Studio Tour Planning Meeting

Please join us for a review of the 2014 Studio Tour, and to start planning for 2015 and beyond. The 2016 Studio Tour will be the 20th annual event — what special events should we plan?

Tuesday, November 4 | 7 pm | WI Hall

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Gabriola Arts Council—Village Food Market Community Card

Support the Gabriola Arts Council when you buy your groceries!

How about this for an amazing community partnership? When you use a Village Foods-Gabriola Arts Council Community Card, five percent of every dollar you load on the card will be donated to the GAC WI Improvement Fund. This money will allow the Arts Council to make necessary repairs to the foundation, electrical and water systems at the WI Hall.

How does it work? You load up a Community Card with a minimum of $100 (there’s no maximum, but you have to load in increments of $100). You use the card like cash or a debit card, and you have access to the entire amount (i.e. there’s no fee to card users). Every time you load the card, Village Foods makes a contribution of 5% to the WI Fund at the Gabriola Arts Council.

It’s WIN-WIN-WIN! You support the arts and your local grocer at no cost to you! The Arts Council gets closer to being able to make the required repairs to the WI Hall building. Village Foods gives back to the community!

How do you get started? Read more…



28 October 2014

7 pm: Meeting and Election of Directors

8 pm: Visioning Conversation. Share your ideas and dreams for the future of the WI Hall, and help come up with a new name.

Members in good standing can vote.


WI HALL | 476 South Rd. | 250-247-7409

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Living with Cancer

The new session begins on Sunday, November 9. Look here for details.


First Peoples Arts Map

The First Peoples Arts Map is a living interactive environment for Aboriginal artists and arts organizations to create an online presence, and be networked to the other participants. Check out this online resource, and if you are an Aboriginal artist you might want to register and add your information. See all of the information here.


Gabriola Arts Council receives generous donation for improvements to the WI Hall

Jim Wilson-Storey, President of the Gabriola Arts Council (GAC), announced today that they have received an anonymous donation of $24,644.30, designated specifically for repairs and improvements to the WI Hall building and property. The donation was received via CanadaHelps, a website that enables donors to contribute funds to registered charitable organizations. The donation came via their “securities” program, which allows donors to make a direct donation of a mutual fund or security at full value to the charity while being tax-efficient for the donor.

The Gabriola Arts Council took possession of the WI Hall property on September 5, 2014. While the building is in good shape and has been well maintained, it is starting to show its age; a recent and thorough inspection revealed a number of items in need of repair. The priority list includes a new foundation, Read more…

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The Gabriola Women’s Institute Hall has new owners!

Jim Wilson-Storey, President of the Gabriola Arts Council, is pleased to announce that the Arts Council board members are now the official stewards of the Gabriola Women’s Institute Hall. In a visionary act of generosity and community spirit, the members of the Gabriola Women’s Institute donated their building and property to the Arts Council. Read more…