Sounder Events Calendar starting May 8, 2019

Wednesday, May 1 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

On till June 6 - “Gustav KLIMT Art Show” at the Professional Centre Gallery. Opening Reception May 18th from 2-4 pm with the Group of Several, including a discussion of KLIMT and emerging modern art.

Wed., May 8 - Film: Woman Of Heart & Mind. 7pm. At the Roxy. Best Joni Mitchell documentary – 2 hours! Interviews with Joni and colleagues, plus over 40 musical excerpts. Topics –childhood, Greenwich Village, Woodstock, romance, transformation, creative process, painting; 247-9182. Fundraiser for Sanctuary Gabriola.

Thurs., May 9 - GaLTT Broom Bash at Bertha and Tansy. 7pm to 8:30pm.

Fri., May 10 - Reconciliation and the Wolf. 1:30 pm at the Library. Come meet Tundra and hear from an Elder about the importance of the wolf in First Nations culture and how we can help protect the wolf. Free, pre-registration due to limited seating. No children under 12. Call 250-247-7878 to sign up.

 Sat., May 11 - Celebrating Mamas! Saturday Storytime @ the Rollo. 11:30 am – noon. Partnering with PHC’s Stepping Up, Stepping Out program, the Library is offering an intergenerational storytime that brings together our island’s young families with seniors in the day program. Bring your little ones for fun stories, songs, and rhymes! Free, drop in.

 Sat., May 11 and May 18 - The Real History of English. 2 – 3:30 pm at the Library. Join David Hobson as he explores how the English language was really developed before and after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Over two Saturdays, discover origins of words and the amusing stories behind them. If you’re a lover of words, reading, history, or language, this event is for you! Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat, May 11 – Expansive Writing with Joëlle Anthony. We’ll start small, expanding into short stories or something longer. 10am - 3pm. Arts & Heritage Centre, $60 Pre-register: info:

Sat., May 11 - Writers Social with Joëlle Anthony. 3-5pm. All writers welcome to this social gathering. Bring snack/drink. $2-5 donation. Arts & Heritage Centre.

Sat., May 11 and Sun., May 12 - Mothers A-Z ( The Good, The Bad and The Crazy). Off-Centre Theatre presents readings from plays and stories with David Howe, Robin Kelley, Drew Staniland, and Nadine Mourao. Sat. May 11th @ 7pm & Sun. May 12th @ 2pm. Tix $15 at North Road Sports or the door. Gabriola Theatre Centre, 475 Peterson Rd.

Sun., May 12 - Mother’s Day Brunch at the Gabriola Golf Club. 9am - 1pm. Reservations Recommended | 250-247-8822

Sun., May 12 - Mother’s Day Tea Party with the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care Society. 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the Community Hall. Tickets $10 at the door. Bring your mom or adopt a mom for the day! Children welcome!

Mon., May 13 - Baroque Europe: A Musical Journey with Contrasto Armonico at the Phoenix Auditorium at The Haven. 7:30pm. Tickets $25 in advance at North Road Sports, $30 at the door, Youth 16 & under $5. For more information visit or email

Sun., May 12 - “Nightlife” The Goodlife. Taste the Nightlife of Big City Supper Clubs & Great Songs sung by legends like Ella F, Nat King Cole, and Dean Martin of the 1940s-60s. Vocalists Roger Christie, Yolanda King. 7 pm @ The Surf. Tickets $15 at North Road Sports or Surf Lodge. Dinners 250-247-9231.

Wed., May 15 and Thurs., May 16 - Carter Johnson, on Piano. Both nights at the Phoenix Auditorium. 7:30 pm. May 15, Johnson will be joined by Gregory Lewis on violin. May 16, Johnson and Lewis will be joined by Helena Jung on violocello.

Wed., May 15 - Film Screening & Presentation of Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest. 1:00 pm at the Library. Learn about the challenges facing these beautiful creatures and their unique ecosystem, as well as the shifting focus of conservation efforts in the face of 21st century changes. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Thurs,. May 16 - Dylan Revisited: A celebration of the songs of Bob Dylan. A return to The Roxy. 7 pm. Tickets $15 at North Road Sports.

Thurs., May 16 - GaLTT Broom Bash at Dole Avenue (meet at east end). 7pm to 8:30pm.

Fri., May 17 - Welcome to Kindergarten! 9:30 – 11:30. Free event for children and their families planning on starting school this fall. Gabriola School. RSVP Karin at 250-247-9342

Sat., May 18 - Opening Weekend for Gabriola Farmers’ Market at the Agi Hall. Runs every Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

Sat., May 18 & Sun., May 19 - Recreation Vessel Courtesy Checks from the Gabriola Power Squadron. 9:30-noon. Free. Ensure you have all the equipment  you need to have a safe and enjoyable time on the water, as well as saving you a potential $200 fine. Checks available at Silva Bay, Page’s Inn on Silva Bay, Page’s Resort and Degnan Bay. For more information visit our website

Sat., May 18 - From Stillness to Ecstasy. 7-9 pm. Mystical Worldbeat Musical Journey & Ecstatic Drumming Concert with SacredFire at The Net Loft. Tickets $20 (Nature Spirit Earth Market) & online (; door $25.

Sat., May 18 - Solar PV Installation Workshop. Learn how to lower your electricity costs by installing solar on your property. Dave Neads will share his knowledge of current technology and 27 years of living off-grid in this informative one-day workshop. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $100. Island School of Building Arts. To register: or 250.247.8922.

Sun., May 19 - Gabriola Museum Grand Opening of new Exhibit. Noon-2 pm. With Robert’s Hamburgers Tickets $10.

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:

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 Gabriola Library. 1pm to 2pm.

Thursdays - Breema Body work. Drop In at the Commons. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Bring clean socks and a cushion. Doors open at 6:30. From 7pm to 8pm.

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

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 upstairs. For information please call 250-247-8330.

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
April 4 - 14: Isle of the Arts Festival. Gabriola Arts Council.
April 19-21: Easter Weekend
May 18-20: May Long Weekend including Victoria Day
June 1 & 2: Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Community Hall
June 15 & 16: Silva Bay Fishing Derby CANCELLED
June 29 to July 1: Canada Day Long Weekend
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.