Sounder Events Calendar starting August 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15 2017

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.

Upcoming Events

Wed., Aug. 16 - GaLTT Summer Park Walks - Bob Weenk will lead a walk through the 707 Community Park Loop. Meet at the Stumps gate off North Road in the tunnel. 7pm to 9pm

Wed., Aug. 16 - Great Gabriola Scavenger Hunt. Celebrate summer with the mother of all scavenger hunts! Beginning at 11 am, drop by the Gabriola Library to pick up the list of 39 items. Find as many as you can by Aug. 18 at 4:30 pm for a chance to win a Chapter’s gift card. Open to kids of all ages. Free, no registration required.

August 18 - 20 - 9th Annual Gabriola Theatre Festival! Eight exciting main stage productions. A free outdoor stage. A blocked-off Artisans Avenue. Pancake breakfasts. A free fashion show, puppet show, and magic show. A Kids Corner. Raffles. And more! Produced by the Gabriola Arts Council

Wed., Aug. 23 - GaLTT Summer Park Walks -Kerry Marcus will lead a walk through the 707 Community Park, with a loop starting at the entrance off Fisher Road.
10am to 12pm

Fri., Aug. 25 to Sun., Aug. 27 - Poetry Gabriola Summer Camp. Hosted by the Poetry Gabriola Society. Live performances, kayak paddle to Carlos Island, a scavenger hunt, and a potluck/open mic. See the ad on the front page for details or contact Hilary Peach at

Sat., Aug. 26 - Karen Cain. 20 year Retrospective Show and Sale Multi-media Paintings. One Day Only. 10am - 5pm. Gabriola Arts and Culture Centre. Celebrating Gabriola Arts Council 20th Anniversary. View:

Sun., Aug. 27 - Drumbeg House Studio Annual Sale. 10am – 4pm. Elias Wakan: Constructivist sculpture and silent auction of some small pieces; Naomi Beth Wakan: Books and her now famous poetry bags. 3085 Mander Road. Refreshments. This is a free event. 10% of the sales will go to The Commons

Thurs., Aug 31 - Gabriola Cruisers invites all Members and Car & Bike Enthusiasts to our monthly meeting. It will be held at the Gabriola Golf Club at 7 PM. Those wishing to eat should arrive earlier. Parking will be at the bottom of the driving range.

September 2 & 3 - Inaugural Gabriola Music Festival - Join hundreds of music and island lovers and enjoy two dynamic musical stages, beautiful art, scrumptious food, fun family activities, lantern processions, and much more. Come be part of this new grassroots festival on the Isle of the Arts, produced by the Gabriola Arts Council.

Sun., Sept. 3rd - Fall Fair At The Commons. 10am-3pm. Parade, Food, Music, Agricultural Contest and The World Famous Squash Race! View the Agricultural Contest Categories at  More info or to participate, please contact Stef Marrie at 247-7174 or

Tues,. Sept. 5 - Get a Mammogram. The BC Cancer Agency’s digital mammography coach will be providing breast screening outside the Gabriola Community Health Centre. Book an appointment at 1-800-663-9203

Weekly With Silva Bay Kayaks:

Mondays - Carlos Island Picnic - $25 (BYO-picnic).  6:30-9pm - Paddle out to Carlos Island, one of the Flat Top Islands, to have a picnic and see an amazing sunset over the Georgia Straight.

Wednesdays - Sunset Paddle - 6:30-9pm. $25. Fun, social, tour exploring the shoreline. Checking out harbour seals, eagle nesting habitats, and much more.

Friday - Sunset Paddle - 6:30-9pm. $25. Fun, social, tour exploring the shoreline. Checking out harbour seals, eagle nesting habitats, and much more.

Saturday - Taste of Gabriola Tour - 2:30-5:30pm - $55 (Kids $40) Take the morning to check out the Farmer’s Market and catch the GERTIE bus to get to Silva Bay for the 1:30 start of a 3-hour guided kayak tour. Explore the shoreline and head to an island with time to beachcomb or swim, before we paddle back to the dock.

Silva Bay Kayak events include your choice of sea kayak or stand up paddleboard. No reservations necessary. Drop in 15 min before each event starts. Questions or a large group call 250-247-8939. Byo boat for a social, fun paddle for free

Weekly Events

Wednesdays: Family Storytime at the Library. 10:30-11 am. Favourite stories, songs, and rhymes for wiggly little ones! Best suited for children birth to 5 years. Free, drop in.

Thursdays - Magic For Kids at the Library. 3-4 pm. Join magician Peter Joyes as he shares simple magic tricks for kids and grownups to practice together. Perfect for grandparents and grandchildren! For kids 6-12 years and their grownups. Free, drop in.

Thursdays starting August 3: Storytelling with Susan Yates. Listen to stories written by Canadian authors capturing our history, indigenous peoples, and Canadian classics. 10am at the Gabriola Museum. Free to drop in for all ages.

Saturdays: Gabriola Farmers Market. 10am to 2pm. Well behaved pets welcome on leash

Sundays - GERTIE/Gabriola Museum Bus Tours. 3-5pm. August 20 - Geological Curiosities of Gabriola’s Shoreline; August 27 - Museum, North End History. Tickets at the Museum and North Road Sports. Payment in full required to reserve seat. No refunds.

Sundays: Silva Bay Market. Every Sunday from 10am-2pm until Sept. 4. 3383 South Rd at the Silva Bay Resort & Marina. Everyone welcome!

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.

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

Coming later in 2017

Sept. 2 & 3 - Gabriola Music Fest. Gabriola Arts Council.

Sat., Sept. 9 - Farm to Table Feast. Gabriola Agi Association. SOLD OUT

October 7 - 9 - Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Gabriola Arts Council.

Mon., Dec. 25 - Annual Spirit Feast. Hosted by the People for a Healthy Community.

Mon., Jan. 1, 2018 - Annual Polar Bear Swim. Gabriola Sands Provincial Park at noon.