Sounder Events Calendar starting February 23, 2016

Tuesday, February 23 2016

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.

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Upcoming Events

Wed. Feb. 24 –Islands Trust Workshop on Dog Care Temporary Use Permit Guidelines. Planning staff will present the guidelines and answer questions, then the workshop will provide Gabriola LTC with feedback on the details of the guidelines. 6:30pm in Haven Phoenix Room #2.  Kids station available.

Thurs., Feb. 25 - PHC Senior’s luncheon. Doors open at 10:30 am at the Rollo Centre. This month we welcome Simon, Pharmacist and Paramedic who will be dispensing good information about medication and Island Paramedic services. If transportation is needed, please call the GERTIE Coordinator to have GERTIE pick you up for the luncheon.  Call at least 2 days in advance of the luncheon at 250-668-6809 and a ride will be arranged for you. These are free rides for Seniors to the luncheon on Thursdays.

Thurs., Feb. 25 - Fibre Arts Circle at the Library. 2-4 pm. Bring your projects. Beginners welcome! Free, drop in.

Thurs., Feb. 25 - Doug Harrison presents the story of the Martin Mars Water Bomber. 7pm at the HIVE Emporium in Folklife Village. Admission by donation. Part of the Gabriola Museum 2016 talk series telling Gabriolan Stories.

Fri., Feb. 26 - Join us at the Coastal Community Insurance office for a BBQ by donation in support of Gabriola Museum’s accessible walk way. 11am-3pm

Fri., Feb. 26 - Syrian Family Information evening at the HIVE. 7pm. Come listen and learn from guest speakers who can guide us as we help our new Syrian family settle. Participate in a Q & A Session with our guests. Enjoy a social evening and learn about the challenges faced by newcomers. Syrian Finger Food will be served. Admission by donation. Follow us on Facebook or at:

Fri. Feb 26, 7:30 - Coffeehouse at Haven featuring Lynn Miles, one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters! Admission $10, Open Stage performers $5. Doors - 7:00.

Sat., Feb. 27 - Gabriola Healing Arts Fair, Community Hall, 10 - 4 PM, free. An event bridging Gabriolan healing practitioners with community. Schedule for workshops & demos on website:

Sat., Feb. 27 - Saturday Family Storytime: Pajamas! 11:30 am – noon. Dress up in your favourite PJs and join us at the Library for a special themed storytime. Our librarian will be sharing her favourite stories, songs, and rhymes all about pajamas!

Sat., Feb. 27 - NFB Documentary Screening Beyond the Blues. 1 pm at the Gabriola Library. Through the personal stories of young people, this compelling documentary traces the journey of depression and also helps shatter some stereotypes. Presented by Compassionate Connections.

Sat., Feb. 27 - Double Feature Movie at the HOPE Centre! 1:30-3:30: The Incredibles! Tickets $3. 4:00-6:30: The Martian. Tickets $5.00 with On site childcare available. for reservations

Tues., Mar. 1 - iPad Made Easy. 1:30-2:30 pm. Learn basic features, get how-to tips and have your questions answered along the way. Bring your own iPad for this free, hands-on session at the Library. Please contact the library at 250-247-7878 to register.

Tues., Mar. 1 - Silva Bay Yacht Club is hosting a presentation by Anchor Rage providing information  about the proposed Freighter Anchorages off Gabriola’s shores. 7:30 at Silva Bay Pub. Everyone Welcome.

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

Weekly Events

Sundays, Feb 7 to Mar 27 - Living with Cancer: A Creative Support Group. 2:30 pm to 5 pm - Contact Liz McKnight - or 250-713-8857.

Tuesdays - Library Lego Club. 3-4:30 pm. Drop-in free play Lego time. Best suited for children 6 – 12 years. (Dec. 8 will be the last one till after Christmas)

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Library. 10:30-11 am. Favourite stories, songs, and rhymes! For children birth to 5 years. Drop in.

Thursdays - Compassionate Connections – ‘A safe place to talk about hard things’ – Sharing & listening. For anyone dealing with a challenge to their mental well being – free, professionally moderated – 11a.m Upstairs, Robert’s Restaurant, back door entry.

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 @ 7pm. 675 North Road. ​PHC Building (downstairs of the Commons). For information call or text 250-327-1362.

Coming later in 2016. 

March 31 - April 10: Isle of the Arts Festival. for more details.

May 30-June 5: Bike to Work Week Gabriola

Friday, July 1: Canada Day on Gabriola. Festivities in Folklife Village with Village Food Market, as well as the annual Potato Cannon contest at Brickyard Beast. 

Thursday, August 4 - Gabriola Lions host the annual Concert on the Green. 2016 headline act: “Elvis.” 

Saturday, August 6: Annual Salmon BBQ at the Gabriola Island Community Hall. 4pm to 7pm. All funds raised support the Gabriola Island Community Hall Association

Sunday, August 7: Annual Brickyard Beast 10km Run. The toughest 10km road run in Canada!

August 18 - 21: Gabriola Theatre Festival. for more details.

October 8 - 10: Gabriola Studio Tour. for more details.

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Annual events can also be booked to be published on the Sounder's popular wall calendar. Please contact for details. Deadline to book to be on the 2017 calendar is November 30, 2016.