Sounder Events Calendar starting March 4, 2020

Wednesday, March 4 2020

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Wednesdays.
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 or email


Upcoming Events

Thurs., Mar. 5 - Gabriola Garden Club meeting at the Rollo Centre. Guest speaker: Paul Lawry, discussing how to successfully choose and transplant potted plants. Doors at 6:30pm, meeting at 7 pm.

Fri., Mar. 6 - Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley. Charismatic, Gifted. Old Style Blues and Jazz with Black History Stories. 7:30pm @ The Roxy. Tix $20 @ North Road Sports.

Sat., Mar. 7 - Spring Teen Mini-Challenge! Need something to do during the break? Grab a task booklet at the Library and take on our 16-task challenge for a chance at prizes. The Mini-Challenge ends Mar. 28.

Sat., Mar. 7 -  Death Café at the Library. 1-3 pm. A Death Café is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. Free, but space is limited. Please visit or call the library at 250-247-7878 to sign up.

Sat., Mar. 7 - A powerful new short film: Women against Human Trafficking – Wells of Hope. 3-3:45 at The Roxy Storytelling of trafficking in the Mediterranean Basin. Coincides with International Women’s Day. $2 donation at the door. Info and trailer:  Moderator: Maureen Wild

Sun., Mar. 8 - Gabriola Golf Club Ducky Race. At 1:30pm after Sunday Breakfast. Register your ducky in person at the Gabriola Golf & Country Club on Fridays from 6pm-10pm and on the day off the event after 9am. Ducky are $5 each or 3 for $10. Hot dogs, chili, and chill dogs as well as beverages will be available to purchase from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Everyone welcome to enjoy, but please stay out of the creek. Hosted by the Gabriola Golf Club Social Committee.

Sun., Mar. 8 - Gabriola Talks. Join your fellow Gabriolans to help create strategies for reducing our climate impacts. Childcare, refreshments. 1-4 pm, Community Hall. Preregistration required at:

Sun., Mar. 8 - Manual Cinema presents: Frankenstein. A Special Canadian Premiere Presentation at the Port Theatre. In what will be a most unique live experience and monstrous feast for the senses, internationally-renowned multimedia company Manual Cinema will stitch together the classic story of Frankenstein with Mary Shelley’s own biography to create an unexpected story about the beauty and horror of creation. Show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets at the Port Theatre box office or online at

Mon., Mar. 9 and Tues., Mar. 10 - The BC Cancer Breast Screening’s digital Mobile Mammography Service will be visiting the Gabriola Community Health Centre at 695 Church Street. To book your appointment call 1-800-663-9203. Mammograms are available for women ages 40 and over. Make an informed decision to screen for breast cancer. Visit to learn more.

Wed. Mar 11 - Film, Aparajito (the Unvanquished) 1956. Bengal. 7pm. at the Roxy. Apu (seen here last autumn), grows from boy to young adult, from country to city, from religion to Western education. This is the second film in what critics consider the greatest trilogy of all time. English subtitles. 250-247-9182. Fundraiser for Sanctuary Gabriola.

Thurs - Sun., Mar. 12-15 - Gabriola Players One-Act Play Festival 2020. Life on Mars; Mimi and Me; and The Way to a Man’s Heart. Rollo Centre. Mar 12-14 at 7pm. Mar. 15 at 2pm. Tix $17 at North Road Sports or online at

Fri., Mar. 13 - PART II: Where Does That Werd Come From? 1:30-3 at the Gabriola Library. Every word has a story to tell! J. David Hobson will lead us through some of the amazing journeys that bring us the words we use every day.

Sat., Mar. 14 - Meat Draw and 50/50 for the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care. 3:30pm at the Skol.

Sat., Mar. 28 - The Tsk Tsk Revue from Lasqueti. Adults only show at the Gabriola Community Hall. 7pm. Bar and concession provided by the Ground Up Pop Up Cafe. Showtime at 8pm. After the show DJ Beatfarmer will set your body to boogie and we’ll have a dance party! Tickets $25. Available at North Rd Sports and Clothing Co and at the door.

Weekly Events

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at Gabriola Library. 10:30-11:00. Drop in with your little one for fun stories, songs, and rhymes. Stay afterwards for free play and visiting. Best suited for ages 5 and under with their parents or caregivers.

Fridays - Teen Drop In at the HOPE Centre (Blue Building). 7pm-Midnight. Teen recreation for teens aged 13-18.  For more info email Andrea at

Every Second Sunday - GaLTT trail-work crews. 1:30pm to 3:30pm. See or GaLTT Facebook page for details. Bring your own tools or borrow ours.

Peer Led Exercise Program:  Winter Schedule. Mon & Wed at Hope Centre, 11am-12pm, Fri at Community Hall, 10:45am-11:45am. Contact Suzette, 250-325-1675,

AA meetings - Fridays at Noon (12pm) at Gabriola Fellowship Church. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7pm downstairs at the Commons. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am upstairs at Robert’s. For information contact 250-753-7513.

Gabriola Home Hospice Program Companions in Grief Support Group - If you are experiencing grief and would like to come for support to this safe and understanding group, please contact Claudia at

Caregiver Support group for family and friends of people living with dementia. First and Third Thursday of the month: 10:30 to noon in the Community Health Centre. For information call Jane Hope, 1-800-462-2833,

Community Drop-in Sports 

from the Gabriola Recreation Society

In the Gabriola Elementary School Gym.

Mondays: Basketball: 6:30 – 8:30; Drop-In $5. Ages 14+

Tuesdays: Badminton: 6:30 – 8; Drop-In $5. Ages 14+

Wednesdays: Indoor Soccer: 6:30 – 8; Drop-In $5. Ages 6 to 106

Thursdays: Volleyball: 6:30 – 8:30; Drop-In $4. Ages 14+


Coming Later in 2020

Saturday, March 14 - Pi Day (3.14) with Island Meat and Deli

Thurs., Apr. 2 - Sun., Apr. 12 - Isle of the Arts Festival with Gabriola Arts Council

Sun., Apr. 12 - Easter Sunday, annual Easter Egg Hunt details TBA.

Sun., May 10 - Mother's Day.

Sat., May 16 to Monday, May 18 - Victoria Day Long Weekend. Opening weekend for the Gabriola Farmers' Market at the Agi Hall.

Sat., Jun. 6 and Sun., Jun. 7 - Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Community Hall.

Sun., Jun. 7 - Ocean's Day at the Descanso Bay Regional Park.

Sun., Jun. 21 - Father's Day.

Wed., July 1 - Canada Day.

Mon., Aug. 2 - BC Day

Thurs., Aug. 6 - Gabriola Lions Concert on the Green.

Sat., Aug. 8 - Gabriola Island Community Hall Annual Salmon BBQ

Sun., Aug. 9 - Gabriola Cruisers Annual Show n Shine car (and other vehicles) show.

Mon., Sept. 7 - Labour Day

Sat., Oct. 10 - Mon., Oct. 12 - Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour on Gabriola from the Gabriola Arts Council.

Tues., Oct. 31 - Halloween. Date for Gabriola Firefighters Halloween Fireworks show TBA.

Sat., Nov. 28 - Artisan Christmas Fair at the Rollo Centre.

Sat., Dec. 5 - PAC Christmas Fair at the Gabriola Elementary School.

Fri., Dec. 25 - Christmas Day and PHC Spirit Feast.

Fri., Jan. 1, 2021 - Annual Polar Bear Swim at Twin Beaches at 12 Noon.