The Bowen Island Recreation, Training and Meeting Centre logo: A blind person with a long white cane approaching a building. The words Bowen Island Recreation, Training and Meeting Centre are written at the bottom of the image.

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A group of adult campers sit on the deck during the Adult Retreat at Camp Bowen

A group of adult campers sit on the deck during the Adult Retreat at Camp Bowen. Photo credit: Lorraine Ashdown

Welcome to the Bowen Island Recreation, Training and Meeting Centre Project.

Project Goals

There are three goals for this project . The first is to create a recreation, training and meeting Centre to house a ten-month intensive blindness/Deafblindness skills training program from September to June and summer independence camps for blind and Deafblind children, youth, adults, and their families during July and August. The second goal is to raise sufficient funds to ensure that the first two years of the programs’ costs are covered while longer-term funding is secured. The last goal is to invest 20% of the money raised through this project with a community foundation to ensure long-term operational costs remain covered.

The goals identified above will address the need faced by many blind and Deafblind Canadians for meaningful connection, independence, and peer support. Building on their combined industry experience and expanding on their current programs, the Camp Bowen Society for the Independence of the Blind and Deafblind and the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind Society will work hand in hand to make these valuable programs vibrant, sustainable, and effective.

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