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Going Forward Report (2018-2019)

Going forward, the Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired is committed to working to resolve the issues surrounding the Bowen Island Lodge and will make every effort to run a camping program in 2019. We remain as committed as ever to protecting the rights of the blind, visually impaired, and deaf blind to access the Bowen Island Lodge as well as the rights of our Bowen Island neighbours. The society also plans to continue its fundraising efforts, both online and through events currently being planned, including our pub night fundraiser coming up on July 14, 2018 at Moose’s Down Under in Vancouver. We will also be at Bowfest, Bowen Island’s community fair, on August 25, 2018.

In 2016, the society’s board of directors voted to move forward with plans to create a live-in independent living skills training centre for the blind, visually impaired, and deaf blind. Work on this initiative is ongoing and we are pleased to say that it is progressing well. We look forward to continuing work on this project into next year and beyond.

The society will also make improvements to our machine learning tool, Bailey. We will also expand Canadian Blindness Services to provide even more resources.

Finally, the society will continue to recruit volunteers, develop community partnerships, and otherwise strengthen its program offerings.

Looking Back Report (2017-2018)

At the beginning of December the Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired was made a publisher by Library and Archives Canada. Achieving this designation allowed us to create an initiative, launched on World Braille Day, to create accessible books in electronic text, audio, and Braille as part of our effort to increase literacy of people who are blind, visually impaired, or deaf blind. We have called this initiative Camp Bowen Books.

Expanding on our outreach initiatives from last year that saw a telephone information line created for the dissemination of society news, the board launched Canadian Blindness Services (canadianblindnessservices.com) to collect as much information as possible on the resources available to blind, visually impaired, and deaf blind Canadians. When complete it will also have information on blindness, partial sight, and deaf blindness of interest to families, employers, organizations, and others who want to make a difference in this space. We began promoting the service, though it is still in its infancy, at the 2018 White Cane Week event held at the Park Royal Shopping Centre in North Vancouver, BC on February 8, 2018.

Also in February, the society began work on Bailey, a machine learning tool designed to speed up and reduce effort required for the production of 21st century ready accessible books. Bailey is a software application that works by learning from the work of human book producers and applying the knowledge she gains to automatically perform common production tasks. Bailey, has been hard at work and will have her first set of books complete soon. This includes the greater than 162 titles the society will be contributing free of charge to the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS). By using Bailey, volunteers will be able to produce public domain titles faster and more efficiently than ever before. Bailey can produce multiple forms of ebooks, DAISY books, audiobooks, and Braille books and we are excited to see where she will go next.

In April, the society launched a pilot program for its training initiative. The pilot will help to inform decisions regarding delivery of training services and will be followed up by an expanded pilot ahead of the development of a live-in independence living skills training centre.

Finally, the society continues to advocate for the rights of the blind, visually impaired, and deaf blind community and our Bowen Island neighbours in the dispute over the Bowen Island Lodge situation as it pertains to the covenant governing the use of the lands and facilities. The covenant, which restricts the property to having the principal use as a training, meeting, and recreation space for those who are blind, visually impaired, and deaf blind, is not being properly followed by the current management, who have not yet addressed safety, accessibility, and affordability concerns that make the property in its current state unusable by the principal use group. The significant issues surrounding the Bowen Island Lodge came to a head early in 2017 after attempts to resolve said issues with the owners who purchased the property in 2016 came to a standstill. As a result of the issues, which span the categories of safety, accessibility, affordability, and facility access, summer camps have been postponed until 2019. The society has been working tirelessly with the community of Bowen Island and the Bowen Island Municipality to resolve these issues and remains committed to ensuring that the blind, visually impaired, and deaf blind community’s rights of access to the Bowen Island Lodge are upheld. For progress updates, visit our website at:
https://www.campbowen.ca/lodge/summary/

Agenda for the 2018 Annual General Meeting

June 15, 2018

  • 1. Call to Order
  • 2. Approval of Agenda
  • 3. Approval of Minutes From the 2017 AGM
  • 4. Looking Back Report
  • 5. Financial Report
    • 5.1. Motion:
      Whereas the society’s 2017 financial report is still being assembled
      Let it be resolved that the Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired hold a special meeting of the members to approve the financial report with notice of such a meeting given by email, social media, and the society’s website: www.campbowen.ca
  • 6. Voting
    • 6.1. N/A (No open positions)
  • 7. Going Forward Report
  • 8. Adjournment

Note: An opportunity for community discussion will follow the meeting.

Less Than A Week Away From The 2017 Camp Bowen Showdown Tournament and Annual General Meeting

This is just a reminder that the 2017 Camp Bowen Showdown Tournament and Annual General Meeting will be held in Surrey in just under a week, on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Thanks to a generous donation from one of our members, we are pleased to present the tournament prize as a gift card to White Spot valued at $25.

Please let us know if you plan on attending either the annual general meeting or the tournament before Friday, October 13, 2017 so we can best prepare. You can do so by calling +1 (604) 947-0021 extension 2 or by using the contact form on our website.

Our original announcement and teleconferencing details can be found here.

The Camp Bowen Showdown Tournament and Annual General Meeting

Update: For those who would like to attend our annual general meeting but cannot attend in person, you can teleconference into the meeting. Just call either +1 (604) 947-0021 or +1 (844) 692-6936 on the day of the meeting. When you get to the main menu, press 6 and you will be connected to the meeting.

Come help us run camps and have fun at the Camp Bowen showdown tournament fundraiser and Annual General Meeting (AGM). If you are interested in how the society works and would like to help out come to our AGM at 12:30 or just eat food and play showdown from 1:30 to 5. There will be a prize for the tournament winner.

Please let us know as soon as possible so we can organize players and order enough lunches. We can be reached by phone at +1 (604) 947-0021 Extension 2 or by using our contact form on our website.

Note: This event is family friendly.

Date:
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Where:
5737 180 St., Surrey, BC
Lunch:
Pizza, pop, and chips
Price for AGM:
Free
Price for Lunch and Tournament:
$10.00

Directions

Note: If you need assistance with any part of this route, please call us at: +1 (604) 947-0021 Extension 2.

From Surrey Central

  1. Take the 320 Langley Centre bus from Surrey Central SkyTrain Bay 2. Do not board the 320 Fleetwood bus.
  2. Get off at 60 Ave. and 180 St.
  3. When you get off the bus, turn right and walk down 60 Ave.
  4. At the first intersection, cross straight. You will be crossing 180 St.
  5. Turn left and walk along 180 St.
  6. At the next intersection, cross straight. You will be crossing 58 Ave.
  7. Continue walking straight along 180 St.
  8. At the next intersection, cross straight. You will be crossing 57 Ave.
  9. Continue walking straight along 180 St.
  10. Turn right into the first driveway. You have arrived at your destination. Call us and we’ll meet you.

From Langley Centre

  1. Take the 320 Surrey Central bus from Langley Centre.
  2. Get off at 60 Ave. and 180 St.
  3. When you get off the bus, turn right and walk up 60 Ave.
  4. At the first intersection, turn right and cross. You will be crossing 180 St.
  5. Turn left and walk along 180 St.
  6. At the next intersection, cross straight. You will be crossing 58 Ave.
  7. Continue walking straight along 180 St.
  8. At the next intersection, cross straight. You will be crossing 57 Ave.
  9. Continue walking straight along 180 St.
  10. Turn right into the first driveway. You have arrived at your destination. Call us and we’ll meet you.

Schedule

  • 12:30 – AGM
  • 1:30 – Lunch
  • 2:00 – Showdown ternament
  • 5:00 – Wrap up

2016 AGM Announcement

Update: If you can’t be at the meeting in person, you can participate by calling +1 (844) MYBOWEN (692-6936) and pressing 6.

Hi everyone,

This is an official notice of the CCB Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired Chapter’s annual general meeting.

As required by the Society Act of British Columbia, and in accordance with the CCB BC-Yukon Division bylaws, this is the official announcement for the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the CCB Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired Chapter.

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016

Time: 3:30 – 5:00 P.M.

Where: 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC

Our AGM will be held in the Adult Program Room at the Tommy Douglas branch of the Burnaby Public Library. The library is located on the north side of Kingsway, just west of Edmonds Street. Take the Expo line to Edmonds station, or take the 106 or 129 bus. Free parking is available underground. Enter the parking garage off Arcola Street, which is off Walker Street.

The purpose of our AGM is to review the activities of the last year, pass any necessary major resolutions, and elect a new Board of Directors for the coming term.

Please consider joining the Board or one of our committees. We have many projects planned for the coming year and could use your assistance.

You must have a currently valid paid membership with a CCB chapter ($10) to vote for the directors and on any resolutions, but memberships will be on sale before the meeting starts.

So mark your calendar, and try and attend. We’re looking forward to a good turnout.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer but can’t attend, call us at +1 (844) MYBOWEN (692-6936). Alternatively, you can send us an email through our contact page.

Thank you for your participation,

The Camp Bowen Team

Today, Details on Our AGM

Today, with the rapid approach of our second AGM, I thought I’d post a link to the details. They are as follows:

We hope to see you there.

Annual General Meeting

Look out for directions to the venue and updates as this event develops

Announcements

Dear Community,

A whole new year of exciting camps for the visually impaired are under development and we’d love to hear your input. We are extending an invitation to join us at the Camp Bowen Society’s open house and Annual General Meeting on Saturday, December 7, 2013. The event will be held at the Bowen Island Lodge (Formerly the Bowen Lodge by the Sea) from 3:30 to 6:00 PM. It will be a great opportunity to connect with the community and meet the team behind the project.

If you are unable to make it out to the island, you can connect with the meeting using a telephone or Skype.

Nominations for positions on the board and community teams are being accepted as of Monday, November 18, 2013.

You can find all of the event details in the below sections.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Yours Truly,

Alex Jurgensen,

Community Coordinator for the North/Interior,

The Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired,

Nominations

Nominations for the board will be accepted as of Monday, November 18, 2013. The list of available positions can be found here. All positions are available for nominations, regardless of their “Filled” status.

To nominate, please write to campbowen@gmail.com with the following:

  1. Name of nominee
  2. Nominated position
  3. Name of nominator
  4. Contact number or E-mail for nominee

Teleconferencing

Teleconferencing will be available for people outside of the local area. You can find the details on the contact us tab at the top of this page.

Basic Information

  • What: The Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired’s Annual General Meeting
  • Who: Anyone with an interest in Camp Bowen
  • Where: The Bowen Island Lodge (Formerly the Bowen Lodge by the Sea)/Online
  • When: Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Why: To discuss the running of Bowen Island camps going forwards

Agenda

  • Opening remarks
  • Welcome and introductions
  • Review of the 5 year plan
  • Appointments
  • Annual and financial reports
  • Open items from the community
  • Closing remarks

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.