The project at a glance

  • About 12,690 sq. ft. multi-use community spaces about 75% of the total space
  • About 4,220 sq. ft. municipal offices about 25% of the total space
  • Project cost: $18.7 million
  • Project savings realized by co-location: $2 million
  • Community fundraising goal: $3.29 million
  • Community fundraising to date: $1.29 million
  • Amenities: indoor and outdoor recreation/fitness, children’s care and programming, performing arts and creative space, spaces for meetings, classes, social functions and more!
  • Project completion: early 2024.
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231019 Timeline

Project Updates

March 22, 2024: Municipality addresses delay in Community Centre construction

March 2024: Community Centre News

January 2024: Community Centre News

December 2023: Community Centre News

November 2023: Community Centre News

October 2023: Dreams coming true

June 2023: Community Centre Firsts: First performance. First Play.

March 2023: Significant structural progress.

February 2023: Vertical progress

January 2023: Walls going up

August 2022: We have walls!

June 2022: Forming the foundations of our community

February 2022: Celebrate community at a land blessing for the Community Centre

December 17, 2021: It’s happening!

December 1, 2021: BIM moving forward with construction of the Community Centre; Project budget updated to $18.7 m

September 1, 2021: BIM receives promising results of Community centre construction bidding

June 30, 2021: Community Centre project reaches another milestone

April 30, 2021: Council approves expansion to Community Centre building site

January 26, 2021: Community Centre project prepares to move forward to competitive tendering

September 24, 2020: What’s next in the Community Centre project?

September 15, 2020: Bowen Island voters in favour of borrowing funds to build Community Centre

September 12, 2020: Preliminary results of the referendum

September 1, 2020: Where, when and how you can vote in the Community Centre referendum

August 25, 2020: Community Centre Re-Imagined! Open house on August 26

August 20, 2020: Watch the recording of our virtual open house!

August 13, 2020: What it will cost to operate the Community Centre

August 7, 2020: We have come so far with this Community Centre. It’s time to make it happen.

July 31, 2020: Save the date! Join us online and outdoors at our upcoming open house events

July 23, 2020: How the Community Centre will benefit Bowen Island

July 15, 2020: Community Centre referendum set for September 12, 2020

July 3, 2020: Bowen Island receives $7.9M in government funding for the Community Centre Project

April 9, 2020: Climate Assessments have now been completed on the Community Centre project

December 5, 2019: Bowen Island Community Centre: Active Life

June 3, 2019: Bowen Island Community Centre: Active Life

May 3, 2019: Bowen Island Community Centre: Latest News

March 25, 2019: Community Centre Open House – April 1st

March 15, 2019: Community Centre: Your Questions Answered

March 1, 2019: Key things you should know about the Bowen Island Community Centre

January 25, 2019: We’ve raised over $1 million towards our new Community Centre

December 4, 2018: Building permit marks another milestone on the path to our Community Centre

November 30, 2018: 5 Awesome things you can do at the Community Centre

November 2, 2018: Community Centre: Your Voice Matters

October 26, 2018: Community Centre: Benefits for All

October 12, 2018: Here’s the latest buzz about the Community Centre

September 19, 2018: Community Support will help secure funding to build the Bowen Island Community Centre

September 11, 2018: EXTENDED We’re hiring: temporary fundraising assistant

August 29, 2018: Community Centre project launches capital fundraising campaign at Bowfest

August 16, 2018: See you at Bowfest!

May 15, 2018 Community Centre project moves forward with Council approval

December 2, 2017: Thanks for coming to the Community Centre Open House. Stay tuned for more!

November 2, 2017: Be a part of the Community Centre buzz in phase two

August 29, 2017: Community Centre creates a buzz at Bowfest!

August 10, 2017: See you at Bowfest!

July 24, 2017: Design team presents schematic design report to Committee of the Whole

February 27, 2017: Municipality selects architectural team to design Community Centre

January 26, 2017: Municipality takes action on Community Centre

220113 Interior
Community Centre interior

Community Centre Select Steering Committee Meetings

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Community Centre Joint Management Committee Meetings

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