This long weekend is one of the busiest on Gabriola and there is so much to do. Saturday saw crowds at the Community Garage sale and the Farmers Market was as busy as ever with lots of produce and baking, pottery, jewelery, handmade soaps, tie dye clothing, garden furniture and more – all locally produced! Sunday… Read more »
We took a day trip to Parksville, which is just a half hour drive north from the Gabriola ferry terminal on Vancouver Island, to see the sandcastles. They have a competition every year in July and then preserve the sculptures for the summer. It was a beautiful day, we had lunch and walked the beach. For a… Read more »
There are many road side stands on Gabriola which offer such things as fresh produce, fresh eggs, homebaked and preserved goodies, and crafts. It is part of the Gulf Island lifestyle. People move to Gabriola for a lifestyle change which often includes a home occupation. This sweet little stand displays beautiful handmade pottery.
Yesterday was Canada’s Birthday. There were festivities at the Folklife Village Shopping Center with music by Cowabunga, and a potato Cannon contest at the Brickyard beach including birthday cake! Although it has been cool and wet lately the sun came out and the air was warm, it was a really nice day. We pulled out our flag… Read more »
Very appropriate for the season, ‘Here Comes the Sun’, was the name of the year end performances put on by the Gabriola Dance School. Dancers aged 3 to 18 entertained appreciative audiences of family and friends in the Phoenix Auditorium on Gabriola. The theme was spring and the costumes ranged from adorable to elegant. Dancing strawberries, waltzing… Read more »