Elder Eco-Village

Elder Eco-Village

As a result of the community input session in September 2005 and again in June 2011, many participants were excited by the prospect of an elder village on the Commons that would provide assisted living for seniors. A group of interested people are meeting to work on...

Official Recognition in BC of a “Commons”

Something amazing has just happened! The concept of a “commons” has just been formally signed into law in British Columbia. With the passage of Bylaw No. 258 by our Local Trust Committee, a new category of land use was added to the Gabriola Official...

Notes on IASC 2010 Regional Conference

Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 30-Oct.2/10 By Heather Menzies I am still digesting what I learned at the IASC conference, and will report further when I’ve had a chance to read all the abstracts and papers that were included on a memory stick issued to all participants....

Dialogue with the Land: The Gabriola Commons

Presentation to the IACS By: Heather Menzies (Note: I wish to thank Judith Roux, board member with the Commons, for her generous help as I researched this paper.) The Gabriola Commons is intended to cultivate community involvement. It defines itself as a “Community...

Dialogue with the Land: The Gabriola Commons

Presentation to the IACS, Sept. 30.10 By: Heather Menzies (Note: I wish to thank Judith Roux, board member with the Commons, for her generous help as I researched this paper.) The Gabriola Commons is intended to cultivate community involvement. It defines itself as a...

Annual Directors report

This Directors’ report to the First Annual General Meeting of the Gabriola Commons Foundation will be different from future AGM reports, since some of what I’m about to present must focus not just on the past year, but consider the past several years as well. So we...