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GAC Community Survey Results

The results are in!

Enormous thanks to the 81 people (66 GAC members, 15 non-members) who completed our Community Survey, and who provided valuable and thoughtful feedback and suggestions on our programs and events, and some great suggestions and ideas for future programming.

You can download a copy of the compiled results here, or read below for a summary.

We’re looking forward to discussing the results at our GAC Café Community Meeting on Monday, July 27 at 6 pm at the WI Hall.

Brief summary: the Read more…

GAC Public Art - Dallyn - are we there - even smaller

“Are We There Yet?”

Have you been following the activity in the woods behind the WI Hall, along the Women’s Institute Trail?

Artist Deborah Dallyn has been awarded the first Public Art Commission for a work to be placed in the Sculpture Garden in the woods behind the WI Hall.

Deborah Dallyn is an internationally renowned multimedia artist Read more…


GAC Café and Community Meeting

Monday, July 27 | 6 pm to 8 pm | WI Hall—476 South Road | We’ll have refreshments!

Please come to discuss the results of the Community Survey, to share your ideas with GAC about future events and programming, and to hear about the future of the WI Hall. We want to hear your suggestions and ideas!  

Please come to talk with GAC members, directors and staff about what we’re doing. Tell us what you think we should do with the building and property.

Have a look here to see what what’s been done so far.

Everyone’s welcome!



GAC Community Survey

Please help us to plan for future events and programs, and participate in the development plans for the WI Hall. Complete the survey, win a prize, and come to the GAC Café Planning Meeting. Complete the survey here.


Homage to Creative Gabriolans and the Retreats that Refresh

In case you missed it when Naomi read this poem at the opening of the new exhibit at the Gabriola Museum:

Homage to Creative Gabriolans and the Retreats that Refresh 

It must be our soil
that flourishes artists. Read more…

Naomi with FBCW award

Congratulations, Naomi Wakan!

Gabriola Island poet, Naomi Beth Wakan, has received a special award from the Federation of British Columbia Writers. As Nanaimo’s first (and current) Poet Laureate, Naomi received the Honourary Ambassador Award in recognition of the dedicated and spirited way she has made live poetry a rich and everyday component of civic life in her community. Read more…


Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce Yellow Flag Program for Artists

The Gabriola Chamber of Commerce / Visitor Centre has set up a program to encourage visitors to Gabriola to visit our Artist Studios year round. After many conversations with the Chamber artist members, the Chamber realized that visitors to the island would prefer to not make appointments or knock on the doors of studios, so we created the Yellow Flag Program.

The program is simple: Read more…