Sounder Events Calendar starting April 1, 2013

Tuesday, April 2 2013

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Mondays.

Listings are $10/wk or get four weeks for $35.

For listings longer than 25 words, extra words are 20 cents each.

To submit: Call 250-247-9337, email or click here.


Upcoming Events

Tues., Apr. 2 - Regular meeting of the Gabriola Parks and Open Spaces Advisory Committee (POSAC). 7 p.m. at the Gabriola Women’s Institute.

Wed., Apr. 3 - Caregivers Support Group. 2pm at the PHC Community Resource Centre. 8-590 North Road (in the Professional Centre). For further information call Angela Nutter 247-9732.

Wed., Apr. 3 - Regular Meeting of the Gabriola Fire Protection Improvement District Board. 2 p.m. Upstairs at Fire Hall No. 1. Public welcome to attend. Schedule subject to change. Call 250-247-9677 or email to confirm date and time.

Wed., Apr. 3 - Gabriola Ferry Advisory Committee meeting. Gabriola Golf Club, starting at 5:30 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend this meeting.

Thurs., Apr. 4 - Gabriola Garden Club. Presentation by Joanne Sales from Broom Busters. 7:30 pm. at the Agi Hall. She will speak on the control and eradication of Scotch Broom (cytisus scoparius) on Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands. Please start and pot your plants for the plant exchange in May. Everyone welcome.

Starting Sat., Apr. 6 - The Canadian Firearms Safety Courses will be offered on two weekends in April. Non-restricted (rifles/shotguns) April 6 and 7, and the Restricted (handguns) April 13. For information/registration contact Imelda 250-247-8801.

Sat., Apr. 6 - Introduction to eBooks at the Gabriola Library. Drop in at 10:30 a.m. to learn step-by-step how to borrow eBooks from the library. No registration required.

Wed., Apr. 10 – Friends of the Library present Shelagh Rogers and a screening of the film Northwords at the Gabriola Library. This film follows a group of Canada’s finest writers as they travel to northern Labrador to explore, have adventures and create new works. Refreshments served at 6 p.m. Film presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Please register at 250-247-7878.

Tues., Apr. 16, 23 & 30  - Family Storytime at the Gabriola Library. Drop in at 10:30 a.m. with your baby or tot for songs, stories and rhymes.

Thurs., Apr. 25 - Purls of Wisdom Knitting Group at the Gabriola Library. Join us at 6:30 pm for an evening of needlework and literature. Bring your craft projects and book recommendations. This event is held on the last Thursday of every month. Beginners are welcome. Drop-in.

Fri., April 26 to Sun., May 5 - Isle of the Arts Festival! Details to come. See


Weekly Events

Mondays - Mom and Tots weekly gathering. 1:15-2:45 p.m. at the new PHC Community Resource Centre in the Gabriola Professional Centre. For first-time and experienced moms and their babies who are under one year old. Expectant mothers are also welcome.

Mondays - Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people who are currently, or have been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Meets at 7 p.m. at the WI Hall. For info call 250-247-2030.

Thursdays in March - Comfort on Computers - Session 2 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the PHC Community Resource Centre. 4 week classes, individual instruction, limited to 4 spaces. Call 250-325-2273 or email

Technology Thursdays in April at the Gabriola Library. Perplexed by your latest gadget? Want to learn how to download ebooks from the library? Join us between 1 and 2 pm to get free technology help from our librarian.

The Gabriola Museum will open for the season on May 18, 2013.  For more information visit

Saturdays - Workbees at the Commons 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., followed by warm friendly lunch with friends. Indoor tasks on rainy days.

AA meets at the WI Hall on South Road every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Also meets on Fridays at noon. For more information contact 250-753-7513.


Upcoming Festivals and Events 

Sat., May 18 - First Farmers’ Market of 2013 at the Gabriola Agricultural Hall.

Mon., July 1 - Canada Day. Festival with music and food in the Folklife Village hosted by Village Food Market. Potato Cannon contest at Brickyard Beach.

Thurs., Aug. 8 - Gabriola Lions’ Concert on the Green. Live concert at the Gabriola Golf Club. Tickets and information available from any member of the Gabriola Lions’ Club.

Sat., Aug. 10 - Annual Salmon BBQ at the Gabriola Community Hall. Funds raised go towards the Hall.

Oct. 12-14 - Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour from the Gabriola Arts Council.

December - Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Craft Fair

December - Gabriola Commons Craft Fair