Sounder Events Calendar starting May 8, 2018

Tuesday, May 8 2018

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

Wed., May 9 - Gabriola Housing Society AGM to report on 2017 activities and to elect Directors for the coming year. Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre. 7pm.

Wed., May 9 - Indigenous Voices with Elder Sandra Good. 2 pm at the Library. Join Snuneymuxw Elder Sandra Good as she shares her story and discusses her thoughts and experiences related to Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., May 10 - SOLD OUT! Lulu presents: New Orford String Quartet at the Phoenix Auditorium. SOLD OUT.

Nothing Really Mattress art show by Leslie Norgate. Opens friday may 11, 7-9pm, runs saturday may 12, 12-4pm (artist talk 2pm). Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre 476 South Rd. Info: Sheila Norgate 250 247-7308.

Sat., May 12 - Affordable Housing Forum. Hosted by the Gabriola Housing Society. 1pm to 4:30pm at the HOPE Centre. Join the conversation, bring your ideas. Childcare available, reserve by emailing Refreshments will be provided.

Sun., May 13 - Mother’s Day Tea at the Community Hall. Hosted by the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care. Details in the ad on page 8.

Mon., May 14 - Keep on Pushin’ Gabriola! Public Meeting of the Gabriola Skatepark Fundraising Association. Anyone who wants to volunteer or otherwise take part in the fundraising drive to find $72,000 by April 2019, please come out and be part of this discussion. Starts at 7pm at the Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre. Hosted by the Gabriola Skatepark Fundraising Association with grateful thanks to the Gabriola Arts Council.

Wed., May 16 - The Lion King. Family Movie Night at the Library. 5 pm. We’ll be watching on the big screen, complete with popcorn. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat., May 19 - Opening Day for Gabriola Farmers Market at the Agi Hall. Every Saturday after May 19! Spring hours 10 to 1.

Thurs., May 24 - Naloxone Training for Opioid Overdose Reversal. 6pm-7:30pm. Gabriola Fellowship Church. Please RSVP 250-715-3157 or email so we know how many kits to have available. Last minute drop-ins welcome.

Sat., May 26 - Saturday Family Storytime at the Library. 11-11:30 am. Join us for fun songs, stories, and rhymes to share and stay afterward for visiting and play time. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat., May 26 - GROWLS Bats presentation by Andy Rollerson. 2 pm. Join GROWLS as they feature a bat presentation by Andy, who will give an overview of information on bats. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., May 31 -  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.

Sat., June 2 and Sun., June 3 - Come celebrate the opening of The Little Turquoise House of Love Poems Studio and Gallery. 140 Malaspina Drive. 11am -4pm. Featuring work from the handmade life: Original watercolour cards, paintings, assemblage, inks, drawings and seasonal textiles.

Weekly Events

Library Weekly Events - Family Storytime on Wednesdays 10:30am to 11am. French Conversation Circle on Thursdays 1pm to 2pm.

Sundays - The Alpha Film Series. 12 weeks starting Jan. 28. Join us in a conversation to ask anything about life, faith, and God, in an open, informal, friendly, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together. The Alpha Film Series is free and centers on You as our guest. 10:30 – 11:30 am at The Hope Centre (Blue) Building at 790 North Road. Hosted by Gabriola’s Church On The Rock. 250-247-9534

Wednesdays - Gabriola Chess Club. 7-10pm at the Rollo Centre. $5 drop-in fee covers rental costs. Instruction for beginners. All ages, all levels welcome. Bring your chess sets (extras available). Contact Kaamran Hafeez. 250-247-8269 •

Peer Led Exercise Group. Mon & Wed @ HOPE Centre, 11am-12pm, Tues & Thurs at Gabriola Rec. Society Office (far end of elementary school) 11am-12pm, Fri @ Community Hall, 10:45am – 11:45am. Drop-in fee $2. This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. To register and arrange an orientation, contact Suzette Delmage, Program Coordinator at 250-616-3195 or

AA meetings. Closed meeting for alcoholics only. Tuesdays: Serenity by the Sea. Upstairs at Roberts. 8am to 9am. Thursdays: Step Readings. Upstairs at Roberts. 8am to 9am. 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 Saturday @ 7pm. 675 North Road. PHC Building (downstairs of the Commons). Please note change, the previous Tuesday meetings have been suspended.

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,


Coming later in 2018

Sat., June 16 and Sun., June 17 - Silva Bay Fishing Derby.

Thurs., Aug. 9 - Gabriola Lions Concert on the Green featuring Completely Creedence’s Ultimate Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, with opening group The Great Divide, Canada’s Tribute to The Band. 

Sat., Aug 11 - Annual Salmon BBQ at the Gabriola Island Community Hall. 

Sun., Aug. 12 - Annual Gabriola Cruisers Show n Shine. 

Fri., Aug 17 - Sun., Aug 19 - Cultivate. A Performing Arts Festival from the Gabriola Arts Council at the Gabriola Commons.

Sat., Sept. 8 - Agi Association Farm to Table Feast.
Sat., Sept. 22 - Harvest Party at the Surf Lodge. Hosted by the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care.
Sat., Oct. 6 - Mon., Oct. 8 - Thanksgiving Studio Tour. From the Gabriola Arts Council.