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Huy ch q’u, Bon Voyage, New Beginnings, Michelle and Maggie

Huy ch q’u, Bon Voyage, New Beginnings

Michelle Benjamin and Maggie Mooney

Friday, January 24th

4:00 to 8:00 PM

The Surf Hall

Drop in anytime between 4:00 and 8:00 pm to give Michelle and Maggie a sweet send off as they leave Gabriola for a new life adventure in Victoria.  They have given so much to our community; we so appreciate their warmth, compassion, and hard work.

Our loss is Victoria’s gain!

Say goodbye to Michelle and Maggie directly, or, if you cannot make it, please consider sending a message to be passed along to them.  Send to

No gifts please!

As requested by Michelle and Maggie, donations to GAC’s Healing Power of Art Program are gratefully accepted!


To donate through the GAC website follow the link and indicate in honour of “Michelle and Maggie for the Healing Power of Arts”.


Appetizers provided

Cash bar


Tuesday, 25 February 2020
6 pm Meeting & Election of Directors
7 pm Members Reception

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Gabriola Arts Council is seeking a new Executive Director

Thanks for your interest. The submission deadline has passed. We hope to be making an announcement very soon.

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the Gabriola Arts Council, working closely with the Board of Directors and staff. The ED is the face of the organization and is responsible for overseeing strategy, financial performance, programs, events, and administration. Read more…

Hello dear friends, artists, and art lovers

This note is to share some news with you about me and the Arts Council. I will be moving on from GAC early in the new year, leaving this job that I have loved for the past eight years.
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2020 Studio Tour Registration

Opens: Dec. 9 at 10 am

Closes: Dec. 12 at 5 pm

For complete registration details, see the Studio Tour website.

Don’t miss out! There is no cap to the number of studios this year, but we will be limiting numbers by adhering firmly to the registration deadline. Please ensure your inclusion in Tour 2020 by having your application with its accompanying components and full payment submitted by Dec. 12 at 5 pm.

Isle of the Arts Festival 2020 — Workshop Submission

Isle of the Arts Festival | Gabriola Island | April 2 to 12, 2020

Are you interested in offering a workshop at the Isle of the Arts Festival in April 2020? Please complete the form below in as much detail as possible.

Submission deadline: December 13

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Looking for Artists to Teach Workshops at GES

GAC is working with Gabriola Elementary School and the Intergenerational Land-Based Learning For Reconciliation project, supported by Simon Fraser University.

We are inviting applications from professional and working artists to conduct a series of three workshops with students from Gabriola Elementary School. We are looking for projects in a range of artistic disciplines that relate to the theme of Land-Based Learning. We welcome the work of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, and we hope that the project will testify to the value of art for communicating and exploring diverse understandings of land, colonization, and reconciliation on Coast Salish territory.

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