Upcoming Events

Presence through Sounding and Chanting

Mar 30, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Net Loft
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Community Passover Dinner

Apr 24, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Gabriola Golf and Country Club
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Wow! Song of Imbolc Sacred Sound Journey attracted a very full house to the Net Loft as carol weaver and Allannah Dow led us through a spiritual journey to honour the return of Spring and warming light.

We listened, we sang and we meditated in silence.

A large flock of gulls felt Heaven-sent and drawn to the music during a moving rendition of the song, Bring To Me Your Light (written by Pat Mayberry). Reflecting on this experience, weaver said it felt like “such a holy, sacred affirmation,” as they swirled overhead, and disappeared as the music ended.

Saint Brigid must have been smiling down on us.

Welcome back Spring!

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On Jan. 3, 2019 at 2:00 Maggie Doyne, co-founder of the BlinkNow Foundation, shared her compelling story of how she came to open a home for over 50 Nepalese children, a school for over 400 kids, 2 womens centres and so much more.

Maggie, from New Jersey, did a gap year when she was 19 and started supporting children in a war ravaged Nepal by assisting and funding their education. This led to providing a home for orphans or children from harsh living situations. Gradually a school was built to accommodate 350 other children.   The 32 year old now has the greenest school in the world about to open, along with other services and assistance to other social agencies .

Maggie also spoke about her Gabriola connections and the love of her husband and daughter that have helped her healing journey from the death of one of her children.

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This 14th Annual “Caroling with Care” community event took place on December 6, 2018 with close to 45  Carolers this yer!

We  gathered  at 5:30 in the spacious common room of Gabriola’s Garden Homes, where Leah Hokanson led us in  a spirited half-hour of fellowship and laughter with Garden Homes residents before we headed out into the December darkness.

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Poetry and Music

December 27, 2018

Approximatly 45 people attended our Poetry and Music event at the Netloft on November 25th, 2018.  The ambiance of the Netloft was the perfect venue, warm and […]

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Light to the World

December 27, 2018

A group of people gathered at the Roxy on November 10 to view the video “Light to the World” about the life of Baha’u’llah, Prophet Founder of […]

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Many thanks!

October 19, 2018

Our 15th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, held on Sunday Oct 14, 2018, was truly an evening of Unity in all of our Diversity as 70 Gabriola Ecumenical Society […]

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Joyful Sounds of the Spirit

October 5, 2018

The Gabriola Ecumenical Society thanks this creative and enthusiastic group of six who brought a night of “Joyful sound of the Spirit” to the crowd of about 65 […]

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The Spirit Flows Freely

September 14, 2018

The Gabriola Ecumenical Society is excited to share our new theme for the 2018-19 year!   The Spirit Flows Freely As the world gets smaller and opinions […]

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Important GES Membership Information

August 13, 2018

Membership in the GES Based on the Board’s decision to change the  Society’s financial year to September 1 to August 31 to have the financial year match […]

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Lifting Our Spirits – Turning towards Joy -Arinna Weisman

August 13, 2018

The smiles say it all…Turning towards Joy with Arinna Weismen was a weekend of gathering our spirits back and looking deep inside to find those wonderful qualities […]

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GES Picnic 2018

August 13, 2018

Thursday July 26 2018 – 2015 Stalker Rd, Gabriola Once again, and for 15  years running, GES members and friends gathered to enjoy the great weather, entertainment, company, and […]

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Do you want to volunteer for GES?

July 4, 2018

As a volunteer operated society, we are always looking for new ideas and enthusiastic participation in planning our events. We are inviting anyone with an interest in […]

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Buddhist Teachings and Meditation Retreat with Lama Losang Sampten, July 2018

July 3, 2018

This 9th  presentation in our GES Lifting the Spirit Theme for 2017-2018 was truly an outstanding experience.  “Spending a few days with Lama Losang is a delightful […]

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Lifting our Spirits – Finding the Sacred

May 31, 2018

“Very good!  Five very good presenters from very different experiences of spiritual questing, questing for meaning in life and freedom of Spirit, discovering meaning and still discovering …” […]

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Lifting our Spirits – Do It By Chants

May 11, 2018

“To create a spiritual community, even if for a little while, is a magnificent thing”. By the end of the Spring Forum weekend, I witnessed a most […]

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Community Seder

April 18, 2018

“What a memorable evening” was one comment in response to the festive sharing and learning about how a Seder works.  A big thank you to Amy and […]

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Invocations…Leah’s Enchanted Chants…

March 1, 2018

On Sunday, February 11th, twenty-five people enjoyed Leah Hokanson’s 2nd  of 3 “Innvocations”, community chanting series held at the net loft. Leah has the rare ability to sift […]

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