Welcome to the Gabriola Museum
505 South Road – just up the hill from the ferry
The Gift Shop is CLOSED for the season.
We feature local Gabriola artists
Thursday, February 22, 20187:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Roxy Lounge, Twin Beaches
We’ve all seen those TV ads promising that with a simple cheek-swab of DNA, we could be related to Marie Antoinette or Abraham Lincoln, or reunite with long lost relatives we didn’t know we had.
Are those claims true? And what can DNA really tell us about our past, our families and our community?
Find out at 7 pm on Thursday, February 22, at the Roxy, when Dr Sam Abraham will give a presentation about the latest advances in DNA science, including DNA fingerprinting, the geographic ties of Haplotypes, how DNA can identify traits in humans and ties to regions, and separating DNA myth from reality.
Dr Abraham holds a PhD in genetics from UBC, and has been on the cutting edge of research including as Vice President of Research at the BC Cancer Agency, and at the Provincial Health Services Authorit
This presentation is sponsored by the Gabriola Historical and Museum Society. Admission by donation. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be available.read more
Gabriola locations among Heritage BC’s newly designated Japanese-Canadian historic sites.
On April 01, BC Minister for Multiculturalism Teresa Wat announced a list of 56 historic sites with significance to Canadians of Japanese descent. They include two locations in Silva Bay – the Sunrise Sawmill and Koyama’s Fishcamp.read more
The AGM has been RESCHEDULED from Feb.5 to Feb.19 due to snow. The short AGM will be followed by a guest presentation: "43 years of Islands Trust". This informative talk reviews the history of the Islands Trust, and the impact that conservation-oriented land use...read more
Raking the hay on Horseshoe Road farm, Gabriola circa 1960. Daniel Lunn Brown (on rake), grandchildren Danna Lynn Brown, Brian Edward Piper, and Leonard Daniel Piper (on horse) “My father, Tim Brown, was born on Gabriola in 1923. In 1919 the Browns came from Scotland...read more