Thank you, everyone!

There is nothing like a weekend when a whole community comes together to celebrate each other, celebrate visitors, and celebrate the arts. And after eight months of preparation, it is more than just the organizers, theatre practitioners and performers that make a weekend like this happen: it is also the volunteers, sponsors, and donors. So many Gabriolans put in hours and hours of their time to bring to you the magic of the theatre festival. And what a weekend the Sixth Annual Gabriola Theatre Festival was! We could never give enough thanks to those involved, but we can sure try! If you see any of the following people, or have a chance to stop by any of the following businesses, please tell them thank you. Because without them, we wouldn’t have such an amazing weekend to look forward to every year. And if you were one of these amazing people and don’t see your name on the list, let us know and we’ll add it!


Founding Director and Mentor:

Jim Wilson-Storey


Volunteer Coordinators:

Karen Aaker – Street Art Coordinator

Liz Steele – Street Art Wrangler

Jenn Feenan – Volunteer Coordinator

Trudy Broadley – Photo Booth Coordinator

Hayden Harvey – Kids Corner Coordinator

Gary Holmes – Logistics Coordinator

Barb Russell – Front of House Coordinator

Lisa Webster-Gibson – Outdoor Stage Coordinator and Emcee


Volunteer Tech and Event Crew:

Maria Aliaga  – Sound Board Technician

Ava Crabbe – Site Decorator

Tony Gradanti – Sound Technician

Nigel Hart – Lighting Coordinator

Kristen Iversen – MainStage Manager

Colleen McCarthy – Website developer

Kristin Miller – Curtain Maker

Jules Molloy – Videographer

Bill Pope – Photographer

Richard Pullano –Photographer

Ryan Smith – Security

Lonnie – Security

Lawrence Spero – Lighting Assistant

Liz Steele – Street Art Coordinator

Nina Turczyn – Graphic Designer

Sue Vohanka – Curtain Maker

Duncan Fraser – Outdoor Stage Emcee


Volunteers, Billeters and other Contributors:

Lottie Anderson

Christine Anfossie

Lynda Archer

Gera Benoit

Jacquie Braid

Brave Girls

Emily Carson-Apstein

Miriam Cochran

Garry Davey

Pam Dineen

Barbara Ebbeson

Darien Edgeler

Marlyn Farrell

Gloria Filax

Gabriola Artworks Staff

Michele Fire-River-Heart

Duncan Fraser

Seyna Gellman

Moyra Gilligan

Mary Gillis

BJ Godson

Tsiporah Grignon

Catherine Hallam

Anne Havard

James Hawkins

Virginia Hayes

Wendy Henderson

Carroll Hodge

Antony Holland

Annie Holmes

Emma Hooton

Alison Humphries

Jacquie Jessup

Maureen Karaganis

Stephen Levesque

Sue Lissack

Judith Madsen

Sheila Malcolmson

Carol Martin

Phoenix Matheson

Jean McLaren

Doris McLaughlin

Kristin Miller

Jeff Molloy

Kathryn Molloy

Maggie Mooney

Andrew Nicholson

Bill Morrison

Mike Phillips

Lorna Potts

Janice Power

Carolyn Pullano

Kathy Ramsey

Joy Reeves

Sally Robinson

Andy Rollerson

Tessa Spero

Julie Sperber

Darrell St-Germaine

Drew Staniland

Lindsay Stocking-Godfrey

Manfred Tempelmayr

Alois Verlinden

Vikki Vettese

Sue Vohanka

Naomi Wakan

Valerie Walsh

Moyra Watson-White

Janice Wilson

Jim Wilson-Storey

MaryJ Words

Susan Yates

Lynne Young



Province of British Columbia

British Columbia Arts Council

Coastal Community Credit Union

Gabriola Lions Club

The Hamber Foundation


Sponsors & Supporters:

Arbutus Building Supplies

Architrave Design Build


Bastion Physiotherapy

BC Ferries

BC Musician Magazine

Carol Martin

Croy Lighting

Doug Routley

The Flying Shingle

Folklife Village

Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce

Gabriola Players


Gallery Press

Gord Hall

Gulf Island Seaplanes

The Haven

Investors Group

Island Pharmacy

Kevin Beausoleil

The Lynch Group

Madeleine Ani

Mad Rona’s Coffee Bar

Mary Gay Brooks

Mid-Island Co-op

New Society Publishers

The Old Crow Café

Red Roasters Coffee

Robert’s Place

Rose Crystal Studio

Sheila Norgate

Silva Bay Inn

Starfish Soap Company

The Surf Lodge

The Theatre Centre

Tyed up and Dyed

Village Food Market

Village Liquor Store

Withey’s Water Treatment

Woodfire Restaurant

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1 Comment

  1. Janet Vickers

    Thank you all for your vision and your time. It’s worth more than I can say.