Joyce Babula

Gabriola Island, British Columbia

Joyce Babula has volunteered her time and energy to her Gabriola Island home for more than 40 years. The Gabriola Island Community Hall is at the very heart of island life and, as President, Joyce has dedicated countless hours to fundraising and event planning to ensure the hall is well maintained – spearheading the Annual Salmon Barbecue, which is the highlight of the island’s summer activities. She played a role in the development of the cooperative preschool on Gabriola and, after working as a preschool teacher in Nanaimo, went on to become a teacher in the school system as a special education and Kindergarten teacher. Involved in many of Gabriola Island’s initiatives, Joyce is a consummate volunteer and community-builder.


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