Sounder Events Calendar starting July 23, 2012

Monday, July 23 2012

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Upcoming Events

Tues., July 24 - Regular meeting of the Regional District of Nanaimo Board. 7 p.m. at the RDN Offices on Hammond Bay Rd. in Nanaimo. Full agenda available on

Wed., July 25 - Companions In Grief, a support group for those who have lost loved ones. Meets monthly. For information call Carroll at 250-247-7213 or Jeanne at 250-325-6437.

Wed., July 25 - Live at the Old Crow Café - Reenie! Show starts at 8 p.m. $5-$10 sliding cover. Reenie and her fellow musicians combine a jazz sensibility, fiery rhythmic drive and delicate construction of ensemble texture in this Toronto-based jazz/pop ensemble.

Thurs., July 26 - 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., July 26 - Reaching Out To Gabriola Seniors Luncheon. BBQ this month! Rollo Seniors’ Centre. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. RSVP Eimar at 250-247-9418. This is a program of People for a Healthy Community with support from Coast Capital  Savings Credit Union, New Horizons for Seniors, United Way and The Vancouver Foundation.

Thurs., July 26 - Streamkeepers Program operated by DFO and the B.C. Ministry of Environment has its first meeting at 7 p.m. at Agi Hall. Open to the public. A DFO Community Advisor will be present.

Fri., July 27 - Yes, there is a Coffeehouse! It’s an all-open stage evening. Bring some songs to play or come and experience an incredible variety of music at the best venue on the island, the Gabriola Golf and Country Club! Open Stage 8-10 p.m., $5 admission towards future features.

Sat., July 28 - Medicine Wheel Reunion. Community Hall. 3 p.m. Medicine Wheel sharing circle, then dinner. 7 p.m. concert/dance. Celebrating the spirit of the ’70s with Gabriola’s glorious band of hippie musicians.

Sat., July 28 - Live at the Old Crow Café - Tim Harrison with Jeremy McDonald and Bruce Hartridge. Post modern folk and soul 3-5 p.m.

Wed., Aug. 1 - Caregivers Support Group, 2 p.m. at the Gabriola United Church (2600 South Rd.) For further information call Angela Nutter, 250-247-9732.

Fri. & Sat., Aug. 3 & 4 - Gwen Spinks is proud to present her first art show featuring a range of passionate & fresh acrylics on canvas. Fri., 7-9 p.m. and Sat., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 1156 Suzanne Ave., Gabriola. Come and help celebrate this exciting occasion. For more info call 250-247-9756.

Sat., Aug. 4 - Yard Sale. 1555 Peterson Rd. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hosted by the Gabriola Veggie Group.

Sat., Aug. 4 - Annual Community Garage Sale at the Commons! 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Table rentals just $10. Contact Stef Marrie at or 250-247-7174 to reserve your spot or donate items to the Commons Fundraising Table.

Sat., Aug. 4 - Unfinished Business return engagement at the Skol Pub. Come and celebrate Jerome’s birthday by rockin’ out! Cover $5. Party lasts 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Sun., Aug. 5 - Inaugural running of the Brickyard Beast, a 10K road run on Gabriola. 9:30 a.m. start on Tait Road. for details.

Sun., Aug. 5 - Grand Opening of the Gabriola Health Care Clinic. Details TBA.

Thurs., Aug. 9 - Gabriola Lions’ Concert on the Green. This year’s concert once again features ABRA Cadabra with an energetic and lively performance of ABBA’s timeless music. Tickets $15, available from any member of the Gabriola Lions Club.

Sat., Aug. 11 - Gabriola Island Community Hall Association’s 57th Annual Salmon Barbeque at the Community Hall on South Road. 4 to 8 p.m. Live music and beer garden.

Fri.-Sun., Aug. 17-19 - Fourth Annual Gabriola Theatre Festival.

Weekly Events

Seven Days a Week: The Gabriola Visitor Information Centre at Twin Beaches Mall on Taylor Bay Road is open from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m.

Mondays - Kayaking and Yoga with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures. At the Silva Bay Inn dock. 9 a.m. - noon, $30 or $15 if B.Y.O.Boat. Come out and enjoy this relaxing combination of sea kayaking with a one-hour yoga session on the smooth sandstone rocks! No experience necessary! 250-247-8939.

Mondays - Sunset Paddle with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures. At the Silva Bay Inn dock. 6:30-8:30 p.m., $20 or free if B.Y.O.Boat! All ages. Come out and enjoy paddling around the flat top islands in a social and fun format, while catching spectacular sunsets from out on the water! No experience necessary! 250-247-8939.

Wednesdays - The  PHC Kids Garden Club. 3-4 p.m. Meet at the school (if you’re in school) and walk over to the Commons, or meet at the Commons with your Mom or Dad to register and have fun while learning to garden! We look forward to seeing you!

Thursdays - Live Music at Woodfire! New Time: 7-9 p.m.  Enjoy the talented and ever popular duo of Amber Handley and Brad Shipley as you feast on the delightful flavours of Woodfire. Reservations recommended. Call 250-247-0095.

Thursdays thru Mondays - The Gabriola Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closed Tues. & Wed.).

Fridays - Sunset Paddle with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures. At the Silva Bay Inn dock. 6:30-8:30 p.m., $20 or free if B.Y.O.Boat! All ages. Come out and enjoy paddling around the flat top islands in a social and fun format while catching spectacular sunsets from out on the water! No experience necessary! 250-247-8939.

Saturdays - Agi Hall Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the Agi Hall at the top of Ferry Hill.

Saturdays - Teen Night at the Gathering Place from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Saturdays - Workbees at the Commons. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. To do: many ongoing things around the Commons. Bring: gloves, shovel, hand trowel, other tools you find useful.

Sundays - Silva Bay Sunday Market.  Every week from July 1 through Sept. 2. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lots of room for vendors. Call Tannie Meyer for more info: 250-247-8216

AA meets at the WI Hall on South Road. Every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Also meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. and Fridays at noon. For more information contact 250-753-7513. Al-Anon is for friends and relatives of alcoholics. Meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at the WI Hall. For info call 250-325-2747.


Upcoming Festivals and Events

August 17 to 19: Fourth Annual Gabriola Theatre Festival.

August 25: Annual Gabriola 360 - paddling race around Gabriola Island. Open to Kayak, Canoe, Stand-up Paddleboard and many other paddle-craft. Contact Silva Bay Kayak Adventures for more information.

October 5 to October 8 - Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour from the Gabriola Arts Council.

October 31 - Annual Fireworks show at Twin Beaches. Hosted by the Gabriola Firefighters Association. Look for the rubber boots at local merchants to appear in October to contribute towards the show. Hot dogs, Hot Chocolate and bonfire.

November 17 & 18 Agi Association Christmas Craft Fair

December 1: Gabriola Elementary School Christmas Craft Fair

December 1: Gabriola Commons Craft Fair