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 »

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 »

A New Firehall

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This past Sunday Gabriolans had an opportunity to tour their new firehall at the open house and ribbon cutting ceremony. The new building is very impressive, with plenty of room for an expansion of activities. The original hall was built in 1970 and stands on the same property, it will be used as a training… Read more »

Theatre Festival

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This weekend we are enjoying the 5th annual Gabriola Theatre Festival, a three day extravaganza of fun revolving around 10 live plays, free outdoor entertainment, pancake breakfast, street faire and kids corner arts and crafts. We  watched 3 plays, observed a flash mob dance on the street, saw musical and magical entertainment, shopped the street… Read more »