Sounder Events Calendar starting April 26, 2016

Tuesday, April 26 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.

Scroll down to bottom for events coming later in 2016 


Upcoming Events

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.

Thurs., Apr. 28 - Fibre Arts Circle at the Library. 2-4 pm. Bring your projects. Beginners welcome! Free, drop in.

Thurs., Apr. 28 - Poetry Reading With Kevin Spenst and Karen Shklanka. 5:30 pm at the Gabriola Library. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

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

Wed., May. 4 - Caregivers Support Group, 2 p.m. at the PHC Seniors’ Resource Centre (at the Commons) For further information call Angela Nutter, 250-247-9732.

Wed., May 4 - May the Fourth be with you! Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the HOPE Centre (790 North Rd) in the big blue building. Movie starts at 6:30, this will be our LAST movie fundraiser for this session of Peer Helping. We will have Root Beer Floats, Popcorn, Tea, Coffee and other yummy treats. Email to reserve your ticket! 

Sat., May 7 - Gabriola Commons Spring Fair. 10am - 2pm. Plant starts, seeds and produce from our local farmers. Maypole dance (starts at noon) and festivities. Community groups. Yummy food. Boules tournament. Email for more information or to participate.

Fri., May 6 - A Soccer Jamboree! Come have fun! 6 -8pm. Gabriola Elementary School Multi age teams! Kids vs. Parents & Coaches game! (Don’t forget your gear: cleats & shin pads!) Past, present & future players welcome! Free BBQ after the game. Register for next year! Gear Swap! Return your uniform! For more information email or phone 250-247-7341 Online registration

Artist Leslie Norgate (sister to Sheila) opening Friday May 13, 7-9pm continuing Saturday May 14 11-4pm with artist talk Saturday 1pm. Keep Calm Gallery, 1156 Suzanne Avenue. Gabriola 250 247-7308

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.

To have an event added, email

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.