Sounder Events Calendar starting August 14, 2018

Tuesday, August 14 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.

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Upcoming Events

Tues., Aug. 14 - GaLTT Guided Summer Trail Walk. 707 Community Park Wilkinson Place loop. 10-noon. Meet at the yellow boom gate on South Rd near Crestwood. Details at

Wed., Aug. 15 - It’s summer and the Gabriola Library is hosting an afternoon movie matinee perfect for families. 2pm-4pm. Showing a family-friendly movie on the big screen, complete with popcorn! See Library for movie selection. Free, drop in.

Fri., Aug 17 - Sun., Aug 19 - Cultivate. A Performing Arts Festival from the Gabriola Arts Council at the Gabriola Commons. Tickets at or at the Festival booth in Folklife Village.

Sat., Aug. 17 - Motion Commotion Magic Show. 11am - 12pm. Join Magician Leif David for a very special magic show to celebrate the end of Summer Reading Club 2018. This event is a free, family show and is part of ‘Cultivate,’ the Gabriola Arts Council’s performing arts festival. Sponsored by Gabriola’s amazing Friends of the Library. Please note: This event is taking place at the Cultivate Festival’s Garden Mainstage at the Gabriola Commons. Everyone welcome. Drop in.

Sat., Aug. 18 - Gabriola Quilters Show and Sale. Rollo Centre. 11am -4pm No entry Fee, door prize draw, quilts, misc. items for sale.

Sat., Aug 18 – Gabriola Groundwater Management Society.Annual General Meeting. Gabriola Commons Meeting Room. 1:30 p.m. Come and discuss water management in a dry year.

Sun., Aug 19 - Join the Museum Bus Tour - South End Historical with Danna Lewis. 2-4pm. Tix at North Road or the Museum. Leave from the museum.

Sun., Aug. 26 - Drumbeg House Annual Studio Sale. 10am – 4pm. 3085 Mander Road (off Stalker).  Come and celebrate Eli Wakan’s (constructionist sculpture) and Naomi Beth Wakan’s (books) 22 creative years on Gabriola. Some sculpture will be for silent auction. This is a free event. Refreshments provided. Everyone welcome. 250-247-0014

Sun. Aug. 26 at 2pm & Thurs. Aug. 30 at 7pm -  Auditions for the Gabriola Players 2018 panto, Pirates of Nursery Rhyme Island.  Thirteen roles to cast. Experienced actors and absolute beginners welcome! Auditions will be held at the Rollo Centre. More information at

Sun., Aug. 26 – Join the Gertie Bus Tour - Natural History with Tom Cameron on Forest Ecology and a Little Ethnobotany. 2-4pm. Tix at North Road or the Museum. Leave from the museum.

Sun., Sept. 2 - Fall Fair at the Gabriola Commons. Opens at 10am featuring Squash race, lunch, music, Ken Capon Memorial Marching band, Gabriola Commons Celebration of Cultivation, GIRO fashion show, PHC dog show and more!

Sat., Sept. 8 - Farm to Table Feast. Proceeds to support Keep on Pushin, the campaign to build a skatepark at Huxley Park. Dessert and Concert Tickets still available for purchase at North Road Sports, Colleen’s, and Wishbone.

Weekly Events

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays - Energy Medicine Chi Gong on Taylor Bay Beach.  August 6 through 24. 10am to 11:30am. By donation. Call Leita at 250-3259893

Tuesdays thru Saturdays - Morag- Orr Stephens Kaleidoscope 2 - Fibre Art Show at The Centre Gallery, 590 North Rd. (Professional Centre). 9-4pm until September 29th. Artist in attendance on Fridays from 1-3 or on request at 250-247-7462.

Wednesdays - Commons Mid-Week Market. Local farmers will be at the Timber Frame structure on the Commons every Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

Wednesdays - Take a Walk on the Wild Side with GROWLS. Wildlife Talks, Storytelling, and Wildlife Puppets. Descanso Bay Regional Park. 11am-Noon. Weather Permitting. Everyone Welcome, Free! Aug. 15 - Racoons. Aug. 22 - River Otters. Aug. 29 - Whales & Orcas.

Thursdays - French Conversation Circle at the Gabriola Library. 1pm to 2pm.

Saturdays: Gabriola Farmers Market. 10am to 2pm at the Agi Hall. 

Peer Led Exercise Group. Classes held twice a week, Tues and Thurs from 11am -12pm at Agi Hall on North Rd. 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. 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 (rear entrance). For information contact 250.247.9902

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. First and Third Thursday of the month: 10:30 to noon in the Community Health Centre. For information call Jane Hope, 1-800-462-2833,


Coming in 2018

Sat., Sept. 8 - Farm to Table Feast. Proceeds to support Keep on Pushin, the campaign to build a skatepark at Huxley Park. Dinner sold out. Tickets for Dessert and Concert on sale at Colleens, North Road Sports, and Wishbone. 

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.