Welcome to the GABRIOLA AUXILIARY
JOIN THE DYNAMIC TEAM AT GABRIOLA'S NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
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).
The GABE Shop
The GABE Shop is a boutique thrift store run by volunteers and donations from the community. It is operated by the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care. We also operate the Ice cream cart. All profits go to Gabriola Island health initiatives.
The GABE Shop is the Gabriola Auxiliary Business Enterprise.
YOUR ICE CREAM COUPONS WILL NOT EXPIRE IN OCT... YOU WILL BE ABLE TO USE THEM NEXT SUMMER IN 2023!!
It is that time of year again… time to collect our $12.00 annual membership fees.
So do you know where your fees go?
The breakdown is as follows;
BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries: $5.00 per member
BCAHA Area Director: $2.00 per member
Gabriola Auxiliary: $5.00 per member
Call 250-325 4223 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DRIVERS TO DOCTORS
Need a ride to your appointments?
Don't have any way of getting to and from medical or other health-related appointments, such as to Life Labs, the dentist, optometrist, registered therapist, or the pharmacy? Drivers to Doctors is providing drives to these appointments on Gabriola and in Nanaimo.
Ferry costs for Nanaimo trips are not included. TAP forms will cover most expenses; if you cannot get to the clinic to pick one up, please let us know. If the service is not eligible for a TAP form (such as pick up from a hospital stay or to a dental appointment), the patient must pay for the vehicle and driver as well as themselves.
Drivers to Doctors do NOT have priority boarding for the ferry.
Patients are required to have had at least two Covid vaccinations, and all drivers have been vaccinated. Masks are requested for both drivers and patients, especially for trips to Nanaimo. If either patient or driver has any COVID-like symptoms the drive will have to be postponed or reassigned.
Call Marni Laird ph: 250-713-8018 to request a driver. Please give as much notice as possible to allow time to arrange for your drive.
Want to help out?
Join our Team of Volunteer Drivers
Call Marni Laird ph: 250-713-8018.
DRIVERS TO DOCTORS PROGRAM
MEALS ON WHEELS
Do you know of anyone who can benefit from this service?
We need more drivers, please!
We deliver suppers to people Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We need lots of drivers because we each deliver once every 2nd week. Our times usually start around 4:15 to around 5:30. We try to have drivers deliver near where they live.
Our mandate is to help maintain and improve health care and delivery to Gabriolians.
Our mandate it to raise money for other health-related non-for-profit organizations on Gabriola for health-related purposed.
We have supported 15 organizations since 2012 when we opened.
If you are interested in one of our programs such as the GABE Shop (seasonal Ice Cream Cart) Meals on Wheels, Drivers to Doctors and Health, come and join us
Ask how at the Gabe Shop!