Let Us Eat Lettuce!

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After a somewhat rocky start to the garden this year (thought we were infested with wire worms which turned out to be a variety of centipede) we have an amazing garden! This lettuce is a bolt resistant red butter lettuce which did very well in the heat wave we are just finishing. We split this… Read more »

Tofino Trip

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We were extremely fortunate last week to have been able to head over to Tofino for 3 days with the kids and friends. We stayed in 3 small and cozy cabins located at Crystal Cove Resort and because of it being the slow season we got a fabulous deal on our accommodation. We spent one… Read more »

Winter Dance

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Every year for many years now the #Gabriola Players theatre group has put on a holiday performance at the community hall. This year was a variety show of sorts with singing, dancing and two short plays all wrapped up together. Included in this show is a dance performance choreographed by Mara Brenner. For the past… Read more »

Christmas Craft Fair

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Every year the Parents Advisory Council organizes an amazing Christmas Craft Fair held at the elementary school. This year I have the pleasure of organizing the event which is a rather large job. This fundraiser is the biggest one done by our PAC and last year brought in over $10,000. The money is used for… Read more »

Gabriola Studio Tour and Festival

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This weekend is the Thanksgiving Studio Tour. This annual event is one of the favourites of islanders and visitors alike. There are more than 40 studios to visit, each offering a fine display of arts and crafts for sale, yummy refreshments and a chance to meet the artists in their galleries. We took some time… Read more »