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2013 Polar Brrr Swim Success


On January 1st friends of Galiano may have noticed an increase in the bear population on the island. Many  brave and furless bears (well some were rather hairy) came out of their comfy hibernation in their winter splendour to jump into the freezing water at Montague Beach for the benefit of Health Care.

Curious observers and supporters witnessed all kinds of polar bears jumping in the freezing water: tattooed bears, a teeny wheeny
bear (3 years old), elder bears (in their 70s), female and male bears, whole families of bears and, of course, some of the babes of 42.

The GHCS wishes to thank all 37 participants for their courage and commitment. We also owe many thanks to David Middleton, who designed our beautiful poster, to the Galiano merchants who donated prizes, to Linda Ruedrich, Christina Stechishin and Cathy Stephenson for the delicious hot chocolate, to Ken and Bietta Kucille for the tables and [Read More…]

2013 Polar Brrr Swim Success2013-01-08T21:14:09-08:00

January 1st Annual Polar Bear Swim


Challenge a friend or family member to take a dip, and/or make a pledge in support of those who dare plunge into the waters at Montague…

Pledge forms available from December 1st

Will you accept the challenge?


January 1st Annual Polar Bear Swim2012-11-28T04:31:34-08:00

Comedy, Drama and Magic – A Success!


On Saturday October 27th the Community Hall was filled with an eager audience who were witness to a spectacular evening of live entertainment – ‘The Moon and the other side of the Honeymoon’. A big thank you to Gerardo Avila and Veronica Dahl (Performers), Virgina Monk and Dave Ages (organizers), Jackie Bowers, Rock Mackay and Ian Maday for technical support, and the bakers who prepared delicious treats. Also a big thank you to the community of Galiano – your generousity in attendance and donations helped us to collect over $330 for the GHCS.


Comedy, Drama and Magic – A Success!2012-10-30T20:54:01-07:00



NEW POSITION: Building Maintenance Officer.

The Health Clinic is seeking a volunteer handyperson to provide assistance with various small maintenance tasks that arise throughout the year. Duties may include installing a lock, changing light bulbs or fixing a drawer…There is an opportunity for this person to join our Clinic Operations group that oversees property maintenance. We would also invite applicants to consider joining our Board of Directors through this role as Building Maintenance Officer. For further details, or to submit an expression of interest, please contact Linda at 250 539 3753 by October 31st.

VOLUNTEER MAINTENANCE OFFICER opening at GHCS2012-10-04T22:29:36-07:00

Community Presentation – October 13, 2012


The GHCS Mental Health Committee is pleased to announce that Dr Jim Schmidt, GHCS President, will be giving a public presentation titled “Brain Injury – Fact or Fiction”.

Date: Saturday October 13th

Venue: Page Drive Lounge (276 Georgeson Bay Rd)

Time: 1pm-3pm

Cost: By Donation

Refreshments provided.

No RSVP. For information phone Wendy at 250 539 3768

Community Presentation – October 13, 20122012-09-10T01:24:18-07:00

Wine Festival 2012 Review


The 2012 GHCS Wine Festival on Saturday August 11 proved  to exceed expectations. Once again Galianoites came together with friends of Galiano to support the Galiano Health Care Society – a community health centre that relies on public donations to operate. GHCS does not receive any government funding for its operations.

 With 18 wine vendors, a continual supply of freshly made appetizers and snacks, and live music with Brad Prevedoros, over 440 patrons enjoyed a relaxing afternoon in the sun. The Lion’s Field was a lively place to be while indulging in wine tasting from a variety of local B.C. and island wineries. Everyone (galianoites and visitors) enjoyed the party atmosphere while maintaining upbeat happy conversations and friendly connections.

 The GHCS is pleased to report that our net profit for the 2012 Wine Festival was just over $14,000.00. Of note, the Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast contributed over $1000.00 as a donation. [Read More…]

Wine Festival 2012 Review2012-09-09T19:07:36-07:00

Doctor Recruitment Update


As many of you know, in the middle of May a physician in the Maritimes visited Galiano with his family, and then at the end of July and first part of August he did two weeks of sessional work on the island to further get to know the island and the clinic.  The bad news is that we recently heard that he is, at this time, not interested in pursuing the position.

 The good news is that another physician, this time from Alaska, will be visiting Galianao with his wife later this month to look at the position.  Everything so far indicates that he would be a good fit for Galiano.  He has extensive experience in practicing primary care medicine, and has many interests (kayaking, bird watching, etc.) that he could pursue on our island.  I have had a number of e-mail exchanges with him and so far there don`t appear to [Read More…]

Doctor Recruitment Update2012-09-07T00:07:28-07:00

Job Opening – Seniors Program Coordinator


The Galiano Health Care Society is looking for someone to be the Coordinator of Senior’s Health and Recreation programs. Project to run Oct 1, 2012 – March 31-2013, with possibility of extension, 6 hours per week, $20/hr. Applicants should have basic computer, report writing skills, good communications skills, a preferred background in seniors or volunteer programs, experience in community development work, and be an independent, mature worker. Applications close September 15, 2012. Please send resume to Linda at the Health Care Centre, 908 Burrill Road. A job outline is available, and for more information call 250-539-3753.

Job Opening – Seniors Program Coordinator2012-08-21T23:35:30-07:00
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