Sounder Events Calendar starting March 1, 2016

Tuesday, March 1 2016

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.

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Upcoming Events

Tues., Mar. 1 - iPad Made Easy. 1:30-2:30 pm. Learn basic features, get how-to tips and have your questions answered along the way. Bring your own iPad for this free, hands-on session at the Library. Please contact the library at 250-247-7878 to register.

Tues., Mar. 1 - Silva Bay Yacht Club is hosting a presentation by Anchor Rage providing information  about the proposed Freighter Anchorages off Gabriola’s shores. 7:30 at Silva Bay Pub. Everyone Welcome.

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

Wed., Mar. 3 - Regular meeting of the Gabriola Fire Protection Improvement District Board. 4:45pm at Fire Hall #1.

Thurs. Mar. 4 - Gabriola Garden Club has Guest Speaker: Margaret Mills (head gardner for City of Nanaimo). Presentation on “Good Bones in the Garden & Stalwart Performers.” Rollo Centre:  Doors Open: 7 pm, Meeting: 7:30 pm. Everyone welcome.

Sun., Mar. 6 - GaLTT Work Party. Trail from Stalker to Drumbeg Provincial Park. Meet at the parking area on Stalker Rd near the signed entrance to Drumbeg Park at 1:30pm. Bring gloves and hand clippers. GaLTT’s six long-handled clippers will be available, but please bring your own if you have them.

Mar. 11-13 Marking the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Canada, Gabriola Players presents What Glorious Times They Had by Diane Grant. A lively and loving tribute to the determined women who made it happen. Rollo Centre, Mar. 11 & 12 at 7pm, Mar. 12 and 13 at 2pm. Tickets: $17 at North Road Sports and online at

Sat., Mar. 12 - Cancellation of Sailings on Gabriola Ferry Route. The 1:10pm Nanaimo sailing and 3:05pm Gabriola sailing are being cancelled by BC Ferries for safety drills. Service ends with 12:35pm sailing from Gabriola; resumes with 3:45pm sailing from Nanaimo.

Wed. Mar. 16 - Conscious Dying, Presented by Dale Presly, founder of the Salish Sea Hospice Project - Gabriola Arts Centre, 7-8:30  PM, free admission.

Weekly Events

Sundays, Feb 7 to Mar 27 - Living with Cancer: A Creative Support Group. 2:30 pm to 5 pm - Contact Liz McKnight - or 250-713-8857.

Tuesdays - Library Lego Club. 3-4:30 pm. Drop-in free play Lego time. Best suited for children 6 – 12 years. (Dec. 8 will be the last one till after Christmas)

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Library. 10:30-11 am. Favourite stories, songs, and rhymes! For children birth to 5 years. Drop in.

Thursdays - Compassionate Connections – ‘A safe place to talk about hard things’ – Sharing & listening. For anyone dealing with a challenge to their mental well being – free, professionally moderated – 11a.m Upstairs, Robert’s Restaurant, back door entry.

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 @ 7pm. 675 North Road. ​PHC Building (downstairs of the Commons). For information call or text 250-327-1362.

Coming later in 2016. 

March 31 - April 10: Isle of the Arts Festival. for more details.

May 30-June 5: Bike to Work Week Gabriola

Friday, July 1: Canada Day on Gabriola. Festivities in Folklife Village with Village Food Market, as well as the annual Potato Cannon contest at Brickyard Beast. 

Thursday, August 4 - Gabriola Lions host the annual Concert on the Green. 2016 headline act: “Elvis.” 

Saturday, August 6: Annual Salmon BBQ at the Gabriola Island Community Hall. 4pm to 7pm. All funds raised support the Gabriola Island Community Hall Association

Sunday, August 7: Annual Brickyard Beast 10km Run. The toughest 10km road run in Canada!

August 18 - 21: Gabriola Theatre Festival. for more details.

October 8 - 10: Gabriola Studio Tour. for more details.

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Annual events can also be booked to be published on the Sounder's popular wall calendar. Please contact for details. Deadline to book to be on the 2017 calendar is November 30, 2016.