The Bowen Island Neighbourhood Emergency Response Program (NERP)
At the Rotary Club of Bowen Island we welcome all visitors. And we celebrate visiting Rotarians! You will find us in the fjord called Howe Sound. The trip here is a 20 minute voyage on a ferry from West Vancouver, British Columbia. This photo of Bowen Island was taken from St. Marks peak.
On the morning of Bowfest on Bowen Island, The Rotary Club of Bowen Island operates the Run For Rwanda in support of Komera Canada. In September 2013 US$5000.00 was sent to the Komera Project in New York to fund ten girls for the a year of high school in rural Rwanda.
Fire Chief, Ian Thompson, commented, “The RCMP, the Fire Department, and the Paramedics all need to be able to provide speedy response in an emergency. Our street address signs are often missing, hidden, or invisible at night.” Now the Rotary Club of Bowen Island is selling reflective number signs. Each sign is 6 x 24 inches with 3-inch numbers, and made of the same materials as street signs so they will not fade or wash out.
The Outdoor Learning Centre was our first major project. The Club combined its funds, raised through Operation Red Nose, with funds raised by the parents and teachers of the Bowen Island Community School, to obtain a District Grant from Rotary District 5040 to construct this Learning Centre.