Wine and Jewelry

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Making Spirits Bright was the theme at Artworks this evening, the pairing of a special Village Liquor Store wine tasting with the opening night reception of New Works in Silver by well known Lindsay Stocking Godfrey. While I am not a jewelry person I still enjoy looking and my partners love to wear these beautiful… Read more »

The Kerplunks

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Gabriola’s own, The Kerplunks, just won the Best Children’s Album at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Also winners of the Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Children’s recording, Dinah D and Tina Jones are joined by Phil Wipper and Aaron Cadwaladr to form The Kerplunks. This four piece band has been called Canada’s hippest new… Read more »

The Greens

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A sunny November day at the Gabriola Golf and Country Club. This challenging 9 hole course wraps around picturesque Hogan Lake, the back 9 makes it feel like 18 holes and there is a driving range as well. The comfortable club house offers a licensed lounge and coffee shop. To find out more visit

House of Straw

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Once upon a time a girl named Sara moved to Gabriola Island to build a house of straw in a hidden garden…well not exactly…actually post and beam with straw and clay infill, mudded and plastered, it will make a warm and comfortable home. To see how she did this go to her web site

Rose Hips

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These bushes, full of wild rose hips, are by the side gate to Somerset Farm fields. This farm raises local beef and holiday turkey that is available at our island grocery store.