COMMUNITY EVENTS

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Gabriola Island COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group 11:00 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre
Oct 1 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
RECREATION: Pajama Gym Jam (Ages 4 – 6) 6:00 PM
RECREATION: Pajama Gym Jam (Ages 4 – 6) @ Rollo McClay Park Portable
Oct 1 @ 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Cost: $42 for 7 sessions | Register online or at GRS Office | Suitable for Ages 4 – 6 | Do you have a young child with tons of energy? Come in your jammies and…
RECREATION: Juggling Club (Ages 10+) 6:30 PM
RECREATION: Juggling Club (Ages 10+) @ Gabriola Community Hall
Oct 1 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cost: $Drop-in Fee | Register online or at GRS Office | Ages 6+ | An ongoing juggling class with Trevor Gear. Learn basic toss juggling, use of flow toys, contact and partner juggling. Try different…
MOVIE: Cadillac Records (2008) 7:00 PM
MOVIE: Cadillac Records (2008) @ The Roxy
Oct 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MOVIE: Cadillac Records (2008) @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE for Roxy Members | $5 for Non-members at the door | Exceptional Hollywood biopic retelling in an authentic and dramatic way the history of Chess Records that recreates the heyday of Muddy Waters, Howlin…
MOVIE: Gregory’s Girl (1980) 7:00 PM
MOVIE: Gregory’s Girl (1980) @ The Roxy
Oct 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MOVIE: Gregory's Girl (1980) @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE for Roxy Members | $5 for Non-members at the door | Gregory is a normal teen who is infatuated with a classmate. He must work to win her affection. Starring: John Gordon Sinclair, Dee…
MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays 7:00 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club
Oct 1 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Admission | Come out and play or just enjoy the music!
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ART SHOW: Fine Art by Alois 10:00 AM
ART SHOW: Fine Art by Alois @ The Centre Gallery (Professional Centre)
Oct 2 @ 10:00 AM – Nov 30 @ 4:00 PM
FREE Admission during regular office hours 10am – 4pm | Everyone Welcome! At the age of 10, Alois Verlinden started drawing using graphite pencil. He immigrated to Canada from Belgium in 1962. In his new…
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People 9:00 AM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Oct 2 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Drop-in: $2 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: Peer Led Exercise Group 11:00 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Recreation Office
Oct 2 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
RECREATION: Nia Dance with Melissa 5:30 PM
RECREATION: Nia Dance with Melissa @ Gabriola Commons Yurt
Oct 2 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Cost: $60 (4 Classes); $15 Drop-in | Nia Inspired Dance classes are back with Melissa! New Session starts Sept 4 – Sept 25 !!! Nia is a holistic cardio dance class done barefoot to soul…
FILM: The Language of Dogs 6:30 PM
FILM: The Language of Dogs @ The Roxy
Oct 2 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
FILM: The Language of Dogs @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Admission by Donation | Doors open at 6:15pm. | No pets please | Margaret Taylor hosts this first of two Tuesday dog body language training and understanding sessions. you are invited to recorded video presentation…
RECREATION: Badminton Drop-in (Ages 14+) 7:00 PM
RECREATION: Badminton Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Oct 2 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
RECREATION: Badminton Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $5 Drop-in Fee | Three courts available for recreational play. Singles or doubles, depending on turnout. Bring your own racquet. All abilities welcome.  
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COMMUNITY EVENT: Sign-Up for the GES PAC Christmas Craft Fair 9:00 AM
COMMUNITY EVENT: Sign-Up for the GES PAC Christmas Craft Fair @ Gabriola Recreation Office
Oct 3 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $60 (Gym spaces); $35 (Classroom spaces) | Doors open at 8:45am | Sign-up starts at 9am SHARP | FYI ALL ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS! Forms will be available at the school. The fair is on…
CHILDREN’S EVENT: Family Storytime 10:30 AM
CHILDREN’S EVENT: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library
Oct 3 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
CHILDREN'S EVENT: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Drop-in | Drop in to the Gabriola Library with your little ones for fun stories, songs, and rhymes. Stay after for visiting and duplo block play time! This free event is best…
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group 11:00 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre
Oct 3 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
RECREATION: Sports Sampler for Adults 6:30 PM
RECREATION: Sports Sampler for Adults @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Oct 3 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $6 Drop-in Fee; $45 Full Program | Register online or at GRS Office | A facilitated program with leader Jenny Ivany. Join in this non-competitive, inclusive program and have fun while moving all parts…
RECREATION: Boxing with Ivy Richardson 6:45 PM
RECREATION: Boxing with Ivy Richardson @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Oct 3 @ 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
RECREATION: Boxing with Ivy Richardson @ Gabriola Fitness Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $80 + GST | Register in-person at GFC or online | 14+ years old | BOXING IS BACK!!!!! The amazing and lovely Ivy Richardson will be back to teach us boxing skills and techniques…
RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club 7:00 PM
RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Oct 3 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $5 Drop-in fee covers rental costs | All ages, all levels welcome! Instruction for beginners. Bring your chess sets (extras available). For more info contact Kaamran Hafeez at 250-247-8269 or hafeezk1@yahoo.ca.
THEATRE TRAINING: Improv Classes with Robin Kelley 7:00 PM
THEATRE TRAINING: Improv Classes with Robin Kelley @ Gabriola Theatre Centre
Oct 3 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: $40-$60 Sliding Scale (4 classes) | Payment to be made in first class, come early | It’s true, you already know how to improv.  We do it every day, several times a day.  And…
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RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group 11:00 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Recreation Office
Oct 4 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle 1:00 PM
ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle @ Gabriola Library
Oct 4 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Drop-in | Everyone Welcome! Do you want to practice your French in an informal, friendly environment? Our French conversation circle meets every Thursday. This is a free, drop in event designed for those who…
RECREATION: Kids in the Kitchen (Ages 6 – 13) 1:00 PM
RECREATION: Kids in the Kitchen (Ages 6 – 13) @ Gabriol Commons - Community Kitchen
Oct 4 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $30 (includes food) | Register online or at GRS Office | Ages 6 – 13 | Max. 8 kids | Join Jane Coady and friends for this Thanksgiving edition. Learn to make popular appetizers,…
ART: 2018 Tour Kick-Off 6:30 PM
ART: 2018 Tour Kick-Off @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre
Oct 4 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
ART: 2018 Tour Kick-Off @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Drop-In | Everyone Welcome! Get into the Tour vibe with live music, tasty edibles, and of course, art. Celebrate the dedication and inspiration of our amazing artist community. Free hand massages for…
RECREATION: Volleyball Drop-in (Ages 14+) 6:30 PM
RECREATION: Volleyball Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Oct 4 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $4 Drop-in Fee | Fun, recreational team play. Volunteer run; 1 court. Spares sub in. September 20 – December 13; re-starts January 3. Please fill out a medical information form if you plan to…
PRESENTATION: Whales & Orcas of The Salish Sea + GROWLS AGM 7:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Whales & Orcas of The Salish Sea + GROWLS AGM @ The Roxy
Oct 4 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Whales & Orcas of The Salish Sea + GROWLS AGM @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Admission by Donation | Everyone Welcome! GROWLS and Gabriola whale experts Jillan and Mike Campbell present “Whales & Orcas of The Salish Sea”. The presentation will be followed by the GROWLS AGM at 8pm. Doors…
MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam 9:00 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam @ Surf Pub
Oct 4 @ 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
Oct 5 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Drop-in: $2 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: Peer Led Exercise Group 10:45 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Community Hall
Oct 5 @ 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
COMMUNITY EVENT: Community Apple Pressing 11:00 AM
COMMUNITY EVENT: Community Apple Pressing @ Ravenskill Orchards
Oct 5 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: Community Apple Pressing @ Ravenskill Orchards | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
By Donation ($1 per litre pressed) | We are planning a community pressing Friday October 5th. Bring us your apples and clean containers for juice and we will press them. Cost is $1 @ litre…
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ART: Gabriola 2018 Thanksgiving Studio Tour 10:00 AM
ART: Gabriola 2018 Thanksgiving Studio Tour @ Various Art Studios around Gabriola
Oct 6 @ 10:00 AM – Oct 8 @ 4:00 PM
ART: Gabriola 2018 Thanksgiving Studio Tour @ Various Art Studios around Gabriola
FREE Admission to ALL Studios on the Tour | For more details check out the full brochure online | If this is your first time on the Tour — welcome! Whether you’re planning an art…
COMMUNITY EVENT: Gabriola Farmers Market 10:00 AM
COMMUNITY EVENT: Gabriola Farmers Market @ AGI Hall
Oct 6 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: Gabriola Farmers Market @ AGI Hall | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Everyone Welcome! Fresh Produce, Art, Crafts, and more … Every Saturday Starting May 20 thru to Thanksgiving Weekend.
WORKSHOP: Learn to Make Soft Cheeses 10:30 AM
WORKSHOP: Learn to Make Soft Cheeses @ Madd Acres
Oct 6 @ 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
WORKSHOP: Learn to Make Soft Cheeses @ Madd Acres | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $140 | To register call 250-247-8635 or email paula@makecheesewithpaula.ca | One of the most popular classes by far, this class focuses on soft, fresh cheeses. Mozzarella, burrata and bocconcini, butter, Boursin, Neufchatel, sour cream…
WORKSHOP: Mozzarella Class with Cider Tasting 6:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Mozzarella Class with Cider Tasting @ Ravenskill Orchards
Oct 6 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Mozzarella Class with Cider Tasting @ Ravenskill Orchards | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $65 per person | Tickets available online | Let Paula show you how a 30-minute simple mozzarella can be used so many ways. You know those tasty mozzarella rolls that include things like prosciutto,…
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ELECTION MEETING: Talk with Scott – Precious Fluids: What To Do About Water 12:00 PM
ELECTION MEETING: Talk with Scott – Precious Fluids: What To Do About Water @ Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery)
Oct 7 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
ELECTION MEETING: Talk with Scott - Precious Fluids: What To Do About Water @ Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery) | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Drop-in | Everyone Welcome! A drop-in discussion with Islands Trust Candidate, Scott Colbourne, about water: Where it comes from and where it’s going.
WORKSHOP: Learn to Make Mozzarella, Burrata and Bocconcini 2:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Learn to Make Mozzarella, Burrata and Bocconcini @ Madd Acres
Oct 7 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WORKSHOP: Learn to Make Mozzarella, Burrata and Bocconcini @ Madd Acres | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $50 | To register call 250-247-8635 or email paula@makecheesewithpaula.ca | Learn how to make your own home made cheese! Join Paula Maddison who has been teaching the lost art of cheese making for over…
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RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group 11:00 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre
Oct 8 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays 7:00 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club
Oct 8 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Admission | Come out and play or just enjoy the music!
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ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People 9:00 AM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Oct 9 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Drop-in: $2 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: Peer Led Exercise Group 11:00 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Recreation Office
Oct 9 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
FILM: The Language of Dogs 6:30 PM
FILM: The Language of Dogs @ The Roxy
Oct 9 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
FILM: The Language of Dogs @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Admission by Donation | Doors open at 6:15pm. | No pets please | Margaret Taylor hosts this first of two Tuesday dog body language training and understanding sessions. you are invited to recorded video presentation…
RECREATION: Badminton Drop-in (Ages 14+) 7:00 PM
RECREATION: Badminton Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Oct 9 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
RECREATION: Badminton Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $5 Drop-in Fee | Three courts available for recreational play. Singles or doubles, depending on turnout. Bring your own racquet. All abilities welcome.  
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ELECTION: Advance Voting Day 8:00 AM
ELECTION: Advance Voting Day @ Gabriola Elementary School - Multi-purpose Room
Oct 10 @ 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Advance voting will be open to qualified residents. If you are not on the list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting…
PRESENTATION: Understanding How Compassionate Communities Can Support Those Needing Palliative Care 9:30 AM
PRESENTATION: Understanding How Compassionate Communities Can Support Those Needing Palliative Care @ Albert Reed Memorial Fire Hall (Fire Hall #1)
Oct 10 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Guest speaker, Dr. Eman Hassan from the BC Centre for Palliative Care. Please come and share your ideas on how our community can help those among us who are living with a life-threatening illness or…
CHILDREN’S EVENT: Family Storytime 10:30 AM
CHILDREN’S EVENT: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library
Oct 10 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
CHILDREN'S EVENT: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Drop-in | Drop in to the Gabriola Library with your little ones for fun stories, songs, and rhymes. Stay after for visiting and duplo block play time! This free event is best…
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group 11:00 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre
Oct 10 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
RECREATION: Sports Sampler for Adults 6:30 PM
RECREATION: Sports Sampler for Adults @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Oct 10 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $6 Drop-in Fee; $45 Full Program | Register online or at GRS Office | A facilitated program with leader Jenny Ivany. Join in this non-competitive, inclusive program and have fun while moving all parts…
RECREATION: Boxing with Ivy Richardson 6:45 PM
RECREATION: Boxing with Ivy Richardson @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Oct 10 @ 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
RECREATION: Boxing with Ivy Richardson @ Gabriola Fitness Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $80 + GST | Register in-person at GFC or online | 14+ years old | BOXING IS BACK!!!!! The amazing and lovely Ivy Richardson will be back to teach us boxing skills and techniques…
RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club 7:00 PM
RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Oct 10 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $5 Drop-in fee covers rental costs | All ages, all levels welcome! Instruction for beginners. Bring your chess sets (extras available). For more info contact Kaamran Hafeez at 250-247-8269 or hafeezk1@yahoo.ca.
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RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group 11:00 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Recreation Office
Oct 11 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle 1:00 PM
ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle @ Gabriola Library
Oct 11 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Drop-in | Everyone Welcome! Do you want to practice your French in an informal, friendly environment? Our French conversation circle meets every Thursday. This is a free, drop in event designed for those who…
RECREATION: Volleyball Drop-in (Ages 14+) 6:30 PM
RECREATION: Volleyball Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Oct 11 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $4 Drop-in Fee | Fun, recreational team play. Volunteer run; 1 court. Spares sub in. September 20 – December 13; re-starts January 3. Please fill out a medical information form if you plan to…
MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam 9:00 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam @ Surf Pub
Oct 11 @ 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
Oct 12 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Drop-in: $2 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: Peer Led Exercise Group 10:45 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Community Hall
Oct 12 @ 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
ELECTION MEETING: Mudge Island All-Candidates Meeting 1:00 PM
ELECTION MEETING: Mudge Island All-Candidates Meeting @ TBD
Oct 12 @ 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
FREE Event | All Mudge Islanders Welcome! The format of the meeting will follow past meetings. Introductions; Statement regarding format and expectations from our moderator; Opening statements from the candidates, about who they are and…
AUTHOR TALK: Susan Crean’s “Finding Mr. Wong” 2:00 PM
AUTHOR TALK: Susan Crean’s “Finding Mr. Wong” @ Gabriola Library
Oct 12 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
AUTHOR TALK: Susan Crean's "Finding Mr. Wong" @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Everyone Welcome! Susan Crean’s memoir Finding Mr. Wong chronicles her effort to piece together the life of the man she knew as Mr. Wong, cook and housekeeper to her Irish Canadian family…
ELECTION EVENT: Scott Colbourne’s Campaign Party 7:00 PM
ELECTION EVENT: Scott Colbourne’s Campaign Party @ The Roxy
Oct 12 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
ELECTION EVENT: Scott Colbourne's Campaign Party @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Everyone Welcome! A live performance by Bob Bossin and the island premiere of a top-secret film, chosen by 2018 Artist-in-Residence Ayala Reznik, that is pre-destined to be an island classic. Free childcare…
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PHC FUNDRAISING EVENT: Gabriola Automotive’s Annual Car Clinic 10:00 AM
PHC FUNDRAISING EVENT: Gabriola Automotive’s Annual Car Clinic @ Gabriola Automotive
Oct 13 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
By Donation | There was a chill in the air this morning; the cooler weather brings to mind getting ready for winter weather. Have you added winterizing your vehicle to your to-do list? Get a…
COMMUNITY EVENT: 1st Annual Ravenskill Apple Festival 11:00 AM
COMMUNITY EVENT: 1st Annual Ravenskill Apple Festival @ Ravenskill Orchards
Oct 13 @ 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: 1st Annual Ravenskill Apple Festival @ Ravenskill Orchards | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Everyone Welcome! Come celebrate the harvest and all things apple here at Ravenskill Orchards. We will have refreshments, entertainment and some surprises. Pick apples right from the tree in our beautiful orchard.…
ELECTION MEETING: Gabriola Ratepayers All-Candidates Forum 1:00 PM
ELECTION MEETING: Gabriola Ratepayers All-Candidates Forum @ Gabriola Community Hall
Oct 13 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
FREE Event | Everyone Welcome! Come out and meet the candidates running for the RDN Board of Directors and Islands Trust Trustees. RDN Candidates – 1 position: Howard Houle and Vanessa Craig. Islands Trust Trustee…
MEETING: Death Cafe 1:00 PM
MEETING: Death Cafe @ Gabriola Library
Oct 13 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
MEETING: Death Cafe @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Registration is free but space is limited | Please contact the library at 250-247-7878 to sign up | Death Cafe is an international movement started in Europe. At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather…
MUSIC: Gabriola Cruisers Community Hoedown 7:30 PM
MUSIC: Gabriola Cruisers Community Hoedown @ Gabriola Community Hall
Oct 13 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
MUSIC: Gabriola Cruisers Community Hoedown @ Gabriola Community Hall | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Tickets: Adults $15 in Advance or $20 at the Door; Teens $10 in Advance or $15 at the Door; Kids under 12 FREE | Available at Gabriola Auto, North Road Sports, and Wildrose Garden Centre…
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ELECTION MEETING: Talk with Scott – Let’s Take Stock 12:00 PM
ELECTION MEETING: Talk with Scott – Let’s Take Stock @ Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery)
Oct 14 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
ELECTION MEETING: Talk with Scott - Let's Take Stock @ Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery) | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Drop-in | Everyone Welcome! A drop-in discussion with Islands Trust Candidate, Scott Colbourne, about affordable housing solutions.
MEETING: GAFA (Gabriolans Against Freighter Anchorages) Town Hall Meeting 3:00 PM
MEETING: GAFA (Gabriolans Against Freighter Anchorages) Town Hall Meeting @ AGI Hall
Oct 14 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
MEETING: GAFA (Gabriolans Against Freighter Anchorages) Town Hall Meeting @ AGI Hall | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Everyone Welcome! A Call to Action. Gabriolans Against Freighter Anchorages (GAFA) will be providing a community update on continuing efforts to stop Transport Canada from creating anchorages for 300 meter long coal…
COMMUNITY EVENT: Annual Thanksgiving Dinner 4:00 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: Annual Thanksgiving Dinner @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club
Oct 14 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: Annual Thanksgiving Dinner @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Bring a Pot Luck Dish to share | Everyone Welcome! Its that time again…one of thanks and gratitude for all our blessings. The Gabriola Ecumenical Society sill once again be hosting an…
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RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group 11:00 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre
Oct 15 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
RECREATION: Pajama Gym Jam (Ages 4 – 6) 6:00 PM
RECREATION: Pajama Gym Jam (Ages 4 – 6) @ Rollo McClay Park Portable
Oct 15 @ 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Cost: $42 for 7 sessions | Register online or at GRS Office | Suitable for Ages 4 – 6 | Do you have a young child with tons of energy? Come in your jammies and…
RECREATION: Juggling Club (Ages 10+) 6:30 PM
RECREATION: Juggling Club (Ages 10+) @ Gabriola Community Hall
Oct 15 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cost: $Drop-in Fee | Register online or at GRS Office | Ages 6+ | An ongoing juggling class with Trevor Gear. Learn basic toss juggling, use of flow toys, contact and partner juggling. Try different…
RECREATION: Pickleball Drop-in 6:30 PM
RECREATION: Pickleball Drop-in @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Oct 15 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $5 Drop-in Fee | Ages 14+ | Three courts available; all levels welcome; volunteer run. Come try this combination of badminton, tennis and table tennis, played on a badminton sized court. Bring your own…
MOVIE: Point of Order (1964) 7:00 PM
MOVIE: Point of Order (1964) @ The Roxy
Oct 15 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MOVIE: Point of Order (1964) @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE for Roxy Members | $5 for Non-members at the door | Point of Order is compiled from TV footage of the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings, in which the Army accused Senator McCarthy of improperly pressuring…
MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays 7:00 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club
Oct 15 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Admission | Come out and play or just enjoy the music!
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ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People 9:00 AM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Oct 16 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Drop-in: $2 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: Peer Led Exercise Group 11:00 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Recreation Office
Oct 16 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
ELECTION EVENT: Howard Houle Meet & Greet 1:00 PM
ELECTION EVENT: Howard Houle Meet & Greet @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Oct 16 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Come out and meet Howard Houle, candidate for Director of the Regional District of Nanaimo Area B. Bring your questions, concerns and comments.
MEETING: Gabriola Artist/Artisan Community Project Info 6:00 PM
MEETING: Gabriola Artist/Artisan Community Project Info @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre
Oct 16 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
FREE Event | Everyone Welcome! Come learn more about the ÉCONOMUSÉE model and what it or another ‘homegrown model’ could look like on Gabriola. We want your input at this free community event!
PRESENTATION: Breach of Trust 7:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Breach of Trust @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre
Oct 16 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Breach of Trust @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Admission: By Donation | Everyone Welcome! Join us for this thought-provoking event with Amnesty International’s Craig Benjamin, food and water advocate, Julian Napoleon, from the Saulteau First Nations, and journalist, Sarah Cox, author of Breaching…
RECREATION: Badminton Drop-in (Ages 14+) 7:00 PM
RECREATION: Badminton Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Oct 16 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
RECREATION: Badminton Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $5 Drop-in Fee | Three courts available for recreational play. Singles or doubles, depending on turnout. Bring your own racquet. All abilities welcome.  
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CHILDREN’S EVENT: Family Storytime 10:30 AM
CHILDREN’S EVENT: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library
Oct 17 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
CHILDREN'S EVENT: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Drop-in | Drop in to the Gabriola Library with your little ones for fun stories, songs, and rhymes. Stay after for visiting and duplo block play time! This free event is best…
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group 11:00 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre
Oct 17 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
RECREATION: Sports Sampler for Adults 6:30 PM
RECREATION: Sports Sampler for Adults @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Oct 17 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $6 Drop-in Fee; $45 Full Program | Register online or at GRS Office | A facilitated program with leader Jenny Ivany. Join in this non-competitive, inclusive program and have fun while moving all parts…
RECREATION: Boxing with Ivy Richardson 6:45 PM
RECREATION: Boxing with Ivy Richardson @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Oct 17 @ 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
RECREATION: Boxing with Ivy Richardson @ Gabriola Fitness Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $80 + GST | Register in-person at GFC or online | 14+ years old | BOXING IS BACK!!!!! The amazing and lovely Ivy Richardson will be back to teach us boxing skills and techniques…
RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club 7:00 PM
RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Oct 17 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $5 Drop-in fee covers rental costs | All ages, all levels welcome! Instruction for beginners. Bring your chess sets (extras available). For more info contact Kaamran Hafeez at 250-247-8269 or hafeezk1@yahoo.ca.
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RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group 11:00 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Recreation Office
Oct 18 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle 1:00 PM
ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle @ Gabriola Library
Oct 18 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Drop-in | Everyone Welcome! Do you want to practice your French in an informal, friendly environment? Our French conversation circle meets every Thursday. This is a free, drop in event designed for those who…
RECREATION: Volleyball Drop-in (Ages 14+) 6:30 PM
RECREATION: Volleyball Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Oct 18 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $4 Drop-in Fee | Fun, recreational team play. Volunteer run; 1 court. Spares sub in. September 20 – December 13; re-starts January 3. Please fill out a medical information form if you plan to…
PRESENTATION: Cuba Si! by Alison Douglas and Steve Struthers 7:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Cuba Si! by Alison Douglas and Steve Struthers @ The Roxy
Oct 18 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Cuba Si! by Alison Douglas and Steve Struthers @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Admission by Donation | Everyone Welcome! “Cuba Si: Island Time Latin Style” by Alison Douglas and Steve Struthers. Sponsored by the Gabriola Historical and Museum Society.
MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam 9:00 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam @ Surf Pub
Oct 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
Oct 19 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Drop-in: $2 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: Peer Led Exercise Group 10:45 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Community Hall
Oct 19 @ 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
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ELECTION: RDN & Islands Trust Voting Day 8:00 AM
ELECTION: RDN & Islands Trust Voting Day @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gymnasium
Oct 20 @ 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
General Voting will be open to qualified residents. If you are not on the list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting…
PRESENTATION: Estate Planning – Financial Literacy 1:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Estate Planning – Financial Literacy @ Gabriola Library
Oct 20 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
PRESENTATION: Estate Planning - Financial Literacy @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Drop-in | Everyone Welcome! Join us at the Library for a presentation by Gavin Molloy, RRC, Consultant with Investors Group Financial Services Inc. Gavin will be discussing estate planning, including probate, protecting…
MUSIC & DANCE: Wiccadamy Awards – Witches in the Woods 7:00 PM
MUSIC & DANCE: Wiccadamy Awards – Witches in the Woods @ The Roxy
Oct 20 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MUSIC & DANCE: Wiccadamy Awards - Witches in the Woods @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
ADMISSION: $10 at the Door | Pre-Halloween Fun Party – Fun Awards Show for the Gabriola Witches with a dance to follow with cash wine bar. Come as you are or channel your best Witch…
MUSIC: Snake Island Railroad 8:00 PM
MUSIC: Snake Island Railroad @ Skol Pub
Oct 20 @ 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM
MUSIC: Snake Island Railroad @ Skol Pub | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
More info to come …
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WORKSHOP: Cheesemaking 101 10:00 AM
WORKSHOP: Cheesemaking 101 @ Madd Acres
Oct 21 @ 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
WORKSHOP: Cheesemaking 101 @ Madd Acres | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $100 | To register call 250-247-8635 or email paula@makecheesewithpaula.ca | This is a great introduction into 4 easy, rapidly acidified cheeses including: Paneer, ricotta, mozzarella, burrata and bocconcini along with mascarpone. These cheeses are…
DANCE: Contradance Gabriola 6:30 PM
DANCE: Contradance Gabriola @ Gabriola Theatre Centre
Oct 21 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
DANCE: Contradance Gabriola @ Gabriola Theatre Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $10 | Available at the door and online | Come out on a Sunday evening to The Centre and experience contradance! We’ll move ourselves to the musical motivations of the Dancing Heron Stringband as…
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RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group 11:00 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre
Oct 22 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
RECREATION: Pajama Gym Jam (Ages 4 – 6) 6:00 PM
RECREATION: Pajama Gym Jam (Ages 4 – 6) @ Rollo McClay Park Portable
Oct 22 @ 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Cost: $42 for 7 sessions | Register online or at GRS Office | Suitable for Ages 4 – 6 | Do you have a young child with tons of energy? Come in your jammies and…
RECREATION: Juggling Club (Ages 10+) 6:30 PM
RECREATION: Juggling Club (Ages 10+) @ Gabriola Community Hall
Oct 22 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cost: $Drop-in Fee | Register online or at GRS Office | Ages 6+ | An ongoing juggling class with Trevor Gear. Learn basic toss juggling, use of flow toys, contact and partner juggling. Try different…
RECREATION: Pickleball Drop-in 6:30 PM
RECREATION: Pickleball Drop-in @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Oct 22 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $5 Drop-in Fee | Ages 14+ | Three courts available; all levels welcome; volunteer run. Come try this combination of badminton, tennis and table tennis, played on a badminton sized court. Bring your own…
MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays 7:00 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club
Oct 22 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Admission | Come out and play or just enjoy the music!
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ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People 9:00 AM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Oct 23 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Drop-in: $2 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: Peer Led Exercise Group 11:00 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Recreation Office
Oct 23 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
RECREATION: Badminton Drop-in (Ages 14+) 7:00 PM
RECREATION: Badminton Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Oct 23 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
RECREATION: Badminton Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $5 Drop-in Fee | Three courts available for recreational play. Singles or doubles, depending on turnout. Bring your own racquet. All abilities welcome.  
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CHILDREN’S EVENT: Family Storytime 10:30 AM
CHILDREN’S EVENT: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library
Oct 24 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
CHILDREN'S EVENT: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Drop-in | Drop in to the Gabriola Library with your little ones for fun stories, songs, and rhymes. Stay after for visiting and duplo block play time! This free event is best…
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group 11:00 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre
Oct 24 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
RECREATION: Sports Sampler for Adults 6:30 PM
RECREATION: Sports Sampler for Adults @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Oct 24 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $6 Drop-in Fee; $45 Full Program | Register online or at GRS Office | A facilitated program with leader Jenny Ivany. Join in this non-competitive, inclusive program and have fun while moving all parts…
RECREATION: Boxing with Ivy Richardson 6:45 PM
RECREATION: Boxing with Ivy Richardson @ Gabriola Fitness Centre
Oct 24 @ 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
RECREATION: Boxing with Ivy Richardson @ Gabriola Fitness Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $80 + GST | Register in-person at GFC or online | 14+ years old | BOXING IS BACK!!!!! The amazing and lovely Ivy Richardson will be back to teach us boxing skills and techniques…
RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club 7:00 PM
RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Oct 24 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $5 Drop-in fee covers rental costs | All ages, all levels welcome! Instruction for beginners. Bring your chess sets (extras available). For more info contact Kaamran Hafeez at 250-247-8269 or hafeezk1@yahoo.ca.
THEATRE: Twilight Radio Theatre Halloween Show – The Monkey’s Paw & Haunted House 7:30 PM
THEATRE: Twilight Radio Theatre Halloween Show – The Monkey’s Paw & Haunted House @ Surf Lodge
Oct 24 @ 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM
THEATRE: Twilight Radio Theatre Halloween Show - The Monkey's Paw & Haunted House @ Surf Lodge | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Tickets: $20 | Available NOW at North Road Sports and Surf Lodge (3 weeks before) | Old time radio shows performed LIVE on stage. TRT presents – The Monkey’s Paw & Haunted House from The…
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RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group 11:00 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Recreation Office
Oct 25 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle 1:00 PM
ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle @ Gabriola Library
Oct 25 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
ADULT PROGRAM: French Conversation Circle @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Drop-in | Everyone Welcome! Do you want to practice your French in an informal, friendly environment? Our French conversation circle meets every Thursday. This is a free, drop in event designed for those who…
RECREATION: Volleyball Drop-in (Ages 14+) 6:30 PM
RECREATION: Volleyball Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Oct 25 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $4 Drop-in Fee | Fun, recreational team play. Volunteer run; 1 court. Spares sub in. September 20 – December 13; re-starts January 3. Please fill out a medical information form if you plan to…
THEATRE: Twilight Radio Theatre Halloween Show – The Monkey’s Paw & Haunted House 7:30 PM
THEATRE: Twilight Radio Theatre Halloween Show – The Monkey’s Paw & Haunted House @ Surf Lodge
Oct 25 @ 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM
THEATRE: Twilight Radio Theatre Halloween Show - The Monkey's Paw & Haunted House @ Surf Lodge | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Tickets: $20 | Available NOW at North Road Sports and Surf Lodge (3 weeks before) | Old time radio shows performed LIVE on stage. TRT presents – The Monkey’s Paw & Haunted House from The…
MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam 9:00 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic and Jam @ Surf Pub
Oct 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
Oct 26 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Drop-in: $2 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: Peer Led Exercise Group 10:45 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Community Hall
Oct 26 @ 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
MUSIC: Gabriola Coffeehouse with Northern Journey 6:30 PM
MUSIC: Gabriola Coffeehouse with Northern Journey @ The Roxy
Oct 26 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
MUSIC: Gabriola Coffeehouse with Northern Journey @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
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 8:30pm. Northern Journey, a homemade Gabriola band, is our October Coffeehouse feature. The…
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PRESENTATION: GROWLS presents “Everything Bats” 10:00 AM
PRESENTATION: GROWLS presents “Everything Bats” @ Gabriola Library
Oct 27 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
PRESENTATION: GROWLS presents "Everything Bats" @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Drop-in | Everyone Welcome! Join GROWLS–the Gabriola Rescue of Wildlife Society–for a celebration of everything bats as part of Bat Week. 10-11 am: Crafty Bats with Hayden and Hilary. Hey kids! Make…
PRESENTATION: Responsible Water Alternatives 10:00 AM
PRESENTATION: Responsible Water Alternatives @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre
Oct 27 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
PRESENTATION: Responsible Water Alternatives @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $30 per person | Limited Seating – To register email margy.gilmour@gmail.com | Presenter: Gord Baird of Eco-Sense. Learn about compost toilets, greywater systems, rainwater harvesting and waterwise landscaping or food systems.
WORKSHOP: Everyday Dairy 10:30 AM
WORKSHOP: Everyday Dairy @ Madd Acres
Oct 27 @ 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
WORKSHOP: Everyday Dairy @ Madd Acres | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $140 | To register call 250-247-8635 or email paula@makecheesewithpaula.ca | Learn how you can make your own dairy products at home using store bought milk. Join Paula who has been teaching the art of…
COMMUNITY EVENT: Halloween Fireworks 7:00 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: Halloween Fireworks @ Gabriola Sands Provincial Park (Twin Beaches)
Oct 27 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
COMMUNITY EVENT: Halloween Fireworks @ Gabriola Sands Provincial Park (Twin Beaches)
FREE Event | Everyone Welcome! Join in the fun! Brought to you by the Gabriola Volunteer Firefighters Association. Donations received in the Firefighter boots at many Gabriola businesses help to cover the costs of the…
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ART & MUSIC: I Music, You Art 12:00 PM
ART & MUSIC: I Music, You Art @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre
Oct 28 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
“I Music, You Art” is a collaborative event of art and music. I will be spinning a dreamy dj set of soundscapes that put together to get your creative juices flowing, and you just hang…
MUSIC: Duo Corde (Piano Duo) 2:00 PM
MUSIC: Duo Corde (Piano Duo) @ The Haven (Phoenix Auditorium)
Oct 28 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
MUSIC: Duo Corde (Piano Duo) @ The Haven (Phoenix Auditorium) | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Tickets: $25 in Advance; $30 at the Door; $5 Youth (16 and under) | Available at North Road Sports | Lulu Performing Arts present Mark Anderson & Michelle Mares. Mark and Michelle have combined their…
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RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group 11:00 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre
Oct 29 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
RECREATION: Pajama Gym Jam (Ages 4 – 6) 6:00 PM
RECREATION: Pajama Gym Jam (Ages 4 – 6) @ Rollo McClay Park Portable
Oct 29 @ 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Cost: $42 for 7 sessions | Register online or at GRS Office | Suitable for Ages 4 – 6 | Do you have a young child with tons of energy? Come in your jammies and…
RECREATION: Juggling Club (Ages 10+) 6:30 PM
RECREATION: Juggling Club (Ages 10+) @ Gabriola Community Hall
Oct 29 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cost: $Drop-in Fee | Register online or at GRS Office | Ages 6+ | An ongoing juggling class with Trevor Gear. Learn basic toss juggling, use of flow toys, contact and partner juggling. Try different…
RECREATION: Pickleball Drop-in 6:30 PM
RECREATION: Pickleball Drop-in @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Oct 29 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $5 Drop-in Fee | Ages 14+ | Three courts available; all levels welcome; volunteer run. Come try this combination of badminton, tennis and table tennis, played on a badminton sized court. Bring your own…
MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays 7:00 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club
Oct 29 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Admission | Come out and play or just enjoy the music!
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ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People 9:00 AM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Oct 30 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Drop-in: $2 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: Peer Led Exercise Group 11:00 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Recreation Office
Oct 30 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
MEETING: Gabriola Ecumenical Society AGM 7:00 PM
MEETING: Gabriola Ecumenical Society AGM @ Gabriola Commons
Oct 30 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
This year the GES Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in the autumn. This change of season from AGM’s of past years in the spring, allows the Society’s “financial year” to match the Society’s…
RECREATION: Badminton Drop-in (Ages 14+) 7:00 PM
RECREATION: Badminton Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Oct 30 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
RECREATION: Badminton Drop-in (Ages 14+) @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $5 Drop-in Fee | Three courts available for recreational play. Singles or doubles, depending on turnout. Bring your own racquet. All abilities welcome.  
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CHILDREN’S EVENT: Family Storytime 10:30 AM
CHILDREN’S EVENT: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library
Oct 31 @ 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
CHILDREN'S EVENT: Family Storytime @ Gabriola Library | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
FREE Event | Drop-in | Drop in to the Gabriola Library with your little ones for fun stories, songs, and rhymes. Stay after for visiting and duplo block play time! This free event is best…
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group 11:00 AM
RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ HOPE Centre
Oct 31 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca | This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have…
RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club 7:00 PM
RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Oct 31 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
RECREATION: Gabriola Chess Club @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada
Cost: $5 Drop-in fee covers rental costs | All ages, all levels welcome! Instruction for beginners. Bring your chess sets (extras available). For more info contact Kaamran Hafeez at 250-247-8269 or hafeezk1@yahoo.ca.

 

Gabriola Island COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Oct
2
Tue
2018
ART SHOW: Fine Art by Alois @ The Centre Gallery (Professional Centre)
Oct 2 @ 10:00 AM – Nov 30 @ 4:00 PM

FREE Admission during regular office hours 10am – 4pm | Everyone Welcome!

At the age of 10, Alois Verlinden started drawing using graphite pencil. He immigrated to Canada from Belgium in 1962. In his new country, he was busy adapting to a different way of life, raising 4 children, and learning about photography. Upon retirement he focused on painting with oil, acrylic, water colour, and pastel. For the last 6 years he has concentrated on India Inc., coloured pencil, and scratch art.

Scratch art is similar to etching. It starts with a white board coated with several layers of India Inc. The subject is scratched mostly with an X-Acto knife. Almost any subject can be drawn (scratched) on the board in this way.

See Alois’ exhibit at the Professional Centre starting on October 2 and running until November 30, 2018.

Oct
15
Mon
2018
RECREATION: Pajama Gym Jam (Ages 4 – 6) @ Rollo McClay Park Portable
Oct 15 @ 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Cost: $42 for 7 sessions | Register online or at GRS Office | Suitable for Ages 4 – 6 |

Do you have a young child with tons of energy? Come in your jammies and be ready for bed after playing hard with fast paced circuits, exercises and games.

Instructor Jenny Ivany is a Level 2 gymnastics coach and physical literacy specialist. This program uses simple equipment, varied exercises, fun games, and circuit based activities to enhance balance, strength, and co-ordination.

No class October 8

 

RECREATION: Juggling Club (Ages 10+) @ Gabriola Community Hall
Oct 15 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Cost: $Drop-in Fee | Register online or at GRS Office | Ages 6+ |

An ongoing juggling class with Trevor Gear. Learn basic toss juggling, use of flow toys, contact and partner juggling. Try different props – clubs, balls, hats, unicycles and more! Enjoy the movement and fun; get a taste for classic circus styles. Class is 30 – 60 min.; remainder for free play, experimentation, and practice.

Classes start September 24th and end December 3rd.

No class October 8.

 

RECREATION: Pickleball Drop-in @ Gabriola Elementary School - Gym
Oct 15 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Cost: $5 Drop-in Fee | Ages 14+ |

Three courts available; all levels welcome; volunteer run. Come try this combination of badminton, tennis and table tennis, played on a badminton sized court.

Bring your own paddle.

October 15 – December 10 (cancelled November 12).

 

MOVIE: Point of Order (1964) @ The Roxy
Oct 15 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MOVIE: Point of Order (1964) @ The Roxy | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE for Roxy Members | $5 for Non-members at the door |

Point of Order is compiled from TV footage of the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings, in which the Army accused Senator McCarthy of improperly pressuring the Army for special privileges for Private David Schine, formerly of McCarthy’s investigative staff. McCarthy accused the Army of holding Schine hostage to keep him from searching for Communists in the Army. These hearings resulted in McCarthy’s eventual censure for conduct unbecoming a senator.

A remarkable documentary of The McCarthy era – we know Trump is bad, let’s not forget his roots and remember this too shall pass. Definitely one of the most remarkable political documents of our times is also an extremely riveting film.

Doors open at 6:45pm.

MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club
Oct 15 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
MUSIC: Open Mic Mondays @ Gabriola Golf & Country Club | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

FREE Admission |

Come out and play or just enjoy the music!

Oct
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ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Oct 16 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ART SESSION: Gabriola Palette People @ Rollo Seniors Centre | Gabriola | British Columbia | Canada

Drop-in: $2 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.

 

RECREATION: Peer Led Exercise Group @ Gabriola Recreation Office
Oct 16 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost: $2 Drop-in Fee | New participants should pre-register with Suzette Delmage 250-325-1675 or s.delmage@shaw.ca |

This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Suzette Delmage.

ELECTION EVENT: Howard Houle Meet & Greet @ Rollo Seniors Centre
Oct 16 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Come out and meet Howard Houle, candidate for Director of the Regional District of Nanaimo Area B. Bring your questions, concerns and comments.

MEETING: Gabriola Artist/Artisan Community Project Info @ Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre
Oct 16 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

FREE Event | Everyone Welcome!

Come learn more about the ÉCONOMUSÉE model and what it or another ‘homegrown model’ could look like on Gabriola. We want your input at this free community event!

Weekly Community Support Meetings

 SUNDAY 

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

 MONDAY 

  • AL-ANON MEETING
    Every Monday @ 12:00PM
    560 North Road - Upstairs above Robert's Place.
    For more information call 250-247-8330
  • 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
    Serenity by the Sea
    Every Tuesday @ 8:00AM
    560 North Road - Upstairs above Robert's Place.
    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

 WEDNESDAY 

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

 THURSDAY 

  • AA MEETING - Closed
    Step Readings
    Every Thursday @ 8:00AM
    560 North Road - Upstairs above Robert's Place.
    For more information call 250-753-7513
  • 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
  • CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
    For family and friends of people living with dementia.
    3rd Thursday of the month @ 10:30AM-12PM
    Community Health Centre
    For more information call Jane Hope 1-800-462-2833

 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 - Closed
    Every Friday @ 12:00PM
    560 North Road - Upstairs at Robert's Place
    For more information call 250-753-7513
  • AA MEETING - Closed
    Every Sunday, Wednesday, & Friday @ 7:00PM
    675 North Road - PHC Dining Room @ The Commons (downstairs)
    For more information call 250-753-7513

 SATURDAY 

  • NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING
    Every Saturday @ 7PM
    675 North Road - PHC Dining Room @ The Commons (downstairs)

2018 ANNUAL EVENTS

  APRIL  

Isle of the Arts Festival - April 5th to 15th
Easter Egg Hunt - April 1st

  MAY  

Commons Spring Fair - May 6th
Gabriola Farmers Market OPEN - May 19th
Visitor Centre Summer Kick-Off - May 19th

  JUNE 

Silva Bay Fishing Derby - June 16th & 17th

  JULY  

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

  AUGUST  

Brickyard Beast 10K Run - August 5th
Concert on the Green - August 9th
Community Hall Salmon BBQ - August 11th
Cultivating Performing Arts Festival - August 16th to 19th

  SEPTEMBER  

Commons Fall Fair - September 2nd
Farm to Table Event - September 8th

  OCTOBER  

Thanksgiving Studio Tour - October 6th to 8th

 

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