Sounder Events Calendar starting August 28, 2019

Wednesday, August 28 2019

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Wednesdays.
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Upcoming Events

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 - Roxy Coffeehouse, Burke Rosen. Excellent cover artist: Dylan, Steve Earle, Bruce Cockburn, John Hiatt, Mississippi John Hurt, Jesse Colin Young. $10. 8:30pm

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.

Wed., Sept. 4 & Sept. 11 - Learn to Dragonboat. Silva Bay Marina at 6pm. Pre-register: contact Jo No previous experience required...just bring your enthusiasm. Adults only. Paddles and pfds provided, or bring your own pfd. Gabriola Dragonboat Club

Thurs., Sept. 5 - Gabriola Garden Club’s first meeting of the 2019-2020 season. Guest speaker is Devmurti Khalsa from Denman Island. Presentation will be about growing and harvesting healthy figs and other unusual edible fruit/nut trees that do well in our climate. Rollo Centre - Doors open at 6:30pm. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Welcome new and returning members.

Thurs., Sept. 5 - Freighter anchorages info meeting. 7pm at the Roxy. Info on recent activities and discoveries, update on media campaign and some inspiring videos.

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 - SunDaze and Squash Race at the Commons. Stay tuned for more info. The Fall Fair will not be held on September 15, but the Squash Race will be held in conjunction with the SunDaze on September 15.

Wed., Sept. 18 - Family Movie Night. 5 pm at the Library. It’s movie time! We’re showing a family-friendly movie on our big screen, complete with popcorn! This month’s movie is How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Free, drop in event. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., Sept. 26 - 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.

Sat. Sept. 28 - Author Talk with Brian Harvey. 2 pm at the Library. How do you circumnavigate Vancouver Island and figure out your father at the same time? Join us as we welcome Nanaimo author Brian Harvey speak about his inspiration and the writing process behind his fascinating and adventurous memoir, Sea Trial: Sailing After My Father. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

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.

Tuesdays - Folk Dancing of Southeast Europe. 7-9 pm. Joyous, non-partner dance in lines, circles. Experience the music, rhythms, & songs of Greece, Armenia, Romania – Roma, Slavic, Yiddish – 20 countries & cultures. Beginners very welcome. $4, first night free! Don 250-247-9182. dondancing@gmail,com

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 classes end on Fri Aug 30, Fall Schedule starts the week of Sept 16-20. Mon & Wed at Hope Centre, 11am – 12pm, Fri at Community Hall, 10:45am-11:45am. 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,

Events later in 2019

October 12 to 14: Thanksgiving Long Weekend, including the Gabriola Arts Council Studio Tour. Visit for more details

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.