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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 

(Gabriola Auxiliary Business Enterprise)




The GABE Shop is the Gabriola Auxiliary Business Enterprise. Other programs are the Meals on Wheels and Drivers to Doctors.

GABE Shop is the main source of income for the Auxiliary whose mandate it is to support Gabriola Island health initiatives through a grant program opened to other Not for Profit Societies such as Home Hospice Program. PHC, GAC, The Hope Centre,and the Gabriola Health Foundation for equipment for the urgent care unit at the Gabriola Medical Clinic on Gabriola Island.

GABE stands for Gabriola Auxiliary Business Enterprise and is part of The Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care Society. The Auxiliary is always looking for new volunteers, so drop by The GABE Shop and let us know you're interested.

You never know what you might find on an excursion to The GABE Shop! From crystal to telescopes, suits to golf shoes, artwork to bread makers. It is a treasure hunter's dream!

We accept donations Tuesday’s 10am - 4pm by appointment. Gently worn clothing, jewellery and shoes, household items, small appliances, antiques, artwork, books and more. We cannot accept children's car seats, toys with small parts, electronics and a few other items. When in doubt, give the store a call and one of our amazing volunteers will let you know if we can take your donation.

Our GABE Shop Manager
Tammie Hennigar

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Drop into the GABE shop and see our quality, gently used/new clothes at bargain prices and browse the dozens of unique and interesting items we have for sale. The Gabe Shop staff are always willing to help you find just the right gift or item of clothing.


 GABE Shop

.Call: 250-325-4223 or email:















                       DONATE YOUR GOODS!

 We welcome your gently used clothing (cleaned and pressed, please!), household goods, books, artwork and jewellery.

Please drop off your items during store hours.


                      SCOOP ICE CREAM!

If you'd like to be a part of this amazing group of

volunteers who really do put the 'fun' into fundraising,

contact Simone Halpin at (250) 325-9011

and join the team of ice cream scoopers.


                      BUY ICECREAM in the Summer Months

The GABE Shop and Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who purchased the 10+1 pak of ice cream tickets. Now you only have 1 line to wait in....the Ice Cream Cart line up! Just come, pick 1 or 10 flavours and enjoy!!

The 10+1 paks are still available by etransfer to: or in the GABE Shop Wednesday to Saturday.


  10 +1 Single cone Pak or 10 +1 Double cone Pak.


The Cart is open Wednesday to Saturday until further notice.

                       Ice Cream Cones:








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

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