Grandfriends Pen Pals Program (Registration Deadline is Oct. 15)

Updated October 3, 2020

October 15, 2020 all-day

Be a Grandfriend Pen Pal! Please register by October 15, 2020!

Prefer to fill out a paper form? Come to the Bowen Island Library Wed-Sat 12 pm-3 pm, or email us for a PDF you can print at home:

Prefer to register over the phone? Call the Library Wed-Sat, 10 am-4 pm at (604) 947-9788.


  • For Bowen Islanders 55+
  • Grandfriend participants write one short letter to students per month on a theme, and receive and read 1-8 short letters from students (K-7) per month.
  • Runs October 2020 – May 2021
  • There is no cost to participate
  • Please register by October 15, 2020


  • Letters (or emails) are due at the Bowen Library by the 21st of each month
  • Drop off letters at Bowen Library’s book return slot (no need for a stamp), or mail them to Bowen Island Community School CSC/ Sarah Haxby, PO Box 220, Bowen Island BC V0N 1G0
  • Prefer email? Email your letters to
  • Themes will be emailed out to participants. The first (October) letter theme is “Introductions”. Write a short letter introducing yourself that shares a few of your hobbies, interests and/or about your career(s).

Would you like to participate via email, but are new to email or computers? Book a Tech Tutor session at the library by emailing

Questions about this program? Contact

Grandfriends Pen Pals is presented by Bowen Island Communtity School and the Bowen Island Public Library.