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It Isn’t Too Late to Join Us at Camp Bowen’s Pub Night Fundraiser!!!

Important: Please reserve your spot before 9 PM Pacific on Thursday, July 12, 2018 so that we can submit final numbers to Moose’s Down Under.

The Camp Bowen Society for the Visually Impaired (CBSVI) invites you and your friends
to join us for an evening of summer fun at our upcoming Pub Night this Saturday, July 14 at Moose’s Down Under in Vancouver!

Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm to 9:00pm
  • Moose’s Down Under,
  • 830 West Pender Street,
  • Vancouver

Please note: Transit directions are at the bottom of this post

$20.00 per person – Includes choice of hamburger, chicken, or veggie burger with fries or salad, beer, wine, or soft drink.
Door Prizes, 50/50 Draw, food, and more.

You may purchase tickets online at:
Or by calling: +1 (604) 947-0021 extension 102.

You can also purchase tickets at the door on the day and time of the event but we need you to get in touch by phone first if possible. The above phone number is a great way to do that but you can also use any other method found on the contact page of campbowen.ca.

Proceeds will benefit future summer camp programs being planned for blind, visually-impaired, and deaf blind Canadians of all ages.

Transit/Walking Directions

Moose’s Down Under at 830 West Pender in Vancouver
is located on the south side of Pender between Howe and Hornby Streets

If Exiting Skytrain At the Granville Station

  1. Get off at Granville station.
  2. Exit the station at the Dunsmuir entrance which is just by the Keg on Dunsmuir.
  3. Once outside the entrance, turn left and walk a short distance to the southeast corner of Granville and Dunsmuir.
  4. Turn right (north) to cross to the north side of Dunsmuir Street and walk north a block to Pender.
  5. Turn left (west) and cross Granville Street.
  6. Walk west along the south side of Pender and cross Howe Street which is the next block.
  7. Continue walking west along Pender for about 1/3 block.
  8. The entrance to Moose’s Down Under has stairs going down on the right as you turn in off the street.

If Taking a Bus North on Granville

  1. Get off the bus at Dunsmuir.
  2. Walk north to the corner and follow directions 4-8 above.

If Exiting the Skytrain At Burrard Station

  1. Turn left (north and go a short distance along Burrard to Dunsmuir.
  2. Cross Dunsmuir to the north side.
  3. Turn right and cross Burrard to the east side.
  4. Turn left (north) and walk north on Burrard to Pender.
  5. Turn right (east) on Pender and walk east to Howe which is the next block.
  6. Cross Howe Street and walk about a half a block to Moose’s Down Under.

If you wish to be met by the Dunsmuir entrance of Skytrain or outside Moose’s Down Under, please let us know by calling:

+1 (604) 947-0021 Extension 102.

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.