The 2015 passing of the bench. Grade 7 students, graduating this year from Gabriola Elementary School, pass the Grade 7 bench to this year’s Grade 6 students as part of the final assembly of the year at GES held this past Wednesday morning. Sarah Holmes photo

The 2015 passing of the bench. Grade 7 students, graduating this year from Gabriola Elementary School, pass the Grade 7 bench to this year’s Grade 6 students as part of the final assembly of the year at GES held this past Wednesday morning. Sarah Holmes photo

Glen Murphy and Brenda Peacock danced a waltz in front of students, teachers, and parents at the final assembly of the year at Gabriola Elementary School. Both of them will be retiring this year. Mr. Murphy has taught for 17 years, Ms. Peacock for 20. Murphy said, “to teach wonderful students, it’s been a joy.” Ms. Peacock said, “I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was 10 years old.” Joke Mensink and Anna Bauer were recognized as well at the assembly as they are also retiring from the GES staff this year. Sarah Holmes photo

Glen Murphy and Brenda Peacock danced a waltz in front of students, teachers, and parents at the final assembly of the year at Gabriola Elementary School. Both of them will be retiring this year. Mr. Murphy has taught for 17 years, Ms. Peacock for 20. Murphy said, “to teach wonderful students, it’s been a joy.” Ms. Peacock said, “I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was 10 years old.” Joke Mensink and Anna Bauer were recognized as well at the assembly as they are also retiring from the GES staff this year. Sarah Holmes photo

Al Sherk holds up the 23.39 pound chinook which won him the 2015 Silva Bay Derby. Photo courtesy Tim Wicks

Al Sherk holds up the 23.39 pound chinook which won him the 2015 Silva Bay Derby. Photo courtesy Tim Wicks