Sounder Events Calendar starting February 18, 2013

Monday, February 18 2013

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Mondays.

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Upcoming Events

Mon., Feb. 18 - Jerry Flynn, retired Canadian Armed Forces Captain and wireless communications expert, will be presenting information on issues related to wireless devices, including smart meters. Call Teresa at 250-247-7444 for more information.

Tues., Feb. 19 - Regular Meeting of the Gabriola Fire Protection Improvement District Board. 1:30 p.m. Upstairs at Fire Hall No. 1. Public welcome to attend. To be on the agenda, please contact Paula at 250-247-9677 or

Continuing to Tues., Feb. 19 - Feldenkrais with Gwen Spinks. Posture from head to toe. 5 weeks starting Tues., Jan. 22 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. at 900 Colleen Road on Gabriola. Cost is $10 drop-in or $45 for the series. Please call for details: 250-247-9756.

Thurs., Feb. 21 & 28 - Comfort on Computers from PHC. 1-2 p.m. Computer Basics: Hands-on instruction with professional teacher, Denise Leduc. How to: email • Skype • bank online • your personal needs. Limit of 4 spaces (waitlist for future classes). Call 250-325-2273 or PHC Community Resource Centre. #8 – 590 North Road.

Thurs., Feb. 21 - Regular Meeting of the Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee. 10:15 a.m. at the Gabriola WI Hall on South Road. Agenda available on

Thurs., Feb. 21 - Think Poetry is just for the broken hearted and overly romantic? Think again!  Aspiring poets, spoken word artists, storytellers, keen audience, supporters of the arts! We want you at our monthly Poetry Open Mic! 7-9 p.m., doors at 6:45. Old Crow Café. For more information: or 250-247-0117.

Sat., Feb. 23 - Meat draw for People for a Healthy Community. 2-5 p.m. at the Skol Pub. All proceeds support the PHC Food Bank.

Sat., Feb. 23 - SOS presents Oil-Free Coast at the Community Hall. 7 p.m. Pre-release screening of Groundswell. Presentations, guest speakers, discussions and live music. Local treats available. Entry by donation.

Sun., Feb. 24 - Nancy and John Peirce will give a 2nd showing of their pictures from their trip to the Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. Penguins, seals, and Shackleton history! 7-9 p.m. at the Rollo Centre. Donations to the South Georgia Heritage Trust welcome.

Mon. & Tues., Feb. 25 & 26 - Screening Mammography Program of BC (SMPBC) mobile service will be on Gabriola Island providing free screening mammograms to BC women ages 40 to 79. Gabriola Community Health Centre (the NEW Clinic) at the end of Church Street. Call 1-800-663-9203 to book an appointment. For more information visit

Thurs., Feb. 28 - Deadline to sign up to be a vendor at the 2013 Agi Farmer’s Market. Are you interested in becoming a full time vendor at this years market? Limited number of spaces available. Call Tannie at 250-247-8216 to get your name on the list.

Thurs., Feb. 28 - Purls of Wisdom Knitting Group at the Gabriola Library. 6:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of knitting, crochet, stitching and literature. Bring your craft projects and book recommendations. This event is held on the last Thursday of every month. Beginners are welcome. Drop in. Call 250-247-7878 for more information.

Thurs., Feb. 28 - Companions through Grief Support Group meets on the last Thursday of each month, 7-9 p.m. Call Carroll at 250-247-7213 or Jeanne at 250-325-6437.

Sat., Mar. 2 – Book Launch of The Mouse Woman of Gabriola: Brain, Mind and Icon Interactions in Spontaneous Healing and Spontaneity in Japanese Art and Culture by Gabriolan authors David and Michiko Young. 3 p.m. at the Commons. for details.

Sat., Mar. 2 - Gabriola Common’s Annual Trade Fair. Starts at 10 a.m. at the Commons. For information, or to book your space, contact Stef:

Sat., Mar. 2 - The Gabriola Parent Participation Preschool (est. 1976) is having a Beer and Burger Night with live music from Tony Gradanti and a Silent/Live Auction to raise funds for the Gabriola Cooperative Preschool, held at the Surf Lodge, 6pm. Tx are $20 and are avail from preschool parents.

Sun., Mar 3 - GaLTT Trail Work Party at Rollo/McClay Sportsfield. Meet Howard Houle at the Rollo/McClay parking lot at 1:30. 

Sat, Mar. 10 – Book Launch of Gabriolan George Szanto’s latest: Bog Tender, Coming Home to Nature and Memory. 3 p.m. at the Commons. for details.


Weekly Events

Mondays - Mom and Tots weekly gathering. 1:15-2:45 p.m. at the new PHC Community Resource Centre in the Gabriola Professional Centre. For first-time and experienced moms and their babies who are under one year old. Expectant mothers are also welcome.

Mondays - Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people who are currently, or have been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Meets at 7 p.m. at the WI Hall. For info call 250-247-2030.

Tuesdays - Family Storytime at the Gabriola Library. 3 p.m. Drop in with your baby or tot for songs, stories and rhymes.

The Gabriola Museum is now closed for the season. Open by appointment only. Call 250-247-9987 or email or visit

Thursdays - Tech Thursday at the Gabriola Library. Perplexed by your latest gadget? Want to learn how to download ebooks from the library? Drop in and get free technology help from our librarian. 1-2 p.m.

Saturdays - Workbees at the Commons 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., followed by warm friendly lunch of hot soup with friends. Indoor tasks on rainy days.

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.


Upcoming Festivals and Events 

Sat., May 18 - First Farmers’ Market of 2013 at the Gabriola Agricultural Hall. Interested in becoming a full time vendor at this years market? We have a limited number of spaces available. Call Tannie at 250-247-8216 to get your name on the list. February 28 is the deadline.

Mon., July 1 - Canada Day. Festival with music and food in the Folklife Village hosted by Village Food Market. Potato Cannon contest at Brickyard Beach.

Thurs., Aug. 8 - Gabriola Lions’ Concert on the Green. Live concert at the Gabriola Golf Club. Tickets and information available from any member of the Gabriola Lions’ Club.

Sat., Aug. 10 - Annual Salmon BBQ at the Gabriola Community Hall. Funds raised go towards the Hall.

Oct. 12-14 - Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour from the Gabriola Arts Council.

December - Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Craft Fair

December - Gabriola Commons Craft Fair