Sounder Events Calendar starting April 14, 2014

Monday, April 14 2014

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., April 8 at 11 am and Thurs., Apr. 10 at 7pm - A Night with the Stars:  The audience is treated to excerpts from films in which Antony has performed, especially ones with major stars, and hear about his encounters with them. 11am. Gabriola Theatre Centre, 1475 Peterson Road. Tix: $15 at Artworks

Sat., April 12 - Movie Night at the HOPE Centre showing Midnight in Paris. Doors open at 4:30pm, movie runs from 5-7:30. $15 per person or $40 for 4 people. Includes fresh-baked pie, popcorn, coffee/tea, childcare by ECE Genevieve Cooper and the Teen Peer Helpers. All proceeds support the Teen Peer Helpers. For more info ph. Genevieve Cooper at 247-2095.

Sun., April 13 - The Gabriola Chamber Ensemble presents Tradition! Part II. Join us Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at 5pm, at the Haven’s Phoenix Auditorium, as the Gabriola Chamber Ensemble, under the direction of Leah Hokanson, presents Part II of our year-long celebration of World Folk Music entitled Tradition! Tickets, $15.00, are available at the door. Children 10 and under free with an adult. For more info contact Sue Gould at 250-247-2034.

Wed., April 16 - Gabriola Fire Protection Improvement District Annual General Meeting. 7:30pm. Fire Hall#1. 730 Church Street. Open to all Property owners of Gabriola.

Thurs., April 17 - - Regular Meeting of the Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee. 10:15 a.m. at the Gabriola WI Hall on South Road. Agenda available on

Thurs., April 17 - Fearing and White, live at the Phoenix @ the Haven. Doors open at 7pm.Show starts at 7:30. Tickets at Artworks or email $20 in advance, $25.00 at door. Brought to you by Salish Sea Creations

Thurs., April 17 to Sunday, April 27: Isle of the Arts Festival. More than 40 arts- and culture-related workshops and events. Check out the program at or pick up a brochure at Artworks.

Spring Cleaning - April 18 to April 23: From Friday April 18 to Wednesday April 23, including Earth Day on April 22, islanders will be cleaning their local neighbourhoods to get ready for spring and summer. Help clean up your district using the garbage bags attached to your local Ratepayers notice board. Be careful, and don’t get hit by a car, because you are on your own.  A small pick up grabber tool is a great help. Ratepayers will be picking up any bags left at the boards before noon on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Sat., April 19 - Spirit’s Mission Pub Night Fundraiser at the Skol Pub. 5-8PM. Tickets $15 at Skol Pub and Twin Cedars Vet and from Spirit’s Mission members Gail 247-7556 and Vicki 247-9185.

Sun, April 20 - Annual Easter Sunday Egg Hunt hosted by the Gabriola Rod, Gun and Conservation Club. Lineups start at 12:45, the hunt begins at 1pm sharp at the Commons.

Tues., April 22 at 11 am and Thurs., April 24 at 7pm- Antony Holland’s Shakespeare:  This show draws on over seventy years of Antony’s intimacy with Shakespeare.  He makes the language completely understandable. 11am. Gabriola Theatre Centre, 1475 Peterson Road. Tix: $15 at Artworks

Workshops and markets

Wed., Apr. 16 - Cheesemaking Workshop: Mozzarella/Chevre. An introduction to the art of making your own cheeses. Make and take home your own Chevre and Mozzarella. $85. 11-3pm. Call Paula at 250-247-8635 or email

Wed., Apr. 23. - Cheesemaking Workshop: Discover Cheese. Students make their own soft cheese including sour cream, cream cheese, ricotta, cottage cheese, neuchatel and either panir or queso fresco. $125. 11-4pm Call Paula at 250-247-8635 or email

Attention Crafters. The 25th Annual Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair. Beban Park, Nanaimo, BC, November 7, 8, & 9, 2014. Contact: Elizabeth 250-797-6544 or Colleen 250-758-6499 or website: Register by May 30 to get early registration discount

Come to the Gabriola Professional Centre on North Road between April 21 and June 13 to enjoy the watercolour paintings of Pam Tempelmayr of Whalebone Studio. Pam has been painting for more than 40 years and has assembled a collection of her many “story-within-story” paintings in her fish and whale series especially for display at the Centre. Works shown will include many paintings not previously seen on Gabriola Island.

Sat., May 3 - Spring Fling Bazaar and Flea Market. 10-2 Agi Hall. All vendors welcome. $5 a space. Email for info.

Sat., May 3 - Spring Fair at the Commons. 10am to 3pm. Buy/sell your seeds and starts, show off your Busking skills, learn to scythe, enter a Boules Tournament, dance around the Maypole.   To reserve a table, please contact Stef at 247-7174 or 

Sun., May 4 - Sat., May 10 - The Big Fish Music Festival! A concert every night, and workshops too! Tickets and lineup available at Organized and hosted by the Lulu Performing Arts Society.

Weekly Events

Gabriola Visitor Information Centre on Taylor Bay Road. Easter Weekend open Fri - Sat and Sunday 10 - 2pm. Email questions to Visit the Chamber web site at

Saturdays - Bikram Yoga with Amy @ The Rose Crystal Studio (certified teacher of 9 years). Class time is 9:45 to 11:15 am. Doors will be open 15 min before and after class. Email for more information and reservations:

Tuesdays - Rides to Nanaimo are offered every Tuesday for seniors (or those on disability) by People for a Healthy Community (PHC) to the 10:05 am ferry to return on the 2:30 ferry. Call 250-325-2273 or email:

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Library: 10:30am.

Wednesdays - Weekly Jam at the Gabriola Golf Club. Starts at 8:00 p.m. and goes late. Bring an instrument or just your ears.

Wednesdays - Bikram Yoga with Amy @ The Rose Crystal Studio (certified teacher of 9 years). Class time is 7:00- 8:30 pm. Doors will be open 15 min before and after class. Email for more information and reservations:

Thursdays - Badminton at the Elementary School. 6:30pm. Drop-ins welcome.

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.

Al-Anon - mutual support program for people who are, or have been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Meets on the first Monday of every month. WI Hall at 7 pm. For info call 250-247-2030.

Narcotics Anon - Gabriola meetings are Thursdays at 7 p.m. on the lower level of the Commons.

Coming in 2014

Thursday, August 7 - Gabriola Lions' Club Concert on the Green featuring "The Timebenders"

Saturday, August 9, 2013 - 59th Annual Salmon BBQ at the Community Hall. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 3rd Annual Brickyard Beast 10km run.

August 2014 - Gabriola Theatre Festival. Website here.

October 2014 - Gabriola Arts Council Thanksgiving Studio Tour. GAC site here.