Sounder Events Calendar starting September 4, 2019

Wednesday, September 4 2019

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Wednesdays.
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Upcoming Events

Wed., Sept. 4 - The Boys (And Girl) from County Clare. 7pm at the Roxy. In late ‘60’s Ireland, where traditional music reigns.  Two feuding brothers - one in County Clare, the other in Liverpool - each lead a band he thinks must win the All Irish Music Championship.  Star-crossed lovers, a toe-tapping soundtrack and a surprise ending  make for a delightful brouhaha. For more info: 250-247-9182 or visit Fundraiser for SAnctuary GAbriola.

Wed., Sept. 4 & Sept. 11 - Learn to Dragonboat. Silva Bay Marina at 6pm. Pre-register: contact Jo No previous experience required...just bring your enthusiasm. Adults only. Paddles and pfds provided, or bring your own pfd. Gabriola Dragonboat Club

Thurs., Sept. 5 - Gabriola Garden Club’s first meeting of the 2019-2020 season. Guest speaker is Devmurti Khalsa from Denman Island. Presentation will be about growing and harvesting healthy figs and other unusual edible fruit/nut trees that do well in our climate. Rollo Centre - Doors open at 6:30pm. Meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Welcome new and returning members.

Thurs., Sept. 5 - Freighter anchorages info meeting. 7pm at the Roxy. Info on recent activities and discoveries, update on media campaign and some inspiring videos.

Sat., Sept. 7 - Farm to Table Feast at the Gabriola Commons. Supper tickets are sold out. Dessert and Concert tickets still available at North Road Sports and Colleen’s.

Sat., Sept. 7 - Gabriola Cruisers Auto Club will host a tour of our island by 30 vintage vehicles from the Vintage Car Club of Canada. The vehicles will be seen driving past the outdoor market at about 10:15 and can be viewed between 11:30 and 12:30 at the Golf Club parking lot. The vehicles will then be seen driving around the South/North Roads loop and then onto Taylor Bay Road out to Orlebar Point until joining the ferry lineup for the 3:05 sailing.

Wed., Sept. 11 - Understanding Grief in our Community. Two presentations. 1:30 - 2:30 at the Library and 7pm at the Rollo Centre. Everyone experiences grief and manages the sadness in an individual way. How can we support people who are experiencing grief in our community, family and friendships? What can we do to help cope with our own grief journey? This public session and discussion is presented by the Gabriola Home Hospice Program and facilitated by Mary Abbott, who is a Nanaimo Hospice Volunteer and Life Cycle Celebrant. Free, drop in event. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., Sept. 12 - The next meeting of the Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee. Starting at 10:30am at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre, 476 South Road. The agenda for this meeting is available at the Northern Trust Office at 700 North Road and online at

Thurs., Sept. 12 - Cleaning Up the Coast. A Presentation By John Roe, Director, Founding Member of The Dead Boats Disposal Society. 7pm at the Roxy. Admission by Donation. Fundraiser for GISKA. Doors Open at 6:30. Discussion Period to Follow.

Fri., Sept. 12 - They’re back! Tippi & Stan Part 2! A reading by Dorothy Dittrich. Tippi’s sheltered world is opened by her friendship with Stan, and Stan finds an unlikely ally in Tippi. Both absurd and very real, “Tippi & Stan” touches on those things that make life worth living. Please join us for a playful and stimulating evening! And in case you missed part 1, it’s a double feature! Part 1: 5:30 pm $15. Part 2: 7:00 pm $15. $25 for both. Gabriola Arts & Heritage Hall 476 South Road. Tickets at North Road Sports. Brought to you by Carolyn Bell

Sun., Sept. 15 - Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research. Walk. Run. Wheel. Ride. At Twin Beaches on Gabriola. 1k - 5k - 10k. Registration opens at 9:30am. run starts at 11am.

Sun., Sept. 15 - Fall Fair at the Commons. POSTPONED.  Stay tuned for more info, but the Fall Fair will not be held on September 15.

Wed., Sept. 18 - Family Movie Night. 5 pm at the Library. It’s movie time! We’re showing a family-friendly movie on our big screen, complete with popcorn! This month’s movie is How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Free, drop in event. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., Sept. 26 - 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. Sept. 28 - Author Talk with Brian Harvey. 2 pm at the Library. How do you circumnavigate Vancouver Island and figure out your father at the same time? Join us as we welcome Nanaimo author Brian Harvey speak about his inspiration and the writing process behind his fascinating and adventurous memoir, Sea Trial: Sailing After My Father. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Oct. 5 - Death Café at the Library. 1-3 pm. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. Free, but space is limited. Please call the library at 250-247-7878 to sign up.

Weekly Events

Inspired by Japan, a show by Gabriola Fibre artists, is at the The Centre Gallery, 590 North Road, until August 3.

Social Drop In Tennis At Huxley Park - all welcome, Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays from 10-1 Sundays from 1- 4. for info call 250 247-8114.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays - Pickleball Play. Starting at 9:30am. 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 - Mid-Week Night Market at the Commons. 4pm-7pm.

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

Saturdays, July 6-27: Imagine It! Make It! At the Library. 11 am – 12:30 pm. Imagine the possibilities at your library! Visit us on Saturdays to discover, experiment, and tinker. All you need is your imagination! This is a free, drop in Summer Reading Club event best suited for school-aged children and their parents or caregivers.

Saturdays - Agi Co-op Farmer’s Market. 10am-2pm at the Agi Hall.

Sundays - Silva Bay Market at Page’s Inn. 10am to 2pm

Peer Led Exercise Program: Summer classes end on Fri Aug 30, Fall Schedule starts the week of Sept 16-20. Mon & Wed at Hope Centre, 11am – 12pm, Fri at Community Hall, 10:45am-11:45am. New? Contact Suzette Delmage, Program Coordinator to arrange orientation. 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 upstairs. For information 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,


Events later in 2019

October 12 to 14: Thanksgiving Long Weekend, including the Gabriola Arts Council Studio Tour. Visit for more details

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.