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 »

Visiting Gabriola…

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This week between Christmas and New Year’s we have had some off island visitors so we opted to try something we have not done yet.  We decided to head out to Horne Lake and check out the caves. We went in the off season which meant that we could not do the guided tour but… Read more »

Christmas Festivities on Gabriola

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Today was packed full of Christmas fun for all! To start the morning out right I made Gingerbread Waffles with spiced maple syrup and for Dave and I, Baileys with our coffee. At 9:40 my mum came and picked up our eldest daughter for a first time visit to the United Church. She held up… Read more »

Christmas is in the air on Gabriola…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go! Gabriola was graced or cursed depending on who you are by a little dump of snow last night. It was beautiful dropping the kids at school this morning seeing kids sledding, building snowmen and being giddy. We also had the joy of watching the… Read more »

Here Comes the Sun

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Very appropriate for the season, ‘Here Comes the Sun’, was the name of the year end performances put on by the Gabriola Dance School. Dancers aged 3 to 18 entertained appreciative audiences of family and friends in the Phoenix Auditorium on Gabriola. The theme was spring and the costumes ranged from adorable to elegant. Dancing strawberries, waltzing… Read more »