Sounder Events Calendar starting June 18, 2012

Monday, June 18 2012

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Upcoming Events

Mon., June 18 - Public meeting with Ministry of Transportation on Gabriola. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Agi Hall. Chaired by Jim Ramsay, Gabriola Transportation Association.

Mon., June 18 - Victor Anthony’s annual Gabriola Daily Photo slide show: One year’s worth of photographs of our beloved isle and its inhabitants. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., slides go at 7. The Roxy. Admission by donation with all proceeds to benefit People for a Healthy Community.

Sun., June 24 - Huge Merrell Barefoot Shoe Sale and Clinic. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Colleen’s. Merrell’s Canadian Technical Representative will be joining us with a demo fleet of barefoot shoes that you are welcome to come try. Whether you walk, run or stand, you really need to try these shoes on to know just what everyone is talking about. Come and discuss the features and benefits of a barefoot shoe. Special pricing for Barefoot Shoes for this day and a draw for a ladies and men’s barefoot pair of shoes at the end of the day. Anyone wanting to join in on a Run Specific Clinic at 3 p.m. is asked to pre-register at the store.

Sun., June 24 - Gabriola Home & Garden Tour. Tickets $20 at Wheelbarrel Nursery, Wild Rose Garden Center and Artworks. Proceeds to benefit PHC’s programs and services. 250-247-7311.

Sun., June 24 - GaLTT Trail Work Party. Broom Bash at Drumbeg Park. Meet at the parking lot at 1:30 p.m. Gloves are good. We also have all the extractigators, including the two new Extractigator Juniors.

Tues., June 26 - 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

Thurs., June 28 - 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., June 28 - Hindu Cultural Practise with Gabriola Ecumenical Society. Come and share in faith. Singing, dancing, meditation. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Gabriola United Church, 2600 South Rd. For further information please call 250-247-8578.

Sat., June 30 - Meat draw for the Mooseum. 3-5 p.m. at the Skol Pub. All proceeds support the Gabriola Museum and Historical Society.

Sun., July 1st - Annual Canada Day celebrations hosted by Village Food Market int the Folklife Village parking lot. 12 - 2 pm. Smokies on a bun and refreshments all by donation - with proceeds to the Gathering Place. Musical performances. Canada Day Celebrations, a Canadian tradition for 145 years: A Village Food Market tradition for the last 10.

Sun., July 1 - The Annual Canada Day Potato Cannon contest at Brickyard Beach. Hosted by the Gabriola Rod, Gun and Conservation Club. Registration at 12:30, the cannons will fire at 1 p.m.

Sat., July 7 - Once Upon a Time - Chapter 3 - Alice’s Wonderland - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 539 Wildwood Cres. Our 3rd Annual Art in the garden tour featuring 20 fabulous local artists, The Futterwacken Musicians, Hatters Tea House. Loads of family fun! Free admission. Don’t be late, for this very important date!

Sun., July 15 & every third Sunday - BINGO! Gathering Place doors open 1:30 p.m. First call 2 p.m. Bring friends, choose your prizes. Benefits teen programs. 19+ event.

Weekly Events

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.

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.

Fridays - Drop-in Teen Centre open from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Gathering Place, 790 North Rd. Call 250-247-7668 for more information.

Fridays through Sundays - The Gabriola Visitor Information Centre at Twin Beaches Mall on Taylor Bay Road is open. Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.

Saturdays - Teen Movie 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

Saturdays and Sundays - The Gabriola Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Sunday June 24: Gabriola Home & Garden Tour. A self guided tour of homes and gardens on Gabriola Island. Tickets will be available at Wildrose Garden Centre, Wheelbarrow Nursury and Artworks on Gabriola and at Buckerfields, Dig This and Blue Poppy Garden Gallery in Nanaimo. Hosted by People for a Healthy Community.

Sunday July 1st: Canada Day. Festival with music and food in the Folklife Village. Potato Cannon contest at Brickyard Beach.

Sunday August 5: First running of the Brickyard Beast, a 10K road run on Gabriola.

Sunday August 5: Grand Opening of the Gabriola Health Care Clinic.
Thursday August 9: Gabriola Lions' Concert on the Green. The Concert this year will once again feature “ABRA Cadabra” with an energetic and lively performance of ABBA's timeless music. Contact any member of the Gabriola Lions for a ticket.

Saturday August 11: Gabriola Island Community Hall Association's 57th Annual Salmon Barbeque at the Community Hall on South Road. 4pm to 8 pm. Live music and beer garden.

 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