Sounder Events Calendar starting July 17, 2018

Tuesday, July 17 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.

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Upcoming Events

Wed., July 18 - Family Movie Matinee. 2 pm. It’s movie time! We’re showing Disney’s Lady and the Tramp on our big TV, complete with popcorn! Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat. July 21 - GaLTT Guided Summer Trail Walk. Descanso Regional & Cox Community Parks. 10-11am. Meet at Descans campground day-use parking. Details at

Sat., July 21 - $5.00 BAG day in GIRO’s Clothing Department! Come fill a bag for $5.00 with anything from the clothing department (excluding Baby’s clothing).

Sat., July 21 & Sun., July 22 - Palette People Annual Art Show. 11-4, Rollo Centre.

Sat., July 21: Book launch with Liliana Kleiner. 2 pm. The Song of Inanna recounts the original ancient myth of the Goddess Inanna, from 6000 years ago in Sumer, and presents a psychosocial Feminist analysis relevant to our modern times. It also includes a collection of Liliana’s original artwork inspired by these eye-opening stories. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sun., July 22, 2-4pm – Join the Museum Bus Tour - North End Historical with Danna Lewis. Tix at North Road or the Museum. Leave from the museum.

Mon., July 23 - A public discussion with Katherine Palmer Gordon on Proportional Representation, 10:30 at the Hive. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., July 26 - Haiku Poetry Celebration. 5 pm at the Gabriola Library. This summer marks 5 years since the final Gabriola Haiku Gathering in 2013. Celebrate with six of the poets who will be sharing their work: Naomi Beth Wakan, Carole MacRury, Lynne Jambor, kjmunro, Sonja Arntzen, Vicki McCullough, and Amelia Fielden. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., July 26 - Fibre Arts Circle at the Library. 2-4 pm. Bring your projects and enjoy an afternoon of tea and crafting with other fibre enthusiasts. Beginners and newcomers welcome! Free, drop in.

Thurs., July 26 - Gabriola Cruisers invites all Members and Car & Bike Enthusiasts to our monthly meeting. It will be held at the Gabriola Golf Club at 7pm. Discussion will be held on the upcoming car show. Parking can be in either the staff parking area or the club parking across the road. Those wishing to eat should arrive earlier.

Sat., July 28 - Book Launch with Ian Ferrier and Cameron Murray. Join us at the library as we celebrate the launch of Ian and Cameron’s new book, A Child Sees Winter Coming and a Bear Dreams. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Wed., Aug. 1 - Indigenous Voices with Elder Sandra Good. 2 pm at the Library. Join Snuneymuxw Elder Sandra Good as she shares the history of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. Free, drop in at the Gabriola Library. Everyone welcome.

Sun., Aug 5 & Mon., Aug. 6 - Barb Hague -Land(e)scapes &  Judith Madsen - Abstraction. Art Show @ the GAC Heritage Hall. 476 South Road. 11-5 pm

Thurs., Aug. 9 - Gabriola Lions Concert on the Green featuring Completely Creedence’s Ultimate Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, with opening group The Great Divide, Canada’s Tribute to The Band.

Fri., Aug 10 to Sun., Aug 12 - Fork Off: Animals, Art & Advocacy. Opening at GAC Hall (476 South Rd Gabriola) Friday, August 10 7 to 9pm, and running Sat/ Sun 11 to 5pm. Featuring new work by 9 award-winning artists: Elsa Bluethner, Dianna Bonder, Tammy Hudgeon, Caroline James, Leslie Norgate, Sheila Norgate, Carole Reid, Zena Rogak and Mia Tremblay. New talk by Sheila Norgate Saturday August 11 2:30 pm. Free.

Weekly Events

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Gabriola Library. 10:30am to 11am.

Wednesdays - Commons Mid-Week Market. Local farmers will be at the Timber Frame structure on the Commons every Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

Wild Wednesdays at the Museum. Informal talks and story-telling for all ages 12:15-1pm. At the Museum 505 South Road 250-247-9987. July 18 - It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a ??? July 25 - Gentle Giants

Wednesdays - Take a Walk on the Wild Side with GROWLS. Wildlife Talks, Storytelling, and Wildlife Puppets. Descanso Bay Regional Park. 11am-Noon. Weather Permitting. Everyone Welcome, Free! July 18 - Eagles & Turkey Vultures. July 25 - Sea Lions.

Thursdays - French Conversation Circle at the Gabriola Library. 1pm to 2pm.

Saturdays: Gabriola Farmers Market. 10am to 2pm at the Agi Hall. 

Fridays - Teen Drop In at the HOPE Centre (Blue Building). Last Night this Friday June 29. Break for July and August. 7pm-Midnight. Teen recreation for teens aged 13-18.  For more info email Andrea at

Peer Led Exercise Group. Classes held twice a week, Tues and Thurs from 11am -12pm at Agi Hall on North Rd. Drop-in fee $2. This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. To register and arrange an orientation, contact Suzette Delmage, Program Coordinator at 250-616-3195 or

AA meetings. 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 Saturday @ 7pm. 675 North Road. PHC Building (downstairs of the Commons). Please note change, the previous Tuesday meetings have been suspended.

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

Thurs., Aug. 9 - Gabriola Lions Concert on the Green featuring Completely Creedence’s Ultimate Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, with opening group The Great Divide, Canada’s Tribute to The Band. Tickets $15, kids 12 and under free. Available around the island or from any member of the Gabriola Lions Club.

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 - Cultivate. A Performing Arts Festival from the Gabriola Arts Council at the Gabriola Commons.

Sat., Sept. 8 - Farm to Table Feast. Proceeds to support Keep on Pushin, the campaign to build a skatepark at Huxley Park. Dinner sold out. Tickets for Dessert and Concert on sale at Colleens, North Road Sports, and Wishbone.

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.