Sounder Events Calendar starting June 27, 2017

Tuesday, June 27 2017

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

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, email or click here.

Upcoming Events

Thurs., June 29 - Fibre Arts Circle at the Library. 2-4 pm. Bring your projects. Beginners and newcomers welcome! Free, drop in.

Thurs., June 29 - Gabriola Cruisers invites all Members and Car & Bike Enthusiasts to our special monthly meeting. We’ll meet at the Ladysmith A & W, 12515 Trans Canada Hwy. for Cruise night. We’ll leave on the 5.35 ferry, traveling as a group to Ladysmith.

Fri. June 30 - Coffeehouse at Roxy. Open Stage Evening. Come perform/listen to an amazing variety of talent. Doors 6pm, Start 6:30. $10

Sat., July 1st - Boat Parade through False Narrows hosted by the Silva Bay Yacht Club. Decorate your boat and join us for this special Canada 150 event. Muster at south end of False Narrows around 11:30 am. Or gather to view from shore at Brickyard Beach. To register and for more details, email

Sat., July 1 - Potato Cannons at Brickyard Beach. New time for this year! Cannons fire at 12:30pm. Register at Noon to participate.

Sat., July 1 - Family Canada Day Celebration at the Museum 1:50 – 3:30. Games, Refreshments, Contests, Flag Raising, Face Painting, and more. Everyone welcome.

Sat., July 1 - Canada Day Celebration. Village Food Market’s 24th Anniversary and Customer Appreciation Event. Parade starts at 5:30pm. Details in ad on page 5 of this Sounder.

The next Caregivers Support Group meeting will be held in September.

Wed., July 5 - Family Storytime at the Library. 10:30-11 am. Favourite stories, songs, and rhymes for wiggly little ones! Best suited for children birth to 5 years. Free, drop in.

Wed., July 5 - Grow Wild! Plant Pot Decorating at the Library. 2-3 pm. Hey kids! Come to the library to decorate your very own terra-cotta pot for your garden. Join the Summer Reading Club for lots of fun events during the summer. Free, drop in.

Thurs., July 6 - Magic For Kids at the Library. 3-4 pm. Join magician Peter Joyes as he shares simple magic tricks for kids and grownups to practice together. Perfect for grandparents and grandchildren! For kids 6-12 years and their grownups. Free, drop in.

Sat., July 8 - Community Garage Sale at the Commons. 10 til 2. Join the largest garage sale on Gabriola, for just $10 per space. Contact Stef Marrie at 247-7174 or

Fri/Sat/Sun July 7-9 - The third Gabriola Players ‘Bard in the Garden’ is Shakespeare’s beloved comedy As You Like It. Friday & Saturday at 6pm (note earlier start time) and Sunday at 2pm at the Commons. Bring a chair or a blanket and maybe a picnic. Tickets $15 at North Road Sports or online at (Note: If it rains, performances will be at the Rollo Centre.)”

Sat., July 8 - PHC is hosting a food drive in the Village Food Market Parking Lot. See ad this edition

Sun., July 9 - Explore Gabriola on Gertie. First tour of the season is historical tour of the South end. 3pm-5pm. Historical or Natural History tours will continue every Sunday until Sept. 10. Tickets $25pp at North Road Sports. Historical tour tickets also available at Museum. Tour Details, 250-247-9987. Sponsored by Museum and Gertie.

Tuesdays July 11 & 18 - Acrylic Painting Instruction by Judith Madsen. Youth ($30) and Adults $40. Paints and canvas provided, brush at cost.  Tuesdays July 11th & 18th. 1-3 pm, Rollo Centre 685 North Rd. To Register: or 250-247-9045.

Sat., July 15 - Book Launch of October Ferries to Gabriola at the Library. Actors read excerpts from Charlotte Cameron’s radio play. 2pm.

Sun., July 16 - Come “Explore the Spirit of Your Sacred, Healing Drum” Learn how to sing/chant with your own drum + more with

Sat., July 22 - Soundz In The Round Tap Dance. 8pm. Tap dust will be flying. International sensations Terry Brock and Jason Janas (JJ) will hit the wood with their articulated energy. Vancouver’s tap musical maestro on keyboard, Michael Creber joins us. Dayna Szyndrowski joins us from Vancouver. This special evening of tap, from three unique artists, and they will engage you with their rhythms and stories,  Join the circle of (60) for this rich and intimate rendezvous of articulated energy. Some may remember JJ, years ago, he danced at the Haven....think “sweaty knees”. Tix: $25 at door, or North Road Sports.

Weekly With Silva Bay Kayaks:

Mondays - Carlos Island Picnic - $25 (BYO-picnic).  6:30-9pm - Paddle out to Carlos Island, one of the Flat Top Islands, to have a picnic and see an amazing sunset over the Georgia Straight.

Wednesdays - Sunset Paddle - 6:30-9pm. $25. Fun, social, tour exploring the shoreline. Harbour seals, eagle nesting habitats, and much more.

Friday - Sunset Paddle - 6:30-9pm. $25. Fun, social, tour exploring the shoreline. Checking out harbour seals, eagle nesting habitats, and more.

Saturday - Taste of Gabriola Tour - 2:30-5:30pm - $55 (Kids $40) Take the morning to check out the Farmer’s Market and catch the GERTIE bus to get to Silva Bay for the 1:30 start of a 3-hour guided kayak tour. Explore the shoreline and head to an island with time to beachcomb or swim, before we paddle back to the dock.

Silva Bay Kayak events include your choice of sea kayak or stand up paddleboard. No reservations necessary. Drop in 15 min before each event starts. Questions or a large group call 250-247-8939. Byo boat for a social, fun paddle for free

Weekly Events

Saturdays: Gabriola Farmers Market. 10am to 1pm.

Sundays: Silva Bay Market. 10am-2pm Silva Bay Resort & Marina.

AA meetings. Tuesdays at the Surf Lodge at 8am. Closed meeting for alcoholics only. Fridays at Robert’s Place upstairs at noon (12pm). Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, AA meets at 7pm at the Commons (downstairs). For information contact 250-753-7513.

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings - Every ​Tuesday and Saturday @ 7pm. 675 North Road. ​PHC Building (downstairs of the Commons). For information call or text 250-327-1362.

Al-Anon meeting to support those affected by the alcoholism and/or drug addiction of a family member or friend.  Mondays 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Robert’s upstairs.  For information please call 250-247-8330

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


Coming later in 2017

Sat., July 1 - Canada Day on Gabriola. Events hosted by the Gabriola Museum, Village Food Market, and the Gabriola Arts Council.

Thurs., Aug. 10 - Gabriola Lions’ Concert on the Green.

Sat., Aug. 12 - Annual Gabriola Island Community Hall Association Salmon BBQ.

Aug. 18 - 20 - Gabriola Theatre Festival. Gabriola Arts Council.

Sept. 2 & 3 - Gabriola Music Fest. Gabriola Arts Council.

Sat., Sept. 9 - Farm to Table Feast. Gabriola Agi Association.

October 7 - 9 - Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Gabriola Arts Council.

Mon., Dec. 25 - Annual Spirit Feast. Hosted by the People for a Healthy Community.