Ice Cream Social – World Rivers Day

Sunday, September 25th 2-4 p.m.
Bowker Creek at Bee Street – at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre parking lot

Bowker Creek Watershed Model

The Bowker Creek Watershed Model was commissioned by the Bowker Creek Initiative to offer an engaging way of looking at urban watershed renewal. It is an interactive model that allows a wet display with water from a spray bottle – showing how rain washes pollution into the creek and ocean; and how raingardens can improve wetland function and keep pollution out of Bowker Creek (also known as Thaywun).

Creekside Concerts at Bowker Creek

Manjinder Benning & Heather Cunliffe at the Aug. 6th 2021, Creekside Concert in Oak Bay. Watch the video recording of this concert here.

2022 Creekside Concert Series

This is the fourth annual series of free bicycle-powered concerts along Bowker Creek in Lekwungen Territory.
The Creekside Concerts are opened with a Lekwungen welcome by TEALIYE / Brianna Bear.
There will also be a free craft table for children to make a puppet from recycled cardboard.

make your own bird puppet on a stick

For more details about the concert series visit:

Creekside Concerts are presented by the Friends of Bowker Creek Society and Tune Your Ride.
We are grateful to the CRD Arts Commission, District of Oak Bay, District of Saanich, Saanich Legacy Foundation, Rotary Club of Saanich, Island Savings, VanCity, and the SOCAN Foundation for their financial support, making this concert series possible.

Some Past Events

Violinist, Sari Alesh, leading the Stickleback Comeback parade at Clawthorpe Park Creekside Concert 2019.

Here are links to live-stream recordings of the 2020 Creekside Concerts:

Creekside Concert #1 at Trent Street Field

Creekside Concert #2 at Cedar Hill Park

Creekside Concert #3 at Browning Park

Song Like a Seed – An Earth Day Concert with Sara Thomsen

Programs in Earth Literacies fund-raising concert for Bowker Creek was held on Friday, April 23rd, 2021  

The Friends of Bowker Creek Society gratefully acknowledges the kind and generous support from concert organizer, Gertie Jocksch of the Programs in Earth Literacies, Sara Thomsen for lending her voice and performing talent, and concert attendees for a wonderful evening in celebration of Earth Day 2021. This concert presented a packet of songs – like seeds to care for the earth and each other; a healing balm, a call to action, to blossom, to fruit, to harvest. Each note a nudge to kindle the heart, to raise up voices, to plant our own songs, our dreams, like seeds.

 About Sara Thomsen:

“Thomsen’s soulful voice, poetic lyrics and unforgettable melodies cut through to the heart and the soul of human experience,” proclaims the Minnesota Women’s Press. Singer-songwriter Sara Thomsen’s home base is in the Lake Superior region near the Twin Ports of Duluth/Superior. In addition to her solo work, Sara is a weaver of song and community singing. Increasing wonder and awareness, deepening spiritual connection, and widening social engagement through song is at the heart of her work. Sara is the founder and director of the Echoes of Peace Choir and a graduate of the Community Choir Leadership Training program led by Siobhan Robinsong and Denis Donnelly of Victoria.

We have allocated the Earth Day concerts proceeds towards the purchase of a flow measurement device for the FoBC Streamkeepers Salmon Recovery project. This helps keep the work of the streamkeepers group going. A portion of the concert proceeds remains for other needs. 
Thanks to Gertie Jocksch, Earth Literacies Program, Sara Thomsen and the Earth Day 2021 concert participants for your support.