The current annual membership fee is $40 (plus $5 for each additional family member nineteen (19) years of age and older). The annual membership fee covers members for the calendar year and is due by January 2nd of each year. New memberships are accepted anytime throughout the year, but the amount is not pro-rated.
The Gabriola Ambulance Society sets its annual membership fee strictly to cover the cost of providing the three core services we offer our members: reimbursement of ambulance user fees, equipment loans, and home assistance. This fee may rise to reflect any increases in the underlying costs of these services.
Thanks to a generous bequest and donations over the years, the Gabriola Ambulance Society has accumulated a significant amount of capital, which is invested in income-producing financial instruments. In keeping with its mission and philosophy, the Society draws on this capital and/or the income generated from this capital for such philanthropic endeavours as funding an annual scholarship for a Gabriola student entering the medical field, subsidizing first aid training for Gabriola residents, and making donations to organizations whose purpose is to improve emergency services on our island and/or the health and welfare of our residents. Income from membership fees is not used for any of these philanthropic purposes.
If you have any questions, please contact the Administrator by email at GabriolaAmbulanceSociety@shaw.ca or by phone at 250-247-0226 (9 to 5, Monday to Friday).