Good Friday (April 15, 2022)  proved to be a blustery day on Gabriola, with rain clouds looming on the horizon and cold winds sweeping across the Commons. Nonetheless, in response to open community invitations extended by Sound, Belonging & Wholeness and the Gabriola Ecumenical Society, 26 brave souls gathered outdoors by the Timberframe structure to celebrate unity in diversity.

Together we sent forth intentions of peace, harmony, and Wholeness through community sharing of music, poetry and readings.  Participatory contributions were offered by both men and women, ranging in age from 24 to 87.  

A total of $130 in cash donations received at the event were forwarded to the Gabriola Elementary School Parent Advisory Council in response to their current fundraising campaign to support the education of our island children.