Welcome to the           GABRIOLA             AUXILIARY



Our mission is to support health care programs and patient comfort services on Gabriola Island such as Meals on Wheels and Drivers to Doctors.

The Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care Society (Gabriola Auxiliary, for short) is a non-profit organization incorporated under the Societies' Act of British Columbia, and a member of the British Columbia Association of Health Care Auxiliaries (BCAHA).

                    Good News!


The GABE Shop is adding 1 more day of shopping.

Starting in November we will be opened Wednesday to Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Donations by appointment will move to Tuesday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Call: 250-325-4223 or email: thegabeshop@shaw.ca.

Oct. 12, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

 Please click on the link to see the Outline for our email AGM including a couple of motions for your consideration.

If you have questions about the format, please email me.


 Take care, stay safe.

 Simone Halpin, President


We need more deliverers for our South Road route. We drive once every second week for about 1 hour delivering to very nice, appreciative people. We drivers are also a nice team who are now virtually meeting with real tea and cookies.


Please encourage people in your personal networks to complete the survey at:


and, of course, if you haven't done it yet, please do.

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        Drivers to Doctors                       Program

Call Marni Laird for info ph: 250-713-8018.

         Gabriola Auxiliary Drivers to Doctors Program

As we advance through the steps of getting back to our activities and programs, the Auxiliary must take into consideration the risk of Covid-19 transmission to our volunteers and their families.

We have emphasized that if our volunteers are uncomfortable volunteering where they normally do they should hold off for now.

This has resulted in some of our programs being reduced for the time being due to a reduced number of volunteers.


The Auxiliary is announcing a limited return to the Drivers to Doctors program on Gabriola only. ( June 23, 2020)

Enclosed cars add an extra element of risk especially for longer periods of time.

We ask that you try to get alternate rides to medical appointments on Gabriola.

You can also consider the Taxi Saver Program through PHC where you can get $60.00 worth of rider coupons for $30.00. Call 250-247-7311 for details.

If you can’t find anyone else you can call Marni at 250-713-8018 and she will try to get a driver.
Do not call us if you have systems of cold, flu or Covid!
Masks will be mandatory….no mask, no ride.

We appreciate your understanding and patience while we try to provide the services while protecting our volunteers, their families and our customers.


Take care, be safe.


Do you know of anyone who can benefit from this service?

The GABE shop Welcomes You!

GABE Shop - New Store Manager

The board has a new store manager, Rhonda Bruce. 

Rhonda worked as a receptionist at the Haven.  She was involved as a volunteer with GAC and other not for profit organization.  

The Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care is looking for volunteers to work at The GABE Shop. Shifts are three hours and you can work once a week or once a month. No previous retail experience required, training provided. We are a pretty relaxed crew and like to laugh.
Come down to the shop and ask for Carol if you'd like to know more.

About Us

The BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries was established in 1945 to promote education, leadership, effective communication, and high standards of performance as key factors in member Auxiliaries’ success. Currently, BCAHA’s member auxiliaries in BC represent more than 6,254 adult volunteers and 350 youth volunteers. In 2018, member Auxiliaries devoted more than 1,235,634 volunteer hours and donated more than $9,946,000 to purchase much-needed healthcare equipment at the local level, and to enhance the care and comfort of patients and their families.

We keep our members knowledgeable with timely information and resource material through our website, a regular newsletter and face-to-face interaction at the local and provincial levels, including annual provincial and regional annual general meetings and conferences.

By Mail

BCAHA Contact info:

Address: 707- 318 Homer St., Vancouver, BC,  V6B 2V2

Phone number:  250-701-3465

By Phone


By Email


Have you heard about           F.E.T.C.H. ?


For Everything That's Community Health


     It is a website   



-where you can learn about all the services on Gabriola Island that support community health and wellness


-visit the website to learn what resources there are currently on the island to meet you and your family's needs


Watch FetchBC

Gabriola Island Video

'A GP For Me'

Mission Statement....”To support community health education, healthcare and patient comfort services on Gabriola Island.”

              Visit us at our office at:

                  The GABE Shop

       560 North Road, Gabriola Island, BC
                   Tel: (250) 325-4223                                          Email: thegabeshop@shaw.ca

    The Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care Society, P.O. Box 219, Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X0 
                     Tel: (250) 325-4223 

            Email: Gabriola-Auxiliary@shaw.ca