Historic Level of Community Impact Grants Awarded

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Bowen Island, BC, April 6, 2022
Bowen Island Community Foundation
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Historic Level of Community Impact Grants Awarded

This year the Bowen Island Community Foundation is pleased to announce that we have increased individual grant amounts from $15,000 to an unprecedented $25,000 per grantee through our Community Impact Fund. We are therefore excited to announce the following 2022 grants:

$25,000 to the Bowen Island Westside Playscape Project (in partnership with the BI Montessori School) to build a new natural playscape destination for the approximately 750 children on Bowen Island and our ever-growing community. The playscape would add to and revitalize the West Side Children’s Park at Arbutus Ridge, a community-led initiative that resulted in the construction of a small natural play area in 2016.

$25,000 to The Hearth (BI Arts Council) to outfit the Community Flex Room in the Community Centre. This approximately 900 square-feet multi-use space is designed to maximize use and accessibility for all members of the community, from toddlers to teens to seniors. This grant goes towards the millwork which includes full-height storage cabinets, cubbies and benches, hooks and other handy features to suit diverse needs.

$5,000 to the Canadian Organization of the Blind and DeafBlind (in partnership with Camp Bowen) for the first stage of public consultation for a facility for Camp Bowen and the Pacific Training Centre. Public consultations will enable the group to better understand local needs and design a facility that not only serves their organization, but the broader community as well.

Our Mission:
Engaging the community and inspiring generosity that will benefit Bowen Island for generations.
Our Vision:
An enriched quality of life for all Bowen Islanders.