Sounder Events Calendar starting June 23, 2014

Monday, June 23 2014

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Mondays.

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Upcoming Events

Tues., June 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., June 25 - The annual public meeting with Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure officials will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Agi Hall. We hope you will be able to attend and look forward to a lively discussion of issues related to roads on Gabriola. This meeting is sponsored by the Gabriola Transportation Association and the Gabriola Ratepayers Association. If you will be unable to attend, send your comments in advance to:

Thurs., June 26 - Islands Trust - 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 26 - PHC Seniors Luncheon at The Rollo Centre. 10:30 to 12:30. Info: PHC Seniors Resource Centre: 325-2273

Thurs., June 26 - “Naked under the Full Moon” How to plant Garlic: Concert Fundraiser for the Gabriola School Hot Lunch Program - aided by the People for a Healthy Community - Gabriola. At the Phoenix Auditorium @ The Haven. Door: 7:00 pm Curtain: 7:30 pm. Last Chance for tickets! Suggested donation $15. Last minutes at the door or get them before the show is sold out by going to Artworks.

Sat., June 28 - Gabriola United Church invites you to attend the 101st Anniversary event and enjoy the Annual Strawberry Tea as they did 101 years ago. Will Queen Victoria attend again? The church is located at 2600 South Road at Price Road.

Sun., June 29 - GaLTT Trail Volunteer Work Party. Wise Acre Woods behind the petroglyph park. Time to clip and lop. Meet behind the United Church at 1:30.

Tues., July 1 - Canada Day and 20th Anniversary Celebration of Village Food Market opening in Folklife Village. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Folklife Village parking lot. Smokies on a bun and refreshments all by donation with proceeds to the HOPE Centre. Musical performance by Swingclub!

Tues., July 1 - Annual Canada Day Potato Cannon Contest. Brickyard Beach. Cannon competition starts at 1 p.m. Hosted by the Gabriola Rod, Gun and Conservation Club.

Sat., July 5 - Sheila Norgate’s all new Blank Canvas show @ Rose Crystal Studio 380 Stephens St. Gabriola. 7:30pm (doors @ 7). Tx $15 @ Artworks or the door. Join Norgate as she continues her fearless expedition across the rocky terrain of the creative life. Limited seating, Don’t miss out. Info: 250 247-7308

Mon., July 7 and Tues., July 8 - Screening Mammography Program of BC (SMPBC) mobile service will be on Gabriola Island providing free screening mammograms to BC women ages 40 to 79. An appointment takes about 15 minutes and a doctor’s referral is not needed. At the Gabriola Community Health Centre, 695 Church Street, Gabriola. Call: 1-800-663-9203 to book an appointment. For more information visit

Sat., July 12 - Community Garage Sale at the Commons - Gabriola’s largest Garage Sale will be held on Sat., July 12 from 10am - 2pm.   To rent a table, please contact Stef Marrie @ 247-7174 or

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.

Sun., July 6 - Opening Sunday for the Silva Bay Sunday Market. Every Sunday (starting July 6), 10am - 2pm, till August 31st. New Vendors Welcome! Contact Tannie at 250-247-8216 email:

Weekly Events

Gabriola Visitor Information Centre on Taylor Bay Road. Open Fri-Sat., 10am - 2pm. After July 1 - open daily 10 till 6. Email the Gabriola Chamber of Commerce at

The Gabriola Museum is open for spring hours. From May 18 to Canada Day the Museum will be open weekends and holidays 11 am to 3:30 pm. Open daily after July 1.

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.

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:

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

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 starting July 5: 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.

Al-Anon - mutual support program for people who are, or have been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Meets on the first Monday of every month. WI Hall at 7 pm. For info call 250-247-2030.

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

Coming in 2014

Starting July 3: Sunday Market at Silva Bay. Sundays from 10-2 on the Green at Silva Bay.

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 3rd Annual Brickyard Beast 10km run.

Thursday, August 7 - Gabriola Lions' Club Concert on the Green featuring "The Timebenders"

Saturday, August 9, 2013 - 59th Annual Salmon BBQ at the Community Hall. 

August 2014 - Gabriola Theatre Festival. Website here.

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