Sounder Events Calendar starting March 6, 2019

Wednesday, March 6 2019

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Wednesdays.
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Upcoming Events

Wed., Mar. 6  - Gabriola Island Community Investment Co-op at the Library. 5:30-7 pm. Find out more about the GICIC request for Expressions of Interest, which are aimed at helping entrepreneurs establish or build on current socially responsible enterprises on Gabriola. Have questions? Interested in getting started? We can help. Free, drop in.

Thurs., Mar. 7 - Gabriola Garden Club Meeting - Guest Speaker:  Jeff de Jong - an award winning horticulturist with many years of experience and a passion for garden design. Presentation:  Getting Growing - Plants to look out for, new varieties, edibles, designing, and planning. Doors Open:   6:30 pm / Meeting:  7:00 pm.  Rollo Centre. Everyone welcome. 

Fri., Mar. 8 - Sheila Norgate is the almost Reverend Eunice P Vickary Inc. 7:30pm, (doors 7). Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre 476 South Rd. Tickets $15 at North Road sports. Info: 250-247-7308.

Sat., Mar. 9 - Wunder Burger. A funky fundraiser for the Gabriola Skatepark, featuring the music of Wunderbread. At the Gabriola Island Community Hall. Burger & Beer starts at 6pm. Wunderbread on stage at 8pm. Tickets available at the HIVE and North Road Sports and at the door. An all ages show, families welcome!

Sun., Mar. 10 - “Be Our Valentine2” all-ages fundraiser for Cats Alive, rescheduled from Feb. 10. 1-4pm at the Gabriola Arts Council’s Arts and Heritage Hall. This benefit for cat rescue, fostering and adoption will feature a live and silent auction and sale of beautiful textile, fabric and fibre items for you, your home and your cat, and our fabulous cat-themed cookies.

Mon., Mar. 11 and Tues., Mar. 12 - Digital Mobile Mammography Coming to Gabriola Community Health Centre on 695 Church Street. Mammograms are available for women ages 40 and over. Make an informed decision to screen for breast cancer. Visit to learn more. To book your appointment call 1-800-663-9203

Fri., Mar. 15 - Hot Dog Sale for the Skatepark Campaign hosted by Coastal Community Credit Union. 11am to 2pm at the Insurance office on North Road.

Sun., Mar. 17 - Bluesman Ken Hamm in Concert. Doors 1:30pm - Show 2pm at The Roxy. Tix $20 at North Road Sports and at the Door

Wed., Mar. 20 - Spring Break Family Movie Matinee at the Gabriola Library. 2 pm. School’s out and we’re hosting a movie afternoon perfect for families. We’re showing The Incredibles 2 on the big TV with big sound, complete with popcorn! Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

 Sat., Mar. 23 - Saturday Storytime @ the Rollo. 11:30 am – noon. Partnering with PHC’s Stepping Up, Stepping Out program, the Library is offering an intergenerational storytime that brings together our island’s young families with seniors in the day program. Bring your little ones for fun stories, songs, and rhymes. Free, drop in.

Sat., Mar. 23 - Surviving a Power Outage: Basic Practical Suggestions for Lights, Phones, and Food. 1-2 pm at the Gabriola Library. EmPower Gabriola members Fay Weller, Steve Earle, and Hans van Kessel will be on hand sharing tips, examples, and equipment options for how to prepare your home for power outages. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat/Sun. Mar. 23/24 - Spirit Drum Birthing Weekend with weaver. The drum is over 6,000 years old. Come re-birth the heart-resonance of your soul. More @

Tues., Mar. 26 - 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. 28 at 4:30 pm for a chance to win a gift card. Open to kids of all ages. Free, no registration required.

 Thurs., Mar. 28 - 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. 30 - Surviving a Power Outage: Basic Practical Suggestions for Heat, Water, and Miscellaneous. 1-2 pm at the Gabriola Library. EmPower Gabriola members Fay Weller, Steve Earle, and Hans van Kessel will be on hand sharing tips, examples, and equipment options for how to prepare your home for power outages. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Weekly Events

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Gabriola Library. 10:30am – 11 am.

Wednesdays - Free Chess Lessons at the Rollo with local chess expert and experienced educator Peter Danenhower. 7pm-9pm. Contact

Thursdays - French Conversation Circle at the Gabriola Library. 1pm to 2pm.

Thursdays starting March 21 - Breema Body work. Drop In at the Commons. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Bring clean socks and a cushion. Doors open at 6:30. From 7pm to 8pm.

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

Peer Led Exercise Group Winter Schedule - Mon & Wed @ Hope Centre 11am-12pm. Tues & Thurs at Gabriola Rec Office 11am-12pm. Fri @ Community Hall, 10:45am – 11:45am. Drop-in fee $2. A circuit-style exercise program for those who are managing chronic health conditions. Contact Suzette Delmage, Program Coordinator at 250-325-1675 or

AA meetings. 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.

Al-Anon meeting to support those affected by the alcoholism and/or drug addiction of a family member or friend. Mondays at 12 and Thursdays at 7pm upstairs at Roberts Place upstairs. For information please call 250-247-8330.

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,


2019 Events
March 14:  PI Day at Island Meat and Deli
April 4 - 14: Isle of the Arts Festival. Gabriola Arts Council.
April 19-21: Easter Weekend
May 18-20: May Long Weekend including Victoria Day
June 1 & 2: Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Community Hall
June 15 & 16: Silva Bay Fishing Derby
June 29 to July 1: Canada Day Long Weekend
August 3 to 5: August Long Weekend including BC Day
August 8: Gabriola Lions Concert on the Green
August 10: Community Hall Salmon BBQ
August 11: Gabriola Cruisers Show n Shine
August 31-September 2: September Long Weekend, including the Cultivate Festival. Gabriola Arts Council.
September 7 - Farm to Table Feast
October 12 to 14: Thanksgiving Long Weekend, including the Gabriola Arts Council Studio Tour.
November 11: Remembrance Day, held at the memorial cairn at the Gabriola RCMP Detachment.
November 30: Artisan Christmas Fair at the Rollo Centre
December 7: Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Fair
December 25: Christmas Day & PHC Spirit Feast.
January 1, 2020: Polar Bear Swim at Twin Beaches at Noon.