$2,128 was raised at this year’s car clinic for the food bank at Gabriola Automotive. (L-R) Mary Wohlleben, owners Bill and Ilona Beedie, Shawn Eliuk, and Ray Brown. Staff donated their time and services, with 22 cars going through, and Gabriola Automotive matches the donations to reach the total raised. Derek Kilbourn photo

$2,128 was raised at this year’s car clinic for the food bank at Gabriola Automotive. (L-R) Mary Wohlleben, owners Bill and Ilona Beedie, Shawn Eliuk, and Ray Brown. Staff donated their time and services, with 22 cars going through, and Gabriola Automotive matches the donations to reach the total raised. Derek Kilbourn photo

Sailboats with the Bowen Queen departing Gabriola Island behind them, taken earlier in October from the Nanaimo Harbour terminal. The Bowen Queen returns this week, and is scheduled to be on the Gabriola route until December 15 while the Quinsam goes in for a refit. Photo courtesy Betty Lou Archibald

Sailboats with the Bowen Queen departing Gabriola Island behind them, taken earlier in October from the Nanaimo Harbour terminal. The Bowen Queen returns this week, and is scheduled to be on the Gabriola route until December 15 while the Quinsam goes in for a refit. Photo courtesy Betty Lou Archibald

Congratulations Nancy Boyes! The Gabriola Fitness Centre is under new ownership, as Nancy Boyes (left) has sold the business to Tasha Mae and Jo-Jeff Dunbar. This past Sunday evening, friends, clients, and longtime users of “The Gym” (as it was known in its Twin Beaches location before moving to Madrona West) gathered at The Fitness Centre to wish Boyes a congratulations and well wishes. Derek Kilbourn photo

Congratulations Nancy Boyes! The Gabriola Fitness Centre is under new ownership, as Nancy Boyes (left) has sold the business to Tasha Mae and Jo-Jeff Dunbar. This past Sunday evening, friends, clients, and longtime users of “The Gym” (as it was known in its Twin Beaches location before moving to Madrona West) gathered at The Fitness Centre to wish Boyes a congratulations and well wishes. Derek Kilbourn photo