Sounder Events Calendar starting February 13, 2018

Tuesday, February 13 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.

To submit: Call 250-247-9337, email or click here.


Upcoming Events

Wed., Feb. 14 - Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner at the Roxy, 7 p.m. A film classic, created by Inuit filmmakers in Inuktitut (with subtitles), presented by the From Truth to Reconciliation Film Series and the National Film Board’s Indigenous Cinema on Tour. By donation.

Thurs., Feb. 15 - 7pm - New Moon Drum Journey Circle, Solar Eclipse in Aquarius - Come drum together in sacred space - please reserve at 

Fri., Feb. 16 -  Make It @ the Library: Plant Pot Decorating. 10:30 am. Join other adults at the library for a morning of making! Use the library’s stash of paints and paint pens to transform a plain terracotta pot into a functional work of art. All materials provided. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Fri., Feb. 16 - Salish Sea: Weaving Music & Stories. 1 pm. Join us at the library as we welcome Story-teller and traditional Snuneymuxw basket weaver David Spirit Wolf Bodaly, who will be musically accompanied by Master Luthier, Patrick Olmsted. Free, drop in. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Sat. Feb. 17 - Food Forum at the Community Hall, in support of local food growers & producers. Starts at noon, speaker at 2:30, followed by discussion at 2:45 about food issues. Donations pay for hall rent. Details: Tsiporah at 250-247-8350

Sun., Feb. 18 - Gabriola Ecumenical Event - Lifting our Spirits - Finding the Sacred  at the Netloft, 1960 Murray Road, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, admission by donation.  The program will offer short presentations by five islanders on aspects of their “spiritual questing” followed by an opportunity for everyone to hear and listen to others about their spiritual journeys.

Sun., Feb. 18 - Gabriola Commons Mortgage Burning Celebration rescheduled. 2pm at the Commons. More info to follow. Contact or Bob Andrew 247-325-8059.

Thurs,. Feb. 22 - Seniors Monthly Luncheon. 10:30am - 12:30pm, at the Rollo Centre. Special guest is Sheila Malcolmson, MP.  All seniors are welcome! Call Suzette at 250-616-3195 for more info.

Thurs, Feb 22 -  Our Common Thread - DNA - with renowned Gabriola researcher and geneticist Dr Sam Abraham, at 7 pm at the Roxy. Can your DNA tell you about your past, your family or even your neighbours?  Are you related to royalty or scoundrels? Find out all about the latest  in DNA  research with Dr Abraham. Sponsored by the Gabriola Historical and Museum Society. Admission by donation.

Fri., Feb. 23, Sat., Feb. 24 & Sun., Feb. 25 - Stretched – the Art Show. GAC Centre – 476 South Rd. 74 canvases – 66 artists – including 11 under 16 years. Price: $225/ youth $85. Times: Friday 7:00 to 9:00 (with wine & cheese). Saturday 10- 4:00 & Sunday 11- 3:00

Sat., Feb 24 & Sun., Feb. 25 - Big Little Poetry Festival: Four Strong Voices. 7pm. HIVE Emporium. Presented by Poetry Gabriola Society. Tickets $15/ $10 members. or call (250) 325-2264

Sat., Feb. 24 - Saturday Family Storytime at the Library. 11-11:30 am. Join us for fun songs, stories, and rhymes to share and stay afterward for visiting and Duplo block play time. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Mar. 3 - Death Café at the Library. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. Space is limited. Please call the library at 250-247-7878 to sign up.

Weekly Events

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

Tuesdays - Ever wonder about Jesus? Who he is? What he says? Come find out for yourself by reading the Bible together. Or just come listen. Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm at Gabriola Fellowship Church, 775 Church St. We’ll be starting the New Testament, Jan 9, 2018. Everybody welcome. Bibles provided or bring your own. Call Jonathan at 250.247.9767 for info/questions.

Sundays - The Alpha Film Series. 12 weeks started Jan. 28. Join us in a conversation to ask anything about life, faith, and God, in an open, informal,  friendly, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together. The Alpha Film Series is free  and centers on You as our guest. 10:30 – 11:30 am at The Hope Centre (Blue) Building at 790 North Road. Hosted by Gabriola’s Church On The Rock. 250-247-9534

Peer Led Exercise Group, Mon thru Thurs, 11am-12pm at Gabriola Rec Society Office (inside the elementary school) and Friday 11am – 12pm at the Community Hall. This circuit style exercise program supports those people who are managing chronic health conditions.  New participants must register. Contact Suzette Delmage Program Coordinator at 250-616-3195 or

AA meetings. Closed meeting for alcoholics only. 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 Tuesday and Saturday @ 7pm. 675 North Road. PHC Building (downstairs of the Commons).

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 in 2018
Sun., March 4 - Healing Arts Fair at the Gabriola Island Community Hall.
Thurs., April 5 - Sun., April 15 - Isle of the Arts Festival from the Gabriola Arts Council.
Sun., May 13 - Mother's Day Tea at the Community Hall. Hosted by the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care.
Sat., June 16 and Sun., June 17 - Silva Bay Fishing Derby.
Thurs., Aug. 9 - Gabriola Lions Concert on the Green
Sat., Aug 11 - Annual Salmon BBQ at the Gabriola Island Community Hall.
Sun., Aug. 12 - Annual Gabriola Cruisers Show n Shine.
Fri., Aug 17 - Sun., Aug 19 - Gabriola Arts Council Theatre Festival.
Sat., Sept. 8 - Agi Association Farm to Table Feast.
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.