Meals on Wheels
The Gabriola Auxiliary has partnered with Kiwanis Village Nanaimo to deliver nutritious hot meals to Gabriola residents three days a week, on an ongoing or short-term basis.
Meals arrive on the late afternoon ferry from Nanaimo on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. An Auxiliary volunteer delivers the meal to your door between 4:30pm and 6:00pm.
The cost is $7.25 per meal. There are no charges for delivery.
To arrange for meal delivery, please call
Kiwanis Village Nanaimo at 250-753-1300.
(Office is open 9am to 12pm, M-F)
For more information, including sample menu plans,
click on their logo below.
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 provides rides to these appointments on Gabriola and in Nanaimo.
All drivers have been vaccinated.
Passengers are required to have had at least two COVID-19 vaccinations.
Masks are requested for both drivers and passengers.
If the passenger has any COVID-like symptoms the ride will have to be postponed.
Drivers to Doctors do NOT have priority boarding for the ferry.
Ferry costs for Nanaimo trips are not included. TAP forms will cover most ferry costs. If you cannot get to the clinic to pick one up, please let us know. Click the button below for TAP BC info.
If the service is not eligible for a TAP form, such as a pick up from a hospital stay or to a dental appointment, the patient must pay the ferry fees for the vehicle and driver, as well as themselves.
Ready to book your ride?
Call Marni Laird at 250-268-9433 to request a driver. Please give as much notice as possible to allow time to arrange for your ride.
The recipient of the GAIHCS 2023 Scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, is Autumn Vannini.
Autumn moved to Gabriola at four years old and attended Gabriola Elementary School for Kindergarten through Grade Seven. Autumn's interests are many, including: philosophy, sociology, photography, writing and film studies. She has been involved in track and field since age eleven.
In Autumn's own words:
"This scholarship will greatly assist me in my first year at the University of British Columbia where I will be studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. I thank the Auxiliary for supporting me in my studies and giving me this fantastic award! It is such a pleasure to receive so much support in a community I have been a part of since I was young."
Each year we provide grants to Gabriola-based organizations to support their health care programs and projects.
Please come back to view this webpage in August to find our updated grant policies and a downloadable grant application form.
The deadline for applications is September 15th of each year.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Our mission is to support health care programs and patient comfort services on Gabriola Island.
GAIHCS Grants Given
TOTAL 2023 GRANTS = $25,797.45
PHC Comfort Food Program
GERTIE Community Bus
Gabriola Health Care Foundation