Wine and Jewelry

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Making Spirits Bright was the theme at Artworks this evening, the pairing of a special Village Liquor Store wine tasting with the opening night reception of New Works in Silver by well known Lindsay Stocking Godfrey. While I am not a jewelry person I still enjoy looking and my partners love to wear these beautiful… Read more »

Hallow’een

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Costumes; parties and candy; carved pumpkins lining the forest tunnel, lit after dark; families and friends at Taylor Bay watching the fireman fireworks and drinking hot chocolate; Hallow’een on Gabriola.

Studio Tour 2008

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The annual Thanksgiving Weekend Studio Tour is my favorite event on Gabriola. I love walking into a warm studio from the chilly outdoors to be met by the enticing smell of hot apple cider and the eclectic artwork of the many talented artists of Gabriola. My sister bought some glasswork and I purchased ‘Dog with… Read more »

Gabriola Fall Fair

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Every year in the fall Gabriola has a fair. The day begins with a pan cake breakfast, followed by a parade, some music, dancing, many exhibits, and ending with a fashion show with bargains from the recying depot accessorized by the crafts of local artisans – this is all very entertaining!

Bathtub Races

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We have lived on Gabriola for 30 years and almost every July we have stood on the north shores of the island to watch the Nanaimo Bathtub races. The first race was in 1967 and was Nanaimo’s centennial event back when the pirate black Frank was the mayor of Nanaimo. At that time it was… Read more »