Gabriola Arts Council (GAC) respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we live and create is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation whose presence here reaches back to time immemorial. GAC respects and affirms the inherent rights and title of Snuneymuxw First Nation.
We endeavour to honour Coast Salish land and its treaties by strengthening our relationship and responsibilities to them. We are grateful to Snuneymuxw First Nation, who continue to share their knowledge about the history of the lands and water and their relations to them. We believe that the Arts can contribute to the healing and decolonizing journey we all share together and commit to honouring Indigenous self-determination, sovereignty and resurgence.
In an unpredictable world, it’s good to be united, organized & prepared to respond together.
That’s what Triumph Gabriola is all about! Resiliency comes from sharing skills, knowledge and stories that will make us stronger. And, we’ll prepare ourselves for the next pandemic or climate event or challenge unknown by celebrating food, economy, art, music, culture and gratitude.
Triumph is a program to celebrate the resilience of Gabriolans during the dark years of COVID and the reopening of the country. While we understand COVID is not over, we do believe in celebrating our community and how we came together to weather this storm. The program will include a range of activities including:
· Food Security workshops
· Heritage Skills workshops
· Gabriola Business Showcase
· Elder Youth Art Share
· Pandemic on an Island