Sounder Events Calendar starting May 22, 2019

Wednesday, May 22 2019

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Wednesdays.
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 or email

Upcoming Events

Wed., May 22 - Bird Song Walk. 8:30am at Twin Beaches Park. Join Mike Super, a retired field biologist for the National Parks, BC Forest Service, and BC Fish and Wildlife, for a free guided walk through the songs and habitats of the birds of Gabriola Island. BYOB (Bring Your Own Binoculars). Sponsored by GROWLS.

Wed., May 22 - A Touch of Spice. 7pm film at The Roxy. In Greek, with English subtitles. About love – of food, of home, across cultures, across generations – and separation from your loves. To Greeks, Istanbul is the ‘Polis’ the city that is their lost home, a memory preserved in recipes. 247-9182. for Sanctuary Gabriola.

Thurs., May 23 - Seniors Monthly Luncheon. 10:30am – 12:30pm at the Rollo Centre.  Featuring singer-songwriter Alison Humphries. All welcome! Contact Suzette at 250-325-1675 for more information.

Thurs-Sun, May 23-26 – Gabriola Players presents Old Love by Norm Foster. At the Rollo Centre, Thurs, Fri, & Sat at 7pm, Sunday matinee at 2pm. Tickets $15 at North Road Sports or online at

Fridays starting May 24 - Gabriola Bike Club’s after-school fun and skills program for young riders (8-13). 2:45pm. $45 (or pwyc) including Cycling BC membership. Final Friday is June 28. Contact Scott:

Sat., May 25 -  Book launch with Wendy Phillips. 11 am at the Library. Join Governor-General’s award-winning author Wendy Phillips as she reads from her work, including her new young adult novel, Baggage. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat., May 25 - Tree planting in memory of Victor Anthony.  Tributes, music and refreshments. Everyone welcome. 2 pm at the Commons.

Tues, May 28 – Brush up your Shakespeare with Gabriola Players. Auditions at the Rollo Centre, 7pm for July’s “Bard in the Garden” (Love’s Labour’s Lost) at the Commons. All welcome. No experience required.

Wed., May 29 - Walk with your Doc 10th Anniversary. Take steps towards good health. Join the Gabriola doctors for a short, fun community walk. 4pm at the Gabriola Medical Clinic on Chuch Street.

Wed., May 29 - Join a public discussion on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). Ask your questions, make your own choices. 7 pm at Rollo Centre.

Sat., May 25 - Mamahood: A New Frontier. Because your first trip to motherhood can feel like you’re visiting another world. Keynote presentation: Nicolle Nattrass.  Discussion panel with Natrass, Dr. Tracey Thorne, and Doula April Kuramoto. Doors open 1:30pm. Starts at 2pm. Community Hall. Free, drop-in, with free child care.

Sun., May 26 - the Gabriola Lions Club will be hosting their annual Walk for Dog Guides fundraiser - starts at 10am. Furry friends welcome.

Sun,. May 26 - “Gabriola Talks” series to engage community in discussions on Critical Island Issues. 1-3 pm at the Community Hall. Hosted by Sustainable Gabriola. Refreshments and childcare provided. 

Sun., May 26 - The Mad Hatter Show. An interactive celebration of stories and songs. Fun for all ages. 4pm to 5:30pm. Presented by the Gabriola Ecumenical Society, donations welcomed at the door.

Thurs., May 30 - Fibre Arts Circle at the Library. 2-4 pm. Bring your projects and enjoy an afternoon of tea and crafting with other fibre enthusiasts. Beginners and newcomers welcome. Free, drop in.

Fri., May 31 & Sat., June 1 - The Return of Purple Kush’n. Dust off your platforms and start teasing your fro. Gabriola’s own 11-piece Funk Unit is back and will be funkin’ up The Skol Pub starting at 9pm. Advance tix $15- at North Road Sports.

 Sat., June 1 & Sun., June 2 - Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale. 10am – 4pm at the Community Hall. Gabriola’s favourite book sale is back! Browse through hundreds of books, CDs, and more. All proceeds help support library programs and services on Gabriola Island. Bring a bag--you’ll need it!

Fri/Sat/Sun. June 7 to 9 - Tibetan Meditation Retreat with Lama Losang Samten at the Netloft, 1960 Murray Road, Gabriola. Everyone is welcome. For more information and registration contact

Sun,. June 9 - 11th Annual Oceans Day at Descanso Bay Regional Park. 1pm-4pm. Fun for all ages: come and experience the touch tanks, learn and connect with community groups, listen to live music, fish-fabric-printing crafts, and much more!

Weekly Events

Tuesdays - Folk Dancing of Southeast Europe. 7-9 pm. Joyous, non-partner dance in lines, circles. Experience the music, rhythms, & songs of Greece, Armenia, Romania – Roma, Slavic, Yiddish – 20 countries & cultures. Beginners very welcome. $4, first night free! Don 250-247-9182. dondancing@gmail,com

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Gabriola Library. 10:30am – 11 am.

Thursdays - French Conversation Circle at the Library. 1pm to 2pm.

Fridays - Teen Drop In at the HOPE Centre (Blue Building). 7pm-Midnight. Teen recreation for teens aged 13-18.  For more info email Andrea at

Peer Led Exercise Group Spring Schedule - Mon & Wed @ Hope Centre 11am-12pm. Tues & Thurs at Gabriola Rec Office 11am-12pm. Fri @ Community Hall, 10:45am – 11:45am. Drop-in fee $2. A circuit-style exercise program for those who are managing chronic health conditions. Contact Suzette Delmage, Program Coordinator at 250-325-1675 or

AA meetings - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8am, upstairs at Robert’s Place. Fridays at Noon (12pm) upstairs at Robert’s Place. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7pm downstairs at the Commons. For information contact 250-753-7513.

Al-Anon meeting to support those affected by the alcoholism and/or drug addiction of a family member or friend. Mondays at 12 and Thursdays at 7pm upstairs at Roberts Place. For information please call 250 816 4135.

Caregiver Support group for family and friends of people living with dementia. First and Third Thursday of the month: 10:30 to noon in the Community Health Centre. For information call Jane Hope, 1-800-462-2833,


2019 Events
June 1 & 2: Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Community Hall
June 29 to July 1: Canada Day Long Weekend
July 20/21 - NEW DATES Silva Bay Fishing Derby. Contact Bob Meyer at Silver Blue Charters for more information
August 3 to 5: August Long Weekend including BC Day
August 8: Gabriola Lions Concert on the Green
August 10: Community Hall Salmon BBQ
August 11: Gabriola Cruisers Show n Shine
August 31-September 2: September Long Weekend, including the Cultivate Festival. Gabriola Arts Council.
September 7 - Farm to Table Feast
October 12 to 14: Thanksgiving Long Weekend, including the Gabriola Arts Council Studio Tour.
November 11: Remembrance Day, held at the memorial cairn at the Gabriola RCMP Detachment.
November 30: Artisan Christmas Fair at the Rollo Centre
December 7: Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Fair
December 25: Christmas Day & PHC Spirit Feast.
January 1, 2020: Polar Bear Swim at Twin Beaches at Noon.