Here we are again – it’s summer but there is no 65th Annual Community Hall Salmon Barbeque. All those volunteers who are missing out on their valuable contribution to our insurance fund… But wait – you can have your very own barbeque!
We live in difficult times… But all things considered, we are very fortunate to live on this beautiful Island that we share with so many people who are following the rules. We are keeping safe, we are strong and we are kind. At this time, the Board has decided to allow a limited re-opening of the Hall to renters on a case by case basis provided protocols can be met and we will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves.
As everyone is well aware, the Hall is closed until further notice along with most buildings and many businesses on our beautiful Island due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We put up a closed sign on March 16.
Spring is nearly here, folks. Many of us will be busy growing food and flowers to fill our stomachs and our hearts. We are fortunate to announce that Jane Simpson is our new cleaner at the Community Hall. She is very thorough and has taken on the task with a most serious attitude to get the hall shipshape. Thank you, Jane. We’ve a bit of good news today. We have been accepted as one of the recipients of Nester’s Community Card program for up to $5,000. The project is for a heat pump for downstairs and would help minimize the cost of heating that area.
ISSAMBA – Your Ultimate Journey Through the Depths of African Rooted-Rhythms, Friday Feb 14 at 8PM at the Community Hall
It has been a long time since I last put on an African music/dance event on the island. After seeing Issamba last year at the Port Theatre, I loved it so much that I promised myself to bring it to you all. What I loved so much was the music was deeply rooted in African rhythm, the joyful and high energy of Merlin the dancer and the exotic sounds of instruments I had never heard before. It was like traveling to a new place! …
Well, here I am again, your recycled President – Joyce Babula. But as it said in The Sounder, for one year only. I will do my best but Peter’s efficiencies will be a hard act to follow. Look for more randomness… The Community Hall was extremely busy this past fall with…
Welcome to my one and only President’s Report to the Community Hall membership. I’ll try to keep it short since I have tried to keep everyone up-to-date with our monthly newsletters. I am delighted that we have been able to make a modest difference to the Hall during the past year. On the upkeep front…
The Gabriola Island Singers present their Christmas Concert at the Community Hall. Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2:30pm
As the autumn gives way to the winter, I find myself writing my last newsletter as President of the Community Hall Association. The Annual General Meeting will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7th in the lower hall and will elect a new president and board. Please consider joining us for the AGM which will be followed by the usual tea, cookies and conversation.