Sounder Events Calendar starting August 21, 2019

Wednesday, August 21 2019

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Wednesdays.
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Upcoming Events

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.

Wed., Aug. 28 - Film. Outsourced. 7pm at the Roxy. A Seattle call-center is outsourced to India and its manager is sent there to train his own replacement. An amusing tale of cultural differences and the lessons to be learned from ‘backward’ societies. Enhanced by likeable characters. 247-9182.  Fundraiser for Sanctuary Gabriola

Thurs., Aug. 29 -  the regular Gabriola Cruisers monthly meeting will be held at the Gabriola Golf Club at 7 PM. Those wishing to eat should arrive earlier. We invite all members, guests and car & bike enthusiasts to attend. Parking can be in the staff parking area or the club parking lot across the street. Any members who have not yet paid their dues can do so at this meeting and any guests that would like to join are welcome.

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., Aug 31 and Sun., Sept 1 - Gabriola Quilters Show and Sale. Rollo Centre. 11am-4pm No entry Fee, door prize draw, quilts, misc. items for sale.

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

Wed., Sept. 11 - Understanding Grief in our Community. 1:30 - 2:30 at the Library. Everyone experiences grief and manages the sadness in an individual way. How can we support people who are experiencing grief in our community, family and friendships? What can we do to help cope with our own grief journey? This public session and discussion is presented by the Gabriola Home Hospice Program and facilitated by Mary Abbott, who is a Nanaimo Hospice Volunteer and Life Cycle Celebrant. Free, drop in event. Everyone welcome.

Sun., Sept. 15 - Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research. Walk. Run. Wheel. Ride. At Twin Beaches on Gabriola. 1k - 5k - 10k. Registration opens at 9:30am. run starts at 11am.

Sun., Sept. 15 - Fall Fair at the Commons. POSTPONED.  Stay tuned for more info, but the Fall Fair will not be held on September 15.

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.