Polar Bear Swim 2015!!!

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Yesterday was Gabriola’s annual polar swim at Twin Beaches Provincial Park. My eldest daughter was determined this year that she would join a few friends and make the plunge. The outside temperature was a “balmy” 2 degrees and apparently the water was absolutely frigid. She even took a second quick dip and came out cold… Read more »

Our New Website!!!

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We are proud to announce the completion of our new stylish, informative and easy to use website!! We are extremely happy with the finished product! To get the word out about our new site and share some holiday cheer we have decided to hold a Holiday Give Away. There are 2 ways to enter: visit… 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 »

Mini Holiday

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We had some extended family visiting last week and decided that a few of us would go camping at Englishman River Falls for a couple days. The park was beautiful and very quiet with lovely hiking trails and a swimming hole. We also drove into Parksville for the day and spent some time looking at the… Read more »

Full Moon on Gabriola

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This past Sunday night the whole family headed down to Drumbeg Provincial Park to watch the Super Moon rise over Breakwater Island. Many other Gabriola residents and visitors enjoyed the view from the point while a drum circle played as the moon rose. The kids had a swim and then it was home for bed…. Read more »