Our grassroots group was first organized as a Steering Group under the name Gabriola Anchor Rage. In September of 2015 we incorporated as a Society under the name Gabriolans Against Freighter Anchorages Society (GAFA). The GAFA Society are group of volunteers committed to one common objective – to stop the designation of anchorages off Gabriola’s shoreline. The following provides a short biography of our Board of Directors.
Chris Straw is retired after a 29 year career in Radio Broadcasting. He currently spends his time as an amateur photographer and mixed media artist and is an active community volunteer. Chris and his wife have been property owners on Gabriola Island for 15 years and have been island residents for nearly 10 years.