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Cinema Galiano – Woodstock Edition!

Cinema Galiano is pleased to announce we will be presenting the director’s cut of the film Woodstock Saturday, August 17th at 7:00 – exactly 50 years to the day that the original event occurred.

The $15 admission ticket includes Alison’s awesome pizza and sweet treats during the intermission at 9 and unlimited popcorn. We are setting the Hall up so that you can dance and peace out during the movie showing.

We’ll figure out a prize for best costume too! Bring out the old bell bottoms, tie dyes, etc.!

2019-07-17T13:34:00-07:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Cinema Galiano|0 Comments

The Historic ‘Maier’ Piano

The Community Hall has an historic upright piano bequeathed to the Galiano Club by Alice Maier. It has had a home in the Hall since at least the 1990s.

Used in countless local musical productions, school concerts, etc, the piano has also been played by several visiting musical celebrities. Jon Kimura Parker, the famed Canadian pianist, has performed on it during at least a couple Galiano Concert Society recitals & was delighted with the sounds the old piano produced.


Researching the piano’s serial number, local musician, Will Guthrie, has discovered that the instrument was produced in 1925 by The Weber Piano Co, Kingston, Ontario. The piano bears the name ‘Stevenson’ which, he was told, is probably the dealership’s name — a common practise at the time.

2019-07-17T11:28:12-07:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Club News|0 Comments

Galiano’s Flag

In 1999, as part of the celebrations for the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the Galiano Club, Board Director and flag-enthusiast, Peter Renner, organized an island wide flag contest. After some advertising 14 designs were submitted. These were given public exposure for several weeks on the walls of the island’s Trincomali Bakery.

A half-dozen Galiano Clubs were asked to choose a rep to create a selection committee, which was to be chaired by Jamie Webb, Manager of the Victoria Flag Shop.

After some deliberation a design was chosen, one submitted by Marina Szijarto, daughter of long-time islander, Mario Szijarto.

The Flag Shop created the first copy free of cost. The official flag raising ceremony was held November 20th, 1999 as part of that day’s Christmas Market (annual organized by the Galiano Club).

Dennis Olsen had installed a flagpole at the front of the Community Hall and with the Galiano Singers, local MP, Gary Lunn and the islands resident RCMP officer attending. A few dozen residents cheered as the flag was flown for the very first time.

This flag has flown in front of the Community Hall ever since.

2019-07-12T16:19:01-07:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Club News|0 Comments

Galiano’s Next Top Nettle Cooking Competition

Chefs, cooks and foragers: It’s time to put your “pedal to the nettle” in this year’s competition at the 12th Annual Nettlefest Community Potluck Celebration at the South Galiano Community Hall. Come “test your nettle” by entering your best nettle dish against fierce island competition. And the sting: all dishes must be in by 5:30pm.

Categories
• Dan the Man Island Style (featuring 100% ingredients grown or foraged on Galiano)
• Avant-Garde Cuisine
• Homestyle Cooking

2019-04-02T21:17:31-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Food Program, Nettlefest|0 Comments

12th Annual Nettlefest Community Potluck Celebration

Sunday, April 7th Doors open at 5:00pm
Come together to celebrate the return of Spring as we gather as a community for the 11th annual Nettlefest Potluck.   It’s all about gathering with friends and neighbours, sharing some wonderful food, and enjoying the entertainment of some amazingly-talented locals. Join us, and bring something to share with others.

2019-03-23T15:53:28-07:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Food Program, Nettlefest|0 Comments

Forest Foraging Walk

10:00am, Saturday April 6, Alistair Ross trailhead parking lot
with Holistic Nutritionist Cedana Bourne from the Galiano Conservancy Association

Bring your cameras and notebooks and learn about foraging in our local forests. We’ll walk through Galiano’s wild places and talk about nettles and other edible wild greens, how and when to pick them for a sustainable harvest, where they grow, and their roles in our local ecosystems. We’ll also learn about their nutritional and health-giving properties, and how best to preserve them.

Suggested donation $15-$20. Please register at galianofoodprograms@gmail.com

2019-03-23T15:48:57-07:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Food Program, Nettlefest|0 Comments

Wild Kitchen—Nettle Cooking Workshop with Alison Colwell

This Year we are holding 2 classes – Thursday April 4th and Friday April 5th at 5:30pm

Learn how to make a variety of delicious nettle dishes and how to remove the sting so that you can take advantage of all of nettle’s incredible health benefits. This hands-on class includes cooking demonstrations and is suitable for all levels of cooking skills. It’s a prime opportunity for those looking to develop their skills and incorporate wild foods into their diet. We will create a delicious meal to share around a communal table at the end of the evening. This is a chance to bring questions, and get ideas for your entry into the Galiano’s Next Top Nettle Cooking Competition at the Potluck.
Registration includes all ingredients for a meal we prepare in class, plus a copy of Alison’s Nettle Cookbook.
Please register at galianofoodprograms@gmail.com. Sliding scale $15-$25
2019-04-01T22:02:05-07:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Food Program, Nettlefest|1 Comment

Gingerbread House Competition 2018

It’s official!

This year will mark our first Solstice Gingerbread house competition….

There are only two rules:

Firstly, the whole construction has to be edible. (Go ahead and use carrots if you want!) Second rule, the wooden base can be no larger than 8″x 16″ (I can provide bases if needed.)

Winner will be determined by everyone at the dinner.

2018-12-09T15:42:20-07:00December 9th, 2018|Categories: Food Program, Winter Solstice Potluck|0 Comments

Bluffs Park Management Plan

It was in 1948 when the Bluffs first became a park for the recreational use of the public. The intention at the time was to preserve the ecosystem and maintain its natural state and beauty. Much has changed since that time as the number of residents on the island has grown, as has the number of visitors. The definition of recreational use has broadened and the natural ecosystem has become much more precious as others have disappeared. In addition, the Capital Regional District has begun the process of developing a park management plan for Matthews Point park. Because this will have implications for The Bluffs as the neighbouring park and because the last time The Bluffs plan was reviewed was in 1988, the time has come to update the park management plan.

2018-10-08T11:53:12-07:00September 29th, 2018|Categories: Club Programs|0 Comments
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