Gabriola Players Win ARTY Award 2019!

The Board of Directors of the Gabriola Arts Council is pleased to announce that Gabriola Players will receive the 2019 ARTY Award


The ARTY AWARD is presented each year to a living person or arts-focussed group that has made a significant contribution in the previous year to the arts on Gabriola Island. Previous winners include artists, performers, administrators, and volunteers. All have done their part to build or support the creative vibe on Gabriola Island.

Here is some of what Gabriola Players’ nomination submissions said:

“Since 2004, Gabriola Players has worked hard to present to the community thought-provoking, topical, comical, and historical plays, from The Vagina Monologues, to Inherit the Wind, and even Shakespeare. Critical praise has been given for the risks they’ve taken by producing readings of The Laramie Project,a play about tolerance and gender equality, and Forget About Tomorrow, about the scourge of Alzheimer’s disease, written by B.C. writer JIll Daum. Many of the productions have featured Canadian playwrights, and in the last few years, Gabriola writers have been creating entertaining and evocative new plays, including this year’s delightful pantomime Pirates of Nursery Rhyme Island by Lesley Hazeldine; Miranda Holmes’ one act play, An Unhelpful Complication was a finalist in Theatre BC’s National Playwriting Competition. Read more…

Indigenous Programming at the Isle of the Arts Festival

See below for a review of workshops and events that feature Indigenous artists or instructors.

CLICK HERE to register for these events and workshops.

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Gabriola Arts Council Welcomes the Super Team

We’re excited to welcome Joelle Baird, Max Cossette, Yarrow Koontz, and Maya Ruggles to GAC’s Jack Pine Cabin. Thanks to our success in negotiating a new one-year Job Creation Partnership Project**, these four new GAC team members will Read more…

Handmade Selfies

Portrait of a Community

Have you and your friends made your Handmade Selfies yet? Get together with your co-workers, your neighbours, your crew, you family — or just do it on your own! All of the details are on the blog — click here for all the details.


Gabriola Arts Council’s
2019 Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, 26 February 2019
6 pm Meeting and Election of Directors
7 pm Members Reception

Members in good standing can vote. 
Click here to register or renew.

Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre
476 South Road | 250-247-7409

Intentional Aging

Exploring the Path from Senior to Elder

What does it mean to be an elder? Is it simply a process of growing older or does it require a conscious choice? How do we take our place as elders in community? As elders, what can we offer our community? Read more…

Join the GAC Team!

GAC Strategy Development Initiative
A Job Creation Partnership Project

GAC’s Vision: A creative, engaged, and inclusive community sustaining Gabriola’s vibrant island culture.

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