Sounder Events Calendar starting May 29, 2019

Wednesday, May 29 2019

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Wednesdays.
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Upcoming Events

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.

Thurs., May 30 - Gabriola Cruisers invites all Members and Car & Bike Enthusiasts to our monthly meeting. Gabriola Golf Club. 7pm. Those wishing to eat should arrive earlier. Parking can be in the staff parking area or the club parking lot.

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 - Roxy Coffeehouse featuring Heidi Burtenshaw. Canadiana Folk, popular Oldies, European Polkas, some Country/Swing, Alpine Yodeling. Open Stage 6:30, Feature 8:30, Admission $10.

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!

Sun., June 2 - GaLTT’s Cross-Gabriola Trek on public trails from Whalebone to the Golf Club (approx. 13 km). Leave Joyce Lockwood Pk at 10am. Arrive Golf Club at 3pm. You may leave or join the walk at Tait near North Rd at noon, or at Jeanette Ave entrance to 707 at 1:30.

Wed., June 5 - Film. All You Need Is Klaus. 7pm. At the Roxy. Klaus Voorman –Bassist, Artist extraordinaire, quiet but interesting guy. Close friend since Hamburg and bassist for various Beatles. Illustrated the Revolver album, a Vogue spread for Twiggy. Played with Manfred Mann, Carly Simon, Nilsson, et cetera. English & Subtitled German. 247-9182 Fundraiser for Sanctuary Gabriola.

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, Thursdays, and Sundays - Pickleball. Adult Islanders and visitors are welcome to give pickleball a try on at 1pm at the Huxley Park Sports Court. Beginners are welcome, paddles and instruction are available. More information at 250-325-0027.

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 Gabriola 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 more info 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.