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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 a 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.

Meet GAFA’s Executive

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Peter Audretsch

Peter Audretsch is a retired geologist having worked in the oil patch for over 33 years. Peter and his wife have owned property on Gabriola since 2003 and built their forever home there in 2013. Since retirement they are still part time residents and spend as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors, gardening, sailing, kayaking and walking. Peter has been actively involved with GAFA since 2016.

Debbie Cook

Debbie Cook is an educator who has been working internationally and locally for the past thirty years. Gabriola has been a summer respite for Debbie and her family since 2002. In 2014 it became a full-time home. Debbie wants to ensure that future generations are able to live with and learn from the unique and fragile ecosystem that Gabriola embodies.

Frank Eberdt

Frank Eberdt is a long-time resident of Gabriola. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering and an MBA. He retired to Gabriola after a hectic career as a senior executive in the telecommunications industry. His passion is photography and is one of a dwindling number still practicing the art of darkroom film photography.

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