Sounder Events Calendar starting June 30, 2015

Tuesday, June 30 2015

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

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Markets

Wednesdays - Mid-Week Market at the Gabriola Commons. Island-grown produce. Open every Wednesday, 2:30-5:30pm. Sponsored by the Gabriola Chamber of Commerce.

Saturdays - Gabriola Farmers’ Market at the Agi Hall. 10am to 2pm. Wait for the opening bell before entering.

Upcoming Events

Wed., July 1 - Potato Cannon Contest at Brickyard Beach. Cannon shooters sign in at 12:30pm, shooting starts at 1pm.

Wed., July 1- Canada Day Family Celebration at Museum 2:30-5 pm. Free event. Artful flags, games, tug of war, cake, watermelon, poetry, face painting! South Road at Museum closed from 2-5pm. Lochinvar Lane remains open.

Wed., July 1 - Canada Day at Village Food Market. Celebrating their 22nd Anniversary. 11:30am - 1:30pm. Folklife Parking Lot. Smokies on a bun and refreshments all by donation with proceeds to the Gathering Place. Musical performance by the Hub City Ramblers.

Sat., July 4 - GaLTT Summer Walk. Rob Brockley will be leading a forest walk in the lovely Descanso Regional and Cox Community Parks. Meet at 2:00 pm in the Regional Park day-users parking lot Saturday afternoon July 4th.  For more info on GaLTT log in to www.GALTT.ca

Sat., July 4 - The Gabriola Power Squadron are doing free courtesy safety checks for boats. We will be at Pages, Silva Bay and Degnen Marinas from 9am to 12pm. Should you  want additional information call Jude 250 247 8600

Sat., July 4 – Five bucks buys you an unforgettable night of live rockin’ piano-based bluesy tunes at the Skol Pub. The Cheap and Cheerful Blues Band performs from 9:30 pm till 1:00 am.

Wed., July 8 - GaLTT Summer Walk. Meet Bob Weenk at the Stump Gate in the Tunnel off North Rd at 7 pm for a lovely evening loop walk in the 707 Acre Community Park. For more info on GaLTT log in to www.GALTT.ca

Wed., July 8 - Caregivers Support Group, 2 p.m. at the PHC Seniors’ Resource Centre (at the Commons) For further information call Angela Nutter, 250-247-9732.

Thurs., July 9 - PHC presents 1st in the 20th Anniversary Speaker series, Pandit Tejomaya on “Compassion: The Road to a Healthy Community” at the Rollo Centre from 7pm - 9pm. Admission by Donation

Sat., July 11 - 4th Annual Community Garage Sale at the Commons. 10am to 2pm. To rent a table, volunteer or to donate items for the Commons table, please contact Stef Marrie at 247-7174 or smarrie745@gmail.com.

Sat., July 11 - Rob Brockley will be leading a forest walk in the Descanso Regional and Cox Community Parks. Meet at 2:00 pm in the Regional Park day-users parking lot.  For more info on GaLTT log in to www.GALTT.ca

Thurs., July 16 - At Last! – the Gabriola Pops! presents ‘A Brief History of Soul (Gabriola-style)’. 7pm at the Community Hall. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for youth 16 and under, and $25 for families (up to two adults and two children.) Tickets available at the door.

July 17 - 19 NVC Summer Camp at Descanso Bay Campground. Everyone welcome! Workshops in compassionate communication for adults and activities for kids (6+). gabriolanvc.wordpress.com or 713-9870 for info and registration.

Sat/Sun July 18 & 19 - Gabriola Palette People Art Show and Sale. 11am - 4pm. Rollo Centre, 685 North Road.

Weekly Events

Mondays - Sunset Paddle with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures. 6:30pm. $25. Meet at the Silva Bay Inn. Includes your choice of Kayak or SUP. No reservation needed, drop in 15 min before start time. BYOBoat/SUP and paddle with us for free.

Wednesdays - Sunset Paddle and Yoga with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures. 6:30pm. $30. Meet at the Silva Bay Inn. Includes your choice of Kayak or SUP. No reservation needed, drop in 15 min before start time. BYOBoat/SUP and paddle with us for free.

Wednesdays at 11am: Compassionate Connections Circle. Gabriola Fellowship Church on Church Street. Sharing and listening. Professionally moderated. All welcome. Confidential, safe, free, ongoing. info 250-247-7935.

Thursdays - Drumming & Dancing (African and regional) in the Timber Frame building at the Commons. 7-9pm thru to the end of September. All levels welcome.

Fridays - Sunset Paddle with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures. 6:30pm. $25. Meet at the Silva Bay Inn. Includes your choice of Kayak or SUP. No reservation needed, drop in 15 min before start time. BYOBoat/SUP and paddle with us for free.

Sundays - Family Picnic with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures. 2pm - 5pm. Adults $20; Kids $15. Bring a snack to enjoy with others. Meet at the Silva Bay Inn. Includes your choice of Kayak or SUP. No reservation needed, drop in 15 min before start time. BYOBoat/SUP and paddle with us for free.

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.

Narcotics Anon - Mondays, 8pm. Commons, lower level.

Coming later in 2015

Sun., Aug. 2 - 4 - Annual Brickyard Beast 10km road race. “One of the toughest 10k Road Races in Canada! Come and Slay the Beast!” Brickyardbeast.com

Thurs., Aug. 6 - Gabriola Lions’ Club Concert on the Green. Gabriola Golf Course. 4pm. The biggest fundraiser of the year for the Lions’ with roughly 1,500 people on the driving range of the Golf Club enjoying the music, food and dog days of summer weather.

Sat., Aug. 8 - 60th Annual Community Hall Salmon Barbeque. Fundraiser at (and for) the Gabriola Island Community Hall.

Thurs., Aug. 13 to Sun., Aug. 16 - 7th Annual Gabriola Theatre Festival. Bold, Inclusive, Innovative, Incredible Energy, Incredible Theatre. Take the plunge on BC’s beautiful Gabriola Island. Call for Submissions for 2015 are open at artsgabriola.ca/gabriola-theatre-fest/

Sat., Oct. 10 to Mon., Oct. 12 - Gabriola Arts Council Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Gabriola Island—the “Isle of the Arts”—has the sixth highest concentration of artists in Canada. While every day is a celebration of art on this lush and lively island, on Thanksgiving weekend the festivities reach dizzying heights. Island artists throw open their studio doors to tempt your senses with dazzling arrays of art! On October 10–11–12, the studios of sixty artists will be open for visiting and viewing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Head to artsgabriola.ca/events for more details.