Gabriola Artists Studio Tour

Healing Power of Art

Ted Reeve Photo

Ted Reeve, R.I.P

Charles Edward (Ted) Reeve, M.D., C.M., F.R.C.P. (C) 

born February 10, 1936 in Stettler, AB.
died August 1, 2016 in Nanaimo, BC

Ted was a graduate of Bishop’s and McGill Universities, a member of British Columbia’s first organ transplant team, and director of the province’s kidney transplant programme from 1968 until 1987. His work in nephrology and transplantation led him to productive research in the related fields of immunology, haematology and genetics, his motivation always being his patients and their quality of life.  When administrative and philosophical changes challenged his ideals, he left medicine and academia for a new career.  He and Phyllis acquired Page’s Resort & Marina on Gabriola Island, where he became as dedicated a member of the island community as he had of the medical.

Ted leaves Phyllis, his wife of 57 years, their children Dorothy (Jacques), Charles (Amy), Gloria (Ken), Elizabeth, and Henry (Tiffani); and grandchildren Christopher, Amandine, Nicolas, Stephanie, Michelle, Lioba, and Charlie, as well as niece Helen (Bruce) and nephews Michael (Noelle) and Daniel (Kat). He was also blessed with numerous cherished friends.

A Tribute by Zulis Yalte

Soon after arriving on Gabriola Island in 1987 as new proprietors of the Page’s Resort & Marina in Silva Bay, Read more…



Thoughts on Jeff from Michelle Benjamin, GAC Executive Director


There are many reasons that I loved Jeff Molloy … but here I want to talk about him as my boss, in his role as a director and leader with the Gabriola Arts Council. Jeff took this role very seriously. He exhibited professionalism, commitment, and a fierceness that inspired his fellow directors and staff.

He was fearless. And audacious. Read more…


Jeff Molloy: “Make A Bigger Table”

Jeff Molloy—inspired artist, devoted husband and family man, committed and beloved friend and community member—died early this morning after a courageous, hard-fought battle with cancer. 

[Click here to read messages and to see the list of generous donors.]

Jeff played a significant role in the growth and development of the Gabriola Arts Council. He served as a Director for six years, and in the past two years he took the lead on the building project. Jeff had a no-nonsense approach to board leadership, often cutting through distractions and noise to deal with board and organizational issues head-on, and always with curiousity, respect, wisdom, and humour.

Two phrases expressed Jeff’s philosophy and approach to Arts Council business. Read more…


Canada Day Night Market and Festival

Thanks for a great time, everyone. Check out Bill Pope’s photos here.


A can’t-be-missed event! PLUS see these great and talented performers on the FREE stage!



Solar-Powered Solstice Party!

Join GabEnergy, Bullfrog Power, and the Gabriola Arts Council to officially launch GAC’s new solar-powered system.

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Solar-powered artists & musicians! Cookies & lemonade! Solar energy demonstrations and information!

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“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.” — Thomas Edison

Monday, June 20 | 3 pm @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre | Rain or shine

Street Art+Fair Registration has begun!

The Gabriola Arts Council is pleased to announce that registration is now open for Street Art and Street Fair that runs alongside the Gabriola Theatre Festival. We’d love to have you join us!

Street Art and Street Fair will take place on Lockinvar Lane which will be closed to traffic during the daytime of the 20th and 21st of August. Read more…


Gabriola Theatre Festival Brochure Launch Featuring Nathan Tinkham

Sponsored by Carol Martin, Personal Real Estate Corporation.

No more online sales or sales at North Road Sports. Get your tickets at the door! There are still some seats. See ya there! Yeehaw!

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