Sounder Events Calendar starting May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 16 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

Thurs., May 18 - GROWLS AGM and Film presentation Planet Earth II Islands. Film 7pm. Doors 6:30pm followed by the annual general meeting at 8:15pm. Roxy Theatre @ Twin Beaches Mall. Everyone Welcome

Fri., May 19 - Well known Canadian Artist,  Harold Allanson will be talking about his watercolour techniques and paintings. If you love art, love BC images (Fishing, Ranch Horses, Indian Carvers, Tattoo guys) and feel creative juices flowing,  come and enjoy a great art experience. Rollo Centre, 10-12 am, sponsored by the Palette People.

Fri., May 19 - Open Mic at the Kitchen. 9pm. No Cover. All welcome.

Sat. May 20 - Karen Cain Studio & Gallery. You are welcome to drop in, meet the artist and view the  new multi media paintings. 10am-5pm. 1975 Stalker Rd.

Sat., May 20 - Opening Day for Gabriola Farmers Market. Every Saturday after May 20! Spring hours 10 to 1. Well behaved pets are welcome on leash

Sat., May 20 and Sun., May 21 - SAnctuary GAbriola (SAGA) Festival of Six Films from Iran, Lebanon, Congo, Uganda, and Roma (Gypsy). At the Roxy. 1,4, 7pm. Questions?

Sat., May 20 - 8th Fire Film Screening at the Library. 1-3 pm. Join us for a provocative journey through Aboriginal country showing why we need to fix Canada’s 500-year-old relationship with Indigenous peoples. Sponsored by the Gabriola Historical & Museum Society. Free, drop in.

Sat. May 20 - Lower your electricity costs! Solar Photovoltaic Installation Workshop. Dave Neads will share 30 years of solar knowledge, demystifying the complexity so you can plan and install your own system. Island School of Building Arts. 9 am to 3 pm. $125. Registration: or call 250.247.8922

Sun., May 21 - Museum Season Opening Celebration. 12-2pm. Come see our new exhibit, Gabriola Inspired! Isle of Many Arts, created in partnership with GAC. Enjoy Robert’s burgers, GAC birthday cake, and  special entertainment. At the Museum grounds, 505 South Road. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., May 25 - Steve Struthers and Alison Douglas share ‘From Dunes to Palms, a West African adventure’ at the Roxy at Twin Beaches Mall. 7pm. Admission by donation.

Fri., May 26 to Sun,. May 28 - Gabriola Players presents “The Motor Trade” a classic and engaging play by Norm Foster.  Rollo Centre 7 pm Friday and Saturday and 2 pm Saturday and Sunday. Tickets at North Rd. Sports and online at

Sat., May 27 - Donations to the Gabriola Tool Library gratefully accepted, especially tools suitable for basic home maintenance. At the Gabriola (book) Library, 11am – 3pm.

Sat., May 27 - The Cruisers Hop. Flashback Freddy and Maybelline Rock play the hits of the 50s and 60s at the Community Hall. Doors open at 6:30pm, Dance at 7:15. Music till Midnight. Classic Cars on display all day. Presented by the Gabriola Cruisers Auto Club and the Community Hall Association. Tix @ North Road Sports, Wild Rose Garden Centre, and Gabriola Automotive.

Sat., May 27 and Sun., 28,  2017, Weekend Workshop on Shamanic Journeying and Letting Go Ancestral Memory + Fear - Attend one day or both - more info at

Tues., May 30 - The Gabriola Island Recycling Organization (GIRO) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Gabriola Island Community Hall basement, 2200 South Road, Gabriola at 7pm

Weekly Events

Mondays - The Gabriola Lions Club meets every second and fourth Monday from September to June, at the Albert Reed Memorial Fire Hall #1 (730 Church Street) Social at 6:30pm. Meeting at 7pm. Enquiries welcomed. 250-247-7635

Tuesdays - Tech Tuesday at the Library. 1:30-3 pm. Get free, one-on-one technology help from our librarian. Call 250-247-7878 to register for a 30 minute appointment.

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

Wednesdays: 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.

Thursdays: Spanish Conversation Circle. 2-3 pm. Practice your Spanish with others at the library. Free, drop in.

Sundays: Silva Bay Market. Every Sunday from 10am-2pm until Sept. 4. 3383 South Rd at the Silva Bay Resort & Marina. Everyone welcome!

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

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

Thurs., Aug. 10 - Gabriola Lions’ Concert on the Green.

Sat., Aug. 12 - Annual Gabriola Island Community Hall Association Salmon BBQ.

Aug. 18 - 20 - Gabriola Theatre Festival. Gabriola Arts Council.

Sept. 2 & 3 - Gabriola Music Fest. Gabriola Arts Council.

Sat., Sept. 9 - Farm to Table Feast. Gabriola Agi Association.

October 7 - 9 - Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Gabriola Arts Council.

Mon., Dec. 25 - Annual Spirit Feast. Hosted by the People for a Healthy Community.