Blustery Gabriola Day

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What to do on a blustery and wet day on Gabriola? Head to Mad Rona’s for a warm up hot chocolate and a book. While our youngest daughter celebrated with friends at a birthday party our 7 year old daughter asked to go out for a hot chocolate so she could curl up on the… 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 Part 2…

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We promised that we would do some spotlights of businesses and artists on Gabriola for the 2012 holiday shopping season. Today we are focussing on North Road Sports at Madrona Marketplace. This wonderful store is stocked with casual and active wear for both men and women as well as a wall of shoes and boots… 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 »

McNab’s Corn Maze Day Trip

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This past Saturday we had the pleasure of visiting McNab’s Corn Maze and pumpkin patch which has become an almost yearly occurence. The weather held for us with peeks of sun here are there and no rain. The kids and their friends worked their way through the maze finding all 4 of the stations along… Read more »