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Chess at the Rollo

Activity Leader:  Kaamran Hafeez. ( 247 8269

Everyone is welcome to drop in for a game of chess on Wednesdays from 7 – 10 pm.

We have a regular turnout of roughly 8 – 10 players (and growing). All ages and levels are welcome. Bring your own board if you like, but we have plenty of the club-style sets available. A $5 drop-in fee covers rental costs for the Rollo.

Play is informal and tea and cookies are provided.

Contract Bridge

Activity Leader: Warren Smart (

We meet every Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. There are anywhere from two to five tables (eight to twenty individuals) who play. Lately there have been four tables. A trophy for the highest score overall is given out. Cash prizes are given out for first and second place plus random cash prizes for card sequences. We enjoy a Christmas pot luck lunch and party in December.

Duplicate Bridge

Activity Leader: Vanda Blok (

The Duplicate Bridge group meets every Monday evening at 6:30pm for 3 hours of brain gymnastics in a convivial atmosphere.  Currently we average 3 tables/evening (12 players) and we are actively recruiting more players.  Although we are no longer are sanctioned by the ACBL, scores are always tallied and the top pair always enjoys  ***FREE PLAY*** for their next session.

Coffee, tea and cookies are always served😊

The Palette People

Activity Leader: Anne Havard, President (

Meet to draw, paint, inspire and support each other every Tuesday and Friday from 9:30 am to noon and often into the afternoon. 



Parkinson's Group

Activity Leader: John Peirce (;



We meet Fridays 2:45 – 4:15 to share briefly and support each other, and then join in professionally-led exercises designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease and pitched to our level (mostly seated). Care-givers very welcome! 

Seated Tai Chi every 4th Friday.

Gabriola Quilters

Activity Leader: Vicki Dods (

We meet the 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm in the large room.

We are a group of individuals who get together to share ideas, work on projects, our own or a group project, and socialize. We love to play with colours and fabric.  Members’ skills range from beginner to very experienced.

Some members are also fiber artists, some do other forms of needle crafts to be incorporated into their quilts, or while in between projects.  Primarily, we work on our own projects.  Occasionally we may be involved as a group in projects that benefit the community.  The latest example being the Sunflower quilt for PHC .

Membership Fees: $20/calendar year - which covers the storage locker rental with some left over to cover other expenses such as our annual show and sale.

There is a $2 activity fee paid to the GSCA each time a member attends.  Drop-ins are always welcome.  The first visit is free and subsequent visits are $5.

Gabriola Spinners and Weavers Guild

Activity Leader: Luanne McCollum (

We are a group of spinners, weavers, needle felters, wet felters, dyers, knitters, crocheters, finger weavers and surface designers.  We meet at the Rollo Centre on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Thursday of the month year round.

The second Thursday meeting offers a three-hour program on a different technique.

Guild members demonstrate and sell their creations at Street Art in August and at the Rollo Christmas Craft fair in December.

We welcome new members.  The GSCA drop-in fee for your first visit is on us.

Contact us to be involved.



Gabriola Mini-Makers

Activity Leader(s):Debbie Marshall (; Margaret Mann (

The Gabriola Mini-Makers meet every other Tuesday afternoon (1:00 pm to 3:00 pm), to create miniatures and to learn new techniques in miniature making.  We also take field trips and host local shows of our work.

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