Sounder Events Calendar starting May 19, 2015

Tuesday, May 19 2015

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

Listings are $10/wk or get four weeks for $35.

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Tuesdays - Mid-Week Market at the Gabriola Commons. Island-grown produce. Open every Tuesday, 2-6pm. Sponsored by the Gabriola Chamber of Commerce.

Saturdays - Gabriola Farmers’ Market at the Agi Hall. 10am to 1pm. Wait for the opening bell before entering.

Upcoming Events

Tues., May 19 - NEW Opening Day for the Mid-Week Market at the Gabriola Commons. Island-grown produce. Open every Tuesday, 2-6pm. Sponsored by the Gabriola Chamber of Commerce.

Tues., May 19 - 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 on June 4 to

Thurs., May 21 - The wacky, classic and wonderful school musical “Alice In Wonderland” will be shown at Gabriola Elementary school gym. Daytime performance 12:30 -2:30 and Evening performance 6:00 -8:00 pm. 

Thurs., May 21 - Crystal Carlson Swanson is the feature performer at the Poetry Gabriola Third Thursday Open Mic. Poet. Pilot. Ukelele player. Mom. All original. All entertaining. Doors open at 6:45. Show starts at 7pm. Admission by donation at the Old Crow Café

Gabriola Players presents a One Act Play Festival on May 22, 23 at 7pm and May 23, 24 at 2pm at the Rollo Centre. Seats $17 available at North Road Sports and at The plays, Eyes of a Blue Dog by Mark Smith, Lemon Yellow Laces by Dennis Johnston and That’s Nice by Anne M. Holmes are all written by Gabriola Playwrights and were selected in a competition to celebrate Gabriola Players 10th year.

Sat., May 23 - Community Day at the Gabriola Golf Club. 9am to 3pm. Free pancakes, free golf hints from our pro, free driving range balls, and a free round of golf.

Sat., May 23 - Benefit Concert for Lou Gradanti. 6:30pm at the Community Hall. A multitude of Gabriola performers on stage; Silent Auction; wine bar and snack bar will also be available. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at North Road Sports & Clothing at the Madrona Market place. The event is being organized by friends and former students of Lou’s. For more information contact Andrea Georgiev at:

Sat., May 24 - Walk for MS Awareness. 10:30am to 12:30am. 1km walk, starts at Wild Rose Garden Centre. Come with a donation on the day of the walk or go online and donate to the GabriolaMSWalk on the website under the BC heading. Dogs on leash are welcome. For more information, please contact Nicki Westarp at 250-247-8868.

Sun., May 24 - Trans Gabriola Trek. Silva Bay to Surf Lodge. Starts at Silva Bay Pub at 10am (parking water side at the Silva Bay Inn). Walk through the centre of the island, mostly on trails, to Surf Lodge by 3pm. GERTIE will deliver walkers back to their cars for a small donation in the late afternoon. Check for route details.

DATE CHANGE Now happening on Sun., May 24 - Broom chipping. Hosted by the Gabriola Garden Club, Wild Rose Nursery, and Island Firewood. By donation from 11 am to 2 pm at the upper lot of the Wild Rose Nursury.

Wed., May 27 - The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, will visit Gabriola to present $1,000 and a trophy to Director Gail Lund and the Gabriola Island Singers, for their winning contest submission of “Happy Birthday Canada”. The community is invited to join in the celebration; hear a special performance and enjoy some light refreshments at the Community Hall at 7:15.

Wed., May 27 - Lulu turns 10! presents Cycles: A Journey in Four Acts featuring Paul Gellman and a stellar cast. 7:30pm at the Phoenix. Advance tickets are $20 and available at North Road Sports and Clothing (please note we are no longer selling tickets through Village Liquor Store); door $25; youth (16 and under) $5. For more information please email or visit

Sat, May 30 – Solar PV Installation Course. Reduce your hydro costs! Learn how you can benefit from the solar revolution with this practical, hands-on course. Cost: $125. For more information or to register, call the Island School of Building Arts at 250.247.8922.

Sun., May 31 - The Annual Lions sponsored Walk for Dog Guides. Starting at 10:30 am. Registration for the event starts at 10:00. Meet at Twin Beaches. Participation by donation. For more information call Jude at 250-247-8600.

Sun., June 7 - Oceans Day at Descanso Bay Regional Park, Gabriola Island. Information: 250-247-8335

Sat/Sun June 13-14 - Friends of the Library Book Sale. Books Wanted! Drop off at the Gabriola Library or call Wendy at 8392 or Alison at 7241. No text books, please, and in good condition.

Weekly Events

Mondays - Scouts Canada – 1st Gabriola Group. Beavers (5-7 years of age) meet 6 – 7 pm and Cubs (8-10 years of age) meet 6 – 7:30 pm at the Gabriola Fellowship Church. Contact Rachel Dubois 250-247-9302 or

Mondays - Gabriola Sparks and Brownies. Meets at the Gabriola Commons. For more info contact Edith Kraus at 250-325-0740

Tuesdays at the Gabriola Library: Lego Club! 3-5pm.

Tues nights. May 26, June 2 and 9. Compassionate Communication with Children. Children often bring us our greatest joys and greatest challenges. Learn techniques for navigating the challenges connecting to the needs at play for both you and the children in your life. $150. 250 668-7841

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Library. 10:30 – 11 am. Drop in with your little ones for stories, songs, and rhymes. For ages 5 years and younger.

Wednesdays at 11am: Compassionate Connections Circle. Gabriola Fellowship Church on Church Street. Sharing and listening. Professionally moderated. All welcome. Confidential, safe, free, ongoing. info 250-247-7935.

Thursdays: Technology help at the Gabriola Library. Drop-in between 1-2 pm.

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.

Narcotics Anon - Mondays, 8pm. Commons, lower level.

Coming later in 2015

Sun., Aug. 2 - 4 - Annual Brickyard Beast 10km road race. “One of the toughest 10k Road Races in Canada! Come and Slay the Beast!”

Thurs., Aug. 6 - Gabriola Lions’ Club Concert on the Green. Gabriola Golf Course. 4pm. The biggest fundraiser of the year for the Lions’ with roughly 1,500 people on the driving range of the Golf Club enjoying the music, food and dog days of summer weather.

Sat., Aug. 8 - 60th Annual Community Hall Salmon Barbeque. Fundraiser at (and for) the Gabriola Island Community Hall.

Thurs., Aug. 13 to Sun., Aug. 16 - 7th Annual Gabriola Theatre Festival. Bold, Inclusive, Innovative, Incredible Energy, Incredible Theatre. Take the plunge on BC’s beautiful Gabriola Island. Head to for more details.

Sat., Oct. 10 to Mon., Oct. 12 - Gabriola Arts Council Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Gabriola Island—the “Isle of the Arts”—has the sixth highest concentration of artists in Canada. While every day is a celebration of art on this lush and lively island, on Thanksgiving weekend the festivities reach dizzying heights. Island artists throw open their studio doors to tempt your senses with dazzling arrays of art! On October 10–11–12, the studios of sixty artists will be open for visiting and viewing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Head to for more details.