Sounder Events Calendar starting August 19, 2013

Monday, August 19 2013

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Mondays.

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

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Upcoming Events

Sun., Mon., Fri. & Sat., Aug. 18, 19, 23 & 24 - InFrinGinG Dance Festival Increments at Nanaimo’s Fringetastic Theatre Festival. Contemporary dance based on traditional cultural dance: First Nations and Japanese Butoh. Watch for workshops and dialogues, too. Schedule and ticket info: or

Tues., Aug. 20 - Full Moon Drumming at Drumbeg Provincial Park. Join the drummers at moonrise at 7:47 p.m.

Wed., Aug. 21 - Regular Meeting of the Gabriola Fire Protection Improvement District Board. 5:30 p.m. Upstairs at the old Fire Hall No. 1. Public welcome to attend. To be on the agenda, please contact Paula at 250-247-9677 or

Thurs., Aug. 22 - Amber Handley & Brad Shipley perform at Woodfire Restaurant on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month throughout the summer. A wonderful, ever changing medley of songs to enjoy while savouring the flavours of Woodfire. Call to reserve your spot ~ 250-247-0095.

Fri., Aug. 23 - 707 Community Park Walks. 6:30 p.m. starting from the Ricki Road entrance. Fourth of four guided walks to teach us how to navigate through Gabriola’s biggest park, led by Bob Weenk.

Sat., Aug. 24 - 3rd annual Gabriola Drum Day, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. at the Commons.

Sun., Aug. 25 - 9th Annual Saskatchewan Sunday Picnic. 3-7 p.m. 1985 Thompson Road. An honest to goodness old fashioned relaxing afternoon. If you’re from Saskatchewan or have Saskatchewan roots come for the fun and the food. Super farm fresh corn feast. Salads and desserts potluck. No charge – we will pass the hat to pay for the corn. Phone 250-247-8740 for details. There’s a real Saskatchewan welcome waiting. Enjoy!

Sun., Aug. 25th - Drumbeg House Studio Annual Sale – Eli Wakan’s sculpture (including his just-finished “Big Data”) and Naomi Wakan’s books, including her two latest, “And After 80…” and “pause” at 3085 Mander Rd, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Refreshments. Everyone welcome. Info:

Sun., Aug. 25 - Gabriola United Church is celebrating 100 years of serving the island community of Gabriola. August 1913 – August 2013. Join us at the 11 a.m. Worship Service, all are welcome.

Tues., Aug. 27 - Regular meeting of the Regional District of Nanaimo Board. 7 p.m. at the RDN Offices on Hammond Bay Rd. in Nanaimo. Full agenda available on

Fri., Aug. 30 - David Gogo is coming to the Gabriola Golf Club! Nanaimo’s own David Gogo is back with a brand new album and he’s bringing his brand of rockin’ blues music to the Gabriola Golf Club. 9pm. Tix at Artworks and Golf Club.

Tues., Sept. 3 - Commons Council Meeting. 7 p.m. upstairs at the Commons.

Sun., Sept. 15 - The Friends of the Gabriola Island Library present an Evening with Shelagh Rogers and a screening of the film “Northwords”. 7pm at the Phoenix Auditorium at The Haven. Doors open at 6:30.

Weekly Events

The Gabriola Island Visitor Centre is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Located at Twin Beaches Mall on Berry Point. For more info email

The Gabriola Museum is open daily from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on South Road. For more information visit

Mondays - Kayak and Yoga with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures. 9 a.m. - noon. $30 or $10 if BYOBoat. Meet at dock at the Silva Bay Inn.

Mondays - Sunset Paddle with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures 6:30 p.m. - sunset. Drop in, no experience necessary. $20 or FREE if BYOBoat. Meet at dock at the Silva Bay Inn.

Tuesdays and Saturdays - Persian Rugs For Sale: Malaspina Bazaar. 267 Malaspina (entrance off Lubbock). Open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 3 to 6 p.m. Handmade Persian rugs and worldly gifts.

Wednesdays - Workout and Paddle with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures 6:30-8:30 p.m. Drop in, paddle out to a beach and do a gentle 45 minute blend of cross fit and yoga to strengthen core. $20 or $10 if BYOBoat. Meet at dock at the Silva Bay Inn.

Thursdays - Weekly Jam at the Gabriola Golf Club. Starts at 8:30 p.m. and goes late. Electric/acoustic/a cappella ... you never know what you might hear! Bring an instrument or just your ears.

Fridays - Sunset Paddle with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures 6:30 p.m. - sunset. Drop in, no experience necessary, $20 or FREE if BYOBoat. Meet at dock at the Silva Bay Inn.

Saturdays - Farmers’ Market at the Gabriola Agricultural Hall. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wait for the bell before entering the market and respect the signs at the entrance.

Saturdays - Workbees at the Commons 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., followed by warm friendly lunch with friends. Indoor tasks on rainy days.

Saturdays - Weekly Guided Forest Walks. GaLTT is partnering with Regional District of Nanaimo to provide an opportunity to learn about West Coast trees and native plants while enjoying the trails linking Descanso Bay Regional Park and Cox Community Park. Meet at the day use area of Descanso Bay Regional Park at 2 p.m. every Saturday throughout July and August.

Sundays - Silva Bay Sunday Market. On the lawn at Silva Bay Marina. June 30 - Sept. 1, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sundays - Family Fun Day with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures 3-6 p.m. Paddle out to a beach, explore, swim, picnic and have fun! Adults $20 and kids $10. Meet at dock at the Silva Bay Inn.

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.

Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people who are currently, or have been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at the WI Hall. For info call 250-247-2030.

Narcotics Anonymous - Gabriola meetings are Thursdays at 7 p.m. on the lower level of the Commons.

Upcoming Festivals and Events 

Oct. 12-14 - Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour from the Gabriola Arts Council.

December - Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Craft Fair

December - Gabriola Commons Craft Fair

Coming in 2014

August 9, 2013 - 59th Annual Salmon BBQ at the Community Hall. 

August 10, 2014 - 3rd Annual Brickyard Beast 10km run.

August 2014 - Gabriola Theatre Festival. Website here.