Gabriola Skatepark Fundraising Association seeking monthly donors

Sounder News

Tuesday, May 15 2018

The Gabriola Skatepark Fundraising Association has been approved by the Credit Union to accept monthly donations.

“This is a system set up so that people can make significant contributions towards this project, but do it in manageable pieces,” said Derek Kilbourn, GSFA Treasurer.

“Committing to a monthly donation, for twelve months, can have a sizable impact on us achieving the community goal of $72,000.

“If 100 persons, businesses, or organizations, can commit to $50 a month, that adds up to $60,000  in twelve months.

“Any amount people give, will help us Keep on Pushin’ towards the end goal - a skatepark in Gabriola’s village core that will be for all ages to learn on and enjoy.”

The Regional District of Nanaimo has given Gabriola until April of 2019 to raise the $72,000. RDN staff have said if someone has committed to twelve months of regular donations, even if that spills into June or July of next year, they will count that as ‘cash in hand’ and it will be included as the total at the end of April. Anyone wishing to become a monthly donor can email the GSFA at or drop by the Sounder office (510 North Road) for the paperwork.