Gibsons Public Market

2022 Year End Campaign  LEARN MORE!



The Gibsons Community Building Society’s annual Gala Fundraiser & Tribute, presented by TELUS, is our signature fundraising event and an opportunity for the community to gather (even virtually) and celebrate another wonderful year of fun, fellowship, entertainment, celebration and philanthropy. As one of the Sunshine Coast’s most anticipated events, our Gala attracts more than 270 guests, many of whom are business and community leaders who split their time between the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver. Funds raised through this event, support the Society’s bold vision to create a vibrant hub of Coastal life. Guests give generously so that the Gibsons Community Building Society can continue to provide community and educational programs at Gibsons Public Market and the Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre.

2022 Virtual Gala


Gibsons Community Building Society is proud to announce The Reeves Family & Gibson Building Supplies as the recipient of the 2022 Darren Entwistle Community Builder Award.

The Award, established in 2017, honours outstanding community leadership helping to build a healthy, caring and thriving community.

The Reeves Family/Gibsons Building Supplies (GBS) is being honoured for being one of the longest serving, family-owned businesses on the Coast, established in 1947 in the spirit of “neighbours helping neighbours”. Julie Reeves is a 3rd generation CEO following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Dick Fitchett, and father, Barrie Reeves. 

GBS, with two locations serving the Sunshine Coast, contributes to local economic development and is a significant contributor to a healthy and caring community. GBS also played a significant role in helping build Gibsons Public Market.


Choose the full Gala experience and enjoy a gourmet meal provided by Emelle’s Market Bistro delivered in personalized packaging, along with a signature cocktail, and wine!

All you need to participate is a ticket and access to a device (Smart TV, computer, laptop, iPad, tablet, or smart phone) with an internet connection. Prior to the event, one of our dedicated staff or volunteers will walk you through set-up.


Interested in hosting your own small gathering of friends?

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Full Gala experience: $175; includes gourmet meal – slow braised beef short ribs, wild pacific halibut or Tofu tagine crepe – and beverages – signature cocktail and wine (minimum $100 tax receipt)

Light Gala experience: $125; no meal or beverages ($125 tax receipt)

Selection of Canapes

– steak & potato sword, charred orange salsa
– caramelized vegetable satay, fresh cracked pepper
– cajun lime prawn sweet potato canape, quacamole
– cucumber creamy boursin brioche
– shawarma spiced chicken & amaretto apricot filo cups

Autumn Colour Salad

Earth harvest beets with grilled peaches crushed caraway & arugula with balsamic drizzle

Welcome to the Atrium Entree (choice of three great entrees)

Slow braised beef short ribs & foraged mushrooms with cabernet merlot braisage on tender pappardelle noodles

OR –

Wild pacific halibut with spot prawn crème on black rice risotto

OR –

Tofu tagine wrapped in besan flour crepe napped with a liquid gold coulis

Each nested on chard leaf with Goodacre’s early harvest herbed vegetables

The Pergola Dessert
Tangy lemon citron tart, swiss meringue black currant ported paint, almond tuile

Our Gala would not be possible without the wonderful support of Volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for this event please follow this link.


This event brings together caring sponsors, donors, guests, and volunteers who share our values and are looking to make a real impact in the lives of Coastal residents and visitors alike, showcasing the Sunshine Coast and supporting community economic development.


Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Trudene + Bill Longman

Silver Sponsors

Dolores Houghton + PenEarle Albers
Pam Robertson + Pete McDonald
SAM Foundation

Bronze Sponsors

Debbie + Amadeu Amaral
Unni + Fred Claridge
Joanne Pearson + Wayne Rowe
Baker Tilly
Coast Reporter
Crowe MacKay LLP
DCM Wealth Management/BMO Private Wealth
DMCL Chartered Professional Accountants
Eagleview Heights
Haley Dodge
Klaus Fuerniss Enterprises Ltd
Shoreline Law
Summerhill Fine Homes
Sunshine Coast Credit Union
Touchstone at Gospel Rock
Watson Goepel


Mo Bird + Nancy Bennett; Barb Cochran + Peter Grant; Shana + Hardy Forzley; Joann Hetherington; Patricia Hetherington; Lisa + Ralph Hilton; Gerry Humphries; Jan Keast; Len Libin; Pamela McElheran + Steve Bailey; Leslie Nicholls; Anne Niklewicz + Rainer Borkenhagen; Andree Olivier + Mikal Fisher; Sheila + Doug Rogers; Judy Rother + Errol Lipschitz; Melissa + Brian Smith; Linda Sonntag; John Sverre; Shaw Sabey & Associates; Shoreline Automated Home Systems

Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Email

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