Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the celebration of life for Peggy would be held on Friday, October 28. The correct date is Saturday, October 28. It is with a sad heart that we write about the loss of someone who was a friend to many of us here at Camp […]
The Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired was at Bowfest on Bowen Island on Saturday, August 26. Peg, Jessica, Jocelyn, and Alex were on site to run our two booths and interact with the Bowen Island community. At one booth, the society sold Braille puzzle books that challenged sighted people to decode the Braille […]
On Saturday, we had our White Cane Week themed fundraiser at Doc Morgan’s on Bowen Island. Members of the community came out to join us for an evening of live jazz music from Bowen’s own talented Teun Schut Trio, a live auction, and a 50/50 draw. Our door prize, which was one of our new […]
On Thursday and Saturday of last week, Jessica, Alex, and Jocelyn from here at Camp Bowen had a table at the Snug Cove General Store on Bowen Island. They were selling tickets for the upcoming Camp Bowen fundraiser at Doc Morgan’s this coming Saturday. They were also Brailling names onto bookmarks by donation. Thank you […]
Last Thursday, our own Alex, Jessica and Jocelyn went to Bowen Island Community School to talk to kids about blindness. This White Cane Week themed event was originally supposed to take place on Thursday, February 9 but got postponed due to bad weather. Alex, Jessica and Jocelyn spoke to more than 50 students in grades […]
Our sing-along ended with “Good Night Irene”.
A discussion about eyes leads into us singing “The Corner Master’s Store”.
We sang another camp favourite, “Down By The Bay”. In true Camp Bowen style, we came up with verses for each camper. And here is us coming up with more verses for “Down By The Bay”.
This is where the sing-along really got started. Some of the younger campers, led by Peg on guitar, introduced Adult Camp to the Camp Bowen Song, which was traditionally played at child and youth camps. Partway through, Danielle came out and joined us. Here are more verses for the Camp Bowen Song, including a new […]
Here is a video of some of us singing John Denver’s “Country Roads”. And here’s part 2 of us singing “Country Roads”.