Sounder Events Calendar starting March 13, 2018

Tuesday, March 13 2018

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

Starting Wed., Mar. 14 - Gabriola Chess Club. 7-10pm at the Rollo Centre. $5 drop-in fee covers rental costs. Instruction for beginners. All ages, all levels welcome. Bring your chess sets (extras available). Continues every Wednesday. Contact Kaamran Hafeez. 250-247-8269 •

Thurs, Mar 15 -  Waves in the Ocean: Join Gabriola oceanographer Bert terHart at 7pm at Roxy, for a look at the impact of the Ocean on Gabriola’s climate and culture.  Find out how changes in Oceanic climate and weather are key to what food we will eat,  and how we will live on Gabriola. Sponsored by the Gabriola Historical and Museum Society. Admission by donation.

Fri., Mar. 16 - Make It @ the Library: Mandala Colouring. 10:30am. Join other adults at the library for a morning of making and mindful relaxation. Use the library’s stash of felts and coloured pencils to colour in a mandala design. All materials provided. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Fri. Mar. 16 - Contradance. Beginners Workshop. 7-9 pm. Come enjoy this invigorating, delightful form of social dance. Donation $5 suggested.

Sat/Sun, March 17 + 18 - Shamanic Drum Making Workshop with weaver - connect with the heart of mother earth’s sacred voice... details + more info @

Sat., Mar. 17 - Gabriola Vegeteers present the film The Last Pig. 2pm at the Gabriola Library. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome. The Last Pig is a lyrical meditation on what it means to be a sentient creature with the power to kill. 

Sat., Mar. 17 - St. Patrick’s Day Concert featuring Pierre Schryer (fiddle) & Adam Dobres (guitar) with guest Rachel Capon. Doors at 7pm, Concert at 7:30pm. The Roxy. Tickets $20 (Advance at North Road Sports)/$25(Door); Children $10 (12 & under)

Mon., Mar. 19 (1st and 3rd Mondays) - Writers Read. Writers come read - or have read- short original works. Coaching available by Robin Kelley. 778-690-2025 

Wed., Mar. 21 - Family Movie Night at the Library. 5 pm. We’ll be watching Up! on the big screen, complete with popcorn. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Fri., Mar. 23 -  Spring Break Puppet Show at the Library. 2:30 pm. Are you ready for a groovy adventure? Join us for a rockin’ puppet show and STEAM activity based on Pete the Cat. Suitable for all ages.

 Sat., Mar. 24 - Saturday Family Storytime at the Library. 11-11:30 am. Join us for fun songs, stories, and rhymes to share and stay afterward for visiting and Duplo block play time. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sun., Mar. 25 - Gabriola Island Singers Spring Concert - One Performance Only. 2:30pm at the Community Hall. Admission $15 at the door.

Tues., Mar. 27 - Great Gabriola Scavenger Hunt. Celebrate spring break with the mother of all scavenger hunts! Beginning at 10 am, drop by the Gabriola Library to pick up the list of 39 items. Find as many as you can by Thursday, Mar. 29 at 4:30 pm for a chance to win a gift card. Open to kids of all ages. Free, no registration required.

Thurs., Mar. 29 - 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.

Sat., Mar. 31 - Made on Gabriola Night Market. 5-9pm @ Surf Lodge. Live music, talented local artists, dinner and drink specials. Reservations recommended for dinner.

Sun., Apr. 1 - The annual Gabriola Easter Egg Hunt is being hosted by the Gabriola Rod, Gun, and Conservation Club at the Gabriola Commons. Fun & candy for the whole family. Egg hunting areas from 0 to 12+. Start lining up at 12:45pm. The hunt begins at 1pm!

Wed. & Thurs., Apr. 4 & 5 - Twilight Radio Theatre, Spring Double Feature. Old time radio dramas performed live by Adam Kerby, Chris Jans, David Botten and Kathy McIntyre, at the Surf Lodge. 7:30pm. Tix $20- from North Road Sports and the Surf Lodge. For pre-show dinner reservations call 250-247-9231

Weekly Events

Library Weekly Events - Lego Club on Tuesdays 3pm to 4:30pm. Family Storytime on Wednesdays 10:30am to 11am. French Conversation Circle on Thursdays 1pm to 2pm. Spanish Conversation Circle on Thursdays 2pm to 3pm.

Sundays - The Alpha Film Series. 12 weeks starting Jan. 28. Join us in a conversation to ask anything about life, faith, and God, in an open, informal, friendly, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together. The Alpha Film Series is free and centers on You as our guest. 10:30 – 11:30 am at The Hope Centre (Blue) Building at 790 North Road. Hosted by Gabriola’s Church On The Rock. 250-247-9534

Peer Led Exercise Group. All classes 11am-12pm with Drop-in Fee $2. Mon & Wed@ Hope Centre. Tues & Thurs @ Gabriola Rec. Society office (far end of Elementary School). Fridays @ Community Hall. This circuit style exercise program supports those people who are managing chronic health conditions. New participants must register. Contact Suzette Delmage Program Coordinator at 250-616-3195 or

AA meetings. Closed meeting for alcoholics only. Tuesdays: Serenity by the Sea. Upstairs at Roberts. 8am to 9am. Thursdays: Step Readings. Upstairs at Roberts. 8am to 9am. 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 Saturday @ 7pm. 675 North Road. PHC Building (downstairs of the Commons). Please note change, the previous Tuesday meetings have been suspended.

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 in 2018
Thurs., April 5 - Sun., April 15 - Isle of the Arts Festival from the Gabriola Arts Council.
Sun., May 13 - Mother's Day Tea at the Community Hall. Hosted by the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care.
Sat., June 16 and Sun., June 17 - Silva Bay Fishing Derby.
Thurs., Aug. 9 - Gabriola Lions Concert on the Green
Sat., Aug 11 - Annual Salmon BBQ at the Gabriola Island Community Hall.
Sun., Aug. 12 - Annual Gabriola Cruisers Show n Shine.
Fri., Aug 17 - Sun., Aug 19 - Gabriola Arts Council Theatre Festival.
Sat., Sept. 8 - Agi Association Farm to Table Feast.
Sat., Sept. 22 - Harvest Party at the Surf Lodge. Hosted by the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care.
Sat., Oct. 6 - Mon., Oct. 8 - Thanksgiving Studio Tour. From the Gabriola Arts Council.