Tag Archive for 2012

Tickets

About the Event

If you want to find out more information about the event, details can be found on this page.

Ticket Pricing

Tickets must be purchased by December 12. The following payment methods are accepted.

  1. Cash or check — Mail to: 5737 180 Street, Surrey BC V3S 4K6 – Attn: Camp Bowen. Checks must be made out to the Camp Bowen Working Group.
  2. Paypal
  3. Debit or credit cards

Ticket pricing is below:

  • 0-4 Years: Free
  • 05-18: $25:00 + $1.05 processing fee if paid online
  • 19-64: $30:00 + $1.20 processing fee if paid online
  • 65+: $25.00 + $1.05 processing fee if paid online

Purchase Tickets

Note (August 22, 2017): The ticket form is missing from this part of the page.

Christmas Dinner and Auction with The Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired

You are invited to our Christmas-themed dinner and auction fundraiser, hosted by The Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired (CBSVI), a non-profit society. The money raised from this evening will go towards summer camps for children and youth with vision loss. Please visit our website at www.campbowen.ca for more information about CBSVI and our goals.



This event will take place on December 15, 2012 from 6p.m. to 10:30p.m. at the Lions Den at 5024 Rumble Street in Burnaby. This can be found at the intersection of Rumble Street and Arthur. All ages are welcome!

This evening will include: dinner, non-alcoholic beverages (to keep this event family friendly), a variety of baked goods for purchase, music, raffles, auction, trivia and contests, activities like Christmas BINGO, prizes, and more! There may even be a surprise visit from Santa (no promises though, Santa is very busy this time of year, but bring your cameras just in case). If you intend to purchase anything at this event, whether it be baked goods, raffle tickets, or auction items, please bring either cash or cheques. Credit cards and Paypal will be accepted with a 30 cent charge + 3 percent.

We will also be collecting canned goods and giving them to the Food Bank.

Donations of items for the auction would be very much appreciated.

Ticket prices:

  • Ages 0-4 years: Free
  • Ages 5-18 years: $25
  • Ages 19-64 years: $30
  • Ages 65+: $25.

Please note: Tickets must be purchased prior to December 12, either online at www.campbowen.ca/tickets or by mailing a check or cash to the Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired’s head office at 5737 180 Street, Surrey BC; Postal code: V3S 4K6. If you choose to use the mail in option, please notify Soma Ali at (604) 338-2293 before the December 12 deadline.

When asking for tickets, please indicate the age group of each guest, which food item each guest prefers to have for dinner (chicken, salmon, or vegetarian), and a name that the tickets will be saved under until pick up of the tickets upon arrival at the event on the event’s date and time.

Volunteers are needed. Possible tasks include: helping with set up, clean up; face-painting; welcoming guests and distributing tickets; handling raffle tickets, and more).

If you cannot make it, but still would like to contribute? You can:

Donate items for auction or directly to CBSVI at www.campbowen.ca/donate/ .

Space is limited and tickets will be given on a first come first served basis.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please call Soma Ali, Community Coordinator, at (604) 338-2293.

Thank you for your time and consideration!

Sincerely,

The Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired

Updated: Teleconferencing and Other Things, Details for the Camp Bowen Annual General Meeting 2012

Update: We have now posted the AGM recordings on the website.

Please see http://www.campbowen.ca/events/agm/ for the details.

Updated: CBSVI AGM, Notice of Annual General Meeting

Update: the venue changed on Thursday, September 13. We have updated the information below to reflect this. Please make sure you have the current venue information.

Hello Everyone,

On Behalf of the Camp Bowen Society For the Visually Impaired, I’d like to invite you all to our first Annual General Meeting which will be held at the Old Navy Community Room of Metrotown Mall. The meeting will be held on Saturday September 15 2012 from 3:30 pm to 4:25 PM but we’ll need to clean up by 4:30 pm as another group will be renting the facilities afterwards.

The Old Navy Community Room is in the little hallway beside the Old Navy store inside Metrotown Mall in Burnaby. The room is just passed the Parents’ room in the same hallway. Metrotown Mall is located right next to Metrotown Skytrain Station.

Feel free to call me, Soma Ali, on my Cell at 604-338-2293.

If you don’t live in the lower main land or are not able to get to the Den for other reasons you can join us Via teleconference. Instructions on how to do so will be posted on our website at www.Campbowen.ca/events/AGM/.

We will post the agenda shortly on the website listed above to access this please go to the same page and link.

A New Tool, MyWPEdit Joins the Toolbox at CBSVI

Just testing out MyWPEdit for Mac. This is a reasonably accessible application that will truly make editing WordPress a breeze.

Announcing Camp Bowen 2012 Adult Retreat, Important Information

Update: This post is now out of date. Please visit the Adult Camp section of the Programs page for the latest information on the Camp Bowen 2012 retreat.

Dear Campers,

Please circulate to relevant distribution channels.

This is an important matter for those wanting to go to Bowen this year.

Update: The potential dates have changed. Additionally, the pricing information has been added. In addition, there is new contact information at the bottom.

It is that time of the year again, the time when we all get geared up for a nice retreat on Bowen.

Last year’s retreat, though small, was considered by the board and the campers who attended it a great success. We had a lot of fun attending the Sunday market, sitting around the fire chatting, hiking and much more.

This years retreat still needs a little bit of planning, but this is where we hope you can come in. We have set aside two possible options for dates on which to hold this year’s retreat. the third week in August (Monday the 13 to Wednesday the 15) or the last weekend in September (Friday the 28th to Sunday the 30th). There are also other dates listed below that may work. It is all dependent on what weekend people are available for.

Weekends:

  1. September 28th to the 30th
  2. October 5 to 7, 12 to 14, 19 to 21 and 26 to 28

Weekdays:

  1. August 13 – 15 
  2. September 10 to 13, 17 to 19, 23 to 25 
  3. October – All weekdays except the 30th to the 1st. 

Pricing:

Note: If you are able to make it at the cheaper end of the preposed prices but not at the higher end, please indicate this on your registration form, so that we can let you know if we achieved our price goals.

Pricing is currently being negotiated. We have written the below prices as a price scale, with the lower number representing the price goals we hope to achieve and the higher number representing the highest possible cost. The price scale includes both nights and meals. Those of you who will be staying the one night can adjust the pricing accordingly. Every effort will be made by the board to offset these costs. The 2013 season should be cheaper, but a lot of that success depends on a good turn out this year.

We also need to arrange solid transportation plans and possible activities. As this is the adult retreat, we feel that your input is valuable in helping us shape this year’s program. This is, in all respects, your retreat.

We have about 9 days to go before the first dates approach, but in reality, we have little more than 4 days to go before we need to be solidly set in our plans. Below are some questions that I think need to be addressed first:

  1. Dates (See Above). What dates work best for everyone? Is there conferences or any other events on those dates that campers will be attending?
  2. Transportation. Were is everyone coming from? Who needs transportation assistance?
  3. Activities. What should we do?

Let Us Know

A great way to help us get a good feel for the number of campers interested in attending this year’s retreat is filling out these questions.

What are you’re thoughts? Please either write to the Camp Bowen mailing list by signing up http://www.campbowen.ca/ or joining in the discussion on Facebook here. Private inquiries can be sent in via phone with Soma Ali, Community Coordinator, at: 604 338 2293, our private E-mail at: CampBowen@gmail.com, the Facebook link above or by the form found here.

We need numbers as soon as possible in order to begin booking. Please register your interest for the program here. You can find up to date information here.

We look forward to hearing your input and seeing you on Bowen.

Yours Truly,

The Camp Bowen Team,

Friend Us On Facebook, We Just Joined

For those of you who were wondering why they couldn’t find us on Facebook, we just joined today. Come friend us here.

We look forward to seeing you on Facebook.

The Camp Bowen Team

Call to Action, Camp Bowen: Adult Retreat 2012

Dear Campers,

Please circulate to relevant distribution channels.

It is that time of the year again, the time when we all get geared up for a nice retreat on Bowen.

Last year’s retreat, though small, was considered by the board and the campers who attended a great success. We had a lot of fun attending the Sunday market, sitting around the fire chatting, hiking and much more.

This years retreat still needs a little bit of planning, but this is where we hope you can come in. We have set aside two possible options for dates on which to hold this year’s retreat. the second to last weekend in August (Friday the 17 to Sunday the 19) or the first weekend in September (Saturday the first to Monday the third). I personally also think that the second weekend in September (Friday the 7 to Sunday the 9) could also be a possibility to save some money assuming rates go down in September.

We also need to arrange solid transportation plans and possible activities. As this is the adult retreat, we feel that your input is valuable in helping us shape this year’s program. This is, in all respects, your retreat.

We have about a month to go before the first dates approach, but in reality, we have little more than two weeks to go before we need to be solidly set in our plans. Below are some questions that I think need to be addressed first:

  1. Dates (See Above). What dates work best for everyone? Is there conferences or any other events on those dates that campers will be attending?
  2. Transportation. Were is everyone coming from? Who needs transportation assistance?
  3. Activities. What should we do?

What are you’re thoughts? Please join the conversation by signing up for the mailing list here or by calling Alex Jurgensen, Community Coordinator at 778-908-0521.

We look forward to hearing your input and seeing you on Bowen.

Yours Truly,

The Camp Bowen Team,

Archive Update Alert, Thank You Grant, John and Ashley

The Bowen archive is growing by leaps and bounds. We’ve just added 89 items, thanks to campers Grant, John and Ashley.

We have now started the process of tagging and releasing the contents of the expanded archives.

April Community Meeting, Agenda

The agenda for the community meeting on April 14, 2012 will be:

  • Old Business:
    1. Establishing partnerships
    2. Building an online and offline presence
  • New Business:
    1. Report from Alex Jurgensen on the Seeing Differently Network
    2. Discussion led by Terrie on media investigations
    3. Community Items