Canada Day

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There was live music today at the Village Shopping Center. We were there to shop for this afternoon’s get together with our friends and family. We stopped at the Village Liquor Store and then on to the Village Food Market. I love our grocery store, it is open every day except Christmas and always well stocked with… Read more »

Bulk Foods

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It is amazing what you discover is in your backyard just by googling something somewhat unrelated.  While searching for Belvedere Farm whilst writing the previous blog I stumbled across “Supply Line Organic Foods Buyers Club” which is accepting orders for Gabriola residents for the next 2 weeks, May 4- May 16, 2010.  Very excited I… Read more »

Island Artist – Sheila Norgate

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I visited Sheila Norgate’s Heartspeak show on February 13th and while I fell in love with a few of her paintings there I also came across an album featuring pieces she had created on commission, most of them portraying the commissioner’s four legged friend.I decided our beloved Boxer, Optimus Prime, would make a perfect model… Read more »

Happy Birthday Gabriola Artworks!

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This past Thursday was the midnight birthday bash for Artworks here on Gabriola, 14 years, hard to believe! It was a great time with door prizes, champagne, food and cupcakes. Many items where marked down substantially with some being on sale until the 11th of January and a few straight through the month. We got… Read more »