Another Sold Out Show!

Our fundraising drive to build the ‘Lighthouse Villa for Seniors’ has now reached a new high of $145,000… thanks to you!

We had a successful evening Saturday, November 18th, with Elvis Elite, starring Steve Elliot in a tribute to the King, Elvis Presley.

Along with the entertainment, we had a live and silent auction 
with diverse offerings for bidding, Stocking Stuffer bags with
guaranteed prizes, and an amazing meal. All enjoyed by a generous and appreciative crowd.

We can’t thank you enough for supporting us with your donation and helping to raise awareness for our project. 
Please continue to follow our progress at 
With the aid of community-minded supporters like you, 
we will make seniors housing in Bowser a reality!

Many thanks from the Board of Directors,
Bowser Seniors Housing Society

Firewood Sales Raise over $2000!

Thank you to our great volunteers who worked in the rain and cold selling permits for the Firewood Sale at the top of Cochrane Road on September 23rd, 24th and October 7th.  We are please to announce that we raised $2112.00 for Bowser Seniors Housing Society.   A huge thank you to Island Timberlands.

BSHS Sandcastle Ambassadors Receive Cheque from Beachfest

On October 13th, Eileen Beadle and Laurie Basok attending the Beachfest cheque presentation.  Beachfest presented Sandcastle Ambassadors with a cheque for their volunteer activities at Beachfest.  Bowser Seniors Housing Society was very pleased to accept a cheque for $4,400 for the eight shifts we worked at Beachfest.   Thank you to Beachfest and our great volunteers for making this happen.














Clothing Out Sale a Great Success

The Clothing Out Sale hosted by Pemberton Holmes Inc. in Bowser on October 14th was a great success. Thank you to Pemberton Holmes, our volunteers, and to all who donated and came and bought wonderful treasures. We raised $1130+ dollars.

More Firewood


This weekend we will be teaming up with the Deep Bay Fire and Rescue Society for a Firewood Fundraiser. Many of you asked if we would be back again and we are happy to say that Firewood will once again be available on October 7, 8th and 9th. Details are on the poster below. Please spread the word by sharing this email with your friends, family and neighbours as well as any networks you have.

Firewood Sale! September 23-24!

Now that the weather has cooled….. our firewood sale is back on for this coming week-end September 23 and 24th.

For the past thirteen years, Bowser Seniors Housing Society (BSHS) has been working to build Independent Supportive Housing that will allow seniors to remain in their community when they can no longer maintain their homes.

The Board has been busy fundraising over the last four years to make this dream a reality.   We are hoping for funding in the very near future from government sources.

This is exciting news!  However, this is not 100% project funding and we will still have to carry a mortgage.   To keep the mortgage as small as possible, we will continue to fundraise.   Our upcoming fundraiser on September 23rd and 24th  is an opportunity for you to cut Firewood  This is a Community Firewood Fundraiser and has been made possible through Island Timberlands on their private forest land.

To participate you will need to travel to the gate at the top of Cochrane Road (6.5 km from Hwy 19A) in Qualicum Bay between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 23rd  and Sunday, September 24th.   You will need power saws and protective equipment and be prepared to pay at the gate for your permit – $30.00 CASH for every half cord (equivalent to a level pick up bed or utility trailer).   The last permit will be issued at 2:30 p.m. each day, with the gate locked at 4 p.m.

Please come out and support Bowser Seniors Housing Society.

Congratulations 2017 Raffle Winners!

On September 3, 2017, the winning raffle tickets were drawn by Cindy Mawle, Chief Michael Recalma and Bill Veehhoff.

The winners:

1st prize – Forest Trail painting – Cindy drew ticket #0245   Winner: Luci, Qualicum Bay
2nd prize – BC Ferries + $200 cash – Michael drew ticket #0877  Winner:  Linda, Nanaimo
3rd prize – $100 Home Depot gc – Bill drew ticket #1266   Winner: Barbara, Qualicum Beach.

To our volunteers and supporters, a huge thank you. The net result was more than $4100.00 for Bowser Seniors Housing Society.










Wednesday is Hot Dog Day for BSHS

Hope you will join us for our Hot Dog Fundraiser on Wednesday, August 23rd
at the Bowser Summer Market, Magnolia Court.

Bowser Seniors Housing Hot Dog Sale at Bowser Summer Market

Thank you to all who came out and enjoyed another great summer Hot Dog BBQ at the Magnolia Court Market


Pancake Breakfast & Garage Sale a Great Success!

Our Pancake Breakfast and Garage Sale at the Second Sunday Market was a great success.  Thanks to our donors, customers and volunteers, we were able to raise close to $4,300.
We served more than 350 breakfasts and greeted hundreds of visitors to the garage sale.  We are grateful to our volunteers because we could not achieve this result without them.