R-NSG Project Stories and Photos


Magic happens when neighbours connect—even if we must be physically apart. It forms friendships, creates a ripple-effect of skill-sharing and knowledge, and builds a stronger, more vibrant community.

We believe the best people to effect change in a community are the ones within it.  And when we can make money less of an issue in doing so, it allows so many more creative ideas to shine.

Though the grants are small, the results are powerful. When you become a Project Leader, you join a growing network of locals – just like you – who have taken steps to better their neighbourhoods.  We hope reading the stories from other Bowen Islanders will inspire you to bring YOUR idea to life today!

Captains Way Colour –  Anne Boa


In the midst of a global health crisis, the Bowen community got creative on ways to connect and share while following necessary public health protocols.  We hope you’ll get inspired for YOUR next idea by reading about how your island neighbours helped this year to build community strength and resilience, foster creativity and wellbeing, and tackle social isolation.


The Great Bowen Bunny Search –  Sheana Stevenson

Online Guitar Tips –  John Stiver

Weekly Online Art Sessions –  Cyrille Saura-Zellweger

Bowen Island COVID19 Resource Website  –  Elliot Rushton

The ARK on Bowen Island –  Shahar Rabi

Plant It Forward  –  Jillian Rushton

Discover Your Health –  Denise Richard

Washable Cloth Face Masks –  Julie Vik

Scarborough Food Resilience –  Meribeth Deen

Lavender Love –  Tom Matzen & Lynn Ellis-Williams

Outdoor Exploration with Emily –  Emily van Lidthe de Jeude

Interactive Writing Workshop –  Carol Cram

King Edward Bay Invasive Plant Removal –  Heather Prittie

Unveiling of the Sign of Bowen Island’s Squamish Name  –  Pauline Le Bel

Island Hunt scavenger hunt  –  Brendan Robertson

At Home Mobility for Seniors –  Natasha Currah