Polar Bear Swim 2015!!!

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Yesterday was Gabriola’s annual polar swim at Twin Beaches Provincial Park. My eldest daughter was determined this year that she would join a few friends and make the plunge. The outside temperature was a “balmy” 2 degrees and apparently the water was absolutely frigid. She even took a second quick dip and came out cold… Read more »

Fall Fair

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One of our favourite things to do at the end of the summer is to enter things in the Fall Fair at the Gabriola Commons. This year all the girls as well as myself and my mother entered displays. The kids entered miniature gardens, dried flower arrangements, cookies, vegetable art and mom and I entered… Read more »

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 »

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 »