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).


Starting in January 2021

we will be open   Thursday to Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Donations by appointment will move to Wednesday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Call: 250-325-4223 or email: thegabeshop@shaw.ca

We Welcome

Our New GABE Shop


Tammie Hennigar

      WIN A $115         


Tickets at The GABEShop!

$2 each or 3 for $5

Draw : 3:00 pm, Saturday, February 27th

 at The GABE Shop.

BC Gaming Licence # 127701


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. For more info - tessa_9@hotmail.com

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

These beauties would be a nice addition to your kitchen!

Vintage teal thumbprint glass.

11 lunch plates, 12 dessert dishes. Stemware: 11 large water goblets, 12 wine glasses.


        Drivers to Doctors                       Program

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



                             Need a ride to your appointments?


Don't have any way of getting to and from either Gabriola medical clinic, the island dentist, lab, pharmacy, registered therapist (in the Village core), or the VIHA Lifestyles post-op and seniors' exercise programs? Drivers to Doctors is providing drives to medical-related appointments on Gabriola, with extra precautions because of Covid-19.​


Masks are required for both drivers and patients, and if either has any COVID-like symptoms the drive will have to be reassigned or postponed. Frequently touched surfaces in the car, such has door handles and seat belts, are disinfected between drives.


Due to prolonged contact during drives to medical appointments in Nanaimo we have had to suspend these until the situation improves. We are continually reevaluating when it would be safe to restart these drives.


Call Marni Laird ph: 250-713-8018 at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment to schedule a driver to pick you up. 

Want to help out?

Join our Team of Volunteer Drivers

Call Marni Laird ph: 250-713-8018.

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

The GABE shop Welcomes You!

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


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