About Lulu Presents

  • New Work
  • New Collaborations
  • Multi-media
  • Multi-disciplinary

Lulu’s Mandate

Based in the community of Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada, The Lulu Performing Arts Society promotes artistic expression and inquiry through presentation, education, and collaboration.

Lulu is multi-disciplinary, supporting both established and emerging artist across a variety of genres, styles and media including contemporary classical, jazz, world music, dance, theatre, new media, sound art and alternative spaces.

Lulu is committed to supporting new work, and is a bridge, providing an inclusive framework for both artist and community to fully engage.

What Artists are Saying

I’ve performed on Gabriola Island several times in concerts produced by Lulu, and I’m consistently impressed with their professionalism. Communication is always timely and helpful, and the concerts are well organized. Lulu is obviously highly regarded in the local community and have over the years nurtured a loyal and passionate community of listeners who I always look forward to playing for.
Phil Dwyer

Saxophonist and Pianist

One of my favorite Island destinations!

The venue, the staff, the artistic director, and the sophisticated audience makes it an extraordinary experience for us the musicians.

I look forward to the next opportunity to perform there!

Francois Houle


The success of my show in summer 2017 can be directly attributed to the Lulu team.

Lulu had my back from the start; helping refine my vision, following up with incredible advertising as well as logistic and emotional support. Lulu helped through it all so I could concentrate on the music.


Daniel Petersen


Meet the Lulu Board of Directors

Ian Cox

Ian Cox

As a musician Ian has lent fingers and ears to a diverse number of projects in BC over the last two decades. He currently writes and performs on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and in the Lower Mainland while living full time on Gabriola with his husband, crazy dog Jack, two cats, chickens, and the many other creatures that call the island home.
Leah Hokanson

Leah Hokanson

Leah is a founding member of Lulu. She is a lifelong adventurer of music and sound – as a group facilitator, choir leader, vocalist, pianist, improviser and singer/songwriter. She is co-founder of Sound, Belonging & Wholeness, offering programs that explore the transformational power of sound and she directs the Song Keepers Women’s Choir.
Tina Jones

Tina Jones

Tina Jones is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter and long time Gabriola resident. She brings her breadth of experience as a performing artist to her much-loved role as director with Lulu. You can find Tina with her two dogs on the beach or in the woods, often with a banjo in hand.
Debbie Lee

Debbie Lee

A classical, neo-classical ballet dancer, choreographer,  instructor and artistic director for over 40+yrs across Canada and USA.  Now a Feng Sui practitioner and Vedic Jyotish Astrologer living on Gabriola Island trekking our forest trails and heading to the beaches with her black Labrador Retriever that’s ready for a dip in the ocean.

Wayne Mercier

Wayne Mercier

Wayne Mercier is a sound and video artist. He is one half of the textile driven ritual powerdrone outfit THRUMS and produces abstract noise as Unruly Beast. When not howling into the void, Wayne keeps ducks.