Sounder Events Calendar starting April 19, 2016

Tuesday, April 19 2016

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

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.

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Upcoming Events

Tues. & Wed., Apr. 19 & 20 – Twilight Radio Theatre presents a live radio theatre double feature with special guest Garry Davey, at the Surf Lodge. 7:30pm. Tix $20- from Hive Emporium and the Surf. For pre-show dinner reservations call 250-247-9231

Wed., Apr. 20 - Family Movie Night at the Library. 5 pm. We’ll be watching Minions on the big screen, complete with popcorn. Free, drop in at the Library.

Thurs., Apr. 21 - - Hidden India photo-journey with S. Struthers & A. Douglas, Gabriola Museum sponsor. 7pm, Rollo Seniors’ Centre. Admission by donation.

Fri., Apr. 22 - An information event for anyone interested in volunteering with Big Brothers & Big Sisters Gabriola will be held at the Elementary School in the multipurpose room at 10am with Paulyne Robinson from Big Brothers, Big Sisters. More info:

Fri., Apr. 22 - Earth Day NFB Film Screening of Hadwin’s Judgement. 1 pm. This film covers the events that led up to the destruction of the Golden Spruce, held sacred by the Haida Nation. Free, drop in at the Library.

Fri., Apr. 22 - Paws 4 Stories. 3-4 pm. Children spend one-on-one time with Therapy dog Pepper and his handler Adela in the Library. Free registration. Call library at 250-247-7878 to sign up for a 15-minute session.

Fri., Apr. 22 - Cowspiracy, the Sustainability Secret. A documentary screening presented by Gabriola Vegeteers in recognition of Earth Day. 7pm at The Roxy @ Twin Beaches Mall. Admission by donation. For more info visit

Fri., Apr. 22 from 7-9pm, and Sat. Apr. 23 from 10am-3pm - The Activist as Mystic with guest presenter, Dan Hines, at The Rollo Centre.  This is the Annual Spring Forum hosted by the Gabriola Ecumenical Society.  All are welcome.  Suggested donation: Fri only $15; Sat only $35.  Fri/Sat $50.  Lunch included on Sat.  Register in advance: or call Jacquie Jessup 247-8308.

Sat., Apr. 23 - Amnesty International Day of Action. 11 am – 4 pm. Join Amnesty members to raise awareness on family disappearances in Mexico. Create messages of concern and solidarity in the form of paper butterflies, which will be delivered to organizations in Mexico. Free, drop in at the Library. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., Apr. 28 - Freighter Anchorage Proposal Community Forum. Featuring a presentation from Dr. Eoin Finn. Presented by AnchorRage’s GAFA, SOS, and GROWLS. 6:30pm at the Gabriola Elementary School Gym.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday April 29, 30 and May 1 - ICONIC Theatre Company presents four theatrical readings of David Hare’s play Skylight at the Theatre Centre, 1475 Peterson Road. Fri @ 7pm: $18. Sat @ 2pm: $10. Sat @ 7pm: $18. Sun @2pm: $18. Tickets available from North Road Sports, from the website at or at the theatre door.

Sat., Apr. 30 - People for a Healthy Community (PHC) invite you to their annual fundraiser, “Spring Extravaganza & Charity Silent Auction” from 5pm - 9pm at Silva Bay Restaurant & Pub, 3383 South Road. Tickets $20, available at PHC, Arbutus Building Supply, The Hive, Silva Bay Restaurant & Pub or North Road Sports & Clothing. Includes choice of wine, beer or soft drink & choice of beef or veggie burger + salad or fries, fish + chips or vegetarian lasagna + salad.

Sat., Apr. 30 - Spring Tea and Bazaar. 10am to 3pm at the Community Hall. Local vendors, silent auction, concession, and kids games. Proceeds to Gabriola Preschool. Vendor spaces available, contact or 247-8707.

Sat., Apr. 30 - Book Launch at the Gabriola Library. Celebrating Naomi Beth Wakan’s new book of personal essays on creativity, “On the Arts” Free event. Everyone welcome. 2-3 pm

Weekly Events

Tuesdays - Library Lego Club. 3-4:30 pm. Drop-in free play Lego time. Best suited for children 6 – 12 years.

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Library. 10:30-11 am. Favourite stories, songs, and rhymes! For children birth to 5 years. Drop in.

Compassionate Connections – ‘A safe place to talk about hard things.’ Sharing & listening. For anyone dealing with a challenge to their mental well being. On Facebook at compassionate connectionsgabriola or call Kat, 250-247-7182. Free & professionally moderated. 

AA meetings. Tuesdays at the Surf Lodge at 8am. Closed meeting for alcoholics only. 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 ​Tuesday and Saturday @ 7pm. 675 North Road. ​PHC Building (downstairs of the Commons). For information call or text 250-327-1362.

Coming later in 2016. 

March 31 - April 10: Isle of the Arts Festival. for more details.

May 30-June 5: Bike to Work Week Gabriola

Friday, July 1: Canada Day on Gabriola. Festivities in Folklife Village with Village Food Market, as well as the annual Potato Cannon contest at Brickyard Beast. 

Thursday, August 4 - Gabriola Lions host the annual Concert on the Green. 2016 headline act: “Elvis.” 

Sunday, August 7: Annual Brickyard Beast 10km Run. The toughest 10km road run in Canada!

Saturday, August 13: Annual Salmon BBQ at the Gabriola Island Community Hall. 4pm to 7pm. All funds raised support the Gabriola Island Community Hall Association

August 18 - 21: Gabriola Theatre Festival. for more details.

October 8 - 10: Gabriola Studio Tour. for more details.

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Annual events can also be booked to be published on the Sounder's popular wall calendar. Please contact for details. Deadline to book to be on the 2017 calendar is November 30, 2016.