Past Events

Meet Islanders Sharing Stories

Meet Islanders Sharing Stories

Friday, September 3, 2021 - Sunday, September 5, 2021

All Day

Museum Historical Tours

Join us for a wonderful series of events over the Labour Day weekend and learn more about the past, present and future of Gabriola.

Purchase and pick up your tour map “pass” from the museum.

Cost (sliding scale):

  • 1-day: $15-$30
  • 2 day: $35-$50
  • 3-day: $55-$65

Get a different participation stamp each day then turn in your stamped map at the Museum for a chance at prizes (one chance for each stamp).

Tour suggestions: bring your own water bottle and a folding chair or a blanket to sit on.

Covid protocols will be in place as per health and safety regulations.

Friday September 3rd

10:00 – 11:30 am

@ GIRO

VIP Pass Behind the Scenes

Join Michelle Kresnyak for a behind the scenes tour of GIRO to learn more about this unique part of our Island culture… past, present, future… Ever wonder how GIRO came to be? What’s C2C? What’s in-store for the future…? Enter through the pedestrian gate to find out!

1 pm – 2:30 pm

@ Gabriola Sands Provincial Park, Xwcumi:lucun

Dave Bodaly

Snuneymuxw knowledge keeper Dave Bodaly will be talking about the significance of this location, Xwcumi:lucun, for the Snuneymuxw people; learn how to say its SNF name in Hul’qumi’nun and the meaning of name.

Saturday September 4th

9:30 am – 10:30 am

 @ Folklife Village:

Expo 86 to Gabriola Village

Join Steve Wohlleben, original Village developer, to get the inside scoop…purchase, storage, transport, assembly…

11:30 am – 12:30 pm 

@ Fell Road:

The McRae Land & Land Covenant

Join Anne Landry and other members of the Gabriola Land and Trails Trust (GaLTT) at the McRae covenant and learn about the importance of conservation covenants and what makes this place special.

1 pm – 2:30 pm

@ the Museum:

Every Child Matters

Join the Truth & Reconciliation Committee at the Museum for a presentation contextualizing the Orange Shirt/Every Child Matters fundraiser as a response to colonial Canadian history and politics.

Includes information about key Canadian documents, dates, and people and an Opening Prayer and Welcome by SFN Elder Geraldine Manson.

Elder Manson will also share her insights on residential schools. New books and our Path of Remembrance as well!

3 pm – 4 pm

@ Surf Lodge:

Charlotte Cameron and John Capon

Learn about the history of the Surf Lodge and Malcom Lowry’s inspiration for writing October Ferry to Gabriola.

Sunday September 5th

10:30 am – 11:30 am

@ Pages Inn on Silva Bay (Sunday Market location):

Stories of Silva Bay

Join Susanne Tabata, Danna Lewis, and Gloria Hatfield. Presentation will include update on the Japanese of Silva Bay: sawmill, store, fish camp…and more.

1 pm – 2 pm

@ Community Hall

Mystery Speaker

Community Hall Stories with Mystery Speaker

2:30 am – 3:30 pm

@ Fell Road:

The McRae Land & Land Covenant

Join Anne Landry and other members of the Gabriola Land and Trails Trust (GaLTT) at the McRae covenant and learn about the importance of conservation covenants and what makes this place special.

Re-Storying Gabriola

Contextualizing Orange Shirt/Every Child Matters Day

This is the first of a series of stories to expand on the museum’s history related to the Snuneymuxw First Nation and Indigenous relations more broadly. This new series will both contextualize the history of European colonization while re-storying the centuries long presence of Indigenous peoples on Turtle Island, “a living story that continues to unfold”, including here on Gabriola Island (see www.snuneymuxw.ca/nation/history).

Hosted by the GHMS Truth and Reconciliation Committee, we invite you to join us on September 4th to learn about the history that settler communities share with Indigenous people.

We begin our series by contextualizing our Orange Shirt fundraising event, as a response to colonialism, with a short presentation on key Canadian dates, people, and documents important to understanding the sad legacy of unmarked mass gravesites on the grounds of what have been euphemistically called residential ‘schools’. This legacy is marked on September 30 as Orange Shirt/Every Child Matters Day, the day when trucks and buses began arriving to collect Indigenous children and take them away to the harsh reality of ‘cultural assimilation’ in residential schools (see www.ictinc.ca/blog/what-is-orange-shirt-day). Snuneymuxw First Nations Elder Geraldine Manson will give an opening prayer and welcome to SFN unceded territory as well as share her insights as a residential school survivor.

After our presentation we invite you to explore our new books including a book telling the story of Phyllis Webstad, a residential school survivor, who started the Orange Shirt/Every Child Matters Day. Our Path of Remembrance and Honouring Indigenous Children will be open for those who choose to walk a path of Truth in recognizing the key events and documents that led to the tragic history of residential institutions in Canada.

Re-Imagining Canada Day

Re-Imagining Canada Day

Thursday, July 1, 2021

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Traditional Indigenous Welcome Ceremony by Knowledge Keeper Dave Bodaly (11 am)

Activities:

  • A Pathway for Remembering, and Honouring Indigenous Children:  this Pathway of orange flags represent the children who died at the Kamloops Residential School on Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc land and all others who died away from family.
  • Sign the museum’s mural for a Re-Imagined Canada
  • Honour the Petroglyph Reproductions on the Museum grounds
  • Folklife Magazine signing by Dave Bodaly and other featured Island artists, 11:30 to 12:30pm

Call 250-247-9987 to register for the Welcome Ceremony
seating is limited due to COVID.

 

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at the Museum

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at the Museum

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Welcome Ceremony and storytelling: Dave Bodaly

About carving and canoes: Beau Wagner

Bannock making: Lorna Johnny

Free for all!

Please phone the museum at 250-247-9987 to register as there is limited seating due to Covid.

Funded by the Government of Canada

Celebrate BC Museums Week May 17-23 May, 2021 and International Museum Day with Gabriola Museum!

Celebrate BC Museums Week May 17-23 May, 2021 and International Museum Day with Gabriola Museum!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

May 17-23, 2021 is BC Museums Week

The annual celebration of museums, art galleries, historic sites, cultural centres, and other memory institutions in BC.

The week is held annually in May, providing an opportunity for British Columbians to celebrate the vital role museums play in their communities, economy and education. This year’s theme is #MuseumACTION and the BC Museum Association (BCMA) has an exciting week of free webinars, podcasts, discussions and other resources available to help you make change for the future.
museum.bc.ca/conferences-and-events/bc-museums-week

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 is also International Museum Day

Gabriola Museum will be open on May 18 from 11 am – 4pm (COVID protocols in place), for you to come in and explore the museum’s exhibits, talk to the staff about the museum’s exciting projects and programs, take a stroll along the native plant walkway or admire the Petroglyph reproductions. To acknowledge International Museum Day, Gabriola Museum members who are current for 2021 will receive a members’ 10% discount in the Gift Shop (consignment items excluded) on May 18. If not current for 2021 or you’d like to join the museum, this would be a good day to come on in and renew your membership or fill out an application, support your local museum and enjoy this discount!

We hope to see you on on the 18th!

Museum AGM

Museum AGM

Sunday, March 14, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Gabriola Historical & Museum Society will be holding its AGM on March 14th at 2 pm. This will most likely be on Zoom and more details will follow as soon as possible. Mark your calendars!

Islanders Sharing Stories

Islanders Sharing Stories

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)
Join Gabriola Museum in Celebrating their 25th Anniversary!

Join Gabriola Museum in Celebrating their 25th Anniversary!

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - Sunday, September 13, 2020

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Open House on Saturday and Sunday, September 12 + 13, 2020 with Self-Guided Historical Tours on September 13

All COVID-19 Protocols are in place

Saturday, September 12, 10 am – 11 am:
Pre-opening ceremony at the Museum at 10am. By invitation & RVSP only

Saturday, September 12, 11am-3pm:
Free Museum admission. Gift Shop open.

Special booths and displays set up outside.

  • Walk on the Wild Side
  • Native Plants
  • Historical Artifacts on display from the Museum Archives
  • Gabriola Museum’s new Adopt an Artifact program
  • New 3D Geological Map indoor exhibit
  • Members booth

Sunday, September 13, 10am-3pm:
Free Museum admission. Gift Shop open. Self-guided Historical Tours

  • Enjoy adventuring through the Island on a specially designed self-guided historical tour! You can visit one location or make a day of it!
  • Storytellers includes: Snuneymuxw member Dave Bodaly at the Brickyard; Charlotte Cameron at the Surf Lodge; Kerry Marcus from GaLTT at Elder Cedar with storyteller to be confirmed at Silva Bay
  • Two storytelling /QA sessions in the morning and two in the afternoon – giving you plenty of time to get to each location. Collect a stamp from each storyteller on your tour map and earn the opportunity to win some awesome prizes!
  • Roberts Restaurant and Ravenskill Orchards will be featuring a special menu at their locations on the tour day.

A Celebration for the whole community!

 

Celebrate Canada Day with the Gabriola Museum

Celebrate Canada Day with the Gabriola Museum

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Open Canada Day

  • Takeaway Family Activity Bags
  • Maple Leaf cookies
  • Guessing games + contests
  • Gift Shop Open
  • NEW–geological 3D Gabriola map
  • Members booth

 

A Celebration for Everyone!

The Museum is following BC Labour standards and Provincial Health Authority protocols. Social distancing is in place.

Thanks all!

 

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

Thursday, June 25, 2020

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gabriola Museum

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at the museum June 25th

Welcome Ceremony by Dave Bodaly with drumming at 10 am, followed by story telling.

Repeats at 1 pm.

Free for all!

Please phone the museum at 250-247-9987 to register as there is limited seating due to Covid.

25-year anniversary AGM

25-year anniversary AGM

Sunday, March 8, 2020

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre

Guest speaker Debbie Marshall

Wanted On the Voyage

the objects we keep and how they tell our stories

Gabriolan Debbie Marshall is an author, playwright, and feminist historian.

Debbie will be focusing on the objects that tell stories of women’s lives (including one famous woman). She will also be exploring how objects can help us tell our own personal stories. She will be bring three historic objects with her.

International Women’s Day

Sunday, March 8 is also International Women’s Day, and Debbie’s talk will touch on that aspect. How fitting is it that the Gabriola Museum’s AGM is being held in the old Women’s Institute Hall on this day.

Small Wonder's: Christmas in Miniature

Small Wonder's: Christmas in Miniature

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - Sunday, December 8, 2019

12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre

Debbie Marshall’s exhibition of vintage and antique dollhouses and their furnishings from 1909 to 1970.

Talk by writer, historian and collector Debbie Marshall Sunday at 1pm

Free – all ages welcome

Gift Shop Open Weekends for Christmas Shopping

Gift Shop Open Weekends for Christmas Shopping

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - Sunday, December 22, 2019

11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gabriola Museum

Unique Gifts and Stocking Stuffers
Under $20.00
+ Local Artists

Gabriola Trivia Night

Gabriola Trivia Night

Saturday, November 2, 2019

7:00 pm
Gabriola Community Hall

So you think you know Gabriola?

Come test your knowledge of past and present. Brand new questions exploring many aspects of Gabriola!  Silent auction, decadent desserts, coffee tea and more!

New this year

  • A crossword puzzle to challenge the teams
  • Ravenskill Orchards selling delicious Gabbie cider

The Trivia Silent Auction has 50 donated items!

Look for the red binder on the counter below the Mad Rona’s specials’ blackboard. Check it out and make your bids.

Don’t have a team?

Doesn’t matter…just show up with a ticket and the Museum will match you with a group and the opportunity to make new friends, especially for those who are new to the Island.

Doors open at 6:30

6 per team | $20/person
tickets available from
Gabriola Museum
Saturday Farmer’s Market
North Road Sports
Pages

 

The Camino de Santiago:  A Walk to the End of the Earth

The Camino de Santiago:  A Walk to the End of the Earth

Thursday, October 17, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Roxy Lounge, Twin Beaches

Intrepid hikers Moira Rockwell and Dennis Keis will share their adventures on the Camino.  They walked 851 km in 37 days, carrying heavy packs, staying in pilgrim hostels, and braving a variety of weather conditions.  Come and share Moira and Dennis’s journey.

Doors at 6:30 | Presentation at 7:00.
Admission by donation.

Gabriola Historical Bus North End Tour

Gabriola Historical Bus North End Tour

Sunday, August 25, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gabriola Museum

leaving from the Gabriola Museum
Cost: $25 per person

Walk on the Wild Side

Walk on the Wild Side

Thursday, August 22, 2019

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gabriola Museum

Do you want to know more about the animals of Gabriola?

Join Liz Ciocea from GROWLS for a wildlife walk filled with puppets, stories, and fun activities along the way!

Preregister: 250.247.9987

Beach Quest - Twin Beaches

Beach Quest - Twin Beaches

Thursday, August 15, 2019

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Twin Beaches

Explore Marine Life on Gabriola Shores

By donation. All ages welcome.
Preregister: 250.247.9987

Gabriola Historical Bus South End Tour

Gabriola Historical Bus South End Tour

Sunday, August 11, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gabriola Museum

leaving from the Gabriola Museum
Cost: $25 per person

Tie-dye and hippie stories

Tie-dye and hippie stories

Thursday, August 8, 2019

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gabriola Museum

What did it mean to be a hippie on Gabriola in the 1970s and 80s?

How about now?

A local islander shares their own hippie stories with a hands-on tie-dye workshop to follow!

1-3 pm at the museum!

Preregister:  250.247.9987

Beach Quest - Descanso

Beach Quest - Descanso

Thursday, August 1, 2019

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Descanso Park

Explore Marine Life on Gabriola Shores

By donation. All ages welcome.
Preregister: 250.247.9987

Native plant workshop

Native plant workshop

Sunday, July 28, 2019

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gabriola Museum

Do you want to know more about Gabriola’s native plants?

Join local expert Robert Seaton for an informative tour followed by an edible plant tasting session.

Preregister 250.247.9987

Beach Quest - Drumbeg

Beach Quest - Drumbeg

Thursday, July 25, 2019

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Drumbeg Beach

Explore Marine Life on Gabriola Shores

By donation. All ages welcome.
Preregister: 250.247.9987

Gabriola Historical Bus North End Tour

Gabriola Historical Bus North End Tour

Sunday, July 21, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gabriola Museum

leaving from the Gabriola Museum
Cost: $25 per person

Gabriola Historical Bus South End Tour

Gabriola Historical Bus South End Tour

Sunday, July 7, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gabriola Museum

leaving from the Gabriola Museum
Cost: $25 per person

Canada Day

Canada Day

Monday, July 1, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A celebrationm for Everyone!
Flag raising, bubbles, games, races, face painting, cupcakes and lemonade

Aboriginal stories

Aboriginal stories

Monday, June 24, 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Celestine Aleck, a Snuneymuxw storyteller, is telling Aboriginal stories at the museum from 10:00 to 10:50, and then again from 11:00 to 11:50.

Everyone is welcome to attend this public event.

Museum Opening

Museum Opening

Sunday, May 19, 2019

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come and visit our new permanent exhibit, Connections from the Ground Up, browse in the gift shop, and enjoy Robert’s delicious burgers and dessert.

Food tickets are $10, bought onsite, and all funds raised will go to our exhibit displays.

Sandstone Weathering

Sandstone Weathering

Thursday, April 18, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roxy Lounge, Twin Beaches

Nick Doe on honeycombs, galleries, concretions, fading petroglyphs and glacial striae

Doors open 6:30
Admission by Donation

Gabriola Historical and Museum Society AGM

Gabriola Historical and Museum Society AGM

Sunday, March 31, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre

Guest Speaker: Lucy Bell
The Importance of Small Museums for Truth & Reconciliation

Lucy Bell of the Haida Nation (and Head of the Indigenous Collections and Repatriation Department at the Royal BC Museum) will speak about her first-hand experience in museums and give advice on the small but impactful ways small museums can improve their relationships with Indigenous peoples and show their genuine commitment to the calls to the TRC.

Place and Self-Governance – the Enactment of Autonomy on Gabriola Island

Place and Self-Governance – the Enactment of Autonomy on Gabriola Island

Thursday, March 21, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roxy Lounge, Twin Beaches

Islands in the Salish Sea experience a unique set of vulnerabilities – the need to protect rare ecosystems and rural communities located in the midst of a densely populated, highly industrialized region — over which they appear to have little or no control. On Gabriola Island, the intersection of place, people and a lean formal governance structure provides a testing ground for enacting a range of governance modalities.

Changemaking:  Making it Happen

Changemaking: Making it Happen

Thursday, February 21, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Roxy Lounge, Twin Beaches

Talk/Workshop with Fay Weller and Mary Wilson

Doors open at 6:30
Admission by Donation

Legacy, Legend and Latitude: Captain James Cook's Extraordinary Impact on our World and the BC Coast

Legacy, Legend and Latitude: Captain James Cook's Extraordinary Impact on our World and the BC Coast

Thursday, November 15, 2018

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roxy Lounge, Twin Beaches

Cook forever changed navigation, cartography, biology, sociology, and seamanship.  Canadians on both coasts are steeped in his work and presence in our country. As we approach the 250th anniversary of Cook’s first Pacific voyage, discover more about this navigator who played a key role in the history of BC.

Bert terHart is a soldier turned sailor, author, adventurer, and self-proclaimed geek. When he’s not sailing, thinking about going sailing, or working on his sailboat, he’s an internationally recognized search, social media and digital marketing expert specializing in helping business owners and professional corporations leverage digital media and technology.

Gabriola Trivia Night

Gabriola Trivia Night

Saturday, November 3, 2018

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gabriola Community Hall

Canada Day Celebration

Canada Day Celebration

Sunday, July 1, 2018

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A celebration for everyone! Come join us at the Museum to admire our Mounties, watch the flag being raised, enjoy some Canada cake and other refreshments, and participate in family oriented activites.

2018 Museum Opening

2018 Museum Opening

Sunday, May 20, 2018

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Gabriola Museum

Cuba Si: Island Time Latin Style

Cuba Si: Island Time Latin Style

Thursday, April 19, 2018

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roxy Lounge, Twin Beaches

Thurs, April 19 – Cuba Si: Join Gabriola’s international travel team Alison Douglas and Steve Struthers at 7pm at Roxy, for a talk and slide show of Cuba island time – Latin style!

Waves in the Ocean

Waves in the Ocean

Thursday, March 15, 2018

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roxy Lounge, Twin Beaches

Our Common Thread: DNA

Our Common Thread: DNA

Thursday, February 22, 2018

7:00 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 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 Authority

This presentation is sponsored by the Gabriola Historical and Museum Society. Admission by donation. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be available.

8th Fire – A CBC documentary Community film screening

8th Fire – A CBC documentary Community film screening

8TH FIRE is a provocative journey through Aboriginal country showing you why we need to fix Canada’s 500 year old relationship with Indigenous peoples; a relationship mired in colonialism, conflict and denial. Saturday, May 13, 1- 3 pm EPISODE 1: Indigenous in the...

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From Addiction-Fueled Con to Model citizen

From Addiction-Fueled Con to Model citizen

John Howard Society to give presentation on Gabriola about new addiction treatment that is changing lives. by Ivan Bulic; submitted to the sounder March 16, 2017 Few communities in BC remain untouched by addiction problems. And while the opioid crisis makes the front...

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From Dunes to Palms – a West Africa Adventure

From Dunes to Palms – a West Africa Adventure

Gabriola’s favourite world travellers, Steve Struthers and Alison Douglas, have just returned from their latest adventure - a voyage that took them from the deserts of Mauritania to the equatorial jungles of Senegal. They will share a multi media presentation at 7 pm,...

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From Gabriola to the Bering Sea and Back

From Gabriola to the Bering Sea and Back

From Gabriola to the Bering Sea and Back as published in the Sounder, March 16, 2016 Only a handful of small-boat sailors have dared to venture “north of 60” into Alaska’s Bering Sea; one of the stormiest and most dangerous stretches of water on the planet. Gabriola...

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Davy the Punk

Davy the Punk

We hope you will be able to join us for our final event before the Museum closes its doors for 2015 :  a performance of “Davy the Punk”. Bob Bossin will be performing his one-man show, probably for the last time on Gabriola, on the evening of Saturday, October 10th,...

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From Gabriola to Flanders Fields

From Gabriola to Flanders Fields

November, 2014 The community commemorates the centennial of the First World War. For a transcipt of the presentation, and more WWI archival photos in our past exhibit, see  From Gabriola to Flanders Field. November, 2014 The community commemorates the centennial of...

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First Nations Treaties and Gulf Island Development

“ First Nations are not opposed to development, they’re opposed to not being part of the discussion." That’s part of the message that Adam Olsen, a Tsartlip First Nations member, former municipal councilor delivered to the Gabriola Museum’s annual general meeting on...

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Petroglyph Tour

 Petroglyph tour February, 2012 The tour was led by Dr. E.C. Krupp, Director of the Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, CA, and Ian C. McLennan, Consultant to Museums, Science Centres Planetariums, Digital Theatres, Theme attractions, and World Expositions, Vancouver,...

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The Way it Was

The Way it Was

February 2012 Cecil Ashley presented vintage movies from the 1930s and 1940s depicting the logging, sawmilling, and fishing industries on the west coast of BC activities of the time. The movies were complemented by local artist Doug Harrison’s Working West Coast...

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Giving Peace a Chance

Giving Peace a Chance

October, 2011 Long-time peace and social activists Susan Yates, Holda Pattern, Jean McLaren and Ted Wilson recounted the story of the Gabriola Island Peace Association.

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Flippers to Flukes

Flippers to Flukes

Information on Vancouver Aquarium’s BC Cetacean Sightings Network and the role that Gabriolans can play in reporting cetacean sightings. The speakers were Caitlin Birdsail and Heather Lord of Vancouver Aquarium. GROWLS co-sponsored the presentation.

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Crossing the Waters

Crossing the Waters

This was a multi-visual presentation on the history of ferry services to Gabriola Island with guest speaker Mark Stefanson, BC Ferries Vice-President of Public affairs.

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Joined Hands

Joined Hands

Grand Opening of the Joined Hands exhibit presenting the history and legacy of Jane Degnan and Louisa Silva (note link).

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