Galveston Michéal Gill
I was born in Dublin, Ireland on May 19th, 2008 and came here April 28, 2013 because of Ya Ya and Baba. I have had one year of kindergarten at the Salt Spring Centre School and am now in the first grade.
My accomplishments are reading and writing, playing the violin, riding a two-wheeler bike on my 6th birthday, patience when my Mom & Dad are talking, drawing, saying people’s names when I say “hi,” playing djembe drums, phonics, to play music, to garden organically.
My passions are playing the violin, art, music, and going to the Salt Spring Centre School.
What I love about living on Salt Spring Island: It’s an island and I was born on an island (Ireland). The schools are nice. The forests and mountains are beautiful. I love seeing the bald eagles and living on the canal and seeing the water come in and the geese and the herons. I love Fiddle Camp, and the Apple Fest, and going to the Saturday Market to busk. I love going to the Tuesday Market to see my parents sell at the Hips and Haws booth.
There are no challenges to living here. I left Ireland when I was 1-3/4 years old. I was two when I baked my first loaf of bread. Dad made the dough and I shaped it. It was a tiny loaf of bread that was extra long.
Galveston was six years old when interviewed.