Sounder Events Calendar starting May 19, 2014

Tuesday, May 20 2014

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Mondays.

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 22nd -- PHC Seniors Luncheon at The Rollo Centre. 10:30 to 12:30. Info: PHC Seniors Resource Centre: 325-2273.

Fri., May 23 at 7:30 pm and Sat., May 24 at 2 & 7:30 pm -- Moonbound!, a new musical, freely based on an HG Wells novel, starring Antonio Gradanti, Kathy McIntyre and a cast of 60. Phoenix Auditorium, The Haven (240 Davis Rd.). Tickets online at, by phone at 250-714-4476, and at Artworks.

Sat., May 24 - Book launch and reading, “Emails from India: Women Write Home” With editor Janis Harper and writers Beverley Reid and E.Lorraine Kiidumae. 3-5 pm The Commons. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Sat., May 24, 1-3 pm - Christina Johnson-Dean, author of The Life and Art of Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher will talk about Edythe Hembroff, Emily Carr’s good friend and sketching partner, (and author of M.E. A Portrayal of Emily Carr) at the Gabriola Library. Both books will be available for sale.

Tues., May 27 - Regular meeting of the Gabriola Ferry Advisory Commission. 8:45 am to 11am. At the Phoenix Auditorium at the Haven.

Wed., May 28 - Gabriola Transportation Association AGM at Community Hall Lower Level at 7:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Please send any agenda items for the public meeting with MoTI in June/July to

Friday, May 30, Coffeehouse at Haven, Doors 7:00, Open Stage 7:30, Feature 9:00 - Andrews & Lawrence, old-time gospel style with humour! Admission by donation!

Tues., June 3 - Gabriola Parks and Open Spaces Advisory Committee (POSAC) meeting. 7pm at the WI Hall. Agenda posted at one week prior to the meeting.

Sun., June 22 - 16th Annual Home & Garden Tour. 10-5pm. PHC Fundraiser. Tickets: $20 available at Artworks, Wild Rose Garden Center and Wheelbarrel Nursery

Workshops and markets

Attention Crafters. The 25th Annual Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair. Beban Park, Nanaimo, BC, November 7, 8, & 9, 2014. Contact: Elizabeth 250-797-6544 or Colleen 250-758-6499 or website: Register by May 30 to get early registration discount

Come to the Gabriola Professional Centre on North Road between April 21 and June 13 to enjoy the watercolour paintings of Pam Tempelmayr of Whalebone Studio. Pam has been painting for more than 40 years and has assembled a collection of her many “story-within-story” paintings in her fish and whale series especially for display at the Centre. Works shown will include many paintings not previously seen on Gabriola Island.

Sat., May 24 - Cheesemaking Workshop: Brie. Learn how to make Brie and explore the theory or ripening different cheeses. Lunch and wine included in course. $100. 11-3pm. Call Paula at 250-247-8635 or email

Sat., May 24 - Cheesemaking Workshop: Cambonzola. 11-3pm. Call Paula at 250-247-8635 or email

Sun., May 25 - Cheesemaking Workshop: Hard Cheeses. Extends basic knowledge to make two varieties of hard, pressed cheese. Choose from colby, gruyere, jarlsberg, asiago, havarti or gouda. $100. 11-3pm Call Paula at 250-247-8635 or email

Sun., May 25, June 8 & 22, come and experience the thrill of a live African Orchestra with Aboubacar Camara. A series of workshops exploring African rhythm with djembe, base drums, wooden xylophone, voice and dance; From 4-6pm at the NetLoft on 1960 Murray Road. Suggested donation of $15/class - tel: 1 250 532-1152. Bring instruments (or rent for $5) and indoor shoes.  

Weekly Events

Gabriola Visitor Information Centre on Taylor Bay Road. Open Fridays till May 18 from 10 - 2pm or “Open by Chance.” Email questions to Visit the Chamber web site at

The Gabriola Museum is open for spring hours. From May 18 to Canada Day the Museum will be open weekends and holidays 11 am to 3:30 pm. Open daily after July 1.

Tuesdays - Rides to Nanaimo are offered every Tuesday for seniors (or those on disability) by People for a Healthy Community (PHC) to the 10:05 am ferry to return on the 2:30 ferry. Call 250-325-2273 or email:

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

Wednesdays - Weekly Jam at the Gabriola Golf Club. Starts at 8:00 p.m. and goes late. Bring an instrument or just your ears.

Thursdays - Badminton at the Elementary School. 6:30pm. Drop-ins welcome.

AA meets at the WI Hall on South Road every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Also meets on Fridays at noon. For more information contact 250-753-7513.

Al-Anon - mutual support program for people who are, or have been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Meets on the first Monday of every month. WI Hall at 7 pm. For info call 250-247-2030.

Narcotics Anon - Gabriola meetings are Mondays at 8 p.m. on the lower level of the Commons.

Coming in 2014

Starting June 28: Sunday Market at Silva Bay. Sundays from 10-2 on the Green at Silva Bay.

Thursday, August 7 - Gabriola Lions' Club Concert on the Green featuring "The Timebenders"

Saturday, August 9, 2013 - 59th Annual Salmon BBQ at the Community Hall. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 3rd Annual Brickyard Beast 10km run.

August 2014 - Gabriola Theatre Festival. Website here.

October 2014 - Gabriola Arts Council Thanksgiving Studio Tour. GAC site here.