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Triumph: Celebration for Nesters and Island Pharmacy staff

The Triumph grant is in full swing with the first community celebration honouring the staff at Nesters and Island Pharmacy for all they went through for us during the darkest two years of the pandemic. Their worlds were turned upside down in very different ways and they were navigating new rules at a fast pace in order to serve community.

We’re celebrating them with a big outdoor party at the Commons. A lantern parade, an 80s dance party with DJ Tim G, juggling, flow dancing, face painting, food, drinks and a time to relax. A time to be appreciated by community for coming through for us during a difficult time.

Workshops are Monday August 15 – Thursday August 18 from 5:30-8:30pm at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre. You can register to build a lantern at and you can find out more about the celebration.

The celebration is Saturday August 20th at the Gabriola Commons from 7-10pm.


David Botten Renaissance Award 2022

The Botten Family, in conjunction with the Gabriola Arts Council, has created an award in David’s name from the generous donations received in the Spring at his funeral. The David Botten Renaissance Award. The award honours a Gabriola artist who embodies the same passion for the arts that David did and shares them with community and the world.

The 2021 winner was Mikey Swallow.

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Join us at Cultivate Theatre, Music and Art Festival

Join us in celebrating theatre, music & art over four days this Thursday through Sunday, at the 4th Cultivate Festival on Gabriola Island.

Cultivate is about creation, connection, and community. We look forward to seeing you there.

What? Come and enjoy 9 Theatre shows, over 30 music performances, 6 Free workshops, meet 36 local artists and artisans, buy delicious eats from our local food vendors. Kids will enjoy the family-zone entertainment: crafts, activities, face painting + more.

When? 4 days in a row: Thursday June 30th through Sunday July 3rd, 2022

Where? The Gabriola Commons, 675 North Road Gabriola BC

Who? The Gabriola Arts Council is proud to present a festival that reflects the essence of Gabriola. Featuring talented performers from Gabriola and from the across the region. Together we cultivate the arts.

Tickets are available online and at the door

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GAC Media Summer camps!!!

Hello budding videographers! GAC is hosting THREE VIDEO CAMPS this summer:

Kids – Teens – Adults

So much fun for everyone involved, as you will end up leaving the camp with mad skills to produce a short video. Skills you can take with you to create everything from Tik Tok videos to applying for a spot in media school.

So if you are intrigued by making videos or you just want to increase your skill set, sign up for a video camp today!

All the details are here on the GAC Media page.