As a result of the Provincial Government’s directives issued yesterday, the in-person AGM scheduled for Sunday, November 22nd has been cancelled and will instead be held via Zoom on Sunday, November 29th at 2:00 pm. To participate, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the link.
This November newsletter will be short and sweet, with the main message being that the Community Hall’s AGM is coming up fast on Sunday, November 22nd at 3.30pm. Right now, we’re likely all a little tired of elections and the attendant drama, but at least the Hall’s AGM and election of directors promises to be drama-free and informative, we hope. As of today…
The Gabriola Community Hall’s Annual General Meeting is taking place: Sunday November 22 at 3:30 p.m. Please join us in the main hall where physical distancing can take place. Masks are mandatory. Election of board of directors. Review of the year and input from the membership. New members are welcome and can sign up at the door. Regretfully there will be no refreshments.
Where the heck did that unusual summer go? It whizzed by, didn’t it? The At Home Salmon Barbeque was a great success, and thanks to our wonderful community, the fundraiser surpassed our expectations. We raised nearly $10,000 aside from donations…..we paid the insurance premium and had money left over! Thank you to the community…
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! …