Sounder Events Calendar starting May 17, 2016

Tuesday, May 17 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

Wed., May 18 - Family Movie Night. 5 pm. We’ll be watching Good Dinosaur on the big screen, complete with popcorn. Free, drop in at the Library.

Thurs. May 19 - The Mystical Traditions of Judaism. 7- 8:30pm at The Roxy (located at Twin Beaches Mall).  Presented by the Gabriola Ecumenical Society.

Sat., May 21 -  Farmers Market Opening Day! All your favourites and many new vendors at the newly expanded Gabriola Farmers Market. Opens at 10am.

Sat., May 21 - Operation Christmas Child Garage Sale and Silent Auction. 9-3 at the Gabriola Fellowship Church. Items can be dropped at the Church or call Jon at 247-8537. Proceeds go to OCC Shoeboxes.

Sat, May 21 – Solar PV Installation Workshop. Reduce your hydro costs! Join 29-year solar veteran and instructor Dave Neads and benefit from the solar revolution with this practical, hands-on course that makes solar make sense. Cost: $125. For more information/registration: Island School of Building Arts at 250.247.8922 or Upcoming Concrete Countertop workshop July 23/24.

Sat., May 21 - Purple Kush’n 12 piece funk band at Silva Bay. $15 tix available at the HIVE and Silva Bay.

Sun., May 22 - Gabriola Museum 2016 Season Opening. Noon. Refurbished native plant garden and new wheelchair accessible pathway. Robert’s burgers and cake, artifact guessing game, scavenger hunt, plant sale, and more.

Sun., May 22 - The Awakening:  An Afternoon Workshop of Healing and Transformation - 1:00-3:30 p.m.  1887 Garland Dr.  To register or for more information visit: email: phone: 250-703-3004

Thurs., May 26 - Welcome to Kindergarten!  Free special event for children and their families planning on starting school this fall. Gabriola School. RSVP 250-247-9342. 9:30 - 11am.

Sat., May 21 - Paul Gellman Trio featuring Brad Shipley on guitar, mandolin and vocals, Marisha Devoin on bass and vocals.  An evening of mostly original music, with a few select covers thrown in. 7:30pm. At The “new” Roxy, Twin Beaches Mall. $15 at the door.

Mon., May 30 - Sun., June 5 - Bike to Work Week! Register to be a part of Gabriola’s team at Questions? Drop  in to North Road Sports or the Sounder office and we’ll help you out.

Weekly Events

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 children birth to 5 years. Drop in.

Compassionate Connections – ‘A safe place to talk about hard things.’ Sharing & listening. For anyone dealing with a challenge to their mental well being. On Facebook at compassionate connectionsgabriola or call Kat, 250-247-7182. Free & professionally moderated. 

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.

Coming later in 2016

Friday, July 1: Canada Day Potato Cannon Contest. Brickyard Beach, Gabriola. Competitors behind the line by 12:45pm. Firing starts at 1 p.m. Hosted by the Gabriola Rod, Gun and Conservation Club.

Fri. July 1 - Canada Day Night Market - A fabulous evening of fun in the Folklife Village: three free concerts, dancing, night market, BBQ by donation, and more! Don’t miss it! 6-10pm. Presented by GAC and Village Food Market. Families welcome.

Thursday, August 4 - Gabriola Lions host the annual Concert on the Green. Gabriola Golf Course. 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.

To have an event added, email

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.