Sounder Events Calendar starting May 21, 2012
Tues., May 22 - School District 68 Strategic Planning Session at Gabriola Elementary School from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Parents, students, staff and community members are invited to join SD68 representatives for informal discussions. Meetings are being held at every school in the district. www.sd68.bc.ca.
Tues., May 22 - Regular meeting of the Regional District of Nanaimo Board. 7 p.m. at the RDN Offices on Hammond Bay Rd. in Nanaimo. Full agenda available on www.rdn.bc.ca.
Thurs., May 24 - Reaching Out To Gabriola Seniors, a PHC Luncheon. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Rollo Seniors’ Centre. RSVP Lorna 247-7695. For transportation call 250-247-8868.
Fri., May 25 - The Coffeehouse feature is Over Worked and Under Played from Victoria. This group evolved naturally from a group of friends getting together to play music. Bob McKechnie (vocals and guitar), Doug VanDine (5-string banjo), Stephanie Moneo (mandolin), Mark Moneo (guitar), Dave Klassen (bass). This will be an Intimate Coffeehouse at the Gabriola Golf and Country Club - $5. Dinner at 6 p.m., jam at 6:30 p.m., open stage at 7 p.m., feature atat 9 p.m.
Sat., May 26 - Marine Equipment Exchange brought to you by the Silva Bay Shipyard School. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Silva Bay Shipyard School & Silva Bay Parking Lot. Sale of marine items, from complete boats to small fittings. Tables available for $25. For more information and table bookings call Rusty at 250-325-0239 or email email@example.com.
Sat., May 26 - Shine those dance shoes, and tune those guitars! The Gathering Place Peer Helpers in Training are hosting ‘Gabriola’s Got Talent.’ This event is open to all children ages 5-13 who are ready to showcase their talents to a supportive audience. Registration form and info are at the school through the Peer Helpers and at the Gathering Place, 250-247-8020. Great prizes and great fun!
Sat., May 26 - Burger & Beer fundraiser 5-8 p.m. for Teen Peer Helping at The Skol. Silent auction, raffles, live music and more. $15, free kid-sitting at The Gathering Place with ticket.
Sun., May 27 - Renowned Speaker, Dr. Don Richardson, recognized for his anthropological & linguistic work among the Sawi peoples of Irian Jaya, will be at the Gabriola Fellowship Church. (corner of North Rd. & Church St.) at 10:30 a.m. Best-selling author of Peace Child Lords of the Earth and Eternity in their Hearts.
Sun., May 27 - GaLTT Work Party - meet at 900 Clarendon Road. The historic road to the Surf Pub now has a new life with a GaLTT trail licence. With a fresh haircut it will feel and look much better. Loppers and gloves are good.
Tues., May 29 - Gabriola Parks and Open Spaces Advisory Committee (POSAC) meeting. 7 p.m. at the WI Hall. Agenda available at www.rdn.bc.ca.
Thurs., May 31 - Gabriola Recreation Society Regular Meeting. 7 p.m at the Gabriola Golf Course. All welcome. Contact office for further information. 250-247-2014, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat., June 2 - Introduction to Working with Masks. Choose from over 50 masks and explore the hidden parts of yourself with Hawk owl and Jen Turner. 1-4 p.m. Sliding scale $10-40.
Sun., June 3 - The Tour de Gabriola 2012. Benefitting the Gabriola Health Care Foundation and the Gabriola Community Health Clinic. Starting points will be the Gabriola Elementary School, Twin Beaches Mall and Silva Bay Inn. Start time is 9:30 a.m. For more information email organizers Al and Lou Strano at PrimaryCareGabriola@yahoo.ca, visit the website at www.members.shaw.ca/PrimaryCareGabriola or telephone 1-250-800-0323.
Sun., June 3 - Fourth Annual Oceans Day in the Park. 1 -4 p.m. at Descanso Bay Regional Park. Details in ad on page 2. Information Booths and Concession Stand open all afternoon. Enjoy a picnic by the ocean and celebrate our marine environment.
Wed., June 6 - Regular Meeting of the Gabriola Fire Protection Improvement District Board. 5:30 p.m. Upstairs at Fire Hall No. 1. Public welcome to attend. To be on the agenda, please contact Paula at 250-247-9677 or email@example.com.
Sat., June 16 - Lulu Performing Art Society and John Capon present West Coast Brass – four centuries of music with Salt Springers Derrick Milton, Jim Stubbs, trumpet; Vancouver french hornist Janet Summers; Whidbey trombonist Larry Heidel; and Gabriola bass trombone John Capon. Tickets $20 at the Village Liquor Store and at the door. 7:30 p.m. Phoenix Auditorium at The Haven.
Sat., & Sun., June 16 & 17 - Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale at the Rollo Centre. 10-4 on Saturday and 10-3 on Sunday.
Mon., June 18 - Public meeting with Ministry of Transportation on Gabriola. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Agi Hall. Chaired by Jim Ramsay, Gabriola Transportation Association. Please encourage your friends and neighbours to join us for this is an opportunity to hear from those having direct dominion over our roads. It is also an opportunity to personally, politely introduce concerns and suggestions about road issues.
Wednesdays - The PHC Kids Garden Club 3-4 p.m. Meet at the school (if you’re in school) and walk over to the Commons, or meet at the Commons with your Mom or Dad to register and have fun while learning gardening! We look forward to seeing you!
Wednesdays starting May 16: Parenting Today Workshop - Prepare for the challenges of the teen years. Each week we’ll explore a different topic and learn practical skills and tools to help promote healthy decision-making in our children. Facilitated by Maggie Mooney. 6-7:30 p.m., May 16-June 13 at the Commons. Free workshop sponsored by PHC. To register call: PHC 250-247-7311 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursdays - Live Music at Woodfire! Every second & fourth Thursday of each month. The vocal stylings of Amber Handley is perfectly paired with the guitar expertise of Brad Shipley, whilst savouring the delightful flavours of Woodfire. Call ahead to reserve for this popular dynamic duo. 250-247-0095.
Fridays - Drop-in teen centre open from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Gathering Place, 790 North Rd. Call 250-247-7668 for more information.
Fridays - Open House at the Silva Bay Shipyard School from 1 to 4 p.m.
Fridays through Sundays: The Gabriola Visitor Information Centre at Twin Beaches Mall on Taylor Bay Road is OPEN. Fridays from 11 am to 3 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 till 2.
Saturdays - FARMERS' MARKET at the Agi Hall. New Hours: 10 till 1 at the Agi Hall.
Saturdays - Teen Movie Night at the Gathering Place from 7 p.m. to midnight.
Saturdays - Workbees at the Commons. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. followed by delicious homemade soup. To do: many ongoing things around the Commons. Bring: gloves, shovel, hand trowel, other tools you find useful.
Saturdays and Sundays: The Gabriola Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
AA meets at the WI Hall on South Road. Every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Also meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. and Fridays at noon. For more information contact 250-753-7513. Al-Anon is for friends and relatives of alcoholics. Meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at the WI Hall. For info call 250-325-2747.
Upcoming Festivals and Events
Sat., May 26: Marine Equipment Exchange brought to you by the Silva Bay Shipyard School. 10 am - 4 pm @ the Silva Bay Shipyard School & Silva Bay Parking Lot. Sale of marine items, from complete boats to small fittings. Tables available for $25. For more information and table bookings call Rusty at 250-325-0239 or email email@example.com.
Sun., June 3: The Tour de Gabriola 2012. Benefitting
the Gabriola Health Care Foundation and the Gabriola Community Health
Clinic. Starting points will be the Gabriola Elementary School; Twin
Beaches Mall and Silva Bay Inn. Start time is 9:30 am. For more
information email organizers Al and Lou Strano at
PrimaryCareGabriola@yahoo.ca, visit the website at http://members.shaw.ca/PrimaryCareGabriola or telephone 1-250-800-0323.
Sunday June 24: Gabriola Home & Garden Tour. A self guided tour of homes and gardens on Gabriola Island. Tickets will be available at Wildrose Garden Centre, Wheelbarrow Nursury and Artworks on Gabriola and at Buckerfields, Dig This and Blue Poppy Garden Gallery in Nanaimo. Hosted by People for a Healthy Community. www.phc-gabriola.org
Sunday July 1st: Canada Day. Festival with music and food in the Folklife Village. Potato Cannon contest at Brickyard Beach. Times to be announced closer to the date.
Sunday August 5: First running of the Brickyard Beast, a 10K road run on Gabriola. www.brickyardbeast.com
Sunday August 5: Grand Opening of the Gabriola Health Care Clinic. www.ghcs.ca/
Thursday August 9: Gabriola Lions' Concert on the Green. The Concert this year will once again feature “ABRA Cadabra” with an energetic and lively performance of ABBA's timeless music. Contact any member of the Gabriola Lions for a ticket.
Saturday August 11: Gabriola Island Community Hall Association's 57th Annual Salmon Barbeque at the Community Hall on South Road. 4pm to 8 pm. Live music and beer garden.
August 17 to 19: Fourth Annual Gabriola Theatre Festival. www.gabriolatheatrefestival.ca
August 25: Annual Gabriola 360 - paddling race around Gabriola Island. Open to Kayak, Canoe, Stand-up Paddleboard and many other paddle-craft. Contact Silva Bay Kayak Adventures for more information. www.silvabaykayakadventures.com/
October 5 to October 8 - Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour from the Gabriola Arts Council. www.gabriolaartscouncil.org/.
October 31 - Annual Fireworks show at Twin Beaches. Hosted by the Gabriola Firefighters Association. Look for the rubber boots at local merchants to appear in October to contribute towards the show. Hot dogs, Hot Chocolate and bonfire.
November 17 & 18 Agi Association Christmas Craft Fair
December 1: Gabriola Elementary School Christmas Craft Fair
December 1: Gabriola Commons Craft Fair