The Gabriola Ambulance Society is a not-for-profit organization serving residents of Gabriola and Mudge Islands in British Columbia.
We offer three main services to our members: equipment loans, payment of ambulance user fees, and reimbursement for home assistance (see details under Services). The Society also provides a $2,000 scholarship annually to a Gabriola student entering a medical field. The Society supports the local doctors, emergency services and hospital by donating funds and equipment, and provides a 50% subsidy for registration fees for first aid training offered by the Gabriola Recreation Society.
Since 1969, the Gabriola Ambulance Society has a long and noble history of serving people on the islands of Gabriola and Mudge. The first 25 years of the Society are documented in "Gabriola's Ambulance Society—the First 25 Years" by Jenni Gehlbach, in Issue 21, July 2009 of SHALE, the journal of the Gabriola Historical and Museum Society. Click here for article highlights.
People often confuse our organization with the BC Ambulance Service, which operates the ambulance on Gabriola. The BC Ambulance Service is a separate organization and is not responsible for our equipment loans or membership applications. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911.