George Szanto raises his glass at the official opening of the Gabriola Commons Community Kitchen on Sept. 24. Derek Kilbourn photo

George Szanto raises his glass at the official opening of the Gabriola Commons Community Kitchen on Sept. 24. Derek Kilbourn photo

To mark the 70th anniversary of Lowry’s trip to Gabriola, the Gabriola Museum and the Friends of the Library have teamed up with the Gabriola Library, the Gabriola Ferry Advisory Committee and the Gabriola Arts Council to sponsor a week-long series of events. Photo from Gabriola Museum Archives.

To mark the 70th anniversary of Lowry’s trip to Gabriola, the Gabriola Museum and the Friends of the Library have teamed up with the Gabriola Library, the Gabriola Ferry Advisory Committee and the Gabriola Arts Council to sponsor a week-long series of events. Photo from Gabriola Museum Archives.

Steve Finney with a 20 pound Chinook taken at Thrasher September 16th on the SilverBlue. Submitted photo.

Steve Finney with a 20 pound Chinook taken at Thrasher September 16th on the SilverBlue. Submitted photo.