Sounder Events Calendar starting June 12, 2019

Wednesday, June 12 2019

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Wednesdays.
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 or email


Upcoming Events

Thurs,. June 13 - Tech Thursdays at the Library. Want to work on your computer skills or have an eBook question? Book a 30-minute appointment for free, one-on-one technology help from our librarian. All skill levels and questions welcome. Contact the Gabriola Library at 250-247-7878 to register.

Sat., June 15 - Author Talk with Joy Davis. 2 pm at the Library. Join Joy Davis as she presents her book Complicated Simplicity: Island Life in the Pacific Northwest, a rich exploration of small islands in our coastal region and the remarkable people who call them home. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat., June 15 - Join us as we welcome author Joy Davis, who will be presenting her book Complicated Simplicity: Island Life in the Pacific Northwest, a rich exploration of small islands in the coastal Pacific Northwest and the remarkable people who call them home - including a number of Gabriolans. Joy Davis combines deep coastal roots and a love for island living with an established career in cultural heritage. 2pm to 3pm.

Tues., June 18 - Summer Reading Club registration opens! This year’s theme is “Imagine the Possibilities” and invites kids birth to 12 to explore, experiment, and read during the summer! SRC is free - drop by the Library to sign up.

Wed., June 19 - Film. A Sunday in the Country. 7pm. At the Roxy. An Impressionist painter eagerly anticipates his family’s Sunday visit. An Impressionist painting itself; of the hopes, disappointments and small joys of family as a father’s life reaches its autumn season. One of the 70’s best films. French, English subtitles. 247-9182, Fundraiser for Sanctuary Gabriola

Sat., June 22 - CANCELLED - The Saturday Storytime at the Rollo has been cancelled. Check in with the Library for details on when the next one will be held. 

Sun., June 23 - Auriel Eurythmy presents “Moving Song”. Harmonious movement, creative exploration. Gabriola Theatre Centre. 11am free presentation and workshop by donation 2:30-5pm. More information at Register at

Mon., June 24 - Quinn Bachand’s Brishen. 7:30-9:00 pm Gabriola Theatre Centre. $20. Tickets at North Road Sports and door. Award winning Gypsy Jazz and Swing multi-instrumentalist Quinn Bashand and his fabulous band Brishen.

Thurs., June 27 - 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., June 27 - Seniors Monthly Luncheon. 10:30am – 12:30pm at the Rollo Centre. June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month & Constable Mark Hilland of the Gabriola RCMP will be talking about how you can protect yourself from elder abuse. All seniors welcome! Contact Suzette, or call 250-325-1675 for more information.

Weekly Events

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays - Pickleball. Adult Islanders and visitors are welcome to give pickleball a try on at 1pm at the Huxley Park Sports Court. Beginners are welcome, paddles and instruction are available. More information at 250-325-0027.

Tuesdays - Folk Dancing of Southeast Europe. 7-9 pm. Joyous, non-partner dance in lines, circles. Experience the music, rhythms, & songs of Greece, Armenia, Romania – Roma, Slavic, Yiddish – 20 countries & cultures. Beginners very welcome. $4, first night free! Don 250-247-9182. dondancing@gmail,com

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

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

Fridays - Teen Drop In at the HOPE Centre (Blue Building). 7pm-Midnight. Teen recreation for teens aged 13-18.  For more info email Andrea at

Peer Led Exercise Program Summer Schedule: Last week of the spring session is June 17-21, no classes the week of June 24-28. Summer classes will start on Tue July 2 and run twice/week: Tuesdays 11am-12pm at Agi Hall and Fridays 10:45am – 11:45am at the Community Hall, 2200 South Rd. This circuit style exercise program supports those people who are managing chronic health conditions. New participants please contact Suzette Delmage, Program Coordinator, to arrange an orientation, 250-325-1675 or email

AA meetings - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8am, upstairs at Robert’s Place. Fridays at Noon (12pm) upstairs at Robert’s Place. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7pm downstairs at the Commons. For information contact 250-753-7513.

Al-Anon meeting to support those affected by the alcoholism and/or drug addiction of a family member or friend. Mondays at 12 and Thursdays at 7pm upstairs at Roberts Place upstairs. For information please call 250 816 4135.

Caregiver Support group for family and friends of people living with dementia. First and Third Thursday of the month: 10:30 to noon in the Community Health Centre. For information call Jane Hope, 1-800-462-2833,



2019 Events
June 1 & 2: Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Community Hall
June 29 to July 1: Canada Day Long Weekend
July 20/21 - NEW DATES Silva Bay Fishing Derby. Contact Bob Meyer at Silver Blue Charters for more information
August 3 to 5: August Long Weekend including BC Day
August 8: Gabriola Lions Concert on the Green
August 10: Community Hall Salmon BBQ
August 11: Gabriola Cruisers Show n Shine
August 31-September 2: September Long Weekend, including the Cultivate Festival. Gabriola Arts Council.
September 7 - Farm to Table Feast
October 12 to 14: Thanksgiving Long Weekend, including the Gabriola Arts Council Studio Tour.
November 11: Remembrance Day, held at the memorial cairn at the Gabriola RCMP Detachment.
November 30: Artisan Christmas Fair at the Rollo Centre
December 7: Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Fair
December 25: Christmas Day & PHC Spirit Feast.
January 1, 2020: Polar Bear Swim at Twin Beaches at Noon.