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 »

Year of the Cantaloupe

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After many years of trying to grow melons with very little luck this year has seen a marked difference! We now have a greenhouse and currently have 5 good sized cantaloupes ripening for our enjoyment. We also have a volunteer melon in the garden of unknown variety that currently has 2 good sized fruit on… Read more »

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 »