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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Invocations: Community Chanting

February 5, 2018

An intimate group of 18 filled the space at the Netloft with beautiful chanting in January.   Here’s what we heard when it was done… “I love […]

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carolling – 2017

December 29, 2017

After a fog bound, perplexing day of  “should we go, or should we stay” ….we finally decided (after scouting the island roads) to do it! We were […]

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Ceremony of Remembrance

December 1, 2017

For the second year, the Gabriola Ecumenical Society hosted ‘Lifting our Spirit Through A Ceremony of Remembrance.’ A big thank you to Owen McCooey who took the […]

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Giving Thanks Dinner

November 9, 2017

For old and young alike, when Amy Block called us all to give thanks – there was a lot to be grateful for!  Over 70 people shared […]

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Thank You Jacquie!

October 16, 2017

On September 27, 2017 representatives from at least 16 different community groups got together at the Golf Course to thank Jacquie Jessup and  husband Bart for their […]

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Invocations: A Community Chanting

September 25, 2017

“It was exhilarating!” was how one participant described the Gabriola Ecumenical Society’s first event of their 2017-2018 season. On Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the Netloft, Leah […]

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Seaside Summer Picnic – 14th Annual

August 14, 2017

On July 20, 2017 the GES hosted its 14th Annual Seaside Summer Picnic –   held in the colourful and spacious gardens of Anne Sims! Once again, […]

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Lama Losang Samten

July 10, 2017

Another successful sold out event with Lama Losang Samten!   On June 7th , at the Roxy Theatre,  we had the pleasure of viewing a Madame Secretary […]

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Spring Forum Eating as a Practice of Care and Love-for Earth, Animals, Plants & Local Farmers

April 5, 2017

FORUM 2017: Eating as a Practice of Love and Care. Submitted by Jacquie Jessup Food and eating certainly was the theme and the practice of this annual […]

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Music and Poetry With and For Our Loved Ones

March 4, 2017

Submitted by Owen McCooey On Sunday, February 12, 2017 more than sixty people came to the Netloft to hear a performance by Leah Hokanson, vocalist & pianist, […]

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