Sounder Events Calendar starting May 2, 2017

Tuesday, May 2 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

Tues,. May 2 - SilvaBayYachtClub presents: “Propane Safety and Use on Boats” by Ron Perry of Aztec Off Grid Solutions. At the Roxy. 6pm Potluck Appies, 7pm Presentation. Everyone Welcome! 

Wed., May. 3 - Caregivers Support Group. 2pm at the PHC Seniors’ Resource Centre (at the Commons) For further information call Angela Nutter, 250-247-9732.

Wed., May 3 - Mindfulness Colouring for Adults. 1-2 pm at the library. Come for an afternoon of colouring with other adults as part of Mental Health Week. All materials and colouring sheets are provided. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Thurs,. May 4 - French Conversation Circle at the Library. 1-2 pm. Practice your French in an informal, friendly setting. Free, drop in. 

Sat., May 6 - Multi-family yard sale @ 900 Colleen Rd, 9-noon, no earlybirds - deck-furniture, tools, clothes, jewelry, stuff toys, art, household, garden & more.

Sun., May 7 - Fix-it Fair. 10am – 2pm at the Commons. Free! Bring your broken household stuff to the Fabulous Gabriola Fixers! Neighbours helping neighbours to a Sustainable Gabriola.

Sun., May 7 - Spring Fair at the Commons. 10am - 2pm. 675 North Rd. Local starts and seeds from Gabriola farmers, food, fun and lots of surprises. To participate, please contact Stef Marrie at or 247-7174. 

Sun., May 7 - Soccer Jamboree celebrating 20th Anniversary of Gabriola Soccer Association. 12:30pm to 3pm at Elementary School. See ad on page 5 for more details.

Sun. May 7 - Gabriola Photography Club’s Annual Spring Show & Sale. 12-4 pm, Rollo Centre. Framed & mounted prints, cards, slideshow, door prizes. Free admission.

Thurs., May 11 - Welcome to Kindergarten! 12:30pm-2pm. Free special event for children and their families planning on starting school this fall. Gabriola School. RSVP 250-247-9342.

Sat., May 13 - Come celebrate our 41st year of Parent Participation Preschool with our First Annual Bingo, Beer, and Burger night. 5pm to 8pm at the Community Hall. Kid zone downstairs, child minding by donation. Many prizes to be won.

Sat., May 13 - Mother’s Day Tea. 1:30- 3pm. Tickets $8. Home baking and crafts. At St. Andrew’s United Church 311 Fitzwilliam St. Nanaimo. Contact Helen Hunter. 250-753-2846 or church office 250-753-1924.

Mon., May 15 to Fri., May 19 - Dance with for and about water led by guest artist Nicole Mion and Water Ceremonialist, Danielea Castell. With others create easy, uplifting, connecting movement for ages and experience level. Public showing: May 20. Register/Learn more:, 250-716-3230

Sat,. May 20 - Body Of Water Performance (Outdoors). Water is personal. Water is political. Water is essential. Water connects us. With Nicole Mion, Danielea Castell, Genevieve Johnson and Holly Bright and community participants from our week long residency. Location: at the water’s edge. Register/Learn more:, 250-716-3230

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

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: 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.

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

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.