Sounder Events Calendar starting August 21, 2018

Tuesday, August 21 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

Sat., Aug. 25 & Sun., Aug. 26 - The Wood Show. 10-4pm @ the Arts and Heritage Centre | 476 South Road. The Gabriola Woodworkers Guild takes a bough with their finest works.

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.

Sat. Sept 1 and Sun. Sept 2 - Art Show by Gabriola artists Lynn Myette and Dale McLean at the GAC Centre. 10-4. All are welcome to this art show and sale.

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 Stevens 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. 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 start week of Sept 10th. Mon & Wed @ HOPE Centre 11am-12pm; Tues & Thurs at Gabriola Rec. Office 11am-12pm; Fri @ Community Hall, 10:45am – 11:45am. Drop-in fee $2. Circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. New participants wanting to register, please contact Suzette Delmage, Program Coordinator at 250-325-1675 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 - Cancelled. 24 hour Help Line: 1-800-494-2404

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 later in 2018

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.