Trades Fair

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This Saturday at the Gabriola Commons there will be a “Trades Fair” to help promote Gabriola Island businesses, trades and services. Tables will be set-up so that people can peruse the booths, ask questions or just browse the local options. Don’t miss the silent auction section where you will be able to bid on products… Read more »

Gift Giving Gabriola Style

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This year I have made a pact that the majority of my Christmas gifts will be locally bought from our incredible selection of local merchants and artists. You may ask “How do you decide where to go as they are all so fantastic?” and you would be right! I usually start at the craft fairs… Read more »

Mad Rona’s

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It is great little coffee bar at Madrona Shopping center. On a hot day they open the overhead doors for a refreshing open air experience. There is plenty of comfortable seating, both inside and out. They serve really good coffee, tea, snack bars and pastries. You can buy a delicious lunch of soup, sandwiches and wraps. We arrived early on… Read more »

A Great Weekend

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This past weekend was the third annual Gabriola Theatre Festival and what a wonderful time it was. The Street Art vendors provided a fantastic display of local arts and crafts including jewelry, leatherwork, wood work, paintings, cards, glasswork, handmade soaps, photography and more! There was a pancake breakfast, a kids craft corner, dancing and music,… Read more »