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.


As of December 31, 2023, we have the following milestones in the hands of regulating authorities for approvals:

  • We have received confirmation of $2.2 million in initial funding from BC Housing and will also apply to CMHC for federal funding assistance once the project is approved
  • Crown Land transfer from Ministry of Forests to Ministry of Housing – approved Mar 17, 2023.  New land title registration is still pending.
  • Once the new title is registered, the following steps can be finalized/obtained:
    • New Development Permit – re-application submitted to the RDN Sep 13, 2022
      • Pending Housing Agreement to be signed by BC Housing
    • New Building Permit –re-application submitted to the RDN Sep 19, 2023
      • Pending Homeowner Protection Office Rental Exemption, completed by land owner and registered against title
  • Pending registration of 2 more covenants, both awaiting BC Housing approvals
    • We submitted for Provisional Project Approval August 28, 2023 and are currently awaiting the results from BC Housing.

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


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

News and Events

2023 November BSHS Online Auction

Thank you for Your Support!!


June 2023 Pancake Breakfast

A big shout out to all that visited and volunteered at our most recent Pancake Breakfast in Qualicum Bay June 11th.  With over 30 volunteers manning the kitchen, the tables or the trunk sales – their efforts were able to fundraise over $1500 towards Lighthouse Villa! We also really appreciate the financial assistance from First Credit Union and the beautiful strawberries from Qualicum Foods.  Here’s a few pics to show our spirit!

2023 Easter Pancake Breakfast

Thank-you to all who turned out!

What a fun Easter!  Bowser Seniors Housing hosted another successful Pancake Breakfast at the Lighthouse Community Center on Sunday April 9th 2023.

The Easter Bunny had his hands full visiting all the happy diners and volunteers.  Thanks to all of those that volunteered and visited – together we’ve raised over $1200 towards Lighthouse Villa!

We hope to see you at our next Pancake breakfast June 11 at the Lighthouse Community Centre 👍

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!!

Dog Days of Summer - Hot Dog Sale

What a fun afternoon!

Our Dog Days hot dog sale this sunny month of July, was another success story:  270 meals served, netting $1200 in support of Lighthouse Villa!

Sincere thanks go out to each one of you who helped to plan this event, buy supplies, set up, sell, cook, serve, clean up, take down, etc.; and also to everyone who came out to enjoy and support Dog Days.  We also extend our gratitude to First Credit Union and Mosaic Forest Management for their financial support, to Georgia Park Store for the donation of ice, to the Legion for the use of their barbecues and kitchen, and to Doug Harrison for inviting us to participate.

It takes a community to make great things happen! 


BSHS Volunteer Coordinator



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 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 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!!

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