Sounder Events Calendar starting February 10, 2015

Wednesday, February 11 2015

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

Listings are $10/wk or get four weeks for $35.

Scroll to bottom to see the festivals/markets/concerts coming later in the year.

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., Feb. 12 - Time to Play. The film will be presented at the Gabriola Elementary School Library from 5:30 – 7:30. Admission is by donation and childcare is provided. It will be followed by a discussion with Kim Hunter, Waldorf Kindergarten teacher. This is an evening for adults.

Fri., Feb. 13 - Town Hall Meeting with Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May and Nanaimo-Ladysmith candidate Paul Manly. 7pm at the Gabriola Community Hall.

Sat., Feb. 14 - Dances of Love & Seduction. 7pm - 10pm. Gabriola Community Hall. Email: or call 250-247-9756. Tickets: $20 in advance (Village Liquor Store); $24 at the door. Lulu turns 10!

Sat., Feb. 14 - Movie night at the HOPE Centre. Enjoy Wes Anderson’s new movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Doors open at 5pm with the movie running 5:30-7:30 and includes a short intermission. $5 for each person watching the movie or $15 for 4 people. Enjoy the movie on a big projector screen with surround sound on comfy couches, while enjoying goodies and supporting the free MINT Teen Peer Helping Program. For more information, please contact Genevieve Cooper at 250-247-2095 or

Sun. Feb. 15- Gabriola Museum AGM at the Museum. 1 pm. Kathryn Molloy, Executive Director of Heritage BC, will talk about the importance of a museum’s role in strengthening a community’s cultural cohesiveness and learning opportunities.Everyone welcome. New and renewed memberships available.

Sun., Feb. 15 - Gabriola Horse Group social meeting. 1 - 3:30pm. Agi Hall. If you own or lease a horse or donkey or just love them, if you offer equine products or services,  please join us.

Thurs., Feb. 19 - Poetry Gabriola Third Thursday Open Mic at the Old Crow Cafe. 7 pm, by donation. Guest Poet:  Robin A. Sam

Sat. Feb. 21 - Annual Food Forum from Noon to 4pm at the Community Hall. Come and meet our island food producers, learn about planting. Admission by donation

Fri., Feb. 27 and Sat., Feb. 28 - C.R. Avery in Some Birds Walk for the Hell of It. Gabriola Golf Course. Doors 6:30pm. Show 7:30pm. Tix $25 at the door; $20 in advance at or by contacting or 250-247-0117.

Sat., Feb. 28 - Forum on the Future of GERTIE. 1pm at the Commons.

Weekly Events

Tuesdays at the Gabriola Library: Lego Club! 3-5pm.

Tuesdays - Rainbows, a program for youth experiencing grief. 6pm to 7pm. For more information contact Alice at the HOPE Centre at 250-247-8730 or

Wednesdays and Saturdays - Energizercise Classes. A blend of chi kung yoga self massage breath work meditation and dance techniques. Leita at 325-9893. 10:30 12 Rose Crystal Studio.

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Library. 10:30 – 11 am. Drop in with your little ones for stories, songs, and rhymes. For ages 5 years and younger.

Wednesdays at noon: Compassionate Connections Circle. Full Circle Creative, behind Co-op gas. Sharing and listening. Professionally moderated. All welcome. Confidential, safe, free, ongoing. info 250-247=7935.

Thursdays: Technology help at the Gabriola Library. Drop-in between 1-2 pm.

AA meets at the WI Hall on South Road every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Also meets on Fridays at noon. For more information contact 250-753-7513.

Narcotics Anon - meetings are Mondays at 8 p.m., lower level of the Commons.

Annual Events

Friday, April 2 to Sunday, April 12 - Isle of the Arts Festival. Gabriola Arts Council. Discover your most artistic and creative self at the Isle of the Arts Festival, with more than 40 workshops and events to help you enjoy, celebrate and explore arts and culture. Fibre arts, theatre arts, painting, printmaking, poetry and more!

Saturday May 16 - Opening Weekend of the Gabriola Farmers' Market at the Agi Hall. Traditionally open  10am to 1pm, every Saturday between Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day weekend.

Sunday, August 2 - 4th Annual Brickyard Beast 10km road race. "One of the toughest 10k Road Races in Canada! Come and Slay the Beast!"

Thursday, August 6 - Gabriola Lions' Club Concert on the Green. Gabriola Golf Course. 4pm. The biggest fundraiser of the year for the Lions' with roughly 1,500 people on the driving range of the Golf Club enjoying the music, food and dog days of summer weather.

Thursday, August 13 to Sunday, August 16 - 7th Annual Gabriola Theatre Festival. Bold, Inclusive, Innovative, Incredible Energy, Incredible Theatre. Take the plunge on BC’s beautiful Gabriola Island. Call for Submissions for 2015 are open at

Saturday, October 10 to Monday, October 12 - Gabriola Arts Council Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Gabriola Island—the “Isle of the Arts”—has the sixth highest concentration of artists in Canada. While every day is a celebration of art on this lush and lively island, on Thanksgiving weekend the festivities reach dizzying heights. Island artists throw open their studio doors to tempt your senses with dazzling arrays of art! On October 10–11–12, the studios of sixty artists will be open for visiting and viewing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Head to for more details.