Sounder Events Calendar starting August 14, 2019

Wednesday, August 14 2019

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Wednesdays.
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 or email



Upcoming Events

Wed., Aug. 14 - Film. My American Cousin. 7pm at the Roxy. In 1959 a 12-year-old girl is stuck in a boring Okanagan town, waiting to become an ‘actual’ teenager, and for something - anything - fun to happen. Then her dreamboat American cousin with his hot car and wild ways appears for an indefinite visit. My favorite Canadian movie! 250-247-9182. Fundraiser for Sanctuary Gabriola.

Thurs., Aug. 15 - Great Gabriola Scavenger Hunt at the Library. Celebrate the end of the summer with the mother of all scavenger hunts! But there’s a catch: you only have 72 hours to complete it! Drop by the library starting Thursday, August 15 at 10 am to pick up the challenge. Free for kids of all ages.

Thurs., Aug. 15 - Beachquest with the Gabriola Museum. 1-3pm. All ages welcomed to this fun-filled afternoon at Gabriola Sands Park (Twin Beaches)! By donation.

Sat. Aug. 17th & Sun. Aug. 18th - Art Show & Sale by Lynn Myette and Dale McLean. 10-4 @ Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre.

Sun., Aug. 18 - Sundaze Dance Picnic at the Gabriola Commons. (recheduled from Aug. 11) 2pm-6pm. Totally chill. Totally fun. Totally for the whole family. Totally free, thanks to our volunteers, the Gabriola Arts Council, and the Gabriola Commons. Come down and dance!

Fri., Aug. 23 - Imagine the Impossibilities Magic Show. 11 am at the Library. Celebrate the end of Summer Reading Club with magician Leif David and a very special magic show! This is a free, family event sponsored by Gabriola’s amazing Friends of the Library. Drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Aug 24 - Book Launch with Mary Mitchell. 2 pm at the Library. A fun book event for kids and parents! Gabriola illustrator Mary Mitchell presents her new picture book Lily and Flinge and the Piece of Kibble. Learn about where the idea originated, Mary’s creative collaboration with her uncle, and info and tips on the self-publishing process. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Aug. 24 & Sun. Aug. 25 - The Wood Show, presented by the Gabriola Woodworkers Guild at the Arts & Heritage Centre, 476 South Road. 10am-4pm.

Sun., Aug. 25 - Historic Bus Tour. Join 3rd generation Gabriolan and historian Danna Lewis for an entertaining tour of the island’s north end. 2pm-4pm.

Thurs,. Aug. 29 - Fibre Arts Circle at the Library. 2-4 pm. Bring your projects and enjoy an afternoon of tea and crafting with other fibre enthusiasts. Beginners and newcomers welcome. Free, drop in.

Fri., Aug. 30 - GaLTT night biking with Derrill Shuttleworth in 707 Community Park. 9pm. 12 yrs and up. Helmets and front & back bike lights required.

Fri., Aug 30 to Mon., Sept. 2 - Cultivate Music and Theatre Festival at the Gabriola Commons. Hosted by the Gabriola Arts Council. Tickets and details at

Sat., Sept. 7 - Farm to Table Feast at the Gabriola Commons. Supper/Concert tickets are sold out. Dessert/Concert tickets ($25) still available at North Road Sports and Colleen’s.

Sun., Sept. 15 - Fall Fair at the Commons. POSTPONED till further notice.

Thurs., Oct. 3 - Gabriola Reads: A Community Literary Conversation. 7pm. Hosted by CBC Radio’s Sheryl McKay. Community Hall. Tickets $10, online at GAC site or North Road Sports. Full list of books and their champions at

Weekly Events

Inspired by Japan, a show by Gabriola Fibre artists, is at the The Centre Gallery, 590 North Road, until August 3.

Social Drop In Tennis At Huxley Park - all welcome, Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays from 10-1 Sundays from 1- 4. for info call 250 247-8114.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays - Pickleball Play. Starting at 9:30am. Beginners are welcome, paddles and instruction are available. More information at 250-325-0027.

Wednesdays - Mid-Week Night Market at the Commons. 4pm-7pm.

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

Fridays - Teen Drop In at the HOPE Centre (Blue Building). 7pm-Midnight. Teen recreation for teens aged 13-18.  For more info email Andrea at

Saturdays, July 6-27: Imagine It! Make It! At the Library. 11 am – 12:30 pm. Imagine the possibilities at your library! Visit us on Saturdays to discover, experiment, and tinker. All you need is your imagination! This is a free, drop in Summer Reading Club event best suited for school-aged children and their parents or caregivers.

Saturdays - Agi Co-op Farmer’s Market. 10am-2pm at the Agi Hall.

Sundays - Silva Bay Market at Page’s Inn. 10am to 2pm

Peer Led Exercise Program Summer Schedule: Summer classes run twice/week: Wednesdays 11am-12pm at Agi Hall & Fridays 10:45am – 11:45am at the Community Hall. New? Contact Suzette Delmage, Program Coordinator, to arrange orientation. 250-325-1675 or

AA meetings - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8am, upstairs at Robert’s Place. Fridays at Noon (12pm) upstairs at Robert’s Place. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7pm downstairs at the Commons. For information contact 250-753-7513.

Al-Anon meeting to support those affected by the alcoholism and/or drug addiction of a family member or friend. Mondays at 12 and Thursdays at 7pm upstairs at Roberts Place upstairs. For information call 250 816 4135.

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,


2019 Events
October 12 to 14: Thanksgiving Long Weekend, including the Gabriola Arts Council Studio Tour.
November 11: Remembrance Day, held at the memorial cairn at the Gabriola RCMP Detachment.
November 30: Artisan Christmas Fair at the Rollo Centre
December 7: Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Fair
December 25: Christmas Day & PHC Spirit Feast.
January 1, 2020: Polar Bear Swim at Twin Beaches at Noon.