COMMUNITY EVENTS

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Gabriola Island COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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RECREATION: Gabriola Fitness Centre – Holiday Special 9:00 AM
RECREATION: Gabriola Fitness Centre – Holiday Special @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 1 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
RECREATION: Gabriola Fitness Centre - Holiday Special @ Gabriola Fitness Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
HOLIDAY SPECIAL = One Week Pass for $45 (7 Days ) Holiday Hours at Gabriola Fitness – Dec 24 9am – 5pm; Dec 25 12noon – 4pm; Dec 26 9am – 5pm; Dec 31 9am…
RECREATION: Polar Bear Swim 12:00 PM
RECREATION: Polar Bear Swim @ Gabriola Sands Provincial Park (Twin Beaches)
Jan 1 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
RECREATION: Polar Bear Swim @ Gabriola Sands Provincial Park (Twin Beaches)
FREE Event | STARTS at 12PM SHARP! Come out and cheer or take the plunge yourself!
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ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People 9:00 AM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Jan 2 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Drop-in: $2.00 for Members | $5 for Visitors | Please go to palettepeople.blogspot.ca for more information about Membership & Art Sessions. Art sessions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 12 pm. Members…
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RECREATION: Zumba Class 9:00 AM
RECREATION: Zumba Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 3 @ 9:00 AM – 9:55 AM
Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 | Dance based fitness set to contemporary and international rhythms. A fun and effective aerobic workout. Instructor: Veronique Rioux
MOVIE: Family Movie Matinee 2:00 PM
MOVIE: Family Movie Matinee @ Gabriola Library
Jan 3 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
MOVIE: Family Movie Matinee @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | School’s out and we’re hosting an afternoon movie matinee perfect for families. We’re showing Disney’s Cars 3 on the big screen, complete with popcorn! This is a free, drop in event. Everyone…
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RECREATION: Essentials Class 12:30 PM
RECREATION: Essentials Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 4 @ 12:30 PM – 1:25 PM
Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 | Learn muscle balance and alignment; strengthen your core and surrounding muscles with non-cardio exercises, mat work, use of free weights/bands and standing exercises. Instructor: Mara Brenner
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ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People 9:00 AM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Jan 5 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Drop-in: $2.00 for Members | $5 for Visitors | Please go to palettepeople.blogspot.ca for more information about Membership & Art Sessions. Art sessions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 12 pm. Members…
BOOK LAUNCH: Unicorn Party and Book Launch with April Hilland 11:00 AM
BOOK LAUNCH: Unicorn Party and Book Launch with April Hilland @ Gabriola Library
Jan 5 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
BOOK LAUNCH: Unicorn Party and Book Launch with April Hilland @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Join us as we celebrate the launch of local author April Hilland’s new books! There will be a reading followed by fun unicorn crafts and activities. Free and everyone welcome, especially kids!
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RECREATION: Zumba Class 9:00 AM
RECREATION: Zumba Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 6 @ 9:00 AM – 9:55 AM
Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 | Dance based fitness set to contemporary and international rhythms. A fun and effective aerobic workout. Instructor: Veronique Rioux
FUNDRAISER: Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care Meat Draw 3:30 PM
FUNDRAISER: Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care Meat Draw @ Skol Pub
Jan 6 @ 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
FUNDRAISER: Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care Meat Draw @ Skol Pub | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Tickets are $1 each; 3 for $2; or 16 for $10 | 8+ Draws per Saturday | Meat draw at the Skol Pub by the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care. All proceeds go towards…
MUSIC: Patrick Olmsted 9:00 PM
MUSIC: Patrick Olmsted @ The Kitchen
Jan 6 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
MUSIC: Patrick Olmsted @ The Kitchen | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
No Cover Charge | Gabriolan guitar sage and master luthier Patrick Olmsted performs Salish Sea inspired island songs on a variety of unique handmade instrument.
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MOVIE: Wind River (2017) 7:00 PM
MOVIE: Wind River (2017) @ The Roxy
Jan 8 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MOVIE: Wind River (2017) @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE for Roxy Members | $5 for Non-members at the door | A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the…
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ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People 9:00 AM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Jan 9 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Drop-in: $2.00 for Members | $5 for Visitors | Please go to palettepeople.blogspot.ca for more information about Membership & Art Sessions. Art sessions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 12 pm. Members…
RECREATION: Essentials Class 12:30 PM
RECREATION: Essentials Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 9 @ 12:30 PM – 1:25 PM
Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 | Learn muscle balance and alignment; strengthen your core and surrounding muscles with non-cardio exercises, mat work, use of free weights/bands and standing exercises. Instructor: Mara Brenner
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RECREATION: Zumba Class 9:00 AM
RECREATION: Zumba Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 10 @ 9:00 AM – 9:55 AM
Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 | Dance based fitness set to contemporary and international rhythms. A fun and effective aerobic workout. Instructor: Veronique Rioux
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RECREATION: Essentials Class 12:30 PM
RECREATION: Essentials Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 11 @ 12:30 PM – 1:25 PM
Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 | Learn muscle balance and alignment; strengthen your core and surrounding muscles with non-cardio exercises, mat work, use of free weights/bands and standing exercises. Instructor: Mara Brenner
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ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People 9:00 AM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Jan 12 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Drop-in: $2.00 for Members | $5 for Visitors | Please go to palettepeople.blogspot.ca for more information about Membership & Art Sessions. Art sessions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 12 pm. Members…
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RECREATION: Zumba Class 9:00 AM
RECREATION: Zumba Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 13 @ 9:00 AM – 9:55 AM
Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 | Dance based fitness set to contemporary and international rhythms. A fun and effective aerobic workout. Instructor: Veronique Rioux
PRESENTATION: Causes of Addiction and How it Affects Us 10:00 AM
PRESENTATION: Causes of Addiction and How it Affects Us @ Gabriola Fellowship Church
Jan 13 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Causes of Addiction and How it Affects Us @ Gabriola Fellowship Church | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Everyone Welcome! Speaker: Tim Fletcher, a well-known addictions counsellor and pastor from the Assiniboia-Charleswood Community Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Tim will teach 3 session: 10:00am – The physiology of addiction; 1:00pm –…
MUSIC: Raw Cello 2:00 PM
MUSIC: Raw Cello @ The Haven (Phoenix Auditorium)
Jan 13 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
MUSIC: Raw Cello @ The Haven (Phoenix Auditorium) | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Tickets: $25 in Advance; $30 at the Door; $10 Youth (16 & under) | Advance tickets available at North Road Sports | A Marriage of Visual, Musical and Improvisational Arts | Lulu Performing Arts is…
PRESENTATION: Learn about Local Plant Medicine 2:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Learn about Local Plant Medicine @ Private Residence
Jan 13 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
PRESENTATION: Learn about Local Plant Medicine @ Private Residence | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Everyone Welcome! We are having a free info session at my place on Gabriola, this Saturday, January 13th, at 2 pm, 2455 Jolly Brothers Rd, Gabriola. I will teach for SIX Saturday…
WORKSHOP: Intro to Meditation & Intention Setting 5:30 PM
WORKSHOP: Intro to Meditation & Intention Setting @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 13 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: Intro to Meditation & Intention Setting @ Gabriola Fitness Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: FREE for GFC Members; Non-members sliding scale $20-$35 + GST | Pre-registration and prepayment is required. This workshop welcomes all levels of meditation and contemplative practice. Join Emilie as she leads a discussion about…
MUSIC: Patrick Olmsted 9:00 PM
MUSIC: Patrick Olmsted @ The Kitchen
Jan 13 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
MUSIC: Patrick Olmsted @ The Kitchen | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
No Cover Charge | Gabriolan guitar sage and master luthier Patrick Olmsted performs Salish Sea inspired island songs on a variety of unique handmade instrument.
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COMMUNITY EVENT: Invocations – A Community Chanting 3:00 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: Invocations – A Community Chanting @ The Netloft
Jan 14 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: Invocations - A Community Chanting @ The Netloft | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Admission by Donation | Drop-in | Led by Leah Hokanson, Invocations is an invitation to chant together in community musical settings of ecstatic texts by Rumi, Hafiz, Walt Whitman, Kabir, Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of…
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MOVIE: Tracker (2010) 7:00 PM
MOVIE: Tracker (2010) @ The Roxy
Jan 15 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MOVIE: Tracker (2010) @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE for Roxy Members | $5 for Non-members at the door | An Afrikaner veteran of the Boer War has just immigrated to New Zealand and is hired to track a man accused of killing…
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ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People 9:00 AM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Jan 16 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Drop-in: $2.00 for Members | $5 for Visitors | Please go to palettepeople.blogspot.ca for more information about Membership & Art Sessions. Art sessions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 12 pm. Members…
WORKSHOP: Intentional Aging 10:00 AM
WORKSHOP: Intentional Aging
Jan 16 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
WORKSHOP: Intentional Aging
FREE Workshop | 8 weeks | Tuesdays, January 16 to March 6 | Pre-registration Required | Exploring the Path from Senior to Elder: What does it mean to be an elder today? As elders, what…
RECREATION: Essentials Class 12:30 PM
RECREATION: Essentials Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 16 @ 12:30 PM – 1:25 PM
Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 | Learn muscle balance and alignment; strengthen your core and surrounding muscles with non-cardio exercises, mat work, use of free weights/bands and standing exercises. Instructor: Mara Brenner
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RECREATION: Zumba Class 9:00 AM
RECREATION: Zumba Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 17 @ 9:00 AM – 9:55 AM
Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 | Dance based fitness set to contemporary and international rhythms. A fun and effective aerobic workout. Instructor: Veronique Rioux
WORKSHOP: Emergency Preparedness – Course 1 7:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Emergency Preparedness – Course 1 @ AGI Hall
Jan 17 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Emergency Preparedness - Course 1 @ AGI Hall | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $10 per person | Please pre-register by contacting Judy or Lisa at: bereadygabriola@gmail.com | For those of you who are just learning it’s good to be prepared for emergencies small and large. COURSE 1…
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RECREATION: Essentials Class 12:30 PM
RECREATION: Essentials Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 18 @ 12:30 PM – 1:25 PM
Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 | Learn muscle balance and alignment; strengthen your core and surrounding muscles with non-cardio exercises, mat work, use of free weights/bands and standing exercises. Instructor: Mara Brenner
WORKSHOP: Emergency Preparedness – Course 2 7:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Emergency Preparedness – Course 2 @ AGI Hall
Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Emergency Preparedness - Course 2 @ AGI Hall | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $10 per person | Please pre-register by contacting Judy or Lisa at: bereadygabriola@gmail.com | For those of you who are just learning it’s good to be prepared for emergencies small and large. COURSE 2…
MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam 9:00 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam @ Surf Pub
Jan 18 @ 9:00 PM – 11:59 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam @ Surf Pub | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
No Cover | Everyone Welcome! Acoustic, electric and everything in between. All genres of music welcome. Dancing’s welcome too! Every Thursday night. Hosted by John Gresham
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ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People 9:00 AM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Jan 19 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Drop-in: $2.00 for Members | $5 for Visitors | Please go to palettepeople.blogspot.ca for more information about Membership & Art Sessions. Art sessions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 12 pm. Members…
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RECREATION: Zumba Class 9:00 AM
RECREATION: Zumba Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 20 @ 9:00 AM – 9:55 AM
Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 | Dance based fitness set to contemporary and international rhythms. A fun and effective aerobic workout. Instructor: Veronique Rioux
FILMS: “City of Joy” and “Queen of the Sun” 12:30 PM
FILMS: “City of Joy” and “Queen of the Sun” @ The Roxy
Jan 20 @ 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
FILMS: "City of Joy" and "Queen of the Sun" @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Tickets: $6 (1st movie) $5 (2nd) | At the Door | An afternoon of 2 informative documentaries. 1st movie is City of Joy (new, not the drama in Calcutta) but the story of a transformational…
FUNDRAISER: Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care Meat Draw 3:30 PM
FUNDRAISER: Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care Meat Draw @ Skol Pub
Jan 20 @ 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
FUNDRAISER: Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care Meat Draw @ Skol Pub | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Tickets are $1 each; 3 for $2; or 16 for $10 | 8+ Draws per Saturday | Meat draw at the Skol Pub by the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care. All proceeds go towards…
MUSIC: Gabriola Women’s Dance 7:00 PM
MUSIC: Gabriola Women’s Dance @ Community Hall
Jan 20 @ 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
MUSIC: Gabriola Women's Dance @ Community Hall | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $10 – $15 (sliding scale) at the door | Please join us wacky Island women – the music is everything from Disco to Top 40 and more – we have a great time dancing…
MUSIC: Patrick Olmsted 9:00 PM
MUSIC: Patrick Olmsted @ The Kitchen
Jan 20 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
MUSIC: Patrick Olmsted @ The Kitchen | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
No Cover Charge | Gabriolan guitar sage and master luthier Patrick Olmsted performs Salish Sea inspired island songs on a variety of unique handmade instrument.
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MUSIC: New Horizons Concert & Contradance 5:00 PM
MUSIC: New Horizons Concert & Contradance @ Gabriola Theatre Centre
Jan 21 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
MUSIC: New Horizons Concert & Contradance @ Gabriola Theatre Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | An open invitation to welcome an eclectic vision for the Gabriola Theatre Centre. Join new proprietors Rebecca Holbrook and Gary Nelson in honoring Antony Holland’s legacy and bringing new breath and vision…
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ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People 9:00 AM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Jan 23 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Drop-in: $2.00 for Members | $5 for Visitors | Please go to palettepeople.blogspot.ca for more information about Membership & Art Sessions. Art sessions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 12 pm. Members…
WORKSHOP: Intentional Aging 10:00 AM
WORKSHOP: Intentional Aging
Jan 23 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
WORKSHOP: Intentional Aging
FREE Workshop | 8 weeks | Tuesdays, January 16 to March 6 | Pre-registration Required | Exploring the Path from Senior to Elder: What does it mean to be an elder today? As elders, what…
RECREATION: Essentials Class 12:30 PM
RECREATION: Essentials Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 23 @ 12:30 PM – 1:25 PM
Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 | Learn muscle balance and alignment; strengthen your core and surrounding muscles with non-cardio exercises, mat work, use of free weights/bands and standing exercises. Instructor: Mara Brenner
COMEDY: Matt Billion 7:00 PM
COMEDY: Matt Billion @ The Roxy
Jan 23 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
COMEDY: Matt Billion @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Tickets: $15 in Advance; $20 at the Door | Available at North Road Sports | A One Night Stand-Up Comedy Show! Hosted by Peter Hudson and featuring Matt Billon from LA!
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RECREATION: Zumba Class 9:00 AM
RECREATION: Zumba Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 24 @ 9:00 AM – 9:55 AM
Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 | Dance based fitness set to contemporary and international rhythms. A fun and effective aerobic workout. Instructor: Veronique Rioux
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Senior’s Monthly Luncheon 10:30 AM
Senior’s Monthly Luncheon @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Jan 25 @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Senior's Monthly Luncheon @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Drop-in | Join us for good food, fun, and entertainment.  Featuring “The Ballad of Moby Dick” musical trio with Bryon Thompson, Jill King & Jake Galbraith. All Seniors Welcome! Thanks to The…
RECREATION: Essentials Class 12:30 PM
RECREATION: Essentials Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 25 @ 12:30 PM – 1:25 PM
Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 | Learn muscle balance and alignment; strengthen your core and surrounding muscles with non-cardio exercises, mat work, use of free weights/bands and standing exercises. Instructor: Mara Brenner
PRESENTATION: Microplastics in Coastal Ecosystems 7:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Microplastics in Coastal Ecosystems @ The Roxy
Jan 25 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
PRESENTATION: Microplastics in Coastal Ecosystems @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Drop-in | EVERYONE WELCOME! Dr. Sarah Dudas will be speaking on microplastic pollution and collaborative research on microplastics in wild and farmed shellfish and the surrounding environment. Speaker: Dr. Sarah Dudas, Biologist…
WORKSHOP: Improv with Robin Kelly 7:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Improv with Robin Kelly @ Gabriola Theatre Centre
Jan 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: Sliding scale: $40-$60, for 4 class sessions | Email thecentregabriola@gmail.com to register | Payment to be made at the first class; come a bit early, please. It’s true, you already know how to improv.…
MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam 9:00 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam @ Surf Pub
Jan 25 @ 9:00 PM – 11:59 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam @ Surf Pub | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
No Cover | Everyone Welcome! Acoustic, electric and everything in between. All genres of music welcome. Dancing’s welcome too! Every Thursday night. Hosted by John Gresham
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ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People 9:00 AM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Jan 26 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Drop-in: $2.00 for Members | $5 for Visitors | Please go to palettepeople.blogspot.ca for more information about Membership & Art Sessions. Art sessions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 12 pm. Members…
MUSIC: Gabriola Coffeehouse 6:30 PM
MUSIC: Gabriola Coffeehouse @ The Roxy
Jan 26 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost: $10 at the door (musicians + audience). Doors open at 6:30pm. Jam starts at 6:30pm. Open Stage from 7:00pm. Featured Performer at 8:00pm. Featured Performer is TBD  
MEETING: Gabriola Writers Social 7:00 PM
MEETING: Gabriola Writers Social @ Gabriola Theatre Centre
Jan 26 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MEETING: Gabriola Writers Social @ Gabriola Theatre Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $5 Donation | Everyone Welcome! Meet other writers at the Gabriola Writers Social. From professionals to dabblers. This is not a class, workshop or critique group…it’s just a party for writers. We tried it…
MUSIC: Good Lovelies 7:00 PM
MUSIC: Good Lovelies @ The Haven (Phoenix Auditorium)
Jan 26 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
MUSIC: Good Lovelies @ The Haven (Phoenix Auditorium) | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Tickets: $20 | Available through Lynn at lynndahb@gmail.com or online (see link). Audiences have been falling in love with the Good Lovelies for over ten years now. Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore rely…
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RECREATION: Zumba Class 9:00 AM
RECREATION: Zumba Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 27 @ 9:00 AM – 9:55 AM
Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 | Dance based fitness set to contemporary and international rhythms. A fun and effective aerobic workout. Instructor: Veronique Rioux
FUNDRAISER: GES Grade 7 Bottle Drive & Chili & Bake Sale 10:00 AM
FUNDRAISER: GES Grade 7 Bottle Drive & Chili & Bake Sale @ Gabriola Elementary School
Jan 27 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
FUNDRAISER: GES Grade 7 Bottle Drive & Chili & Bake Sale @ Gabriola Elementary School | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
The Grade 7 class is working on Fundraising for their year end graduation trip. Please save all your bottles and come drop them off and join us for a bowl of chili. Bottle pickup can…
COMMUNITY EVENT: The Fix-It Fair 1:00 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: The Fix-It Fair @ The Commons (Upstairs)
Jan 27 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: The Fix-It Fair @ The Commons (Upstairs) | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Drop-in | Bring your favourite broken stuff, household gadgets, computers, tools and toys and challenge the Fixers to make it work! !!! FREE !!!
PRESENTATION: Beggars in Our Own Home No More – Reconciliation and Indigenous Economies 7:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Beggars in Our Own Home No More – Reconciliation and Indigenous Economies @ Surf Lodge
Jan 27 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Beggars in Our Own Home No More - Reconciliation and Indigenous Economies @ Surf Lodge | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Advance Registration Required | We are happy to announce our first speaker for 2018, Bev Sellars with guest host Shelagh Rogers. Bev is the author of two books: “They Called Me Number…
MUSIC: Patrick Olmsted 9:00 PM
MUSIC: Patrick Olmsted @ The Kitchen
Jan 27 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
MUSIC: Patrick Olmsted @ The Kitchen | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
No Cover Charge | Gabriolan guitar sage and master luthier Patrick Olmsted performs Salish Sea inspired island songs on a variety of unique handmade instrument.
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ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People 9:00 AM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Jan 30 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Drop-in: $2.00 for Members | $5 for Visitors | Please go to palettepeople.blogspot.ca for more information about Membership & Art Sessions. Art sessions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 12 pm. Members…
WORKSHOP: Intentional Aging 10:00 AM
WORKSHOP: Intentional Aging
Jan 30 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
WORKSHOP: Intentional Aging
FREE Workshop | 8 weeks | Tuesdays, January 16 to March 6 | Pre-registration Required | Exploring the Path from Senior to Elder: What does it mean to be an elder today? As elders, what…
RECREATION: Essentials Class 12:30 PM
RECREATION: Essentials Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 30 @ 12:30 PM – 1:25 PM
Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 | Learn muscle balance and alignment; strengthen your core and surrounding muscles with non-cardio exercises, mat work, use of free weights/bands and standing exercises. Instructor: Mara Brenner
WORKSHOP: Engage in Social Media 4:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Engage in Social Media @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre
Jan 30 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Engage in Social Media @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $25 Chamber Member; $35 Non-Chamber Member | Please pre-register online | Expand Your Marketing Efforts by Engaging on Facebook and Instagram. You work hard to market your small business, and to engage with potential…
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RECREATION: Zumba Class 9:00 AM
RECREATION: Zumba Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 31 @ 9:00 AM – 9:55 AM
Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 | Dance based fitness set to contemporary and international rhythms. A fun and effective aerobic workout. Instructor: Veronique Rioux
MUSIC: The Lonesome Ace Stringband 6:00 PM
MUSIC: The Lonesome Ace Stringband @ Gabriola Theatre Centre
Jan 31 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MUSIC: The Lonesome Ace Stringband @ Gabriola Theatre Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Tickets: Full Evening – Full Evening $20 in advance | Concert Only $15 | Dance Only $15 | Available online at https://gabriolatheatrecentre.com/lonesome-ace-tickets | When the Sun Comes Up – CD Release Tour. Doors Open at…

 

Gabriola Island COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Jan 19 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Drop-in: $2.00 for Members | $5 for Visitors | Please go to palettepeople.blogspot.ca for more information about Membership & Art Sessions.

Art sessions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 12 pm. Members may paint on Tuesday and Friday afternoons until 4 pm provided the Gabriola Senior Citizens’ Association does not require use of the Rollo Centre. Members may use oil paints either day provided that the oil paints are water-soluble or odorless solvents are used.

 

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RECREATION: Zumba Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 20 @ 9:00 AM – 9:55 AM

Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 |

Dance based fitness set to contemporary and international rhythms. A fun and effective aerobic workout.

Instructor: Veronique Rioux

FILMS: “City of Joy” and “Queen of the Sun” @ The Roxy
Jan 20 @ 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
FILMS: "City of Joy" and "Queen of the Sun" @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Tickets: $6 (1st movie) $5 (2nd) | At the Door |

An afternoon of 2 informative documentaries. 1st movie is City of Joy (new, not the drama in Calcutta) but the story of a transformational leadership community in eastern Congo, where women survivors of past trauma heal, and then move forward in life.

Doors open at 12:30, movie at 1 PM.

2nd movie: Queen of the Sun, a beautifully filmed documentary about the global BEE crisis, revealing the mysterious world of the beehive and the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers around the world, with the goal of renewing a culture in balance with nature.

FUNDRAISER: Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care Meat Draw @ Skol Pub
Jan 20 @ 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
FUNDRAISER: Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care Meat Draw @ Skol Pub | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Tickets are $1 each; 3 for $2; or 16 for $10 | 8+ Draws per Saturday |

Meat draw at the Skol Pub by the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care. All proceeds go towards funding Island Health Care Initiatives. Draws start at 3:30pm.

Gaming Licence #101381

MUSIC: Gabriola Women’s Dance @ Community Hall
Jan 20 @ 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
MUSIC: Gabriola Women's Dance @ Community Hall | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Cost: $10 – $15 (sliding scale) at the door |

Please join us wacky Island women – the music is everything from Disco to Top 40 and more – we have a great time dancing our buns off!!

Saturday, January 20th, 2018
Gabriola Community Hall – 2200 South Road
7:00 to 7:30 Dance Lesson with Gwen
7:30 to 10:30 dancing
$10 to $15 sliding scale
(includes lesson, punch & snacks… and great music)

beer and wine available for sale (yes, in real glasses)

… and for off-islanders the last ferry back to Nanaimo leaves at 10:30.

No Scents Please – perfume and perfumed products; such as hair & deodorants, makes breathing hard for some.

MUSIC: Patrick Olmsted @ The Kitchen
Jan 20 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
MUSIC: Patrick Olmsted @ The Kitchen | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

No Cover Charge |

Gabriolan guitar sage and master luthier Patrick Olmsted performs Salish Sea inspired island songs on a variety of unique handmade instrument.

Jan
21
Sun
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MUSIC: New Horizons Concert & Contradance @ Gabriola Theatre Centre
Jan 21 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
MUSIC: New Horizons Concert & Contradance @ Gabriola Theatre Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Event |

An open invitation to welcome an eclectic vision for the Gabriola Theatre Centre. Join new proprietors Rebecca Holbrook and Gary Nelson in honoring Antony Holland’s legacy and bringing new breath and vision to the Gabriola Theatre Centre.

A concert of Rebecca’s old-time, new age, folk grass original music will be featured; accompanying her will be husband Gary Nelson and celebrated Gabriola musicians Victor Anthony, Allannah Dow and Patrick Olmsted.

This wonderful group of musicians will also play the music for a contradance following the concert. All those ready to allow themselves to be delighted by this fun, active and social dance form are invited to participate. Gary will call the dances.

Door opens at 5 pm.  The concert will begin at 5:30, followed by dancing at 6:30.

Jan
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Tue
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ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Jan 23 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Drop-in: $2.00 for Members | $5 for Visitors | Please go to palettepeople.blogspot.ca for more information about Membership & Art Sessions.

Art sessions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 12 pm. Members may paint on Tuesday and Friday afternoons until 4 pm provided the Gabriola Senior Citizens’ Association does not require use of the Rollo Centre. Members may use oil paints either day provided that the oil paints are water-soluble or odorless solvents are used.

 

WORKSHOP: Intentional Aging
Jan 23 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
WORKSHOP: Intentional Aging

FREE Workshop | 8 weeks | Tuesdays, January 16 to March 6 | Pre-registration Required |

Exploring the Path from Senior to Elder:

  • What does it mean to be an elder today?
  • As elders, what can we offer our community?
  • How do we want to be remembered?

A new session of this popular arts-based program will be starting again in January.

Using the storying and experiential tools of Narrative and Drama Therapy we will explore aging, death, and dying; creating a legacy; and taking one’s place a s elders in our community.

Offered by Kayte Summers, Registered Drama Therapist and Maggie Mooney, Registered Clinical Counsellor

The big takeaway from this group experience has been a better understanding of myself accompanied by a bit of a boost to my self-confidence. I found the action of creating the life tree to be very enriching and I cherish it … I also have a better sense of completion around certain aspects of my life that we worked on, as well as some that we didn’t. I do see myself in a more positive light and view my age as the asset that it is.  — participant in Intentional Aging

Participation is free and open to all Gabriolans.
Program starts Tuesday, January 16th and runs for 8 sessions
10 am to 12:30 pm at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre (476 South Road)

For more information or to register:
Maggie at 250-325-4212 or mmooneyrcc@gmail.com
Kayte at 250-247-9798 or kaytesummers@telus.net

There is no charge for this program. Donations are gratefully accepted.

The group expressed appreciation for the community we were creating together. The process enabled participants to feel their losses and the inevitable hurts of their life journeys while holding a sense of appreciation and celebration for their learnings. We were all vulnerable in each others presence. This created a circle of supportive connection.  —Intentional Aging Facilitators

A Gabriola Arts Council Healing Power of Art Program

This program is supported by the Gabriola Health Care Foundation, the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care, the BC Arts Council, and the Province of British Columbia.

RECREATION: Essentials Class @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Jan 23 @ 12:30 PM – 1:25 PM

Cost: 10 pass card – $100; Drop-ins $12 |

Learn muscle balance and alignment; strengthen your core and surrounding muscles with non-cardio exercises, mat work, use of free weights/bands and standing exercises.

Instructor: Mara Brenner

Weekly Community Support Meetings

 SUNDAY 

  • AA MEETING - Open
    Every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday @ 7:00PM
    675 North Road - PHC Dining Room @ The Commons
    For more information call 250-753-7513

 MONDAY 

  • AL-ANON MEETING
    WI Hall - 1st Monday of each month - 7pm
    For more information call 250-247-2030
  • SOUP SOCIAL
    Every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday @ 11AM to 1PM
    675 North Road - PHC Dining Room @ The Commons

 TUESDAY 

  • SENIOR RIDES TO NANAIMO
    Sponsored by People for a Healthy Community
    Call 250-325- 2273 or Email: resources@phcgabriola.org
  • AA MEETING - Closed
    Every Tuesday @ 8:00AM
    885 Berry Point Road - Surf Lodge
    For more information call 250-753-7513
  • FOOD BANK
    Every Tuesday @ 11AM to 1PM
    675 North Road - PHC Dining Room @ The Commons
  • SOUP SOCIAL
    Every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday @ 11AM to 1PM
    675 North Road - PHC Dining Room @ The Commons
  • NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING
    Every Tuesday & Saturday @ 7PM
    675 North Road - PHC Dining Room @ The Commons
    For more information call or text 250-327-1362

 WEDNESDAY 

  • CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
    1st Wednesday of the month @ 2PM
    675 North Road - PHC Dining Room @ The Commons
    For more information call 250-247-9732
  • AA MEETING - Open
    Every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday @ 7:00PM
    675 North Road - PHC Dining Room @ The Commons
    For more information call 250-753-7513

 THURSDAY 

  • SENIORS LUNCHEON
    4th Thursday of the month @ 10:00AM to 12:30PM
    Rollo Centre
    Contact People for a Healthy Community (PHC) for more information
    250-247-7311 or info@phcgabriol.org
  • COMPANIONS THROUGH GRIEF
    Last Thursday of the month @ 3:00PM
    Contact Janice Power for more info at 250-247-8498
    or Liz Mcknight 250-713-8857

 FRIDAY 

  • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) MEETING
    Every Friday @ 10:30AM
    775 Church Road - Basement @ Fellowship Church
    For more information call Diane 250-247-8053
  • SOUP SOCIAL
    Every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday @ 11AM to 1PM
    675 North Road - PHC Dining Room @ The Commons
  • AA MEETING - Open
    Every Friday @ 12:00PM
    560 North Road - Upstairs at Robert's Place
    For more information call 250-753-7513
  • AA MEETING - Open
    Every Wednesday, Friday & Sunday @ 7:00PM
    675 North Road - PHC Dining Room @ The Commons
    For more information call 250-753-7513

 SATURDAY 

  • NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING
    Every Tuesday & Saturday @ 7PM
    675 North Road - PHC Dining Room @ The Commons
    For more information call or text 250-327-1362

2017 ANNUAL EVENTS

  APRIL  

Isle of the Arts Festival - April 6th to 16th
Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Bonnet Parade - April 16th

  MAY  

Commons Spring Fair - May 7th
Visitor Centre Summer Kick-Off - May 20th

  JULY  

Canada Day Festivities - July 1st
Canada Day Night Market & Festival - July 1st

  AUGUST  

Brickyard Beast 10K Run - August 6th
Concert on the Green - August 10th
Community Hall Salmon BBQ - August 12th
Theatre Festival and Street Fair - August 18th to 20th

  SEPTEMBER  

Gabriola Music Festival - September 1st to 3rd
Commons Fall Fair - September 3rd
Farm to Table Event - September 9th

  OCTOBER  

Thanksgiving Studio Tour - October 7th to 9th
GAC Founders Heritage Gala - October 21st

 

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