Annually, the Gabriola Lions Club provides funding to the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation for scholarships and bursaries for deserving Gabriola students graduating from Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools District high schools. Included are funds from the Joe Brake Memorial Trust and the Bill & Donna Hardstaff Memorial Fund.


In June 2016 Lions Shirley Nicolson and Doug Cavill along with Donna Hardstaff presented $6,500 in scholarships and bursaries to the deserving graduates named below.


Stephanie Hatfield
Gabriola Lions Club Award: $2,000


Jeremy Megyesi
Gabriola Lions Club Award: $2,000


Emma Hooten
Gabriola Lions Club Joe Brake Memorial Award: $1,000


Jeremy Megyesi
Gabriola Lions Club Joe Brake Memorial Award: $1,000

Casey Burrows
Gabriola Lions Club Bill and Donna Hardstaff Memorial Award: $500
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In June 2015 Lions Ingrid Witvoet and Betsy Banford along with Leo Hardstaff presented $6,500 in scholarships and bursaries to the deserving graduates named below.


Winter Morningstar
Gabriola LIons Club Award: $2,000


Isabella Domielli
Gabriola Lions Club Award: $2,000


Casey Burrows
Gabriola Lions Club Joe Brake Memorial Award: $1,000


Christopher Deggan
Gabriola Lions Club Bill and Donna Hardstaff Memorial Award: $500

James Whelan
Gabriola Lions Club Joe Brake Memorial Award: $1,000
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In June 2014 Lions Mike Phillips and Betsy Banford along with Donna Hardstaff presented $6,000 in scholarships and bursaries to the deserving graduates named below.


Camila Marcus
Gabriola Lions Club Award: $2,000


Sarah Megyesi
Gabriola Lions Club Award: $2,000


Isabella Targ-Graham
Gabriola Lions Club Joe Brake Memorial Award: $750


Noah Parks Gibson
Gabriola Lions Club Joe Brake Memorial Award: $750


Brennan Mattes
Gabriola Lions Club Bill and Donna Hardstaff Memorial Award: $500

In June 2013 Lions Graham Miller and Victoria Banford presented $3,500 in scholarships and bursaries to the deserving graduates named below.


Morgan Reid
Gabriola Lions Club Award: $1,000


Arden Lumgair
Gabriola Lions Club Award: $1,000


Mara Gurr
Gabriola Lions Club Joe Brake Memorial Award: $750


Will Halliday
Gabriola Lions Club Joe Brake Memorial Award: $750

Due to a teachers job action in 2012, the Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation did not hold an Awards night ceremony that year thus no photos are available. Our club provided $4,000 in scholarships and bursaries to the deseving Graduates named below.

Nicolas Hatfield - Gabriola Lions Club Award: $1,000

Jacquelyn McKenzie-Skinner - Gabriola Lions Club Award: $1,000

Sabrina Meyer - Gabriola Lions Club Joe Brake Memorial Award: $750

Emily Boorer - Gabriola Lions Club Joe Brake Memorial Award: $750

Hayden Wood - Gabriola Lions Club Bill and Donna Hardstaff Memorial Award: $500

In June 2011 Lions Doug Cavill and Carol Martin presented $3,500 in scholarships and bursaries to the deserving graduates named below.


Maria Wilde


Sara Kloosterboer


Maya Fernandez


Alita Dancy

In June 2010 Lions Bill Kalbfleisch and Olga Korinek presented $3,500 in scholarships and bursaries to the deserving graduates named below.


Andrew Ellis


Hayden Toews


Tara Chang Swanson


Shan Abraham

In June 2009 Lions John Roman and Bill Kalbfleisch presented $3,500 in scholarships and bursaries to the deserving graduates shown below.