Gabriola Island

Aug 30 – Sept 1, 2019

2018 Family Performances

Motion Commotion: Children’s Magic Show

Interactive, entertaining, amazing! Who doesn’t like magic? Magician Leif David is a perennial favorite across BC. Sponsored by Gabriola’s Friends of the Library.

Friday August 17

Dave Spiritwolf Bodaly

Dave Spiritwolf Bodaly is an artist, master weaver, and storyteller from the Snuneymuyx First Nation.


Saturday and Sunday 1pm

Kate Romain

Kate Romain combines professional, whimsical accordion playing with kazoo-horns, foot-percussion and vocal sound tricks to make a super engaging, fun one-person act enjoyed by any age or background. 

Performing Friday 2pm
Roving Performances Friday afternoon

Lions' Pancake Breakfast

The Gabriola Lions’ Pancake Breakfast is back! A perennial favourite at the Gabriola Theatre Festival, now a part of Cultivate.

Saturday and Sunday 9am – 11am


The Kerplunks

Gabriola’s own award-winning, high-energy children’s entertainers are back, with new tunes and great summer grooves. Their only performance on Gabriola this year.

Saturday August 18

Family Yoga with Claire

Join local yoga teacher Claire MacDonald, for an inclusive and lighthearted yoga practice on the grass.

Breathe deeply, move dynamically and cultivate inner stillness.

All ages and abilities are most welcome.

Friday August 17
12:30 – 1:30pm

Clever Trever

Trevor Gear aka Clever Trever is a multidisciplinary artist committed to creative exploration in many forms.

Clever Trever has been juggling and clowning on street, theatre, festival and community stages for two decades. His specialties include hat juggling, improvising and having fun! two decades.

Roving Performances Saturday and Sunday
Juggling Workshop Sunday 12:30pm


Fly to the future in a live cartoon action comedy adventure from Australia and Japan. Featuring a hip soundtrack, happening films, a horrifying sword box, and even a hilarious stuffed toy fight.

Sunday August 19

The Melissa

The Melissa is a universal representative of MAGIC in the mundane world.

Trained as a stilt dancing acrobatic and ritual theatre artist, she mesmerizes mere mortals with her stunning costumes and extraordinary grace.

Roving Performances Friday and Saturday

Nia Movement Friday 10am – 11am

Family Schedule

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Melissa All Day
Motion Commotion: Children’s Magic Show 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Family Yoga - Claire MacDonald 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Improv Workshop - Myriam Verzat 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Kate Romain 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Lion's Pancake Breakfast 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Kerplunks 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Storytelling - Dave Spiritwolf Bodaly 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Storytelling - Dave Spiritwolf Bodaly 1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
Juggling Workshop 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Clever Trever 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Schedule subject to change, check back closer to the festival!