As a not-for-profit society, we publish an annual report to the community sharing program highlights, challenges, achievements, and providing a brief financial update. We invite you to read our 2020 Report to Community by clicking the link below. Here’s an excerpt from our 2020 Report.
“For the Gibsons Community Building Society, proud operator of the Gibsons Public Market and the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre, 2019 ended with bright optimism for an exciting 2020. However, by mid-March our routines and personal lives were heavily disrupted by a global pandemic. What better way to learn the true nature of an individual than to see them in action during a time of uncertainty and upheaval. I am continuously humbled by the incredibly resilient, committed and talented people we have working for and alongside us. As an organization and a community, we have risen beyond the unique challenges faced by us these many months.
In a year that tested all assumptions, we have anchored ourselves to our enduring mission and vision. Our team continues to identify opportunities to re-imagine how we bring people together again and support the economic development of the Sunshine Coast, through placemaking initiatives, social enterprise, and our vibrant Public Market. The Marine Education Centre has also adapted to safely engage with community members and continue providing educational programming for local schools. Where we encountered incredible struggle we also witnessed incredible support. Thank you, for showing up in so many ways! We look forward to continuing this journey together.”
VICKI RAW, Executive Director