Sounder Events Calendar starting August 7, 2018

Tuesday, August 7 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

Thurs., Aug. 9 - Gabriola Lions Concert on the Green featuring Completely Creedence’s Ultimate Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, with opening group The Great Divide, Canada’s Tribute to The Band. Tickets from retailers on Gabriola, or from Gabriola Lions Club members.

Fri., Aug 10 to Sun., Aug 12 - Fork Off: Animals, Art & Advocacy. Opening at GAC Hall (476 South Rd Gabriola) Friday, August 10 7 to 9pm, and running Sat/ Sun 11 to 5pm. Featuring new work by 9 award-winning artists: Elsa Bluethner, Dianna Bonder, Tammy Hudgeon, Caroline James, Leslie Norgate, Sheila Norgate, Carole Reid, Zena Rogak and Mia Tremblay. New talk by Sheila Norgate Saturday August 11 2:30 pm. Free.

Sat., Aug 11 - 63rd Annual Salmon BBQ at the Gabriola Island Community Hall. Entertainment & Beer Garden from 4pm to 8pm. Dinner from 5pm to 7pm. Salmon Dinner $15/Salad Plate $7. Tickets at North Road Sports, Colleens, or online at

Sun., Aug 12 - Roost. Indie Designer Blowout Sale. Music, food, refreshments. 12-5pm. 1759 Whalebone Drive

Sat., Aug. 12 - Join the Gertie Bus Tour - Natural History with Christy Wilson on Gabriola’s Shoreline Biology. 2-4pm. Tix at North Road or the Museum. Leave from the museum.

Sun., Aug. 12 - 4th Annual Show ‘n Shine hosted by the Gabriola Cruisers Auto Club. 12pm - 3pm behind Twin Beaches Mall. Vehicle registration ($15) opens at 11am. Prizes and Awards. Partial Proceeds to Local Charities. Refreshments, Live Entertainment. Spectators get in for free. Live Entertainment from Flashback Freddy.

Tues., Aug. 14 - GaLTT Guided Summer Trail Walk. 707 Community Park Wilkinson Place loop. 10-noon. Meet at the yellow boom gate on South Rd near Crestwood. Details at

Fri., Aug 17 - Sun., Aug 19 - Cultivate. A Performing Arts Festival from the Gabriola Arts Council at the Gabriola Commons. Tickets at or at the Festival booth in Folklife Village.

Sat., Aug. 18 - Gabriola Quilters Show and Sale. Rollo Centre. 11am -4pm No entry Fee, door prize draw, quilts, misc. items for sale.

Sun., Aug 19 - Join the Museum Bus Tour - South End Historical with Danna Lewis. 2-4pm. Tix at North Road or the Museum. Leave from the museum.

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

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

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 8 - Great Blue Herons, and Owls. Aug. 15 - Racoons. Aug. 22 - River Otters.

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 held twice a week, Tues and Thurs from 11am -12pm at Agi Hall on North Rd. Drop-in fee $2. This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. To register and arrange an orientation, contact Suzette Delmage, Program Coordinator at 250-616-3195 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 - Every Saturday @ 7pm. 675 North Road.  PHC Building (rear entrance). For information contact 250.247.9902

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 in 2018

Sat., Sept. 8 - Farm to Table Feast. Proceeds to support Keep on Pushin, the campaign to build a skatepark at Huxley Park. Dinner sold out. Tickets for Dessert and Concert on sale at Colleens, North Road Sports, and Wishbone. 

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.