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Here’s a listing of some events coming up. While we try to keep this as up-to-date as possible, for more event offerings and details, go to Tourism Bowen Island’s events site & calendar, and the “Bowen Island Events” public Facebook group. For upcoming arts events & classes, see the Bowen Island Arts Council newsletter, a link to which is posted at the top of their home page, below the menu bar. Bowen Island Yoga also hosts many events.


January 2017

  • 1  Polar Bear Swim 
  • 14-31 Photofilmic//Pulp Gallery 4th Print Showcase, 461 Bowen Island Trunk Road
  • 28 Annual Seed Exchange, Trade, Sale & Garden Talk @ BICS
  • 28 Writing workshop @ The Gallery @ Artisan Square (sign up via Bowen Rec 604-947-2216)
  • 28 Never a Dull Word: An Evening of Creative Language 7pm Gallery @ Artisan Square
  • 29 3pm 3 Ways to See Europe @ Collins Hall
  • 29 4pm Lonesome Ace String Band @ Sir-nA-nOg Theatre

February

  • 3-26 Mini Gala locals' art show @ The Gallery @ Artisan Square
  • 3 Live music: Marissa Keltie & Caroline Gilmour @ Doc Morgan's
  • 8 & 9 Chocolate Making workshop @ Cocoa West
  • 10 Live music from Christine @ Doc Morgan's
  • 11 Dustin Bentall & Kendel Carson @ Tir-na-nOg Theatre
  • 11 Live Jazz Camp Bowen Fundraiser @ Doc Morgan's
  • 14 Blues Valentine @ Doc Morgan's
  • 12 Family Labyrinth Walk 11am @ BICS
  • 17 Blues Valentine @ Doc Morgan's
  • 17, 18, 24, 25 Measure for Measure, Shakespeare @ Cates Hill Chapel (Tix 20.00 @ Library)
  • 19 Yoga/Movement/Live Drumming @ Gallery in Artisan Square, 10-11:30am. 20.00
  • 19 Ask an Animal Expert 2:30-4:30 Collins Hall (Free) cawes.org
  • 21 Screenagers free film screening 7pm Cates hill Chapel
  • 24 La Modestine, chamber music house concert (Gallery @ Artisan Square)
  • 25 CAWES fundraiser: Music from HSB @ Collins Hall 7:30pm
  • 25 Greaseball live music @ Pub (R&B, Funk, Blues, Rock)

March

  • Amber Mae - live music @ Doc Morgan's
  • 3 Jazz Night @ Bowen Island Pub 7-9pm
  • Gallery @ Artisan Square: Opening reception for art show: Out of My Head, Ceramic Sculpture Works by Susannah Montague 3-5pm
  • Canadiana Coffee House @ cates Hill Chapel, doors 6:45pm
  • 4 80s Prom Night @ Legion, tickets at BCC or Phoenix
  • 4 & 5 Neverending Story, Tir-na-nOg Theatre school
  • 4-26 Out of My Head, Ceramic Sculpture Works by Susannah Montague open Thurs-sun 12-4pm, Gallery @ Artisan Square
  • 5 Magic of Soil free presentation 7-9pm Municipal Council Chambers
  • 10 Snug Cove Blues Band @ Doc Morgan's
  • 9 & 10 Alice in Wonderland play @ Cates Hill Chapel 6:30pm 
  • 11 Salmon Hatchery Tour 2-4pm
  • 11 House concert: Lydia Hol & Ida Wenoe 7-10pm Facebook link
  • 11 Live music Camp Bowen fundraiser @ Doc Morgan's 5:30-late 
  • 15 Green Drinks @ Bowen Island Pub (Bowen Island in Transition) 7-9pm
  • 18 Eat Drink Paint @ Gallery (Register at bowencommunityrecreation.com)
  • 13-16 & 20-23 Spring Break Wild Art Classes wildart.ca
  • 13-17 Spring Break Drama Camp (Bowen Island Community Recreation)
  • 14 & 15 Composing 101 Youth camp. Facebook page
  • Spring Break Golf Camp
  • 17 Christine Sherrington live music @ Doc Morgan's
  • 18 1-5pm Wild Art Explorative Materials workshop wildart.ca
  • 18 2-4pm Bowen Bee House Build (free). Facebook
  • 18 Eat Drink Paint 7-9pm @ the Gallery. Register through Bowen Island Community Recreation
  • 18 One Track Heart (free film on Krishna Das) 6:30pm @ Bowen Yoga
  • 20-24 Spring Break Film Camp bifilmcamp.wordpress.com
  • 21-22 Electric Guitar sound Exploration youth camp. Facebook page
  • 22 Philosophy Cafe, 7-9pm @ Bowen Island Lodge. 
  • 24 Jazz Night @ Doc Morgan's
  • 26 Fix-It-Fair @ Collins Hall 1:30-3:30 (Bowen In Transition)
  • 31 Bob Doucet @ Doc Morgan's
  • 31-April 1 Weekend Singing workshop. Link

April

  • March 31-April 28 Fotofilmic17 Winter Shortlist Show, Fotofilmic//Pulp Gallery (Snug Cove)
  • March 30-April 30 Echoes art exhibit opening reception 6-8:30pm, Gallery @ Artisan Square
  • 1 Nearly Neil Diamond @ Legion, 8pm. Tickets @ Pharmacy & Legion
  • April 3-4 Classical realism portrait painting workshop with Stuart Slind
  • TBA Kidandkaboodle Annual children's clothing sale
  • 8, 9, 22, 23 Wild Food Tours wildart.ca
  • A day-long Intro to Permaculture day at the Grafton Commons (hosted by Bowen In Transition)
  • Ruth Simons talk on Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere 2pm Room 2, BICS
  • 8 Bowen Island Loggers' Fundraiser @ Doc Morgan's
  • 9 Karen Savoca with Pete Heitzman 7:30pm atTir-na-nOg Theatre
  • 13 Easter Egg Hunt 5-6pm Crippen Park. Pre-register here.
  • 15 Chanting: Vibrations of Love. Bowen Island Yoga.
  • 15 Local DJs Night 8pm-1amt @ Bowen Island Pub
  • 16 Easter buffet brunch 10-3pm; Bruce Coughlan @ 8pm; Doc Morgan's. Reservations recommended.
  • 16 Easter with Horses/Spring Games Day 12pm Meadows @ Crippen Park
  • 18 Free workshop on submitting your artwork to galleries 6-9pm at the Gallery @ Artisan Square (BIAC)
  • 19 Green Drinks 7-9pm Bowen Island Pub (Bowen In Transition)
  • 20 Philosophy Cafe, 7-9pm @ Bowen Island Lodge
  • 22 Earth Day Rhythm Play & Movement @ Fitness Studio (Bowen Community Recreation)
  • 22 Great Bowen Beach Clean-Up 11am meet @ Legion/ BBQ at 1pm
  • 22 Author visit: Katie Smith Milway @ Phoenix toy & book store
  • 24 Garden Club Presentation: A year of Gardening on Bowen, & Deer-Proofing. 1pm @ the Gallery @ Artisan Square. Click here for details.
  • 28 The Heels @ Doc Morgan's Pub
  • 29 Seedling Sale & Farmers; Market 10-12pm; Food gardeners & farmers' lunch & social 12-1pm; @ B.I. Community School
  • 29 Songs for Spring: ladies Madrigal Sinders 7:30pm Cates Hill Chapel. Tickets at Cates Pharmacy
  • 29 Late Night Bingo ft. Conni Smudge, 7pm-late, @ Legion
  • 30 Knowing Our Place:  A Truth & Reconciliation Initiative - Blanket Exercise (Kairos Canada). 2-5pm. Register by email to info@biac.ca
  • 30 Garden Club Open Garden, 1-3pm. Click here for details.

May

  • 1-14 CSA/PAC Youth Art Show & Auction, Gallery @ Artisan Square
  • Tiny Houses & Community Housing talk/discussion 7pm Cates Hill Chapel
  • Garden Club Annual Plant Sale & Draw, 11am-12pm at BICS. Click here for details.
  • 10am until sell-out, Tailgate local produce sale @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • Spring Concert, Bowen Community Choir. 2pm & 7:30pm, Cates Hill Chapel
  • 7 (film) Seed: The Untold Story 6:30-9pm, Gallery @ Artisan Square
  • 11 John Reischman & The Jaybirds, 7pm Tir-na-nOg Theatre. Tickets @ Phoenix
  • 12 Free wine tasting @ Bowen Beer & Wine Cellar. 3:15-6:30pm
  • 13 10am until sell-out, Tailgate local produce sale @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • 13 Big Clothing Sale at Cates Chapel
  • 13 Leeroy Stagger with special guests The David Graff Band, 8pm Legion. Tickets 15$ at Phoenix or the Legion
  • 13 Youth Art Show Gala & Auction, Gallery @ Artisan Square, 7pm
  • 14 Mothers' Day Brunch Buffet @ Doc Morgan's 10-3pm.
  • 15 1pm Garden Club meeting & guest speaker. Click here for details.
  • 17 "On the Consequences of Hate Speech" Artist Panel & Reception, special guest panelist Minnijean Brown Trickey, Gallery @ Artisan Square biac.ca
  • 17-June 11 "On the Consequences of Hate Speech", Art Exhibit, Gallery @ Artisan Square biac.ca
  • 19 Men on the Rock Choir concert, 7:30pm @ Belterra Commons Room, 15.00
  • 20 Green Man Festival, 11:30 at Public Library & Mini Farmers' Market
  • 20, 21, 22 Tir-na-nOg Spring festival of plays (May-June)
  • 21 Power to Parent @ Bowen Yoga
  • 20-22 Bookfest (Victoria Day long weekend) BICS gym
  • 24 Green Drinks 7pm, Bowen Pub
  • 24 Logging Sports @ Legion 5:30-8:30
  • 25 Philosophy Cafe 7pm @ Bowen Lodge
  • 26 Building Bridges Through Art: An evening of Squamish Nation Art, Song, Dance, & Story. 7:30pm, Gallery @ Artisan Square
  • 27 10am until sell-out, Tailgate local produce sale @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • 27 Ruth's Big Plant Sale. 10am-4pm, corner of Creek Road and Lower Oceanview
  • 27 Bowen Island Adventure Film Festival, plus day of workshops, Bowen Island Lodge biaff.ca
  • 27 Doc-Toberfest Beer Fest with Amber Mae live music, at Doc Morgan's
  • 27 Vinyl Social Swap. 6:30-10pm Artisan Eats
  • 28 Food Label Mysteries Explained, free talk with Registered Dietitian Ellie Mackay, 1-2pm @ Collins Hall
  • 28 Splendid in its Silence, a reading with Jude Neale, 3:30-5:30pm (free)
  • 28 Open Garden. Click here for details.
  • 28 Square Dance for Climate Justice. 6:30pm-10pm Cates Hill Chapel

June

  • Jazz Night 7-9pm, Bowen Island Pub
  • 3 10am until sell-out, Tailgate local produce sale @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • 3 Soccerfest @ BICS
  • Fotofilmic Gallery Spring Shortlist Show June 3-July 2
  • 10 10am until sell-out, Tailgate local produce sale @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • 10 Tourism Bowen Island’s Annual Pancake Breakfast
  • 10 Round Bowen Sailing Race.
  • 17 10am until sell-out, Tailgate local produce sale @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • 17-18 Strawberry Tea @ Collins Hall
  • 24 10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • 24 Round Bowen Kayak Race
  • 24 Sarabande in Concert @ LIttle Red Church
  • 25 West Coast Symphony Concert for the Community, BICS
  • 30 Fracked! - comedy play performed 3 times on Bowen, and on Bowen only! Friday, June 30th at 7pm, Saturday, July 1st at 7pm, and Sunday July 2nd at 6pm, at Tir-na-nOg Theatre.Tickets will be sold at Phoenix or at the door.
  • TBA Rotary Garage Sale fundraiser at the Legion
  • TBA BIG! hike up Mt Gardner and party at the pub (last Sat in June/sometimes the first weekend in July)

July

  • 1 10am until sell-out, Tailgate local produce sale @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • Canada Day celebration in Crippen Park, 12-3pm
  • Canada Day @ Doc Morgan's, with live music from Amber Mae, & lunch & dinner BBQ
  • Fracked! - comedy play performed 3 times on Bowen, and on Bowen only! Friday, June 30th at 7pm, Saturday, July 1st at 7pm, and Sunday July 2nd at 6pm, at Tir-na-nOg Theatre.Tickets will be sold at Phoenix or at the door.
  • 2 Fracked! - comedy play performed 3 times on Bowen, and on Bowen only! Friday, June 30th at 7pm, Saturday, July 1st at 7pm, and Sunday July 2nd at 6pm, at Tir-na-nOg Theatre.Tickets will be sold at Phoenix or at the door.
  • 3-6 Wild Art Forest Theatre Kids Camp wildart.ca
  • 4-7 Kids' Gymnastics Summer Camp (pay by the day) bowengymnastics.com
  • 6 Cocoa West's Chocolate Soiree in the Square, 7-9pm
  • 8 10am until sell-out, Tailgate local produce sale @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • Logger Festival
  • 9 Steamship Days, Big Band event on the USSC Lawn, 12-4pm
  • 10 Opus' Art in the Garden 10am-1pm, Ages 6-9, register at opusartinthegarden@gmail.com
  • 10-13 Wild Art Forest Theatre Kids Camp wildart.ca
  • 10-14 Kids' Gymnastics Summer Camp (pay by the day) bowengymnastics.com
  • 15 10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • 15 “Sea, Suds & Song" Craft Beer & Music Festival. Union Steamship Marina Lawn. 2-7pm
  • 17 Opus' Art in the Garden 10am-1pm, Ages 10-13, register at opusartinthegarden@gmail.com
  • 22 10am until sell-out, Tailgate local produce sale @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • 22 Classic Motor Show. Click here for details.
  • TBA Dock Dance, Bowen Island Volunteer Fire Dept. fundraiser
  • 29 10am until sell-out, Tailgate local produce sale @ BI community School (undercover area)

August

  • 5 10am until sell-out, Tailgate local produce sale @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • TBA Bowen Baseball Tournament -usually on the first weekend in August
  • 13 Dog Days of Summer
  • 12 10am until sell-out, Tailgate local produce sale @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • TBA Bowen Loggers Event
  • 19 10-12pm Farmers Market@ BI community School (undercover area)
  • 26 Bowfest   http://bowfest.org/ & Rotary Run for Rwanda
  • TBA Bowen Heritage Long Table Feast

September

  • 2 10am until sell-out, Tailgate local produce sale @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • 9 10am until sell-out, Tailgate local produce sale @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • 16 10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • 23 10am until sell-out, Tailgate local produce sale @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • 30 10am until sell-out, Tailgate local produce sale @ BI community School (undercover area)

October

  • 10am until sell-out, Tailgate local produce sale @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • Applefest (Davies Orchard in Snug Cove) & Mini Farmers' Market
  • 14 10am until sell-out, Tailgate local produce sale @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • 21 10-12pm last Farmers Market of the season @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • TBA Hallowe'en with Horses (BIHORA) 1-3pm Equestrian Ring @ Crippen Park

November 

  • TBA Fall Supper hosted by the Bowen United Church at the Lodge by the Sea (first weekend in November)
  • 11 Remembrance Day at the cenotaph after the 10:30 ferry leaves
  • 11 Remembrance day tea, sandwiches and community hospitality for all ages at the Legion after the service at the cenotaph
  • 18 Winter Market, Farmers', Artisan and Craft Sale at BICS 10-12 *new!
  • TBA  United Church Christmas Craft Fair at Collins Hall, 12-4pm
  • TBA Legion Craft Fair (often the last weekend of November)

December

  • TBA  Ladies Madrigal Singers Christmas Concert (usually the first Friday in December, or the Friday before the first Saturday in Dec.
  • Light Up Bowen
  • 3 2017 The CSA's big, annual, Craft Fair in the BICS gym and Youth Craft Fair upstairs. (always on the first Sunday of December). 10-3pm gym/undercover area. 10-12:30 Youth Craft Fair and photos with Santa upstairs
  • 9 Winter Market, Farmers', Artisan and Craft Sale at BICS 10-12 *new!
  • TBA  Bowen Island Community Choir BICC winter (Christmas) concert
  • TBA  West Coast Symphony Winter Concert for the Community
  • TBA  Holiday Fair in Artisan Square
  • TBA  Child's Christmas in Wales reading with Martin Clarke
  • TBA  Mummers and Morris Dancers on the 4, 4:30pm, 5 and 5:30pm ferries, performing and fundraising for a local cause. (Happens near the solstice)
  • 31 Family New Year's Eve celebration


2018

January 

  • Polar Bear Swim at Bowen Bay Beach. You dunk at 2:00pm!