Our Vision:  To build and operate a well respected, not-for-profit independent living facility for seniors within the Bowser community.

Our Mission: To provide seniors with comfortable, independent living spaces at low to moderate rents, while maintaining their sense of community near friends and family.

Our Objective: To enable Bowser and area seniors to remain in their community, continue to contribute in and to their community and enjoy their community long after they reach the point when they need to move from their home.

WE ARE MAKING PROGRESS!

As of January 2023, we have the following milestones in the hands of regulating authorities for approvals:

  • Revised Development Permit – submitted to the RDN for approval Sep 13, 2022
  • Crown Land transfer from Ministry of Forests to Ministry of Housing – submitted to Legislative Services for cabinet approval Oct 31, 2022
  • Building Permit – submitted to the RDN Mar 31, 2021; waiting for land transfer to be finalized by cabinet
  • Funding – 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

Please go to Lighthouse Villa, Project Overview to see more details.

 

YOUR SUPPORT

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

News and Events

2022- 2023 Fundraising Efforts Update

With appreciation to community partnerships

Bowser Seniors Housing would also like to warmly acknowledge the local businesses and Foundations in their contributions to our fundraising.

The Society is fortunate to be able to apply for and be awarded funds from a variety of local community-minded sources.

So far, in this 2022/23 fiscal year, we have received generous grants/sponsorships from the following:

Parksville-Qualicum Community Foundation                       $1,000

Mosaic Forest Management                                                         $500

Ian Lindsay, Realtor                                                                       $200

Eagle Rock Charitable Fund                                                       $1,500

First Credit Union                                                                           $750

We are so grateful for the continued support of our community!!

September 2022 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Thank you to all who came out and supported our September 11th Pancake Breakfast at the Lighthouse Community Centre!  With the help of many volunteers that day, we fed more than 200 people.  Here’s a couple photos of some of the crew that made it happen!

 

2022 BSHS Raffle Ticket Winners

What a wonderful community effort in selling raffle tickets! Bowser Seniors Housing was able to raise over $7000 towards our goal of building Lighthouse Seniors Villa – Thank you so much to all of those who bought tickets, and a special thank you to those who helped sell them. Ann Graham once again did a fantastic job coordinating and selling many of the raffle tickets 🙂

We had members of the Board, along with volunteers and Stuart McLean pick the following winners:

1st – Orlis M – $750 Gas Card

2nd – David M – BC Ferries Package and Cash

3rd – Dianne F – Quality Foods Gift Card

A big congratulations to our winners!!

2022 Fundraising Event

WOW!!! Our first ever online auction was a massive success, and we couldn’t have done it without YOU!

Bowser Seniors Housing Society was gifted over 100 items for the online auction!!  A combination of local business, artisans, woodworkers, community members and general garden enthusiasts generously contributed their wares.  The auction sales generated over $10,000 for our charitable organization, revenue which will go towards making Lighthouse Villa a reality for our residents!!

A huge thank you to all who contributed as well as to those who participated in this great community event!  It was great to learn what our locals offered, and hopefully, in turn, they will see new customers come their way 😊

With deep appreciation,

BSHS Board

2022 Fundraising Efforts Update

With gratitude to our volunteers

With the coziness and comfort that Fall brings, it seems only appropriate to let our members and volunteers know how much your time, efforts and donations throughout 2022 has been truly appreciated.  From the online auction in April and continuing with raffle tickets, hot dogs, pancake breakfasts, trunk sales, sandcastles, and so on, your support has helped push our fundraising total past the $330,000 mark.

We most recently received $3395 for our efforts volunteering as Ambassadors at the Parksville Sandcastle event this summer!  Below is a photo of the cheque provided to a variety of charities (including ours) from the area who benefited from the well-run family event.

We look forward to next year’s events and activities as we continue to work towards building Lighthouse Villa.

With sincere thanks from the Board of BSHS

Laurie, Eileen, Carol, Laurel, Don, Kathy, Julie, John, and Amanda

 

2022 Pancake Breakfast

The Bowser Seniors Housing Society’s Pancake Breakfast in April was great fun!  We had 225 satisfied customers and raised over a $1000 towards Lighthouse Villa. Patrons enjoyed entertainment of  local band Lighthouse Bluegrass.  A huge thank you to our volunteers and community members to make this event happen!

2022 AGM Wed May 4th 2022 7:00PM

AGM 2022 Notice of Mtg

Bowser Seniors Housing Society
Charitable Organization Registration No: 816671879RR0001

NOTICE of ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Please see our News Page for AGM presentation content.

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