Sounder Events Calendar starting July 11, 2017

Tuesday, July 11 2017

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

Tuesdays July 11 & 18 - Acrylic Painting Instruction by Judith Madsen. Youth ($30) and Adults $40. Paints and canvas provided, brush at cost.  Tuesdays July 11th & 18th. 1-3 pm, Rollo Centre 685 North Rd. To Register: or 250-247-9045.

Thurs., July 13 - Magic For Kids at the Library. 3-4 pm. Join magician Peter Joyes as he shares simple magic tricks for kids and grownups to practice together. Perfect for grandparents and grandchildren! For kids 6-12 years and their grownups. Free, drop in.

Fri., July 14 - Book Launch with Dania Sheldon. 2-3 pm. Join us as we celebrate the launch of The Book of Lua: Stories and wisdom from a little cat with mobility challenges. Free, drop in at the Gabriola Library. Everyone welcome.

Sat., July 15 - Book Launch of October Ferries to Gabriola at the Library. Actors read excerpts from Charlotte Cameron’s radio play. 2pm.

Sat., July 15 and Sun., July 16 - The Palette People 2017 Art Show and Celebration of Art. 11am -4pm. The Rollo Centre. 695 North Road

Sat., July 15 - Book launch of October Ferries to Gabriola at the Library. 2 pm. Actors read excerpts from Charlotte Cameron’s radio play. Free, drop in.

Sun., July 16 - Come “Explore the Spirit of Your Sacred, Healing Drum” Learn how to sing/chant with your own drum + more with weaver...

Mon., July 17 - GaLTT Summer Park Walks - Rob Brockley will lead a walk from the Descanso Regional Park day parking lot through a loop in the Cox Community Park. 7pm to 9pm. For more info on GaLTT log in to

July 17 - 21 - Rainforest Circus! 5 days of creative activities for all ages, with the Rainforest Circus from Sechelt. At the Commons. for details.

Wed., July 19 - Back By Popular Demand - ICONIC’s presentation of “100.” Only one moment of your life to relive for eternity…which would you choose? 7pm at The Roxy. By Donation

Thurs,. July 20 - Frank Patrick, with Paul Gellman at The Roxy. 7:30 pm.  $15 at the door.  Soul-filled tunes to entertain and uplift.

Sat., July 22 - Gabriola Garden Club’s 2nd ‘Annual Grow & Show.’ 1-3 at the Gabriola Arts Centre, 476 South Rd.  General public is welcome and encouraged to participate in this free event.  Entry drop-off 12:15-12:45 pm.  Melinda Wilde demo at 1:30 pm; Master Gardeners available for Q&A. Three People’s Choice Awards will cap off the event.

Sat., July 22 - Soundz In The Round Tap Dance. 8pm. Tap dust will be flying. International sensations Terry Brock and Jason Janas (JJ) will hit the wood with their articulated energy. Vancouver’s tap musical maestro on keyboard, Michael Creber joins us. Dayna Szyndrowski joins us from Vancouver. This special evening of tap, from three unique artists, and they will engage you with their rhythms and stories,  Join the circle of (60) for this rich and intimate rendezvous of articulated energy. Some may remember JJ, years ago, he danced at the Haven....think “sweaty knees”. Tix: $25 at door, or North Road Sports.

Sat., July 29 and Sun., July 30 - Creative Writing Bootcamp for Adults with Joëlle Anthony – Joëlle’s regular 6 wk workshop packed into 2 days. Arts & Heritage Centre. Tools to make creating fiction a joyful experience! Email for information. Register by July 15 for discount.

Weekly With Silva Bay Kayaks:

Mondays - Carlos Island Picnic - $25 (BYO-picnic).  6:30-9pm - Paddle out to Carlos Island, one of the Flat Top Islands, to have a picnic and see an amazing sunset over the Georgia Straight.

Wednesdays - Sunset Paddle - 6:30-9pm. $25. Fun, social, tour exploring the shoreline. Checking out harbour seals, eagle nesting habitats, and much more.

Friday - Sunset Paddle - 6:30-9pm. $25. Fun, social, tour exploring the shoreline. Checking out harbour seals, eagle nesting habitats, and much more.

Saturday - Taste of Gabriola Tour - 2:30-5:30pm - $55 (Kids $40) Take the morning to check out the Farmer’s Market and catch the GERTIE bus to get to Silva Bay for the 1:30 start of a 3-hour guided kayak tour. Explore the shoreline and head to an island with time to beachcomb or swim, before we paddle back to the dock.

Silva Bay Kayak events include your choice of sea kayak or stand up paddleboard. No reservations necessary. Drop in 15 min before each event starts. Questions or a large group call 250-247-8939. Byo boat for a social, fun paddle for free

Weekly Events

Mondays - The Gabriola Lions Club meets every second and fourth Monday from September to June, at the Albert Reed Memorial Fire Hall #1 (730 Church Street) Social at 6:30pm. Meeting at 7pm. Enquiries welcomed. 250-247-7635

Saturdays: Gabriola Farmers Market. 10am to 1pm. Well behaved pets welcome on leash

Sundays - GERTIE/Gabriola Museum Bus Tours. July 16 - GERTIE Bus Tours. The Rocks of Gabriola – Steve Earle. July 23 - Museum, North End History, Sunday 3 - 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from the Museum and North Road Sports. Payment in full required to reserve seat. No refunds. Time: 3pm - 5pm

Sundays: Silva Bay Market. Every Sunday from 10am-2pm until Sept. 4. 3383 South Rd at the Silva Bay Resort & Marina. Everyone welcome!

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

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 later in 2017

Thurs., Aug. 10 - Gabriola Lions’ Concert on the Green.

Sat., Aug. 12 - Annual Gabriola Island Community Hall Association Salmon BBQ.

Aug. 18 - 20 - Gabriola Theatre Festival. Gabriola Arts Council.

Sept. 2 & 3 - Gabriola Music Fest. Gabriola Arts Council.

Sat., Sept. 9 - Farm to Table Feast. Gabriola Agi Association.

October 7 - 9 - Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Gabriola Arts Council.

Mon., Dec. 25 - Annual Spirit Feast. Hosted by the People for a Healthy Community.