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FOLKLIFE gratefully acknowledges the support of the following organizations and businesses

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Gabriola Art Council's GASP

Covid 19 Micro-Grant



Arbutus Bluff Wellness

Restore. Relax. Renew. Revitalize. You.


Enjoy ocean views, fresh air, forest and beach walks, starry nights, and wholesome island-grown food. This is your opportunity on Gabriola Island, BC, to embark on a Wellness Plan designed just for you. 

Deep Roots Farms

Our family farm specializes in individualized boarding programs designed for your aging and retired horse--a friend that deserves the very best one-on-one care.


Deep Roots Farms is situated on five acres of beautiful pasture complete with a new five stall horse barn, heated tack, feed room, 100x100 round riding pen, and access to 707 acres of island trails.



Gabbie’s Farmhouse Cider

Our cider story begins in winter. The thousands year old grafting technique to propagate apple trees has been passed down through generations. We reacquaint ourselves with the trees during pruning time, and focus on choosing what to cut to form each tree into a shape that will best capture sunlight.


We carefully pick these apples we know so well for the fermentation and maturation process. We test to build mouthfeel. To develop tannins. To create a soft, smooth, incredible taste.

From branch to apple to Gabbie’s Dry Farmhouse Cider. We’re committed to it, for you. #grabagabbies


Gabriola Real Estate

What does it take to fully serve a community for over 25 years? 


It might involve some chauffeuring, a little counselling, a bit of contractor-wrangling, maybe even some wood chopping…a little personal care to meet your unique needs.


But mostly, it takes the professional skills and specialized expertise that result from a collective 45 years of Gabriola Island real estate experience.


What does it take to bring your Island dreams to life? 

It takes a family-oriented, committed local Tina Lynch and Guy Parcher


Gabriola Real Estate is a proud sponsor of community initiatives, organizations, and start-ups.


Gabriola Island Thanksgiving Studio Tour

You’re invited to one of the grandest fine arts events on Canada’s west coast: a free, three-day, self-guided celebration of visual art, design, and craft, where more than 100 artists open their studio doors to welcome you. Step into these creative spaces, enjoy inspiring artist demonstrations, and bring beautiful pieces of Gabriola home.


Adventure to the ‘Isle of the Arts’! Book your Thanksgiving weekend now. 

October 10, 11, 12, 2020


Gulf Island Seaplanes

Time is your most valuable commodity, and Gulf Island Seaplanes helps you make the most of it. Flying high above the majestic shoreline of the west coast of Canada on our chartered flights and on our 15-minute year-round flights from Vancouver to beautiful Gabriola Island is only the beginning. With Gulf Island Seaplanes, you’re putting what matters first. Experienced, family-run, community oriented, and people driven, you can trust Gulf Island Seaplanes to be the efficient local airline you need it to be.


Always going above and beyond, fly with us today.



Josh Wood - Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Gabriola

"Home is the most nicest word there is." Are you looking for a new place to call home?

You’re excited, you’re nervous, and everything you’ve worked hard for is going into the biggest decision of your life!

As an islander, father of three, and with 15+ years of home restoration experience, Josh’s goal is to guide you from those big and exciting dreams to the reality of holding your new keys in hand. Whether buying or selling, it is Josh's aim to meet each client with a fresh, positive, and modern approach. Contact him now to "set-sail" on your new West Coast adventure.


Lori Matthews - Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty

Community. Connection. Countryside. Lori Matthews goes those extra miles to get you settled into your whole new world. Buying and selling a home can be so much more than a transaction—it’s a way of simplifying life and discovering what really matters. Plan your escape to Gabriola by contacting real estate matchmaking maven Lori Matthews today. You’ll be a part of our wonderful community in no time!


New Society Publishers

Our books are so Green You Could Eat Them

Carbon Neutral

B Corp (™)

Employee Shareholders

100% Post Consumer Recycled paper

Guide to Responsible Digital Reading


We’re proud to hold to the highest environmental and social standards of any publisher in North America.

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