Sounder Events Calendar starting February 6, 2018

Tuesday, February 6 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. 7 - Tending the Lands, Tending the Sea: Traditional Land and Resource Management on the BC Coast. Part of the Gabriola Land and Trails Trust Annual General Meeting with Guest Speaker Dr. Nancy J. Turner. Emeritus Professor, Environmental Studies, University of Victoria. Dr. Turner is an eminent ethnobotanist who has worked with First Nations elders and cultural specialists in north-western North America for over 40 years in an effort to collaboratively document and retain traditional knowledge of plants and habitats. She will discuss the traditional knowledge, land and resource management systems of Indigenous Peoples. Her presentation integrates the fields of botany and ecology with those of anthropology, geography and linguistics.This presentation is complimentary to and supportive of the From Truth to Reconciliation Speakers Series.

Wed. & Thurs., Feb 7 & 8 – Twilight Radio Theatre presents an Old Time Radio Valentine’s Triple Feature, starring Adam Kerby, David Botten, Chris Jans and Tina Jones, at the Surf Lodge. 7:30pm. Tix $20- from North Road Sports and the Surf Lodge Dining Room & Pub. For pre-show dinner reservations call 250-247-9231

Sat., Feb. 10 - Gabriola Tool Library Info Table. 10 am – noon. Want to find out more about the Gabriola Tool Library? Organizers will have an info table set up at the Gabriola (book) Library. Come say hello, meet the people behind the project, and learn more.

Sun., Feb. 11 - Be Our Valentine. All-ages Fundraiser for Cats Alive, 1-4pm at The Hive.  This benefit for cat rescue, foster and adoption will feature a live and silent auction of remarkable artist and artisan decorated boxes, sale of cat-related items and a craft table for children.

Sun., Feb. 11 - Poetry Gabriola Society Annual General Meeting. 5:30pm. Everyone Welcome! HIVE Emporium.

Sun., Feb. 11 - Sounds and Possibilities with Salomé Voegelin and Andreas Kahre. 7pm. HIVE Emporium. Tickets $15/ $10 members. or call (250) 325-2264

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.

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.

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

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 starting 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
Mon., Feb. 12 - Family Day
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.