BCC is hosting three fundraisers in the coming months, and we're looking for parent volunteers who would like to help out. If you're interested, please contact our fundraising coordinators, Alida Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak at email@example.com, to sign up.
Wild ChildThe annual Wild Child party is happening on Saturday, February 23. This year's theme will be Mardi Gras! Volunteers will will receive one free ticket to the event. We’re looking for the following volunteers:
- Decorations: 1 person
- Set up/take down the following day: 4 people
- Run games: 1 person
- Communications/advertising: 1 person
- Most urgently, we will need one or two people in early January to go around the Eagle Cliff/ Scarborough area near the Legion and collect signatures for our noise variance as per the Municipality's request. Ideally someone that lives in the area or has familiarity would be great.
Online AuctionIn hopes of finding the perfect Mother’s Day‘s gift, the Online Auction will be happening shortly before Mother’s Day in May. We’re looking for the following volunteers:
- Item creation/Facebook posting: 3-4 people
- Donation collectors: 4 people
- Item distribution/packaging: 2 people
- Communications: 1 person
50/50This year's 50/50 fundraiser will be starting in June and running through the summer. The winner will be announced at Bowfest. We’re looking for the following volunteers:
- Communications: 1 person
- People to pick up and replenish tickets at the Bowen sites: 2 people
- People to sell tickets at the General Store on a Saturday/Sunday: 4 people
Do you have a donation?If you would like to hunt down donations or would like to donate to either our “night out downtown” (hotel accommodations and dinner) grand prize for our Wild Child party, or Online Auction items, please let Alida or Dalal know; or if you personally would like to donate something (either skills you have or something from your business) this can be done in lieu of your volunteer hours. The total would need to be $250, as this amount would be in the form of a check if you are unable to volunteer this school year at BCC. We are open to a variety of donations anywhere from here on Bowen, in town or something unique. We look forward in hearing from you and thank you to those parents who have already stepped up to volunteer!
Bowen Children's Centre (BCC) is anticipating opening the new Infant Toddler (IT) Wing on July 16th!
Our thanks to our fabulous contractor Iain Mitchell for his relentless attention to detail while involving the children and always, always being mindful of the BCC staff and families. Thank you Iain to you and your family for the long hours and hard work and for giving Bowen Island an IT Centre to be proud of.
Our funders, including the Ministry of Children and Family Development ($67,414.70); BI Community Foundation for our initial grant ($10,000), matching grant and funding ($100,000);
Ledcore ($25,000); Mr. and Mrs. Dong ($10,000) and you Bowen Island ($57,000).
The IT Wing is truly a Bowen owned phenomena and BCC looks forward to serving our community of families from birth to three years of age for many, many years to come.
With sincere gratitude and hoping you will join us for an opening party on July 21st from 10 am to noon,
The Board and staff of Bowen Children's Centre.
The BCC Board we will have 3 vacancies for the forthcoming term 2018-2019. We welcome members from a broad range of backgrounds. In particular, we would love to hear from those with a fundraising or marketing background. If you are interested in joining our executive team, please contact Ann 604-947-9628 or firstname.lastname@example.org