By Brenda Duke

Happy New Year to all of our GALA neighbours and friends! We are looking forward to another year of building community and bringing people together but you need to tell us what YOU want.

Here are some starting points to consider:

  • Monthly Meetings
  • Continue the GALA Herald Community Newspaper
  • Hold more events and which ones
    • Easter
    • Halloween
    • Breakfast with Santa

Tell us your ideas by emailing

Since 2015, we have hosted a celebration on the Saturday before Easter on Saturday, March 30th. Details to follow on our Facebook Gibson Landsdale Community Planning Team | Facebook or email

Keep your fingers crossed! We’ve applied for a City Enrichment Fund grant so we can host other event throughout the year.

And, as posted, The GALA Herald is available online during the winter months. This will relieve our delivery volunteers of cold, icy weather and allow us time to look into ways to make the paper financially stable so we can go into print again in the spring. If you have ideas or want to help, email us at If you’d like to receive the electronic version, sign up through our website

There’s lots of exciting things waiting to happen so join in and join us.

Saturday, January 13 from 10am to noon at Powell Park Clubhouse.