Sounder Events Calendar starting June 26, 2019

Wednesday, June 26 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

Fork Off; Animals, Art And Advocacy Art Show at Waterfront Gallery in Ladysmith (610 Oyster Bay Drive). Runs daily 11-4 till June 30 with talk by Sheila Norgate @ 2pm on Sat., June 29. Artists include: Dianna Bonder, Heather Cameron, Tammy Hudgeon, Caroline James, Judy Mountjoy, Leslie Norgate, Sheila Norgate, Zena Rogak and Mia Tremblay.

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.

Fri., June 28 at 7pm (art talk), Sat June 29 10-4, and Sun June 29 10-3 - Between a rock and an art place. Join Stephen Cole and Shawn Becker for an evening of art and friendly conversation. At the Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre.

Sat., June 29 - Strawberry Tea at Christ Church Gabriola, 2600 South Rd. 2-4pm. Fresh strawberries and cream. $7pp.  Bake Sale too!

Mon., July 1 - Canada Day Potato Cannons as hosted by the Gabriola Rod, Gun, and Conservation Club at Brickyard Beach. Lineup and Register between 12pm and 12:45pm. Cannons start firing at 1pm.

Wed., July 3 - Family Movie Matinee. The Gabriola Library is showing a family-friendly movie on their big screen, complete with popcorn! Free to drop in . Everyone welcome. 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

Wed., July 3, 17, and 31 - Preschool Storytime at the Gabriola Library. Drop in with your little one for fun stories, songs, and rhymes. Stay after for visiting and DUPLO block play time. Best suited for ages 5yo and younger with parents and caregivers. 10:30am-12pm.

Fri., July 5 to Sun., July 7 - The “Show of Art” at the Gabriola Arts Council Hall, 476 South Rd. Friday 7-9 pm. Saturday/Sunday 11-5pm

Fri., Sat. & Sun. July 5-7 – Love’s Labour’s Lost. Gabriola Players performs three staged readings of Shakespeare’s comedy at the Commons. Fri. & Sat. at 6pm, Sun. at 2pm. Tickets $15 (50% goes to PHC) at North Road Sports or online at

Wed., July 10 and 24 - Family Playtime at the Gabriola Library. our librarian is away and it’s time to play! There’s no storytime, but we’re welcoming littles to drop by the library for some play and visiting time with others. Free. Drop in.

Sat., July 13 - Community Garage Sale at The Commons. 10am - 2pm. This event gets bigger and better each year, so reserve your space soon. $10 / space or $20 to include tent. Info at 247-7174 or



Weekly Events

Social Drop In Tennis At Huxley Park -  all welcome, Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays from 10-1 Sundays from 1- 4. for info call 250 247-8114.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays - Pickleball  Play. Beginners are welcome, paddles and instruction are available. More information at 250-325-0027.

Tuesdays - Folk Dancing of Southeast Europe. 7-9pm. 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

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: no classes the week of June 24-28. Summer classes start July 2 and run twice/week: Wednesdays 11am-12pm at Agi Hall and Fridays 10:45am – 11:45am at the Community Hall, 2200 South Rd. 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 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 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. Tickets on Sale July 1 at North Road Sports and Colleen's.
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.