Studio Tour 2020 – Planning Meeting

Hey Gabriola Artists!

Did you participate in the 2019 Studio Tour? Are you planning to participate in 2020? Please come to the Studio Tour Planning Meeting on Wednesday, November 13 at 6 pm at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre. We will report on 2019, including a review of the visitor and artist survey results, and talk about plans and schedules for 2020. We might even talk about 2021, when we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Gabriola’s Thanksgiving Studio Tour.
All are welcome to attend this meeting. No registration is necessary.
Wednesday, November 13 | 6 pm | Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre
image by Else Bluethner

Gabriola Reads Results!

Congratulations to all five book champions who so eloquently and passionately defended the book they felt was the quintessential Canadian novel. Chris Straw, defending Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese, received the most votes from the enthusiastic audience — way to go, Chris!
This sold-out event, hosted warmly by Sheryl MacKay from CBC’s North by Northwest, was co-hosted by the Friends of Gabriola Library. Money raised through the raffle will be shared with the Gabriola Elementary School Library.

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Apply to Join the GAC Board of Directors

Are you interested in joining GAC’s Board of Directors?

Our directors commit to a three-year term, and can serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. Our Nominating Committee is always interested in receiving applications for board positions. Except under special circumstances, we elect new directors at our AGM in February. We are happy to receive applications at any time. Click here to download our application form. You can also complete the online form below. Please note that previous board experience is welcome but is not a requirement. We are committed to mentoring new board members and providing opportunities to gain experience on a nonprofit board.
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Cultivate Raffle Winners!

We still have unclaimed raffle prizes! Click here to see the complete list of winning raffle tickets. We hope you are one of the lucky winners!

Cultivate Festival — please share your thoughts and ideas!

We’re collecting feedback on the Cultivate Festival, and want to hear from audience members, performers, volunteers, and vendors. Click here to find your way to the appropriate form. Thanks for taking the time!

Gabriola Reads!

A Community Literary Conversation

Hosted by CBC Radio’s Sheryl MacKay

We’ve closed down online ticket sales and sales at North Road Sports but TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR! Doors open at 6:30 pm.


Five books. Five champions. One winner: Gabriola’s first-ever Battle of the Books features five of your favourite Gabriolans defending the book they believe is the Quintessential Canadian Novel. Sheryl MacKay, arts-lover and host of CBC Radio’s North-by-Northwest, will be host and referee for the evening. Read more…

Cultivate 2019 — Music + Theatre + Art

Check out all the news at the Cultivate website. Review the exciting line-up of theatre and music performances. Register to be a vendor. Purchase tickets. And more!

Cultivate 2019 — August 31 to September 1

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Image from the Wonderhead’s show The Wild. Get your tickets today!