The Chair Affair

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On January 31, 2015 the Gabriola Arts Council will be presenting The Chair Affair fundraiser to help cover some of the costs of improvements to the W.I. Hall. 45 original chairs that have called the W.I. Hall home for many years have been designed, decorated and transformed into works of art by many of Gabriola’s… Read more »

Fall Fair

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One of our favourite things to do at the end of the summer is to enter things in the Fall Fair at the Gabriola Commons. This year all the girls as well as myself and my mother entered displays. The kids entered miniature gardens, dried flower arrangements, cookies, vegetable art and mom and I entered… 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 Holiday Highlights!

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It is that time of the season where we are looking for small gifts to take to hosts of holiday gatherings and I have come across some great ones! If you are heading out to a friends for dinner swing by the Village Liquor Store (find them on facebook) and check out their assortment of… Read more »

It’s That Time Again…

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With Christmas creeping ever closer it is time to start looking at what to buy the special ones in our lives. This year like many past years we are committing to buy local whenever possible. To help our readers out we are going to do spotlights on local businesses that we like to buy Christmas… Read more »