, was adopted by unanimous consent on December 3, 2016.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community member mentioned above for providing the backing and the designer for providing the expertise to produce the banner. We could not have completed the banner project without your help. Thank you!

The banner will be unveiled at Camp Bowen’s upcoming fundraiser at Doc Morgan’s this Saturday. If you still haven’t gotten tickets, you can still get them from Doc’s in advance or at the door. We’re also selling them online.

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