This educational centre is the first new building to be constructed on the Gabriola Commons. The building was made possible by the generous donation of the timber-frame structure by the Island School of Building Arts on Gabriola. The students at this Island School even erected the structure for us! A lot of work will need to be done before this building is finished. An important part of this work is the completion of the roof (metal-upper roof; living roof-lower roof). The materials for the roof, as well as the concrete footings, were provided by a generous grant from the Coastal Community Credit Union Spirit Fund.

When completed the building will be an open learning centre to demonstrate sustainable building systems. The objective is to create a building that is welcoming, sustainable and educational.

For more information contact Rebecca Furnell at 247-8086 or furnellr[at]