Come join us for the 59th Annual GICHA Salmon BBQ!!

Dinah D

GICHA Board member

Monday, July 7 2014

The Gabriola Island Community Hall Association (GICHA) would like to invite you to come out and celebrate at our annual Salmon BBQ, Saturday August 9. 

The Salmon BBQ is the only fundraiser the GICHA hosts, and it helps with maintenance and insurance on our lovely hall. Every year we do improvements to our hall, and this year marks the “new” hall’s thirtieth birthday. This year has seen a fancy new boiler for our heating, a reverse osmosis water system to keep our water potable, and many hours of routine maintenance that we do with your help. We also purchased a new lighting system and have added equipment to the sound system, making the hall a more inviting performance venue, so thanks Gabriola!

The Salmon BBQ has hours of fabulous local live music and other surprises to enjoy every year, as well as hundreds of smiling, appreciative faces to perform for. Tsiporah Grignon has the stage full already, but if you would like to organize the stage or have an interest in taking on bookings for next year, she is looking for a successor, after her thirteen-year stint. Get the hang of it this year, and contact Tsiporah at 250-247-8350.

Volunteering is a great way to meet some of your fellow community members, and hang out with your neighbours. We can use help with the Kids’ Corner, dishes in the kitchen, bussing plates, taking tickets and selling raffle tickets. Also, we are looking for someone (or a couple) to organize the BBQ next year, as our current organizers have been doing it for over thirty years. Wow...so please contact Joyce 247-8554 or Ute 247-8114 to volunteer, or if you have an interest in helping to organize (and learn the ropes this year).

Beer Garden opens at 4:00 p.m. and Salmon Dinner is served from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. with “salad only” plates available, and hotdogs for the kiddies (and anyone else who wants one). 

Salmon dinner $15, hotdogs/tofudogs $2, salad plate $7, ice cream $1- what a deal! Family entertainment, music, beer garden, tons more and with changes to the Special Occasion Licensing, we can drink a beer anywhere at the BBQ, not just in the “garden.” 

Tickets at Artworks and at the door, and tourist info at Twin Beaches. 

Bring a blanket or chair and come celebrate our thirtieth birthday with us at the hall August 9.