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Discover Gabriola with the Lynch Group Blog

Our Discover Gabriola blog features what we think is the best of Gabriola Island, sights, experiences, what’s happening, and a bit about our daily lives in the community!

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Rainwater Harvesting Incentive Program

The Regional District of Nanaimo, has just released their rainwater harvesting rebates for 2017 and are now accepting applications. As per the RDN website: This incentive program rebates up to $450 for a cistern that is rated for potable use and able to collect a minimum of 4,546 litres (1,000 gallons) of rainwater. In addition, […]

Posted by Jennifer on January 10, 2017

BC Assessment Notices are out

The annual BC Assessment notices will be coming out in the mail in the next few days, however, for those who are curious and can’t wait they are now available online at:  http://evaluebc.bcassessment.ca  so you can now search your neighborhood online, & look at recent sales of comparable properties (not all properties are comparable that are […]

Posted by Jennifer on January 04, 2017

Hot Cup of Fiction

The Gabriola Grade 6/7 class would like to invite you to enjoy a “Hot Cup of Fiction” tomorrow night (wed) at 7pm, Madrona’s. Doors open at 6:30. Students will read selections of their stories that were written with direction from Joelle Anthony.  Hope to see you there!

Posted by Jennifer on April 05, 2016

What to Wear…. Gabriola Edition

With much appreciation to the Arts Council, now Gabriola is going to be on the map for our attire….  So moving to Gabriola, or new to the island, and would like some fashion tips – this is the course for you!  Oh, and I look forward to seeing you there, I just hope that there […]

Posted by Jennifer on April 01, 2016

Gabriola: Pack up the VW, step back in time and listen to some great tunes

Book the night off on Saturday, Feb 6th and head to the Community Hall to enjoy “California Dreaming”, a concert that features the music of the 60’s and 70’s.  A talented group of musicians, including Brad Shipley, Amber Handley, Paul Gellman, Andreas Kahre, Jake Galbraith, Steve Elder, Carol Waldo, Adrianne Marskell and Dave Marskell have […]

Posted by Jennifer on January 28, 2016

One World: the Atlas Show

  The Gabriola Arts Council is hosting their second annual fundraiser gala on January 30, 2016. ONE WORLD: The Atlas Affair will feature the work of sixty Gabriola artists who have ventured into uncharted territory, and transformed simple maps into spectacular pieces of art. Hosted by Gabriola’s own Shelagh Rogers, this exciting event will be […]

Posted by Jennifer on January 17, 2016

Stretched – Art Show

Gwen Spinks has just finished organizing a fascinating new collection of paintings from 29 adults and 5 kids on Gabriola Island. The show opens on Jan. 15th from 7-10pm at the WI Hall and will run until Jan 17th. 44 canvases, all stretched, like so many of us are after the holidays, will be on […]

Posted by Jennifer on January 14, 2016

The Gift of Adventure… Geocaching on Gabriola

We live in a very giving community, so every year we like to find a way to give back to the place we call home. For 2015 we felt that the gift of adventure would be the right choice, so we purchased 3 GPS units that will be on loan to residents & visitors that […]

Posted by Jennifer on January 11, 2016

the 2016 Garbage & Ferry Schedule have Arrived…

Looking for a convenient way to keep track of the Gabriola ferry schedule, important local numbers and the garbage/recycling dates ? We’ve just finished creating the 2016 version and have sent them in the mail for you. If you’d like to have copies for your office, business, car or studio, just let us know- we’ve […]

Posted by Jennifer on January 08, 2016

New Art Display at the Gabriola Medical Clinic

The Group of Several have just finished an exciting new series of egg related paintings, they’ve just hatched and are ready for you to enjoy. They’ve just been hung upstairs at the Gabriola Medical Clinic, located at 695 Church Street. The paintings display a great variety in personal styles, colors and mediums while being pulled […]

Posted by Jennifer on January 06, 2016