Sounder Events Calendar starting August 29, 2017

Tuesday, August 22 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

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. 3 - 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

Sun., Sept. 3 - PHC cistern raffle to be drawn at 4pm at the Commons Fall Fair. See ad in last week’s edition.

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

Wed., Sept. 6 - Caregivers Support Group. 2 p.m. at the PHC Seniors’ Resource Centre (at the Commons) For further information call Angela Nutter, 250-247-9732.

Sat., Sept. 9 - Book Launch for Ancient Light by K. Louise Vincent & Karen Curry. Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre, 276 South Road. 2 - 4. Remarks & Reading at 2:30

Thurs. Sept. 14 - Joëlle Anthony’s Publicity for Visual Artists Create your bio! Learn branding, marketing & publicity. 7pm-8:30, pre-reg $30/door $35

Fri., Sept. 15 and Sat., Sept. 16 - She’s Come Undone: self portraits by women. Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre. 476 South Rd. Opening Fri. Sept. 15 from 7-9pm, running through Sat. Sept 16, 11-4pm. Most artists present Sat. between 2-4pm.

Mon., Sept. 18 - ‘Heron’ New Moon Journeying + Sharing evening with weaver - please reserve @

Sat/Sun Sept. 23 & 24 - Writing Boot Camp, Two full days designed to give you inspiration, confidence & joy when writing! 10-3pm, Pre-register $150 before 9/10, $175 after. Arts & Heritage Centre. email

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

Library Weekly Events Resume August 31 - Lego Club on Tuesdays 3pm to 4:30pm. Family Storytime on Wednesdays 10:30am to 11am. French Conversation Circle continues on Thursdays 1pm to 2pm. Spanish Conversation Circle continues on Thursdays 2pm to 3pm. 

Thursdays thru August: 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. September 3 - Museum, South End History; September 10, Gabriola Forest Ecology 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

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.