Every Saturday – Gabriola Farmers Market at the Agricultural Hall, 10 am to noon, until October
June 4 – Gabriola Emergency Social Services Team hosts a free workshop at The Rollo Center across from the school at 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, how you can help yourselves and the community in the event of a major disaster and what help you can expect from the Regional District and the Province.
June 6 – Jake’s Gift, 2 pm and 7 pm performances at the Gabriola Theatre Centre. This award winning Canadian play www.juliamackey.com is a fundraiser for the theatre, we have seen it and highly recommend it but take tissues, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Tickets $20 at Artworks and The Island Book Shoppe.
June 7 - June 11, Gabriola Radio Society (GRS) will be hosting the National Campus Community Radio Conference (NCRC) at Camp Miriam. This premium conference, taking place in a beautiful rural island setting, will be open to all NCRA members as well as anyone interested in expanding their radio skills and knowledge. Contact Ken, 250-247-9891
June 13, Heartsong Choir & Naomi Wakan, 7:30 pm – Benefit Concert for Kidzpositive, a program for HIV/AIDS positive kids, their mothers and grandmothers in Capetown South Africa. The accapella harmonies of Heartsong Choir and poetry of Naomi Wakan mixed deliciously and presented for your enjoyment at the Gabriola Theatre Centre.
June 14, Rodrigo Pessoa Golf Classic – fund raiser for the medical clinic, at the Gabriola Golf and Country Club. Two sporting worlds will collide when show jumping’s World and Olympic Champion, Rodrigo Pessoa, comes to Gabriola, accepting an invitation to bring his name to a future signature golf tournament: the “Rodrigo Pessoa Golf Classic”.
June 19, 11am to 4pm, and on June 20, 11am to 2pm – Friends of the Library, Giant Book Sale, Rollo Centre, North Road, a huge variety of books at bargain prices will be sold as a fundraiser for library events. If you have books to donate, please contact Kristin 250-247-7656 or email at email@example.com
June 19 – June 20, Silva Bay Fishing Derby, prize for largest Chinook Salmon is $1,000 and there will be 30 other prizes awarded. $1,000 will be donated to the Nanaimo River Hatchery from the proceeds. Tickets are $25 per rod, and can be obtained at Silva Bay Marina, Pages, Village Paint and Hardware, or the Harbour Chandler. Please call Jenny Ireland 250 247-8662, for boat reservations or tickets.
June 19, Summer Solstice at The Gabriola Commons, check www.gabriolacommons.ca for more details
June 24, Himalayan Festival, 6:00 pm at the Community Hall, entrance by donation. This is a fund raiser for eye care in the remote hills of Nepal. 6 pm Nepali meal $10, 7:30 slide show and films (by donation).
June 27, 10 am -5 pm the Gabriola Home and Garden Tour, a self-guided tour of beautiful homes and gardens, sponsored by People for a Healthy Community. Tickets: $20 Available at Lockwood Gardens, Wildrose Garden Centre, Wheelbarrow Nursery and Artworks.
Regular events and programs are held at the many venues throughout Gabriola Island including The Roxy, Raspberries Jazz Cafe, The Phoenix Auditorium, Skol Pub, Silva Bay, the Gabriola Museum, the Public Library, The Commons, the Hope Center (for kids) and the Rollo Center (for seniors)