Invested in Safety: A New Fire Hall for Bowen Island

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Tender documents

An invitation to bid on the construction of the Bowen Island Fire Hall and Emergency Operations Centre was posted. The closing date and time was 3:00 pm on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

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Calling local trades: are you interested in working on the Fire Hall project?

Bowen Island Municipality will be issuing tender documents for the construction of the new Fire Hall and Emergency Operations Centre this July. If you are a sub-trade operating on Bowen Island, and are interested in working on the Fire Hall project, you can submit your information to be included in a list of local sub-trades in the tender documents.

Please note, submitting your information for this list does not guarantee that you will be contracted to work on the project. The general contractor who is successful in the tendering bid will have full discretion over the hiring of sub-trades.

Please provide the following by Wednesday, June 26th at 4:30 pm:

  • Specialty (e.g. mechanical, electrical, millwork, etc.)
  • Company name
  • Contact person
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address

You can submit your information:

  • Online
  • By e-mail to Hope Dallas-Kerr, Corporate Officer at
  • By fax to 604-947-0193 (Attn: Corporate Officer)

May 13, 2019

Council received a staff report from the Corporate Officer providing an update on the Fire Hall project.

February 19, 2019

Council received a staff report from the Corporate Officer regarding an overview of the Fire Hall project direction and required next steps for advancing the project to the construction design phase. By resolution, Council authorized Johnston Davidson Architecture to proceed with working drawings and construction estimates as outlined in the report. Council also established a staff working group to oversee the project and to provide regular updates to the Fire Hall Facilities Steering Committee and to Council.

December 10, 2018

At a Committee of the Whole meeting on December 10, 2018, the Fire Hall Facilities Steering Committee (FHFSC) presented a project briefing and PowerPoint Presentation regarding the history of the Fire Hall and work of the FHFSC to-date. Kim Johnston and John Botelho, Johnston Davidson Architecture and Planning Inc. presented a PowerPoint Presentation providing an overview of the Fire Hall and Emergency Operations Centre site plan, building plan, and planned building uses.

Site preparation

Preparation of the Fire Hall site on Miller Road began in January 2018 with the removal of trees and brush, and levelling the ground to get the site ready to build the new Fire Hall and Emergency Operations Centre. Starting this work in early January ensures it doesn’t interfere with the beginning of heron and other birds’ nesting season. Because a portion of the Maple Trail crosses the site, it was closed. Metro Vancouver will be considering options for relocating that portion onto Crippen Park lands.

Notice to Residents

Referendum results

A referendum was held on August 19, 2017. We would like to thank the members of the community who came out and voted. Thank you, Bowen Island, for investing in safety with your vote.

Official results of the referendum

Bowen Island Municipality’s Deputy Chief Election Officer declared the results of the referendum, with 81% of ballot votes cast in favour of Bowen Island Municipal Council adopting Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 441, 2017.

Adoption of the bylaw will authorize Council to borrow up to 3 million dollars, repayable over a period of 30 years, for the development and construction of a new Fire Hall and Emergency Operations Centre on a portion of the Community Lands on Miller Road.


  • A total of 965 ballots were cast. 81% voted “Yes” and 19% voted “No”.
  • 68 ballots were cast by mail.
  • 143 ballots were cast in the advanced poll.
  • 754 ballots were cast on general voting day.
  • The voter turnout was 32% of 3001 registered voters, which included resident and non-resident property electors.

Determination of Official Election Results

Declaration of Official Election Results

Read the Media Release

Open Houses

Public Open Houses were held on March 25 and April 27, 2017 and June 10, 2017.

Read the Open house display boards (updated May 2018)



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Last Updated on 2019-09-26 at 10:05 AM