Sounder Events Calendar starting September 8, 2014

Tuesday, September 9 2014

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Mondays.

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

Tues., Sept. 9 - Committee of the Whole meeting of the Regional District of Nanaimo Board. 7 p.m. RDN Office in Nanaimo. Full agenda available on

Wed., Sept. 10 - World Suicide Prevention Day Vigil. 8pm. Talking with each other here on Gabriola is critical. The more we talk, the more we become comfortable with talking. Please come on 8pm in Folk Life Village to stand together as a community of people who care about matters of suicide.

Thurs., Sept. 11 - Auditions for singing roles in the Gabriola Players Christmas Panto. 7pm at the Rollo Centre. More info:

Fri., Sept. 19 and Sat., Sept. 20 - Gabriola Players present  a 10th Anniversary Reprisal of The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler. Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm and 7pm. Rollo Centre. Tickets $12 at North Road Sports or online at

Fri., Sept. 12 and Sat., Sept. 13 - Cultivating Nonviolence Workshop. At the Gabriola Commons. Friday is 9am-4:30pm, Saturday is 9am to 12pm. How do we bring nonviolence to thoughts, speech and actions? For more information email or call 250-538-7696

Sat., Sept. 13 - Back by Popular demand: Sheila Norgate’s all new Blank Canvas show @ Rose Crystal Studio 380 Stephens St. Gabriola. 7:30pm (doors @ 7). Tx $15 @ Artworks or the door. Join Norgate as she continues her fearless expedition across the rocky terrain of the creative life. Limited seating, Don’t miss out. Info: 250 247-7308

Sun., Sept. 14 - Fall Fair at the Gabriola Commons. Competition entries to be at Commons between 8:30 to 9:55.  The Fair itself begins officially at 11 with the Ken Capon Memorial Band and wraps up with the famous GIRO Fashion Show (after 4 years absence!).

Sun., Sept. 14 - The Great Gabriola Squash Race at the Gabriola Fall Fair. Registration/Construction 12-1 p.m. Race commences: 1 p.m. Details on page 5.

Sun., Sept. 14 - Terry Fox Run at the Gabriola Commons. Registration at 9am, run starts at 11am.

Sun., Sept. 14 - Gabriola Gumshoe: The Case of the Coffeehouse Conflagration. Back by popular demand! 4pm at the Phoenix Auditorium. Tickets $20 at Artworks or online at 16 & under $10.

Sun., Sept. 14 - Blackfish. Free documentary screening. 2pm. The Rollo Centre, 685 North Rd. Coffee & cake available for $5. For more information:

Fri., Sept. 19 to Sun., Sept. 21 - Edge: A posse of accomplished artists go out on a limb for this unique art show at Keep Calm Gallery.  Involving Nixie Barton, Laurie Burns, Johanne Galipeau, Leslie Norgate, Sheila Norgate, Gwen Spinks, Mia Tremblay, and Mary Lou Trinkwon. Opening reception Friday September 19th from 7-9pm and running Saturday/Sunday (September 20/21) from 11-4pm each day with an artist panel discussion Sunday Sept. 21 at 2pm. Keep Calm Gallery, 1156 Suzanne Avenue Gabriola. 250-247-7308.

Fri., Sept. 19 - Poetry Gabriola presents SPIN with Evalyn Parry. Opening Set by Billeh Nickerson. 7pm at the Gabriola Golf Club. Tickets $15 at the door, online or call 250-247-0117. For information visit

Sat., Sept. 20 - Poetry Gabriola presents Susan Musgrave & Stephen Reid reading at The Netloft 1960 Murray Rd. Shows start at 7pm. Tickets $15 at the door, or call 247-0117. For information visit

Sat., Sept. 20 - Victor Chan, founder of Vancouver’s Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education, is speaking on the Dalai Lama’s Commitment to Compassion at 7 pm at The Phoenix Auditorium at The Haven.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Gabriola Ecumenical Society.  Admission by donation.

Workshops and markets

Gabriola Farmers’ Market: Open every Saturday until Thanksgiving at the Gabriola Agi Hall. Open to the public at 10am (wait for the bell) until 1pm. Dogs permitted if on a leash. Drop-in vendors: please arrive before 8:30am and speak to Daryl about a space.

Weekly Events

Gabriola Visitor Information Centre on Taylor Bay Road. Till October 4, Open Friday and Saturday from 10am – 2pm. Email the Gabriola Chamber of Commerce at

The Gabriola Museum is open for weekends and Thanksgiving Monday, 11:00-3:30pm. Located on South Road just west of Lockinvar Lane.

Mondays: Sunset Paddle with Silva Bay Kayaks. 6-8pm. $25 for a Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard. Meet at the Silva Bay Inn docks 15 min early to pay and gear up. Free if you BYOBoat.

Tuesdays - Rides to Nanaimo are offered every Tuesday for seniors (or those on disability) by People for a Healthy Community (PHC) to the 10:05 am ferry to return on the 2:30 ferry. Call 250-325-2273 or email:

Wednesdays and Sundays - Bikram Yoga with Amy (certified teacher of 9 years). @ Rose Crystal Studio on Stephens Road. Wed class time is 7-8:30pm. Sun. class 1:30 to 3:00pm. Doors open 15 min before class. Email for more information and reservations:

Thursday’s Kids Kayaking Strike Camp 9:30 am- 2:30pm $37.00 Call 247-8939 to book you child in in Silva Bay Kayak Adventure’s day camp, 14 spots available so phone to reserve.

Fridays: Sunset Paddle with Silva Bay Kayaks. 6-8pm. $25 for a Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard. Meet at the Silva Bay Inn docks 15 min early to pay and gear up. Free if you BYOBoat.

Saturdays during July and August: Knowledgeable Rob Brockley will be leading forest walks in the lovely Cox Community Park and Descanso Regional Park. Meet at 2pm in the Regional Park day-users parking lot every Saturday afternoon in July and August.

Sundays: Kayaking & YOGA with Silva Bay Kayaks. 3:00pm - 6:00 $30 for a Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard. Meet at the Silva Bay Inn docks 15 min early to pay and gear up. Free if you BYOBoat.

AA meets at the WI Hall on South Road every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Also meets on Fridays at noon. For more information contact 250-753-7513.

Narcotics Anon - Gabriola meetings are Mondays at 8 p.m., lower level of the Commons.

Coming later in 2014

October 2014 - Gabriola Arts Council Thanksgiving Studio Tour. GAC site here.