Community Centre Referendum

Bowen Island Municipality submitted a grant application to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure program in January 2019, building a solid financial, economic, and social case for funding the Community Centre project.

The application was successful in securing $7.9 million in government funding to build the Community Centre. These funds, along with Municipal reserves and fundraising to date, bring the amount raised for the project to $10.5 million. An additional $4 million is needed before construction can begin.

Bowen Island Municipality will be holding a referendum on September 12, 2020, to request approval from the electors to borrow up to $4 million. Borrowing would not occur until the final funds are needed, and fundraising will continue while construction is underway, with the intent of decreasing the amount that would ultimately need to be borrowed.

You can read more about the Community Centre on the project website, or subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates.

Referendum information coming soon

We will have more information about voting in the referendum posted soon. There are a number of ways you can connect with us to keep up to date.

Are you eligible to vote?

In order to be eligible to vote on Bowen Island as a resident or non-resident property elector, a person must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older when they register to vote, or 18 years or older on general voting day,
  • Be a Canadian citizen,
  • Have been a resident of B. C. for at least six months before they register to vote,
  • Have either lived or owned property in the jurisdiction in which they intend to vote for at least 30 days before they register to vote, and
  • Not be disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election

Voting rights are granted to citizens based on residency or property ownership. There is no corporate or business vote in the referendum.

Register in advance and save time at the polls

Bowen Island Municipality will use the provincial list of voters prepared by Elections BC in the Community Centre referendum. Registering in advance will save you time at the polls. 

Read more at Elections BC

Last Updated on 2020-07-28 at 2:04 PM