Sounder Events Calendar starting April 5, 2016

Tuesday, April 5 2016

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Upcoming Events

Tues., Apr. 5 - iPad Made Easy. 1:30-2:30 pm. Learn basic features, get how-to tips and have your questions answered along the way. Bring your own iPad for this free, hands-on session at the Library. Please contact the library at 250-247-7878 to register.

Tues., Apr. 5 - Silva Bay Yacht Club is hosting a presentation by Cliff Robb about his experience working on the building of an circa 1800 replica of a Tall Ship in California. 7:30 at Ellins Residence, 50 Haig Road. Everyone Welcome.

Wed., Apr. 6 - Caregivers Support Group, 2 p.m. at the PHC Seniors’ Resource Centre (at the Commons) For further information call Angela Nutter, 250-247-9732.

Thurs., Apr. 7 - Gabriola Garden Club has guest speaker Linda Gilkeson. Her presentation will be on Pests in the Garden. Her latest book will be available on gardening during climate change. Rollo Centre:  Doors Open: 7 pm, Meeting: 7:30 pm. Everyone welcome.

Fri., Apr. 8 - Auditions for “A Week with Pooh” Rollo Centre. 7pm.   Questions?  Call Mark, 250-247-7526. Play is for all ages.

Sat., Apr. 9 - Lorraine Min, pianist. Steinway Artist and critically acclaimed pianist, Lorraine Min has dazzled audiences internationally with her poetic artistry and brilliant virtuosity.  Saturday, April 9th at The Phoenix Auditorium.

Sun., Apr. 10 - Come out and enjoy the Gabriola Island Singers’ Spring Concert at 2:30and 7:30pm at the Community Hall. Special guests are Margaret Sutton and The Lund’smen. Director Gail Lund and choir members have created a great selection of new compositions and some new arrangements of your favourite songs. Admission is by donation in the afternoon and $15 at the door for the evening performance.

Thurs., Apr. 14 - The Borealis String Quartet and David Braid, pianist. One of the most dynamic and exciting world-class ensembles of its generation, The Borealis String Quartet teams up with multi-Juno Award winner and Steinway Piano Artist David Braid.  Thursday, April 14th at The Phoenix Auditorium.

Thurs. Apr. 14 – Gabriola Recreation Society AGM, 5 p.m. at G.R.S. office, south end Elementary School, Room 113. Must enter via south door, under big G.R.S. sign. Meeting will include annual reports, review of year end financial statements, election of Board. GRS is seeking new Board members - contact the office for information: 250-247-2014; G.R.S. overview, rec. program details @

Sat., Apr. 16 - Double Feature Movie event at the HOPE Centre, hosted by the Teen Peer Helpers. Aladdin ($3) from 1:30 to 3pm. Back to the Future ($5) from 4 till 6. Child care available during the second movie. Slushies, popcorn, cupcakes, and all the usual treats.

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

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. 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. (Resumes April 5) 3-4:30 pm. Drop-in free play Lego time. Best suited for children 6 – 12 years.

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

Thursdays - Compassionate Connections – ‘A safe place to talk about hard things’ – Sharing & listening. For anyone dealing with a challenge to their mental well being – free, professionally moderated – 11a.m Upstairs, Robert’s Restaurant, back door entry. on Facebook at compassionate connectionsgabriola

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.