Sounder Events Calendar starting April 24, 2018

Tuesday, April 24 2018

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.


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.

Thurs., Apr. 26 - Seniors Monthly Luncheon. 10:30am -12:30pm, at the Rollo Centre. Featuring talented local musician Jake Galbraith.  All seniors are welcome! Call Suzette at 250-616-3195 for more info.

Thurs., Apr. 26 - Gabriola Cruisers invites all Members and Car & Bike Enthusiasts to our monthly meeting. At the Gabriola Golf Club. 7pm. Parking can be in either the Staff parking area or the club parking across the road. Those wishing to eat should arrive earlier. 

Fri. Apr 27 - Coffeehouse at Roxy featuring Sue Decker. Slide guitar, early blues, folk, bluegrass, country, excellent songwriting. Jam/Open Stage 6:30, Feature 8:30. $10 donation.

Sat. Apr. 28 - Mark Stuart in concert. 7-9pm $20 Gabriola Theatre Centre 778-690-2025 Tickets at North Road Sports, door or online at

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.

Sun. Apr 29 - Community Broom Cut and BBQ, noon to 4pm, Drumbeg Park, free hotdogs and snacks, children’s activities - bring tools or borrow ours. Info:

Fri., May 4 - Dancestreams Youth Dance Company  “Piece by Piece.” Gabriola Community Hall. Local dancers join renowned youth repertory company in a full program of outstanding contemporary dance by leading professionals.  Tickets at North Road Sports and at the door.

Fri/Sat May 4-5. Spring Forum - Lifting Our Spirit, Do it by Chants. Fri 5:30-7:30pm at Christ Church, 2600 South Rd. Gabriola Women’s Gregorian Choir; simple supper provided. Sat. 10am-4pm at The Netloft, 1960 Murray Rd. Sat. am with Pandit Tejomaya, Vedic Chant. Sat. pm with Allannah Dow, Leah Hokanson and Tina Jones, three styles of chant. Sat. potluck lunch. Hosted by the Gabriola Ecumenical Society. $15/Fri only. $45/Sat only. $50/whole weekend. To register: or call Maureen 250- 802-2172

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.

Sun. May 6 - Gabriola Photography Club Spring Show & Sale. Prints, cards, slideshow, draw prizes. Rollo Centre, 12 to 4 pm, free.

Sun., May 6 - Electric Bike Parade at the Commons Spring Fair. Join e-bikers and cyclists of all ages and variations for a musical ride together starting at 10 a.m. at the Commons. Then park your ride for a Show & Shine, check out our Safe Pathways proposal for the island ferry terminal, and enjoy the Fair.

Wed., May 9 - Gabriola Housing Society AGM to report on 2017 activities and to elect Directors for the coming year. Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre. 7pm.

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.

Nothing Really Mattress art show by Leslie Norgate. Opens friday may 11, 7-9pm, runs saturday may 12, 12-4pm (artist talk 2pm). Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre 476 South Rd. Info: Sheila Norgate 250 247-7308.

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.

Sunday, May 13 - Come to the Mother’s Day Tea Party @ the Community Hall @ 1:30pm. Hosted by the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care. Tickets $10 at The GABE Shop.

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.