Sounder Events Calendar starting April 7, 2015

Tuesday, April 7 2015

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

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

Scroll to bottom to see the festivals/markets/concerts coming later in the year.

For listings longer than 25 words, extra words are 20 cents each.

To submit: Call 250-247-9337, email or click here.

Upcoming Events

Tues., Apr. 7 - Silva Bay Yacht Club presents “Coastal Missions” this month’s guest speaker, discussing the challenges of outfitting a large boat for long haul coastal travel. Talk starts at 7:30 at the Haven Dining Room. Admission free. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Apr. 11 - ?th Annual Basics of Batting Clinic at the Rollo McClay ball fields. 3pm with Bob Bossin and Andre Nobels. For adults, teens and pre-teens. No young kids, please. To register by contact, 247-7476. By donation. Proceeds to Gabriola Softball Association.

Sat., Apr. 11 - Lulu turns 10! presents Shakespeare and Music featuring Antony Holland, actor; and Leah Hokanson, pianist and vocalist with special guests Allannah Dow, cellist; and Tina Jones, vocalist. 7:30pm. Phoenix Auditorium at The Haven. Advance tickets (Village Liquor Store): $20; door $25; youth (16 and under) $5

Sat., Apr. 11 - David James & Big River, a tribute to Johnny Cash at the Surf Lodge. 8pm. Doors 7pm. Come for dinner before the show, Kitchen open 4-9. Tix $20 advance, $25 at the door, available at Village Liquor Store and The Surf Pub.

Sun., Apr. 12 - Antarctica 2014- slide presentation of Antarctic region photographs by Steve Struthers at the Phoenix auditorium. Doors open at 1:30pm, show at 2:00pm. Donations to GROWLS gratefully accepted.

Thurs/Fri Apr 16/17 - Introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Discover a new approach to life. Netloft, Thurs 6:30 – 9pm, Fri 9:30-4:30pm, $165., 250-538-7696

Thurs., Apr. 16 - Interior Passages: Two voices in Conversation on memoir and poetry reading. Third Thursday Open Mic with feature poets Pam Galloway and Susan McCaslin. @ The Old Crow Café. Doors at 6:45, open mic begins at 7, by donation. Presented by Poetry Gabriola.

Fri., Apr. 17 - Pam Galloway and Susan McCaslin workshop at the Poetry Yurt at the Commons. Transforming the Personal through Writing. 9:30-12:10. Pam Galloway in her recent volume of Poetry, Passing Stranger, has explored her profound experiences of miscarriage, divorce, birth, and renewal. Susan McCaslin in her new memoir, Into the Mystic: My Years with Olga, traces the sixteen revelatory years she spent learning from an elderly Canadian mystic from Port Moody.

Sun., Apr. 19 - Gabriola Chamber Ensemble presents Beautiful Music featuring Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi and works by Alan Hovhaness, Franz Lehar, Astor Piazolla and others. 5pm at the Phoenix Auditorium at The Haven. Tickets are $15 and available at the door; children 10 and under free with an adult.

Wed., Apr. 22 celebrate Earth Day with GaLTT at Descanso Bay Regional Park. Bring your picnic and enjoy a guided walk.  5 pm – dusk.

Sat/Sun June 13-14 - Friends of the Library Book Sale. Books Wanted! Drop off at the Gabriola Library or call Wendy at 8392 or Alison at 7241. No text books, please, and in good condition.

Weekly Events

Mondays - Scouts Canada – 1st Gabriola Group. Beavers (5-7 years of age) meet 6 – 7 pm and Cubs (8-10 years of age) meet 6 – 7:30 pm at the Gabriola Fellowship Church. Contact Rachel Dubois 250-247-9302 or

Mondays - Gabriola Sparks and Brownies. Meets at the Gabriola Commons. For more info contact Edith Kraus at 250-325-0740

Tuesdays at the Gabriola Library: Lego Club! 3-5pm.

Tuesdays: Ever wonder about Jesus? Ever wondered about what he said? Come and find out for yourself while we read the New Testament together. At the Gabriola Fellowship Church. (First reading session March 31) You can join anytime between 6:30 and 8pm. Everybody aged 13-113 is welcome. Bibles available for those who don’t have one.

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Library. 10:30 – 11 am. Drop in with your little ones for stories, songs, and rhymes. Ages 5 years and younger.

Thursdays: Technology help at the Gabriola Library. Drop-in, 1-2 pm.

AA meets at the WI Hall on South Road every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Also meets on Fridays at noon. For more information contact 250-753-7513.

Narcotics Anon - meets Mondays at 8 p.m., Commons, lower level.

Annual Events

Saturday May 16 - Opening Weekend of the Gabriola Farmers' Market at the Agi Hall. Traditionally open  10am to 1pm, every Saturday between Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day weekend.

Sunday, August 2 - 4th Annual Brickyard Beast 10km road race. "One of the toughest 10k Road Races in Canada! Come and Slay the Beast!"

Thursday, August 6 - Gabriola Lions' Club Concert on the Green. Gabriola Golf Course. 4pm. The biggest fundraiser of the year for the Lions' with roughly 1,500 people on the driving range of the Golf Club enjoying the music, food and dog days of summer weather.

Sat., Aug. 8 - 60th Annual Community Hall Salmon Barbeque. Fundraiser at (and for) the Gabriola Island Community Hall.

Thursday, August 13 to Sunday, August 16 - 7th Annual Gabriola Theatre Festival. Bold, Inclusive, Innovative, Incredible Energy, Incredible Theatre. Take the plunge on BC’s beautiful Gabriola Island. Call for Submissions for 2015 are open at

Saturday, October 10 to Monday, October 12 - Gabriola Arts Council Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Gabriola Island—the “Isle of the Arts”—has the sixth highest concentration of artists in Canada. While every day is a celebration of art on this lush and lively island, on Thanksgiving weekend the festivities reach dizzying heights. Island artists throw open their studio doors to tempt your senses with dazzling arrays of art! On October 10–11–12, the studios of sixty artists will be open for visiting and viewing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Head to for more details.