Events & Fundraising

AGM – April 27th 2013


The Galiano Health Care Society extends an invitation to Galiano residents to attend our Annual General Meeting on Saturday April 27th from 1-3pm at the South Community Hall. Join us to hear the latest news on doctor recruitment, island services, and plans for the coming year. Following the business meeting we will open the floor for discussion about a possible referendum later in 2013 that will allow us to seek support for  a new funding strategy. Contact Linda at the Clinic if you have questions. Hope to see you there!

AGM – April 27th 20132013-02-07T18:52:54-08:00

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

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

Dance for the health of it! A benefit for the Galiano Health Care Society.


Come to the South Hall on July 28th to dance to the music of Diona Davies and her local band. This is a licenced event with BBQ. You will get a chance to go on stage and sing a song with the band and you can make your special request for a few dollars. Diona will entertain us with music from around the world and there will be local singers performing their own songs. Come to swing with us to a different beat!

Dance for the health of it! A benefit for the Galiano Health Care Society.2012-07-19T13:40:45-07:00

WINE FESTIVAL AUGUST 11, 2012- NB. No Minors or Pets Allowed Onsite


New liquor regulations are in effect in BC that require:

1) The Wine Festival is an adult only event; no minors can be on site

2) Fines of $230 for any liquor taken off site and for being intoxicated in a public place

3) Intoxicated patrons cannot be on roadways nor on site. Free shuttle will be available

4) Information booth on site to assist you in having a safe and enjoyable festival experience

5) We are working with the RCMP to ensure we are in compliance, but the Festival’s flavour remains the same

Also note that animals/pets are not permitted onsite at the festival.

WINE FESTIVAL AUGUST 11, 2012- NB. No Minors or Pets Allowed Onsite2012-06-08T18:21:52-07:00



Don’t miss our second annual fundraiser “Galiano’s Got Talent- Keep The Health Care Ship Afloat”.

Saturday April 14th Doors at 6 PM Show time at 7:30 PM. Come have a pre-show drink and food. License event. PG 14

Sunday April 15th Doors at 12 noon, show time at 1 PM. Refreshment (non-alcoholic) and food. Families welcome. Free childcare both days.

A rendez-vous with laughter and community support.

The GHCS kindly thanks Shelley Gruendler for her wonderful artwork.


Andy Turner loses his hair, beard and mustache for Health Care on Galiano


Our own Andy Turner has agreed to take it all off for the Health Care, and we are asking you to make this come true by pledge your dollars to make it happen. We can all watch the happy event at the Country Dance fundraiser on July 16th and our island barber Cindy Crawford has agreed to divest Andy of every hair on his head and face (even his famous mustache). So PLEDGE, PLEDGE, PLEDGE and help Andy take it all off for a new floor at the Health Care Center.

Andy Turner loses his hair, beard and mustache for Health Care on Galiano2011-07-01T00:38:55-07:00

Public Meeting on Finding a New Doctor on Galiano Island – July 24th, 2pm-Lion’s Hall


Dear Fellow Galiano Resident,

RE:  Public Meeting on Finding a Doctor for Galiano Island

As you are no doubt aware, since Dr. David Beaver left Galiano over a year ago we here on Galiano have been without a full-time physician.  I am writing on behalf of the Galiano Health Care Society to provide you with a brief update and invite you to a public meeting where we will be providing a lot more information about the current state of affairs, what the future holds and what you can do to help us again get a physician on Galiano and restore our former levels of health care. 

As a bit of a preview to that meeting, let me briefly share with you what has happened.  The GHCS this last year has faced a three-pronged challenge.  The first has been to assure that everything is being done to find a new [Read More…]

Public Meeting on Finding a New Doctor on Galiano Island – July 24th, 2pm-Lion’s Hall2011-06-22T21:59:21-07:00

Country Dance July 16th, South Hall




Get that cowboy or cowgirl outfit out of your wardrobe and compete in a contest for the best country western costumes at the GHCS dance benefit on July 16th. There will also be prizes for the best cross dressers. You may win a fancy restaurant meal or another beautiful prize offered by the members of the Chamber of Commerce. 

The musicians of Good Company : Claudette Bejtovic, Thijs Vermeulen and Phil Buller promise music to warm our heart, delight our ears and seduce our dancing feet. Dirk and Johanna, Sylvie and Linda, Heather McRae and Jenny Brooklin will perform each of song with the band. 

The Galiano Health Care Society owes many thanks to the Galiano Chamber of Commerce which has donated $1000 towards the replacement of the floor of the Health Care [Read More…]

Country Dance July 16th, South Hall2011-06-11T20:47:31-07:00

Grief as Transformation: a mother’s story (by Eileen Beaudine)


On March 16 Jan Adler and I shared some experiences of grief.   I told the story of my son Joshua, his tragic death, and mostly I focused on the ways I experienced grief in the years that followed his death.

Joshua’s father called me from Portland to tell me our son Josh had died by suicide.  Suicide attempts were not uncommon for Josh, as he had multiple mental diagnoses.  His first attempt was when he was in 5th grade, and throughout his 26 years attempts were frequent.  He would call me or another friend to be rescued after overdoses.  One week before his death, he was hospitalized for an attempt with pills.  He left the hospital against Dr.’s orders, disappeared for a few days, came back to his family, and then he told his brother by telephone he was going to hitch-hike to San Francisco to get away from things for a while.   [Read More…]

Grief as Transformation: a mother’s story (by Eileen Beaudine)2011-04-03T21:33:37-07:00
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