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Diane and Don Marshall named Citizens of the Year

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Don and Diane Marshall are Bowen Island’s Citizens of the Year for 2013

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By Susanne Martin – Bowen Island Undercurrent

Published: August 16, 2013 9:00 AM

Community engagement and volunteering are alive and well on Bowen Island, as was evident from the many substantial Citizen of the Year nominations.

The list of submissions included four individuals and two couples. Last week, the Bowen Island Chamber of Commerce announced that Diane and Don Marshall will bear the title of Citizens of the Year for 2013. Susan Pratt, director of the Bowen Island Chamber of Commerce, said that Diane and Don Marshall perfectly fit the criteria for the award that included the completion or successful results of a project, a well-exercised leadership role and remarkable services that were performed recently.

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“It is one of the best things that has happened on Bowen Island in the past seven years!”

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Left to right: Elizabeth Storrey, Bud Massender, Diane Marshall, Jack Adelaar, Marion Adelaar, Colleen O’Neil and Sally Molina

“It is one of the best things that has happened on Bowen Island in the past seven years,” was just one of the many positive comments made at the Caring Circle Resource Centre Open House on June 15, 2013.
More than thirty people joined in the celebration. Many provided support for our current initiatives and brought forth additional insights such as the following:

a) addressing accessibility issues on/off the ferry- providing a wheelchair on the car deck to allow transport to the lounge by elevator

b) becoming more familiar with how the ambulance and fire services operate; what they provide and how the dispatch system works
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For Bowen’s Health

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Bowen Island Undercurrent
Published: March 07, 2013 2:00 PM

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Diane Marshall and Colleen O’Neil hold up the new
Bowen Island Health Resource Guide

This week, the Bowen Island Health Resource Guide will arrive in postal boxes all across the island. The Caring Circle Health Advisory Committee hopes that the publication will become a resource for seeking health care information and recommends that islanders keep it in a prominent place. The advisory committee consists of approximately 14 people who are either health professionals or committed to a healthy Bowen. In addition to the mail-drop, the guide will be distributed to health-related businesses on Bowen. Read more →

Creating a Safety Net for Health Challenges

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Diane Marshall

By Susanne Martin – Bowen Island Undercurrent
Published: December 14, 2012 10:00 AM

Many island residents choose to live on Bowen because they value the quality of life. But in times of accidents or failing health, they may re-evaluate their choice. Diane Marshall believes that we need to build a safety net, especially for the times when our health is compromised, and that is why she has mobilized a group of people who are passionate about health services. Together, they founded the Caring Circle.

“The health safety net is simply not there on Bowen,” Marshall said. “We based that assumption on the Seniors’ Needs Assessment that was done by Abbeyfield in 2007 and identified that 39 people left Bowen over the course of four years because they couldn’t get the health care they needed.” And while Marshall doesn’t know how many of those seniors would have chosen to stay, she believes that a better system and more support could give them the option.

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