Final Rest

Posted by & filed under Gabriola Living, History of Gabriola.

We went to a memorial service at the United Church to say good bye to a lovely person. This beautiful church with contemporary stained glass windows and a shining cross is located at the south end of Gabriola Island beside centuries old petroglyphs. The service was touching and afterwards the burial took place at the… Read more »

Village Shopping

Posted by & filed under Buy Local, Shopping on Gabriola.

Looking for a gift? Entertaining guests? Gabriola offers some great shopping at many locations. One of our favorites is the Folklife Village Shopping Center offering groceries, pharmacy, gifts, clothing and more! When you have finished your shopping you can drop into the Village Liquor Store for a special bottle of wine. Can’t decide on which… Read more »

Sustainability on Gabriola

Posted by & filed under Gabriola Living, greener living, Healthy Living.

This weekend a sustainability workshop was held on Gabriola at the Community Hall. With approximately 50 participants it was a lively event. The focus was to bring together individuals and organizations committed to long term sustainability of a healthy community. The format was small groups dedicated to such topics as affordable housing, water, food security,… Read more »

Winging It!

Posted by & filed under Gabriola Living, Holidays and Special Events, The Arts.

Part of the Gabriola Thanksgiving Festival was this weekend of Art Start Workshops. Sponsored by Gabriola Arts Council and British Columbia Arts Council, this two day extravaganza of Art instruction was free for the under 18 crowd and $10 for adults. The workshops averaged 2 to 3 hours and covered such artistic pursuits as drawing,… Read more »