Sounder Events Calendar starting June 9, 2015

Tuesday, June 9 2015

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

Listings are $10/wk or get four weeks for $35.

Scroll to bottom to see more events coming later in the year.

For listings longer than 25 words, extra words are 20 cents each.

To submit: Call 250-247-9337, email or click here.


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 1pm. Wait for the opening bell before entering.

Upcoming Events

Wed, June 10 - Do you like Clean Air? If so, join us for an initial meeting of the Gabriola Clean Air Group to discuss action plans. 7pm at the Rollo Centre.

Wed. June 10t - 10:30 am at the Gabriola United Church, 2600 South Road, bell ringing to celebrate the 90th birthday of the United Church of Canada. In the village, same time, birthday cake will be served.

Sat., June 13 - Soccer Jamboree at Gabriola Elementary School for all kids interested in playing soccer on Gabriola.  Games, registration, gear swap, barbecue. 4-6pm

Sat/Sun June 13-14 - Friends of the Library Book Sale. Books Wanted! Drop off at the Gabriola Library or call Wendy at 8392 or Alison at 7241. No text books, please, and in good condition.

Sat., June 13 and Sun., June 14 - Lulu turns 10! presents Round the Bend at Salt Creek. Written by Joëlle Anthony, with original and traditional music arranged by Victor Anthony. Performed by Joëlle Anthony, Victor Anthony, and Portia Boehm. Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday (two shows) 3pm and 7:30pm. Gabriola Theatre Centre (1475 Peterson Road). Advance tickets are $15 (North Road Sports and Clothing); door $20; youth (16 and under) $5

Mondays June 15, 22, and 29 - Ecstatic Dance Class. A fun & uplifting Free-form Dance Experience. 7:30pm - 8:30 pm @ the new Madrona Dance Studio, Gabriola Fitness Centre, North Rd. Register with Esther 250 802 8046 All fitness levels, no dance experience needed.

Weekly Events

Mondays - Scouts Canada – 1st Gabriola Group. Beavers (5-7 years of age) meet 6 – 7 pm and Cubs (8-10 years of age) meet 6 – 7:30 pm at the Gabriola Fellowship Church. Contact Rachel Dubois 250-247-9302 or

Mondays - Gabriola Sparks and Brownies. Meets at the Gabriola Commons. For more info contact Edith Kraus at 250-325-0740

Tuesdays at the Gabriola Library: Lego Club! 3-5pm.

Tues nights. May 26, June 2 and 9. Compassionate Communication with Children. Children often bring us our greatest joys and greatest challenges. Learn techniques for navigating the challenges connecting to the needs at play for both you and the children in your life. $150. 250 668-7841

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Library. 10:30 – 11 am. Drop in with your little ones for stories, songs, and rhymes. For ages 5 years and younger.

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: Technology help at the Gabriola Library. Drop-in between 1-2 pm.

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

Wed., July 1 - Annual Potato Cannon Contest at Brickyard Beach. Hosted by the Gabriola Rod, gun and Conservation Club. Cannons start firing at 1pm. Participants need to sign in at the Beach at 12:30pm.

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

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. Head to for more details.

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 for more details.