Bowser Seniors Housing Society (est. 2005) over 180 members, 65 of whom serve as volunteers for our many fundraising activities in support of building an affordable seniors housing facility in Bowser.


Our Hope, Wish, and Dream is to build Lighthouse Villa, an independent living complex of 22 mostly one-bedroom suites, in the Bowser village core.  Many seniors who have lived in their homes for years may find themselves unable to take care of their property as they age, but they want to stay in their community.  At the moment they are forced to leave the area, their friends, and familiar surroundings.  Our vision is to change this scenario and provide a local choice for our seniors.


Our construction documentation is 95% complete, our building site in Bowser is secured (pending lease revisions) and rezoned, and our development permit has been approved by the RDN.  We have received confirmation of $2.2 million in initial funding and continue to work closely with BC Housing to move towards receipt of full project funding.


Helps to reduce the amount we will have to borrow and moves us closer to our goal of building Lighthouse Villa.

Bowser Seniors Housing Society has been approved for $2,200,000 in funding by BC Housing to help build Lighthouse Villa in Bowser. Phase 1 of the Villa will consist of 22 rental units of affordable independent living with kitchens. There will be 4 small one bedrooms, 2 two bedrooms, and 16 one bedrooms of various sizes. This housing is exclusively for seniors.
Rents will be governed by the parameters of the funding with 4 units at Deep Subsidy, 11 units at Rent Geared to Income, and 7 units at CMHC Market rent levels.
The Development Permit has been granted for Lighthouse Villa and we should have our land lease sorted by the end of July. Once the lease is assigned, BC Housing will review our plans, budgets, etc., to determine that all criteria has been met for them to finance the entire project and give the go ahead to apply for the building permit to start construction.
In the meantime, a new round of funding has been announced by the provincial government and we are being encouraged to apply for funding for Phase 2 – 18 more units.
Your participation in the survey below will greatly assist us in determining the need for Phase 2:
Thank you for participating.

Survey closes July 19, 2020

News and Events


A lovely resident of Bowser has offered to do a third party fundraiser for us. She is sewing non medical facial masks and they are available at the IDA Pharmacy in Bowser and Bowser Builders for a donation to Bowser Seniors Housing Society. Please support this activity as it is the only fundraiser we will be holding in the immediate future. Thank you for supporting BSHS.


BSHS was presented with a cheque from 100+Women Who Care Oceanside in the amount of $26,400.00. We are overwhelmed with gratitude!





We are very excited to share the news that we received a cheque from Union Bay Credit Union in the amount of $500 from their fundraiser, the Community Connect GIC in partnership with Bowser Seniors Housing Society. We are so appreciative of their ongoing generosity and support!




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