Sounder Events Calendar starting March 7, 2017

Tuesday, March 7 2017

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

Wed., Mar. 8 - Family Storytime at the Library. 10:30-11 am. Favourite stories, songs, and rhymes for wiggly little ones! Best suited for children birth to 5 years. Free, drop in.

Wed., Mar. 8 - International Women’s Day Film Screening: The 10 Conditions of Love. 1 pm at the library. To her people, Rebiya Kadeer is a leader. To China she is a terrorist. Screening and discussion presented by Gabriola Chapter of Amnesty International. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., Mar. 9 - Spanish Conversation Circle at the Library. 1-2 pm. Practise your Spanish language skills in an informal, friendly setting. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Fri., Mar. 10 - Buds to Blossoms: Bringing families & elders together. 3-4:30 pm at the library. Come to the library for a special time for elders and families – enjoy crafting, playing together with toys and visiting. This event is designed to allow families with children to meet up with island elders in our community to make supportive and lasting connections. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Fri., Mar 10 - Sun., Mar. 11 - Gabriola Players Festival of One-Act Plays. Three Canadian Plays, two by Gabriolans! Details in the Gabriola Players ad on page 3. Tickets $17 Available at North Road Sports or online at

March 10 - April 3, “From, Observation to Imagination”. An Antoinette Hérivel Exhibit, Opening on March 10, 6:30 - 8:30 at the HIVE Gallery/Café.

Sat., Mar. 11 - Spring Break Teen Mini Challenge at the Library. Looking for something to do over Spring Break? Get a mini task booklet at your library, complete tasks and return it to the library for a chance to win a mini prize! Ages 12 – 18 years.

 Tues., Mar. 14 - Library Lego Club 3-4:30 pm. Drop-in free play Lego time. Best suited for children 6 – 12 years.

Wed., Mar. 15 - Family Storytime at the Library. 10:30-11 am. Favourite stories, songs, and rhymes for wiggly little ones! Best suited for children birth to 5 years. Free, drop in.

Wed., Mar. 15 - Family Movie Night at the Library. 5 pm. We’ll be watching Disney’s animated classic Beauty and the Beast (1991) on the big screen, complete with popcorn. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., Mar. 16 - French Conversation Circle at the Library. 1-2 pm. Practice your French in an informal, friendly setting. Free, drop in.

Thurs., Mar. 16 - Gabriola Naloxone (Narcan) workshop. 1:15-3pm upstairs @The Commons. The training and kits are free, but you need to register. At the end of the training you’ll get a Naloxone kit. Whether you are a service provider, a drug user or know someone who is, its a good thing to know what to do when someone overdoses on opioids. Contact Claire @ (250) 754-9111 or

Sat., Mar. 18 - Gabriolans Against Freighter Anchorages is holding a public meeting to discuss the latest developments in the fight to prevent 5 proposed freighter anchorages off the island’s North East shore. We will also be showing “FREIGHTENED - The Real Price of Shipping”, a revealing documentary about the economic, environmental and human costs of the cargo shipping industry. 2pm to 4pm at the Community Hall

Sat., Mar. 18 - Stress Management – An approach that can change your life. 11 am – 12 pm at the library. Presented by Dr. Ariadnne Rionda-Arjona, a specialist in stress management. With very simple techniques at your fingertips, we will address the issue of stress and how you can manage it and improve your lifestyle.

Sat., Mar. 18 - Book launch with Joelle Anthony. 2 – 3 pm at the Library. Join us as we celebrate the launch of Joelle’s newest book, a work of middle-grade fiction entitled  A Month of Mondays. This is a free, drop in event. Everyone welcome, including children and families!

Fri. Mar 24 (6-9pm) and Sat. Mar 25 (9am-3:30pm) at The Rollo Centre: ‘Eating as a Practice of Love and Care - for Earth, seeds, plants, animals, local farmers, community, family, self’ - Annual Spring Forum hosted by the Gabriola Ecumenical Society; part of the 2016-2017 program series ‘Fires of Transformation - and the greatest of these is love.’ Guest presenter is Dan Jason (from Salt Spring) along with many Gabriolan voices.  $45.  More details and to register:

Sat., Mar. 26 - Rollo Senior Citizens Association AGM at 1 pm at 685 North Road. Your membership needs to be current in order to vote.

Mon., Mar. 27 - New Moon Journeying + Sharing Circle and May 6+7, 2017, Drum-Birthing Workshop - more info at

Weekly Events

Gabriola Recreation Society Evening Drop-ins; Ongoing @ Gabriola Elementary School Gym. For Ages 14+; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Everyone welcome! Drop-ins: $4 (cancelled during school closures) Badminton: Tuesday nights. Volleyball: Thursday nights

Compassionate Connections – “A safe place to talk about hard things.” For anyone dealing with a challenge to their well being. Professionally moderated, no cost. 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 11a.m. Robert’s upstairs. facebook/compassionateconnectionsgabriola Call Kat at 250-247-7182.

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

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,

Companions through Grief is the last Thursday of the month. 3-5pm. Call Nanaimo Hospice Society at 250-591-8811 for more information.

Coming later in 2017

April 6 - 16 - Isle of the Arts Festival. Hosted by the Gabriola Arts Council.

Saturday, May 21 - Opening Day for the Gabriola Farmers' Market. Open every Saturday between May 21 and October 8.

July 1 - Canada Day on Gabriola. Events hosted by the Gabriola Museum, Village Food Market, and the Gabriola Arts Council.

August 10 - Gabriola Lions' Concert on the Green.

August 12 - Annual Gabriola Island Community Hall Association Salmon BBQ.

August 18 - 20 - Gabriola Theatre Festival. Hosting by the Gabriola Arts Council.

September 9 - Farm to Table Feast. Hosted by the Gabriola Agi Association.

October 7 - 9 - Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Hosted by the Gabriola Arts Council.

December 25 - Annual Spirit Feast. Hosted by the People for a Healthy Community.