Sounder Events Calendar starting April 17, 2018

Tuesday, April 17 2018

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

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

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Upcoming Events

Wednesdays Starting April 11 - Live Life to the Full is a 8 week program that will impact your life positively. Wednesdays 6:30-8pm April 11 to May 30th. Contact to register.

Tues., April 17 to June 9. Pallet People Art Exhibition at Gabriola Professional Centre at 590 North Rd. Come meet the artists Sunday, April 22nd from 2-4pm

Wed., Apr. 18 - Family Movie Night at the Library. 5 pm. We’ll be watching The Incredibles on the big screen, complete with popcorn. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., April 19 - Cuba Si: Island Time Latin Style. A presentation by Steve Struthers and Alison Douglas At 7 pm, on Thurs, May 1 at The Roxy. This presentation is sponsored by the Gabriola Historical and Museum Society. Admission by donation. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be available.

Sat., Apr. 21 - Amnesty Gabriola presents: Waban-Aki: People from where the sun rises film screening. 1 pm. Join the Gabriola’s local chapter of Amnesty International for a film depicting the lives of the Indigenous women who were made legally invisible under the Indian Act when they married non-status men. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat. Apr 21 - School Orchards Africa Concert featuring duet harmonies with Kathy Griffin & Roger Holdstock. The Roxy 7PM. Tickets $15 North Road Sports.

Sun., April 22 - Gabriola Chamber Ensemble to present earthly music. Sweet music of the earth will fill Christ Church Gabriola on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22 at 5 pm. The Chamber Ensemble, Brad Shipley, Director, will unleash a finely balanced program of “green” works from international and local composers and lyricists. Tickets $15 at the door, free to children under 16 accompanied by an adult.

Thurs., Apr. 26 - Fibre Arts Circle at the Library. 2-4 pm. Bring your projects and enjoy an afternoon of tea and crafting with other fibre enthusiasts. Beginners and newcomers welcome! Free, drop in.

Sat., Apr. 28 - Saturday Family Storytime at the Library. 11-11:30 am. Join us for fun songs, stories, and rhymes to share and stay afterward for visiting and play time. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

 Sat., Apr. 28 - Judith Plant Book Launch at the Library. 2 pm. Join us as we celebrate the launch of Judith’s book Culture Gap: Towards a World Order in the Yalakom Valley. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

 Sat., May 5 - Death Café at the Library. Join us for the last Death Café of the season. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. Space is limited. Please call the library at 250-247-7878 to sign up. Death Café will return in the fall.

Sat., May 5 - Spring Extravaganza. PHC’s Annual Fundraiser. Mark your calendars for Saturday May 5th to share in the music, food, raffles, prizes and fun! All proceeds from this event benefit our programs.

Thurs., May 10 - The Lulu Performing Arts Society will be presenting the New Orford String Quartet. Made up of Jonathan Crow, violin; Andrew Wan, violin; Eric Nowlin, viola; and Brian Manker, cello; the quartet will play on May 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Auditorium.

Sat., May 12 - Affordable Housing Forum. Hosted by the Gabriola Housing Society. 1pm to 4:30pm at the HOPE Centre. Join the conversation, bring your ideas. Childcare available, reserve by emailing Refreshments will be provided.

Weekly Events

Library Weekly Events - Family Storytime on Wednesdays 10:30am to 11am. French Conversation Circle on Thursdays 1pm to 2pm.

Sundays - The Alpha Film Series. 12 weeks starting Jan. 28. Join us in a conversation to ask anything about life, faith, and God, in an open, informal, friendly, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together. The Alpha Film Series is free and centers on You as our guest. 10:30 – 11:30 am at The Hope Centre (Blue) Building at 790 North Road. Hosted by Gabriola’s Church On The Rock. 250-247-9534

Wednesdays - Gabriola Chess Club. 7-10pm at the Rollo Centre. $5 drop-in fee covers rental costs. Instruction for beginners. All ages, all levels welcome. Bring your chess sets (extras available). Contact Kaamran Hafeez. 250-247-8269 •

Peer Led Exercise Group. Mon & Wed @ HOPE Centre, 11am-12pm, Tues & Thurs at Gabriola Rec. Society Office (far end of elementary school) 11am-12pm, Fri @ Community Hall, 10:45am – 11:45am. Drop-in fee $2. This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. To register and arrange an orientation, contact Suzette Delmage, Program Coordinator at 250-616-3195 or

AA meetings. Closed meeting for alcoholics only. Tuesdays: Serenity by the Sea. Upstairs at Roberts. 8am to 9am. Thursdays: Step Readings. Upstairs at Roberts. 8am to 9am. Fridays at Robert’s Place upstairs at noon (12pm). Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, AA meets at 7pm at the Commons (downstairs). For information contact 250-753-7513.

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings - Every Saturday @ 7pm. 675 North Road. PHC Building (downstairs of the Commons). Please note change, the previous Tuesday meetings have been suspended.

Al-Anon meeting to support those affected by the alcoholism and/or drug addiction of a family member or friend.  Mondays 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Robert’s upstairs.  For information please call 250-247-8330.

Caregiver Support group for family and friends of people living with dementia. Third Thursday of the month: 10:30 to noon in the Community Health Centre. For information call Jane Hope, 1-800-462-2833,

Coming later in 2018

Sun., May 13 - Mother’s Day Tea at the Community Hall. Hosted by the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care.

Sat., June 16 and Sun., June 17 - Silva Bay Fishing Derby.

Thurs., Aug. 9 - Gabriola Lions Concert on the Green featuring Completely Creedence’s Ultimate Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, with opening group The Great Divide, Canada’s Tribute to The Band. 

Sat., Aug 11 - Annual Salmon BBQ at the Gabriola Island Community Hall. 

Sun., Aug. 12 - Annual Gabriola Cruisers Show n Shine. 

Fri., Aug 17 - Sun., Aug 19 - Cultivate. A Performing Arts Festival from the Gabriola Arts Council at the Gabriola Commons.

Sat., Sept. 8 - Agi Association Farm to Table Feast.
Sat., Sept. 22 - Harvest Party at the Surf Lodge. Hosted by the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care.
Sat., Oct. 6 - Mon., Oct. 8 - Thanksgiving Studio Tour. From the Gabriola Arts Council.