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Emergency First Aid
If you would like to be on a list for the next Emergency First Aid course, please telephone the Gabriola Recreation Society at 250-247-2014 or email them. The Gabriola Ambulance Society subsidizes course fees for people who do not have any other subsidy to take the first aid course. The next course is October 1, 2016.


2016, December 31:  Memberships Expire
If you would like to renew, you can get information on our Join or Renew page. 

2016, Recipient of the Gabriola Ambulance Society Scholarship Award

The Directors of the Gabriola Ambulance Society are pleased to congratulate Michelle Hatfield, recipient of the annual scholarship awarded by the Society to a Gabriola student who is pursuing a career in the medical field. 

Michelle is a pursuing Bio-medical and mechanical engineering - focusing on the production of artificial organs - at Carlton University.  This is a five year program and we wish her every success! Michelle also plays the piano and is in her eighth year at the Royal Conservatory of Music. She and her family have lived on Gabriola Island for ten years, when they took over the operations of Pages Resort and Marina from her grandparents.

2015, Donation of Stainless Steel Carts to Emergency Trauma Rooms

On December 11, 2015 the Gabriola Ambulance Society presented three stainless steel carts for the emergency treatment rooms at the Gabriola Medical Centre. Gabriola Ambulance Society board members Corinne Haentjens and Sandra Hill made the presentation, and Dr. Tracey Thorne and Chuck Connor (president of the Gabriola Health Care Foundation) accepted the donation.


2014, July 08
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Society is a member of the Gabriola Community Response Network coordinated by People for a Healthy Community. The focus of this network is to educate Gabriolans to prevent abuse, neglect and self-neglect of adults.

2013, April 9
Welcome to our new Board!  

The Board as at April 9, 2013.
left to right:  Miriam Cochran, Ken Nicolson (Secretary), Jordy Alexander (BCAS Unit Chief), Tessa Spero, Susan Banjavich, Christine Purfield (Treasurer), Sandra Hill, Corinne Haentjens (President).  Clearer photo coming!


2012, April 28
Helicopter Pad Dedication Ceremony and Last Chance Tour of the New Gabriola Community Health Centre


The community attended a celebration of the imminent completion of the new
Gabriola Community Health Centre at the top of Church Road on Saturday, April 28th between 11 am to 2 pm. The event included a dedication ceremony for the newly completed Helicopter Pad, paid for by a donation of $10,000 from the Ambulance Society (see below).  Katherine Gordon, Secretary of the Ambulance Society, spoke on behalf of the Ambulance Society.  Her speech is available here.  Tawny Capon, Past President, designed and organized the installation of a commemorative plaque that now exists beside the Helicopter Pad (photos below). 

The Gabriola Community Health Centre is a stunning community achievement.  The Board of Directors of the Ambulance Society congratulates everyone involved in bringing this much-needed service to the Island and extends a heartfelt thank-you to the 140 volunteers who did the work! 

Plaque dedicating the Heli-pad site to the Gabriola Ambulance Society.  Thank you, Tawny Capon, for the design and installation.  Photo Credit: Liz Steele.
Plaque dedicating the Heli-pad site to the Gabriola Ambulance Society.  Thank you, Tawny Capon, for the design and installation.  Photo Credit: Liz Steele.
Morri Mostow, Shelagh Rogers and Katherine Gordon.  April 28, 2012.  Photo Credit: Tawny Capon.
Morri Mostow, Shelagh Rogers and Katherine Gordon.  April 28, 2012.  Photo Credit: Tawny Capon.
The helicopater pad at the new Community Health Centre.  Photo Credit:  Tawny Capon.
The helicopater pad at the new Community Health Centre.  Photo Credit:  Tawny Capon.

 

2011, December 8
Concussion Discussion

Dr. Brian Hunt, retired neurosurgeon, presented information about concussion prevention and treatment to over 30 people at 7 pm in the Library of the Gabriola Elementary School. Dr. Hunt is a director for ThinkFirst, a not-for-profit agency that is dedicated to the prevention of brain and spinal cord injuries. Information about concussions is on the ThinkFirst web site.  We thank the Gabriola Elementary School for providing space for this presentation.



 



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