Tofino Trip

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We were extremely fortunate last week to have been able to head over to Tofino for 3 days with the kids and friends. We stayed in 3 small and cozy cabins located at Crystal Cove Resort and because of it being the slow season we got a fabulous deal on our accommodation. We spent one… 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 »

Just Chickens

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We took the children to see a poultry swap which was held at the Raven Feed & Pet Supplies store here on Gabriola. There were a number of varieties of chicks and chickens, including what were called pocket chickens which we were told are the world’s smallest chickens.The children were delighted to be able to… Read more »

Mt. Washington…

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Located near Strathcona Park and the Comox Valley about 2 hours away from Gabriola Island is the fantastic ski resort Mt. Washington. It is also now named Vancouver Island’s business of the year! Many businesses from up and down Vancouver Island were awarded in over 1 dozen different categories. For the whole story visit www.canada.com… Read more »