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Introduction to Healing Touch Workshop at South End Hall

This Saturday, 2 days from now on July 12th, you're all invited to a "Introduction to Healing Touch Workshop at the South End Community Hall on Galiano.  The beach & hiking trails will still be there for you to enjoy when it' over & your take away will be knowing a bit more about taking care of yourself & the ones you love.  No need to register, simply show up. 

Healing Touch is an energy therapy that works with standard medical care to reduce stress, decrease pain and support cancer care. 

The Instructor is Catherine Awai, B Ed, Dip Ed, CHTP/I from Vancouver Island. Catherine has an active private practice in energy based therapies in Duncan, B.C. Her classes offer students a loving, compassionate, grounded environment which has been described by students as very safe for personal growth and learning.

For more information about Healing Touch, check Healing Touch Canada's website at


Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 13:00
Island:  Galiano Island Topic:  Health, Fitness, Sports and Rec Learning

Matinee Movie & Discussion Panel - Mental Health Awareness Week

The GHCS Mental Health & Wellness Committee invites you to attend a movie and panel discussion to mark the start of Mental Health Awareness week.

Movie: Silver Linings Playbook
Time: 1pm
Venue: South Community Hall
Refreshments & panel discussion after the film

Admission by donation

Panel discussion led by Dr Erin Carlson & Jo Ripping NP
For further information, please contact Jenelle at 250 539 2422

Galiano Wine & Beer Festival - Health Care Society Fundraiser

Join us for the annual Galiano Wine and Beer Festival on Galiano Island.

Proceeds to the Galiano Health Care Society that operates the health clinic.

Date: Saturday August 9, 2014
Time: 1-4pm
Venue: Lion's Field on Burrill Rd, Galiano Island

Tickets go on sale June 1st (advance purchase recommended - last year we sold out)

Check out the festival website for more information at

Contact Jenelle for advance ticket sales at 250 539 2422

Ultimate Frisbee

We're aiming to start gathering to throw the frisbee around on Saturdays at noon at the Lion's Field.

Want to come practice or learn some 'flatball' (a.k.a. frisbee) throwing and catching skills? Get in touch... -5375 or Christian Nally on an internet near you.

the Peace Run

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is coming to Galiano Island! On June 28th the runners will arrive from Vancouver Island to help cut the ribbon on the first trail of our fledgling 200-acre Peace Park.

Now in its 27th year, the Peace Run in the longest torch relay run in the world, running more than 50 thousand miles through more than 100 countries on six continents. Carrying the flaming Peace Torch, the Peace Run seeks to unite people, towns, communities and countries together in friendship.

Mayne-ly Up Guided Hike

Join a CRD Regional Park’s naturalist to explore hidden treasures on the way to the summit of Mount Parke Regional Park on Mayne Island. Gaze below at the panoramic views of sea and land. The views are some of the best on the Gulf Islands. Bring a snack and water and wear sturdy shoes. Meet at the information kiosk by turning right on Fernhill Road, then right on Montrose Road, which leads to the park entrance. 1-4pm. Suitable for ages 8+.

15th Annual Keith Pearson Memorial Pool Tournament - Hummingbird Pub

The 15th Annual Keith Pearson Memorial Pool Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Hummingbird Inn on Galiano. Entry fee is $15, with a first prize of $75, second prize of $50 and third prize of $25. All proceeds after expenses will be donated to the BC Cancer Society in Keith's memory. In keeping with his sense of fun, the tournament is open to players of all skill levels, with a maximum of 20 players. So come early and sign up!


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