Sunday, September 13, 2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Celebrate the Museum’s 25th Anniversary by taking our Historical Tour.

Presentations at 
10 am, 11 am, 
1 pm and 2 pm

Five Stops, Five Stamps:

Visit each of the locations on the map to get it stamped with an original design by Bill Helin.

Start at the Gabriola Museum

This is where it starts and ends!

Register at the museum starting Sept 8th, 10–4 to receive a map and an an assigned route that will help us properly follow COVID-19 protocols (see green box) and keep everyone safe.

You must register in order to attend presentations.

Speakers will give presentations at 10 am, 11 am, break for lunch and start again at 1 pm and 2 pm. At the end of the day you can return to the museum to put a card or your map into the draw box for wonderful prizes from our local community businesses.

Snuneymuxw at Brickyard Beach:

Dave Bodaly will talk about the significance of this location (including False Narrows and Mudge Island) for the Snuneymuxw people.

Stories of Silva Bay at Pages Resort:

Join Gloria Hatfield and Danna Lewis to hear about Japanese industry, Page’s, Withey’s Shipyard, & more.

Elder Cedar:

Kerry Marcus will give a snap shot of community history and ecology of 160 acres of forestry land that became a nature reserve in 2006. Enjoy a short walk to the ‘elder cedar’ or a longer loop through this beautiful preserved forest.

Surf Lodge, Malcolm Lowry:

Charlotte Cameron will speak about the Lowrys’ visit to Gabriola and Malcolm Lowry’s inspiration for writing “October Ferry to Gabriola”. John Capon will talk about the history of the Surf Lodge.

COVID-19 Protocols

We are committed to making this event safe and fun—please follow instructions given by Museum representatives and be respectful of all.
• 30 attendees max at each location
• Social distancing is required
• Face masks/face shields highly recommended
• Contact tracing information will be recorded at the Museum
• The Museum reserves the right to give priority to those following GHMS Covid Safety Protocols.
Be kind—be calm—be safe.

Bonus Lunch Stops!

If all this history makes you hungry, there are many local opportunities for lunch or snacks. In the Village Robert’s Place is offering a lunch special honoring the Museum’s 25th Anniversary. Ravenskill Orchards can also provide lunch and sell you locally made cider. And the Surf Lodge (which is hosting one of our talks) has a restaurant.

Thank You!

To our sponsor Mid-Island Co-op

To those who donated prizes and gifts:

  • Nesters ($100 gift card)
  • Wild Rose Nursery ($50 gift card)
  • Wheelbarrow ($50 gift card)
  • Raven ($25 gift card)
  • $25 Gift Card to Wishbone (donated by Alison Douglas)