Zero Waste Food Reclamation Project with Village Food Market

phc-zero-wasteThe Food Bank is embarking on a new adventure and we need your help!

We are grateful to Village Food Market (VFM) for partnering with us to save their produce they can no longer sell. They are donating their unsold produce to the Food Bank. This is a beneficial partnership for the community and the planet!

Volunteers needed daily for the following tasks:

  • Pick up produce at VFM and drop it off at PHC
  • Sort produce for human consumption, animal consumption and compost

We are very excited to help divert good food to those who need it.

If you can help with this project, please contact the Food Bank Coordinator Sacha: or 250-247-7322.

Canadian Mental Illness Awareness Week 2016

Spreading Awareness, Reducing Stigma

Learn how take care of yourself and your loved ones…meet the professionals who can help, participate in facilitated workshops and discussions, quiz yourself, and access resource materials. All members of the public welcome. All events take place in the vacant store beside the Library (575 North Rd).

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Fall Fair Annual Dog Show


PHC is proud to host the FALL FAIR ANNUAL DOG SHOW. We are all proud of our dogs! More often than not, our dog is the cutest, smartest, friendliest and they all have a special trick. So why not plan to bring your dog to the Commons Fall Fair September 4th anytime between 10:30 and noon. Enter them in the category of your choice, have them demonstrate their “special” talent, and under the Swedish system, they will compete against themselves – and they are ALL winners. Small donations accepted and all proceeds go to the Food Bank pet program. See you all there – Bark Bark!

Come and Slay the Beast!

Update: Click here to see Gabriola Island News with Andy Rollerson’s feature on The Beast!

An annual event on Gabriola – The Brickyard Beast  (organized by the Gabriola Athletic Movement Society) is one of the toughest 10k road races in Canada.  Every year, proceeds from this race are donated to People for a Healthy Community.

This year, we will be at the Gabriola Golf Course for the beginning and the end of the race, plus the draw for the BBQ!

Whether you are running the race or joining us to cheer on the participants, we look forward to seeing you on Sunday, August 7, 2016.

Find out more about the The Brickyard Beast on their website: