Sounder Events Calendar starting May 12, 2014

Monday, May 12 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.

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Upcoming Events

Tues., May 13 - Committee of the Whole meeting of the Regional District of Nanaimo Board. 7 p.m. RDN Office in Nanaimo. Full agenda available on

Wed., May 14 - Regular Meeting of the Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee. 10:15 a.m. at the Gabriola WI Hall on South Road. Agenda available on

Thurs., May 15 - Poetry Gabriola’s Third Thursday Open Mic with feature reader Christine Smart. At the Old Crow Cafe. Kitchen is open from 6:45 to 7:15. Show starts at 7pm. Admission by donation. For further information contact Janet Vickers or Lisa Webster-Gibson

Sat., May 17 - Opening Day for the Gabriola Agricultural Association Farmers’ Market at the 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.

Sat., May 17 - Garage sale/silent auction at Gabriola Fellowship Church. 10-3. Proceeds to Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes.

Sat., May 17 - Whale-sized donations from Gabriola’s artists and generous citizens can be purchased at the giant SOS Yard Sale and Fair. 811 North Road, from 10 am to 4 pm. Works from 16 local artists will be featured in a silent auction to run from May 10-16 online (make a bid!) and on the day of the yard sale until 3 pm. For more information on the artworks silent auction and the yard sale, go online with Save Our Shores (SOS)

Sat., May 17 - Gabriola WI Spring Sale. Baking, Plants, Books, Crafts and Knitting. At the WI Hall. Get five books for 25 cents, a great buy!

Sat., May 17, Fri., May 23 and Sat., May 24 - The Gabriola Players present three one-act plays - The Way of All Fish, Theatrical Digs and Variations in the Death of Trotsky at The Rollo Centre on May 17 and May 23 at 7pm and May 24 at 2pm and 7pm. Buy your seats at the Village Liquor Store or on-line at

Sat., May 17 - Save Our Shores Yard Sale & Fair for The Unist’ot’en Resistance Camp - 811 North Road from 10 to 4. Silent Art Auction begins May 10 at For info email

Sun., May 18 - Sunday Market at Silva Bay. Crafters, Artisans, Produce and Baking. 11am to 2pm. Open for the May Long Weekend and every Sunday starting June 28.

Sun., May 18 - The Gabriola Museum is opening for the summer. Official Opening at 1 p.m. with music, refreshments and fun for kids. Celebrating the new exhibit Gabriola Tides: Stories of Silva Bay. It is a multi-media exhibit with filmed interviews, artifacts and photos and explores this boating  community from early days to the present. The second exhibit, BeachQuest,  also focuses on Gabriola’s shores - our amazing and diverse marine life. After May 18, the Museum will be open from 11 am to 3:30 pm on weekends and holidays through to Canada Day when summer hours start.

Sun. May 18 - Art that Reaches out to you - Gabriola Photography Club’s spring show & sale, 12 to 4 pm, Rollo Centre. Framed & mounted prints, cards, photography tips, slideshow, door prizes & more. Free admission. 

Sun., May 18 - Gabriola Museum Opening Day festivities! From May 18 to Canada Day the Museum will be open weekends and holidays 11 am to 3:30 pm. Open daily after July 1.

Fri., May 23 at 7:30 pm and Sat., May 24 at 2 & 7:30 pm -- Moonbound!, a new musical, freely based on an HG Wells novel, starring Antonio Gradanti, Kathy McIntyre and a cast of 60. Phoenix Auditorium, The Haven (240 Davis Rd.). Tickets online at, by phone at 250-714-4476, and at Artworks.

Sat., May 24 - Book launch and reading, “Emails from India: Women Write Home” With editor Janis Harper and writers Beverley Reid and E.Lorraine Kiidumae. 3-5 pm The Commons. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Sat., May 24, 1-3 pm - Christina Johnson-Dean, author of The Life and Art of Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher will talk about Edythe Hembroff, Emily Carr’s good friend and sketching partner, (and author of M.E. A Portrayal of Emily Carr) at the Gabriola Library. Both books will be available for sale.

Wed., May 28 - Gabriola Transportation Association AGM at Community Hall Lower Level at 7:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.  Please send any agenda items for the public meeting with MoTI in June/July to

Workshops and markets

Attention Crafters. The 25th Annual Nanaimo Professional Craft Fair. Beban Park, Nanaimo, BC, November 7, 8, & 9, 2014. Contact: Elizabeth 250-797-6544 or Colleen 250-758-6499 or website: Register by May 30 to get early registration discount

Come to the Gabriola Professional Centre on North Road between April 21 and June 13 to enjoy the watercolour paintings of Pam Tempelmayr of Whalebone Studio. Pam has been painting for more than 40 years and has assembled a collection of her many “story-within-story” paintings in her fish and whale series especially for display at the Centre. Works shown will include many paintings not previously seen on Gabriola Island.

Sat., May 24 - Cheesemaking Workshop: Brie. Learn how to make Brie and explore the theory or ripening different cheeses. Lunch and wine included in course. $100. 11-3pm. Call Paula at 250-247-8635 or email

Sat., May 24 - Cheesemaking Workshop: Cambonzola. 11-3pm. Call Paula at 250-247-8635 or email

Sun., May 25 - Cheesemaking Workshop: Hard Cheeses. Extends basic knowledge to make two varieties of hard, pressed cheese. Choose from colby, gruyere, jarlsberg, asiago, havarti or gouda. $100. 11-3pm Call Paula at 250-247-8635 or email

Weekly Events

Gabriola Visitor Information Centre on Taylor Bay Road. Open Fridays till May 18 from 10 - 2pm or “Open by Chance.” Email questions to Visit the Chamber web site at

Saturdays - Bikram Yoga with Amy @ The Rose Crystal Studio (certified teacher of 9 years). Class time is 9:45 to 11:15 am. Doors will be open 15 min before and after class. Email for more information and reservations:

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 - Family Storytime at the Library: 10:30am.

Wednesdays - Weekly Jam at the Gabriola Golf Club. Starts at 8:00 p.m. and goes late. Bring an instrument or just your ears.

Wednesdays - Bikram Yoga with Amy @ The Rose Crystal Studio (certified teacher of 9 years). Class time is 7:00- 8:30 pm. Doors will be open 15 min before and after class. Email for more information and reservations:

Thursdays - Badminton at the Elementary School. 6:30pm. Drop-ins welcome.

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.

Al-Anon - mutual support program for people who are, or have been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Meets on the first Monday of every month. WI Hall at 7 pm. For info call 250-247-2030.

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

Coming in 2014

Thursday, August 7 - Gabriola Lions' Club Concert on the Green featuring "The Timebenders"

Saturday, August 9, 2013 - 59th Annual Salmon BBQ at the Community Hall. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 3rd Annual Brickyard Beast 10km run.

August 2014 - Gabriola Theatre Festival. Website here.

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