Sounder Events Calendar starting May 31, 2016

Wednesday, June 1 2016

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.

Scroll down to bottom for events coming later in 2016 

Upcoming Events

Mon., May 30 - Sun., June 5 - Bike to Work Week! Register to be a part of Gabriola’s team at Questions? Drop  in to North Road Sports or the Sounder office and we’ll help you out.

Wed., June 1 - Caregivers Support Group, 2 p.m. at the PHC Seniors’ Resource Centre (at the Commons) For further information call Angela Nutter, 250-247-9732.

Wed., June 1- Fundraising Dinner & Silent Auction for the Gabriola Girl Guides Summer Camp. 5pm & 6:30pm seatings at the Rollo Center. “Italian Night” Dinner with 3 pasta options cooked by Robert Place. $20/adult $5/children under 10. Tickets available at North Road Sports & Robert’s Place.

Sun., June 5 - Brush up your Shakespeare with the Gabriola Players five-week Twelfth Night workshop. Begins Sunday, June 5 at the Rollo Centre. Pre-register at or turn up on the day.

Sun., June 5 - Fundraiser in support of the Fort McMurray SPCA and their efforts help pets and wildlife injured and homeless after the recent fire. At the Roxy. Doors open at 6, music starts at 7. Suggested donation is$10. Volunteer talent includes Snake Island Railroad, Doghouse Blues Band, Star Bredt, Frank Sehr and friends. Contact Erik or Joan at 250-325-6743.

June 9-12 - ICONIC Theatre Company’s A Week With Pooh. Daily performances. Tickets: $20 adults, $5 children (U12). ‘Family’ (1 adult + 2 children): $25.  For Thurs. evening and Sat. matinée individual tickets are $10; family pass is $15. Tickets available at North Road Sports and on-line:

Sat., June 11 - Awakening The Light Within - 9-4 p.m. Workshop.  Uncovering the potential of your soul.  1887 Garland Dr.  To register or for more information visit: email: phone: 250-703-3004

June 6 - June 17 - Blue Medicine Buddha Mandala creation at the Netloft, 1960 Murray Rd. Public Viewing 9 am to 4 pm. Mandala dispersal ceremony is 1:30 pm , June 19.

Sat., June 11 & Sun., June 12 - Film Presentations by Losang Samten. The Roxy. 7:30 pm. June 11 – ‘Kundun’ June 12 – ‘The Making of Kundun’.

Fri., June 17 - Sun., June 19 - Retreat for Healing & Purification with Losang Samten at the Netloft. For more information:

Weekly Events

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 children birth to 5 years. Drop in.

Compassionate Connections – ‘A safe place to talk about hard things.’ Sharing & listening. For anyone dealing with a challenge to their mental well being. On Facebook at compassionate connectionsgabriola or call Kat, 250-247-7182. Free & professionally moderated. 

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.

Companions through Grief is the last Thursday of the month. 3-5pm.Contact Janice Power for more info at 250-247-8498 or Liz Mcknight 250-713-8857.

Coming later in 2016

Friday, July 1: Canada Day Potato Cannon Contest. Brickyard Beach, Gabriola. Competitors behind the line by 12:45pm. Firing starts at 1 p.m. Hosted by the Gabriola Rod, Gun and Conservation Club.

Fri. July 1 - Canada Day Night Market - A fabulous evening of fun in the Folklife Village: three free concerts, dancing, night market, BBQ by donation, and more! Don’t miss it! 6-10pm. Presented by GAC and Village Food Market. Families welcome.

Thursday, August 4 - Gabriola Lions host the annual Concert on the Green. Gabriola Golf Course. 2016 headline act: “Elvis.” 

Sunday, August 7: Annual Brickyard Beast 10km Run. The toughest 10km road run in Canada!

Saturday, August 13: Annual Salmon BBQ at the Gabriola Island Community Hall. 4pm to 7pm. All funds raised support the Gabriola Island Community Hall Association. 

August 18 - 21: Gabriola Theatre Festival. for more details.

October 8 - 10: Gabriola Studio Tour. for more details.

To have an event added, email

Annual events can also be booked to be published on the Sounder's popular wall calendar. Please contact for details. Deadline to book to be on the 2017 calendar is November 30, 2016.