Sounder Events Calendar starting July 28, 2014

Monday, July 28 2014

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Mondays.

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Upcoming Events

Wed., July 30 - Meet experienced walker Bob Weenk for guided walks in the 707 Acre Community Park, Gabriola’s newest and largest community park. Walks will are approximately 1.5 hrs in length. Wear comfortable shoes, weather suitable clothing, and bring your own water. The next walk is scheduled for the Fisher Road circle at the south end of the park. Meet at the end of Fisher Rd at 1 pm.

Sun., Aug. 3 - 3rd Annual Brickyard Beast 10km run. “The Toughest 10km Run in Canada” Register at brickyardbeast.com

Sun., Aug. 3 - Eoin Madden, Wilderness Committee and Nancy Crozier of Gabriola speaking at the Rollo Centre next to the Commons. 7-9pm. By Donation. Eoin will speak about the dangers to our water from coal tankers and from fracking. Nancy will tell us about how the Unist’ot’en people in the north are using the money we raised here on Gabriola to build a house on First Nations land to stop the oil pipeline. Don’t miss it!

Thurs., Aug. 7 - Gabriola Lions’ Club Concert on the Green featuring “The Timebenders” at the Gabriola Golf Club. Tickets for $15 available from any Lions Member or at Artworks. Under 12 free.

Sat., Aug. 9 - 59th Annual Community Hall Salmon Barbeque. 4pm. Please call Joyce at 250-247-8554 if you want to donate a raffle prize.

Workshops and markets

Gabriola Farmers’ Market: Open every Saturday until Thanksgiving at the Gabriola Agi Hall. Open to the public at 10am (wait for the bell) until 1pm. Dogs permitted if on a leash. Drop-in vendors: please arrive before 8:30am and speak to Daryl about a space.

Silva Bay Sunday Market. Every Sunday, 10am - 2pm till August 31st. New Vendors Welcome! Contact Tannie at 250-247-8216 email: 6meyerfarm@gmail.com

NaturalPace Snooze’n Sail and Sailing School: Gay Pride Parade & Fireworks Sail Aug 1-4th Wild Woman Sailing adventures August 11-13th Create your own adventure! 250-713-9453 www.naturalpacesailing.com

Weekly Events

Gabriola Visitor Information Centre on Taylor Bay Road. Open daily 10 till 6. Email the Gabriola Chamber of Commerce at giccmanager@shaw.ca

The Gabriola Museum is open daily for the summer. 11 am to 3:30 pm. Located on South Road just west of Lockinvar Lane.

Mondays: Sunset Paddle with Silva Bay Kayaks. 6:30pm to Sunset. $25 for a Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard. Meet at the Silva Bay Inn docks 15 min early to pay and gear up. Free if you BYOBoat.

Tuesdays: Kayaking & YOGA with Silva Bay Kayaks. 6:30pm- Sunset $30 for a Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard. Meet at the Silva Bay Inn docks 15 min early to pay and gear up. Free if you BYOBoat.

Tuesdays - Rides to Nanaimo are offered every Tuesday for seniors (or those on disability) by People for a Healthy Community (PHC) to the 10:05 am ferry to return on the 2:30 ferry. Call 250-325-2273 or email: resources@phcgabriola.org.

Wednesdays and Sundays - Bikram Yoga with Amy (certified teacher of 9 years). @ Rose Crystal Studio on Stephens Road. Wed class time is 7-8:30pm. Sun class is 1:30-3. Doors open 15 min before class. Email for more information and reservations: amyoga78@hotmail.com

Fridays: Sunset Paddle with Silva Bay Kayaks. 6:30pm-Sunset $25 for a Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard. Meet at the Silva Bay Inn docks 15 min early to pay and gear up. Free if you BYOBoat.

Saturdays during July and August: Knowledgeable Rob Brockley will be leading forest walks in the lovely Cox Community Park and Descanso Regional Park. Meet at 2pm in the Regional Park day-users parking lot every Saturday afternoon in July and August.

Sundays: Kayaking & YOGA with Silva Bay Kayaks. 3:00pm - 6:00  $30 for a Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard. Meet at the Silva Bay Inn docks 15 min early to pay and gear up. Free if you BYOBoat.

AA meets at the WI Hall on South Road every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Also meets on Fridays at noon. For more information contact 250-753-7513.

Narcotics Anon - Gabriola meetings are Mondays at 8 p.m. on the lower level of the Commons.

Coming in 2014

August 2014 - Gabriola Theatre Festival. Website here.

October 2014 - Gabriola Arts Council Thanksgiving Studio Tour. GAC site here.