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Come One, Come All, to Bowfest 2019

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The Camp Bowen Society will be at Bowfest, Bowen Island’s community fair, once again this year. The community organization area of Bowfest will open at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 24, 2019 in the field to the left of the ferry terminal when driving off the ferry. The community organization area will open directly following […]

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Listening to Blind Canadians

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Here is a video of blind Canadians talking about some of the challenges facing people who are blind in Canada. It was filmed at the Canadian Federation of the Blind Convention in Victoria last Spring and includes some of our staff and our colleagues from the Canadian Federation of the Blind and the Pacific Training […]

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Staff Photos, Then and Now

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Camp Bowen turned 55 this year and our team’s commitment is as strong as ever. Though there have been many challenges this past year, one of the pillars of Camp Bowen has always been the people who have come together to make the programs we all love and cherish happen. In reflection of this, here […]

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2018, A Year in Review

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As 2018 winds down and we prepare to ring in 2019, we thought we’d take a moment and reflect on the year. 2018 has been a very busy, difficult, and rewarding year that has brought both challenges and positive momentum. In January, we announced that we had become a licensed publisher at the end of […]

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Camp Bowen at Bowfest 2017

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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 […]

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Camp Bowen’s Fundraiser at Doc Morgan’s

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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 […]

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Camp Bowen Outside the General Store

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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 […]

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A Visit to Bowen Island Community School

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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 […]