Lucy Russell gets tangled up during the annual Jump Rope for Heart at the Gabriola Elementary School last week. 80 Gabriola students took part in the nationwide day of activity. Jump Rope for Heart started more than 30 years ago as a day to encourage kids to get active by skipping rope while they collect pledges for heart disease and stroke research. Over 750,000 other kids in more than 4,000 schools across Canada. Sarah Holmes photo

Lucy Russell gets tangled up during the annual Jump Rope for Heart at the Gabriola Elementary School last week. 80 Gabriola students took part in the nationwide day of activity. Jump Rope for Heart started more than 30 years ago as a day to encourage kids to get active by skipping rope while they collect pledges for heart disease and stroke research. Over 750,000 other kids in more than 4,000 schools across Canada. Sarah Holmes photo

Hummingbird Swarm. If anyone on Gabriola is missing some humming birds, they may be at George Maclean’s place. This is on one of three feeders, he has, George says there is probably about 40 or so all together. George Maclean photo

Hummingbird Swarm. If anyone on Gabriola is missing some humming birds, they may be at George Maclean’s place. This is on one of three feeders, he has, George says there is probably about 40 or so all together. George Maclean photo

Youth of Gabriola, along with family and friends, performed as a flash mob in various locations in Nanaimo last week to raise awareness about the incinerator proposed for Duke Point by the Metro Vancouver regional board. Photo courtesy Josée Velsen

Youth of Gabriola, along with family and friends, performed as a flash mob in various locations in Nanaimo last week to raise awareness about the incinerator proposed for Duke Point by the Metro Vancouver regional board. Photo courtesy Josée Velsen