People create community. Many individuals have signed up as Friends of the Gabriola Tool Library, many others follow us on Facebook, and more have contributed time, energy, expertise, enthusiasm and tools at various stages. As the Gabriola Tool Library is operated solely by volunteers, we look forward to expanding our pool of volunteers to fulfill the needs of the community as we grow.
Heartfelt thanks to the following individuals and organizations, who have provided invaluable resources:
Fay Weller and Bob McKechnie of Sustainable Gabriola and Island Futures.
Judith and Patrick Roux of Gabriola Commons Foundation.
Stuart Wulff, consultant to non-profits and social enterprises.
Ian Harrison, carpenter, for almost single-handedly building our shed.
David Vincent of SleepDeprived Computer Techs for providing computer hardware and software and setting it all up for us.
Jan Pullinger of A Common Cause.
John Pierce of Namaste Farm, Sustainable Gabriola, and the Gabriola Chamber of Commerce.
Susan Brown, president, and Michelle MacEwan, manager, of Gabriola Island Recycling Organization.
Amy Dawley of the Gabriola Branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library
Cheryl deWolfe, secretary, and Jay Cummins, treasurer, of the Victoria Tool Library
Greg Stone, manager of the Vancouver Tool Library
David Neads of GabEnergy
Robbie Huston, Fixer Extraordinaire
Rusty Rushton, Man About Tools
Matt Pearson, our guide to creating the software inventory
Tony Bowles, design and construction plans for the tool shed
Danny Henslowe, for birthing our website
Steve Earle, Volunteer Extraordinaire
Mary Mitchell, software sleuth
Klyde Beattie, webmaster and software buff
Tom Keane, shoemaker’s elf
and the ever-expanding Tool Pool, our experts in the assessment and repair as well as the use of tools: David Lewis, Rudy Bressling, Wayne Wotten, Hector Banford, Mike McKenna, Doug Robertson, Gary Badke, Mel Matthies, Patrick Olmsted, Tim Lissimore, Randy Kopjar, Victor Anthony, John Switzer, Bob Andrew, John Hill, Patrick Roux, Marshall Mangan