We’ve come a long way in the Community Centre project, with the most recent milestone being the successful referendum result on September 12, 2020. A clear majority of voters are in favour of borrowing up to $4.04 million to build the Community Centre. This nearly completes the funding formula for the capital budget, supplementing the remarkable Investing in Canada Infrastructure Grant of $7.9 million, $1.2 million in Municipal reserves and $1.3 million in community fundraisi
Bowen Island Municipality’s Deputy Chief Election Officer, Hope Dallas, has declared the results of the referendum, with 64% of ballot votes cast in favour of Bowen Island Municipal Council adopting Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 477, 2019. Adoption of the bylaw authorizes the Municipality to borrow up to $4.04 million, repayable over a period of 30 years, to build the Bowen Island Community Centre. This completes the funding formula for the $14.5 million budget, supplementing
(official results will be declared by the Chief Election Officer on Monday, September 14, 2020) A total of 1500 ballots were cast. 965 voted “Yes” and 534 voted “No”. 64% were in favour. 216 ballots were cast by mail 258 ballots were cast on the advanced voting day 1026 ballots were cast on the general voting day The voter turnout was 45.9% of 3270 registered electors, which included resident and non-resident property electors.
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,