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GAC is hiring!

We are looking for three strong, enthusiastic, and hard-working construction and building renovation workers who are keen to learn new skills. Under the supervision of GAC’s Renovation Manager, the construction and building renovation workers will undertake a range of repairs, upgrades, and renovation projects Read more…

Chimney gone.

Making room for something new. Watch for more Read more…

Rite of Passage

New Public Art Installation by Deborah Dallyn at the WI Hall

Gabriola artist Deborah Dallyn has completed her public art installation that was commissioned by the Gabriola Arts Council through a juried competition almost four years ago. The piece, entitled Rite of Passage, has been installed along the Women’s Institute Trail in the woods behind the WI Hall. Consisting of a reflecting pond and a hand-built wooden boat suspended from the surrounding trees, the work is an ideal piece for Gabriola: a reflection of Read more…

What’s Happening at the Hall?

May 1 update:

Check out this gorgeous live-edge maple desktop, and these incredible cherry-wood cupboards, and the superb and talented team of volunteers and donors who are making it all happen.

The GAC and kitchen are almost completed. Next steps: kick that rotting foundation into place, and then turn the main room into a dreamy arts-and-culture centre.

April 1 update: Read more…

Gabriola Arts Council receives generous donation for improvements to the WI Hall

Jim Wilson-Storey, President of the Gabriola Arts Council (GAC), announced today that they have received an anonymous donation of $24,644.30, designated specifically for repairs and improvements to the WI Hall building and property. The donation was received via CanadaHelps, a website that enables donors to contribute funds to registered charitable organizations. The donation came via their “securities” program, which allows donors to make a direct donation of a mutual fund or security at full value to the charity while being tax-efficient for the donor.

The Gabriola Arts Council took possession of the WI Hall property on September 5, 2014. While the building is in good shape and has been well maintained, it is starting to show its age; a recent and thorough inspection revealed a number of items in need of repair. The priority list includes a new foundation, Read more…

The Gabriola Women’s Institute Hall has new owners!

Jim Wilson-Storey, President of the Gabriola Arts Council, is pleased to announce that the Arts Council board members are now the official stewards of the Gabriola Women’s Institute Hall. In a visionary act of generosity and community spirit, the members of the Gabriola Women’s Institute donated their building and property to the Arts Council. Read more…