The Commons (and the whole Gabriola community) lost a champion in January this year. Yetta's unfailing spark, intelligence, creativity and energy departed--but she left us so much! On our Commons, Yetta contributed her knowledge, experience and skills in many ways: Sharing the Commons Team, facilitating fundraising, serving as Treasurer, and organizing and making soups for lunches after Saturday workbees. What a legacy! To keep these memories of Yetta alive, some anonymous wonder-workers have fashioned an absolutely beautiful indoor bench. Please join Saturday workbee volunteers, family members and friends for a dedication of this bench on: Saturday, May 25 at noon, upstairs in the Commons house
We will celebrate the life of our friend and mentor by participating in some of her favourite things: socializing, laughing and savouring soup and bread after productive work.
The Village Food
Market Community Fundraising Program is a way for
you to contribute to the Commons every time you buy groceries. Get your Community Card and load the card with a minimum of $100 by using debit, cash or a pre-authorized cheque, then use the loaded
card to pay for your groceries. Each time you load your card
5% of the amount will go to the Community Kitchen Project at the Commons.
The Gabriola Commons now has a membership at the Mid Island Co-op. Another way you can contribute to the Commons is to use the Commons Co-op Member Number 637512 when making purchases.
The Gabriola Commons Foundation sincerely thanks the following agencies who have provided valuable grants and support: Coastal Community Credit Union Spirit Fund, Nanaimo Community Foundation, Wal-Mart Evergreen Green Grant, the Innovative Community Development Award from the Canadian Cancer Society's Community Building Strategy, the Gabriola Recreation Society, the Gabriola Lions Club, and the Vancouver Foundation. For more information, click on "Projects" in the main menu.