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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 details on 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, check out the Bowen Island Arts Council's website, and for community recreation classes and events, head to Bowen Island Community Recreation. The Well (formerly Bowen Island Yoga) also hosts many events.

2019

February

  • 6 – 24 - Mini Gala Show and Auction of local artworks, Gallery @ Cove Commons, open Wed – Mon
  • 9 - Seedy Saturday – seed exchange & talk, 10 AM Bowen Community School. Bowen Agriculture Alliance
  • 9 - Craft Fair at Collins Hall, 11:30 AM – 3 PM, Little Read Church
  • 9 - Herrons, Hummingbirds & Hawks bird talk, Bowen Community School, 1–3 PM, Bowen Island Conservancy
  • 10 - Ferdinand Movie Matinee, family friendly, Bowen Community School, 1–3 PM, Tix $5 pp
  • 22, 23 - Much Ado About Nothing, popular Shakespeare play, all local performers, Cates Hill Chapel, 7:15 PM, Tix $20
  • 23 - Black & White Ball Mini Gala & Live Auction, Gallery @ Cove Commons, 6:30 PM – 10 PM, Tix $20

March

  • 1, 2 - Much Ado About Nothing, popular Shakespeare play, all local performers, Cates Hill Chapel, 7:15 PM, Tix $20
  • 2 - A Numinous Experience with Wade Imre Morissette, active meditation, The Well, 7 PM, Tix $15
  • 9 - Eat. Drink. Paint! with artist Kathleen Ainscough, paint & socialize, Gallery @ Cove Commons, 6:45 PM, Tix $47.70 pp
  • 9 - Supposed to Fly David Graff Band live with Murfitt & Main, Bowen Island Legion, 8 PM, Tix $15
  • 9 - Singing Back the Light world premier Brian Hoover composer, Cates Hill Chapel, 7:30 PM, Tix $20
  • 12 - Eat. Drink. Write! with author Carol Cram, write & socialize, Gallery @ Cove Commons, 7 PM, Tix $37.50 pp
  • TBA Various Spring Break camps for kids bowencommunityrecreation.com

April

  • 21 Clean Up Bowen for Earth Day. 9am-1pm, The Legion
  • TBA Ladies Madrigal Singers, Songs for Spring concert, Cates Hill Chapel
  • TBA Open Garden 1-3pm, http://www.bowenislandgardenclub.ca

May

  • TBA Annual Plant Sale & Draw, BICS (BI Garden Club)
  • TBA Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Fundraiser, 7pm, 25.00 tickets (BI Montessori)
  • TBA & Every Saturday: 10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • TBA Community Choir Concert, 2pm & 7:30pm Cates Hill Chapel
  • TBA Bookfest (Victoria Day long weekend) BICS gym - huge used book sale
  • TBA Big Used Clothing Sale at Cates Chapel
  • TBA Ruth's Big Plant Sale. 10am-4pm, corner of Creek Road and Lower Oceanview
  • TBA Bowen Island Adventure Film Festival, plus day of workshops, Bowen Island Lodge biaff.ca

June

  • TBA  Round Bowen Kayak Race
  • Every Saturday 10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • TBA Soccerfest @ BICS
  • TBA Tourism Bowen Island’s Annual Pancake Breakfast @ Doc's, 7:30am
  • TBA Round Bowen Sailing Race, at the Marina, 10am
  • TBA start, every Sunday until end of Sept, Yoga on the Pier, 9am-10am, presented by The Well
  • TBA Strawberry Tea @ Collins Hall. 10-4pm Sat, 12-4pm Sun.
  • TBA National Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration at the Cove Commons - dancing, storytelling, and more. 7-9pm
  • TBA BIG! hike up Mt Gardner and party at the pub (last Sat in June/sometimes the first weekend in July)

July

  • Every Saturday  10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • Every Sunday until end of Sept, Yoga on the Pier, 9am-10am, presented by The Well
  • Canada Day celebration in Crippen Park, 12-3pm
  • TBA Annual Classic Motor Show - A fundraiser for the BI Museum. More Bowen Island Motorshow information.
  • TBA Logger Festival. Bowen Island Logging Sports
  • TBA Various kids' summer camps, by the day or week. Bowen Community Recreation.

August

  • Every Saturday  10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • Every Sunday until end of Sept, Yoga on the Pier, 9am-10am, presented by The Well
  • TBA Dock Dance, Bowen Island Volunteer Fire Dept. fundraiser
  • TBA  Bowen Baseball Tournament—usually on the first weekend in August
  • TBA Dog Days of Summer
  • TBA Bowfest http://bowfest.org/ & Rotary Run for Rwanda

September

  • Every Saturday  10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • Every Sunday until end of Sept, Yoga on the Pier, 9am-10am, presented by The Well

October

  • Every Saturday until Oct 13, 10-12pm Farmers Market @ BI community School (undercover area)
  • TBA Applefest (Davies Orchard in Snug Cove) & Mini Farmers' Market
  • TBA 4th Annual Adult Spelling Bee, 7:30 Bowen Library
  • TBA Fright Night @ the Pub. Tix $20. Live music & costume contest
  • TBA Bowen International Wine Festival 6:30-9pm Evergreen Hall (464 Melmore Rd). Tickets 50.00 at Bowen Beer & Wine, or Phoenix. Benefits Bowen Community Foundation
  • 31 Hallowe'en: 6pm Trick-or-treating in Deep Bay. 7:30pm fireworks at lagoon/causeway.

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
  • TBA Under the Stars IPS Fall Bash & Auction 7pm tickets $25
  • TBA "It's a Wrap" Arts & crafts exhibit and sale at The Gallery @ Artisan Square
  • TBA It's a Wrap Reception, The Gallery @ Artisan Square - all welcome
  • TBA  United Church Christmas Craft Fair at Collins Hall, 11-3pm & 12-4pm
  • TBA Legion Craft Fair 11-3pm

December

  • Nov - Dec "It's a Wrap" Arts & crafts exhibit and seasonal gift-giving sale, Gallery @ Cove Commons
  • Dec. 7 Light Up Bowen Lantern Parade & Festival 6pm starts at Village Square
  • Dec. 8  Bowen's Biggest Craft Fair, Bowen Island Community School gym and Youth Craft Fair upstairs. 10-3pm 
  • TBA Community Choir concerts @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Cates Hill Chapel
  • TBA West Coast Symphony Winter Concert for the Community, @ BICS, 2pm
  • TBA Solstice Celebration, Gallery @ Cove Commons
  • TBA Child's Christmas in Wales reading with Martin Clarke
  • TBA Mummers and Morris Dancers on the ferries, performing and fundraising for a local cause. (Happens near the solstice)

2020

January 

  • Polar Bear Swim at Bowen Bay Beach. You dunk at 2:00pm!
  • TBA Annual Seed Exchange, Trade, Sale & Garden Talk @ BICS