Over the Moon

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Dianna Bonder came to Gabriola with her husband to raise a family and continue a successful career as an illustrator and writer. Her art is beautifully whimsical and her books, written for young children, are a delight. Dianna is a 2008 recipient of the gold Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for her Alphabet book ‘Dogabet’. My… Read more »

Crafty Affairs

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Holiday craft fairs abound, this weekend the Surf Lodge hosted a wonderful assortment of vendors and twinned it with a booksale by the library which was quite impressive. Last weekend we attended the craft fair at the Community Hall and we are well into our holiday shopping.

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 gabriolagolf.com