Sounder Events Calendar starting March 29, 2016

Wednesday, March 30 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.

Scroll down to bottom for events coming later in 2016 

Upcoming Events

Thur., Mar. 31: Fibre Arts Circle at the Library. 2-4 pm. Bring your projects. Beginners welcome! Free, drop in.

Thurs., March 31 - 7th Annual Isle of the Arts Festival Launch Night! 6:30pm to 10pm at the Surf Lodge. Featuring William Deverell, Dr. Sonnet L’Abbé, Joan MacLeod, and Jill Talbot and hosted by Susan Yates. The work of these four diverse and extraordinary writers will ἀll your soul. Tickets available today

March 31 - April 10: 7th Annual Isle of the Arts Festival from the Gabriola Arts Council. Over 60 workshops and 7 events in 10 days. Register today! In-person registration is available at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre from 10 am to 1 pm, Thursdays to Saturdays or visit

Fri., Apr. 1 - Paws 4 Stories. 3-4 pm. Children spend one-on-one time with Therapy dog Pepper and his handler Adela in the Library. Free registration. Call library at 250-247-7878 to sign up for a 15-minute session.

Sat., Apr. 2  -Book Launch with Lynda Archer. 2-4 pm. Join us as we celebrate the launch of Lynda’s new book Tears in the Grass. This is a free, drop in event at the Gabriola Library. Everyone welcome.

Sun., Apr. 3 - Gabriola Chamber Ensemble presents “All In The April Evening,” its premier performance under the direction of Brad Shipley, featuring Pergolesi’s Magnificat, a medley of African songs, orchestral masterpieces by Mozart, and a variety of cultural selections. 5pm, at Gabriola United Church. Tickets $15 at the door; children 10 & under free with adult.

Sun., Apr. 3 - GROUND - Toy Piano, Harmonium, Tabla concert: Xenia Pestova and Shawn Mativetsky. 7:30pm. Tix. $15 adv/$20 door HIVE Café. 

Tues., Apr. 5 - 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., Apr. 5 - Silva Bay Yacht Club is hosting a presentation by Cliff Robb about his experience working on the building of an circa 1800 replica of a Tall Ship in California. 7:30 at Ellins Residence, 50 Haig Road. Everyone Welcome.

Wed., Apr. 6 - Caregivers Support Group, 2 p.m. at the PHC Seniors’ Resource Centre (at the Commons) For further information call Angela Nutter, 250-247-9732.

Sun., Apr. 10 - Come out and enjoy the Gabriola Island Singers’ Spring Concert at 2:30and 7:30pm at the Community Hall. Special guests are Margaret Sutton and The Lund’smen. Director Gail Lund and choir members have created a great selection of new compositions and some new arrangements of your favourite songs. Admission is by donation in the afternoon and $15 at the door for the evening performance.

Tues. & Wed., Apr. 19 & 20 – Twilight Radio Theatre presents a live radio theatre double feature with special guest Garry Davey, at the Surf Lodge. 7:30pm. Tix $20- from Hive Emporium and the Surf. For pre-show dinner reservations call 250-247-9231

Weekly Events

Tuesdays - Library Lego Club. (Resumes April 5) 3-4:30 pm. Drop-in free play Lego time. Best suited for children 6 – 12 years.

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Library. (Resumes April 5) 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. on Facebook at compassionate connectionsgabriola

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.” 

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

Saturday, August 13: Annual Salmon BBQ at the Gabriola Island Community Hall. 4pm to 7pm. All funds raised support the Gabriola Island Community Hall Association

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.