Sounder Events Calendar starting December 10, 2012

Monday, December 10 2012

Listings are updated Mondays.
How to book a listing: Call 250-247-9337 or click here.
Listings are $10/wk for 25 words (or get four weeks for $35) Extra words available for 20 cents

Upcoming Events

Tues. & Wed., Dec. 11 & 12 - Radio After Dark – 9th Annual Christmas Show  presents Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, bringing all those lovably wacky characters and charming songs to glorious life! 7-8:30 p.m. at the Gabriola Golf and Country Club. Tickets $15 @ Artworks and Golf Club.

Tues., Dec. 11 - Regular meeting of the Regional District of Nanaimo Board. 7 p.m. at the RDN Offices on Hammond Bay Rd. in Nanaimo. Full agenda available on

Thurs., Dec. 13 - Technology Thursday at the Gabriola Public Library. Wondering how to download ebooks, set up an email account, or use social media? Drop in to get one-on-one help with your computer queries from our librarian.

Sat., Dec. 15 - Agi Association Christmas Craft Fair. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Community Hall. 

Sat., Dec. 15 - Meat draw for People for a Healthy Community. 2-5 p.m. at the Skol Pub. All proceeds support the PHC Food Bank.

Sat. & Sun., Dec. 15 & 16 - Cool Messiah at the Phoenix Theatre - 2 p.m. (Sat.) and 7:30 p.m. (Sun.). The Gabriola Chamber Ensemble will be presenting their second annual performance of The Cool Messiah. Tickets on sale in early December.

Sun., Dec. 16 - Victor Anthony Photography Open House. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Still looking for last minute gifts? Or something for yourself? Victor Anthony invites you to drop by his home gallery to view his fine art, black & white photography, much of which has a local flair. There will be framed and unframed prints, cards, conversation, music and snacks. Joëlle will have her books available, too. Hope to see you there! 340 Stephens Road.

Thurs., Dec. 20 - Poetry Gabriola Open Mic Night. Don’t let your “Bah Humbucket List” get you down!  Join us from 7-9 p.m. (doors at 6:30) at the Old Crow Cafe for a little Christmas Spoken Word and cheer! Sign-up list at the door; by donation.

Fri., Dec. 21 - Common’s Solstice Celebration. 5 p.m. upstairs. Potluck. Bring family and friends and something to share, if you wish – poem? Song? Story? Questions, info, call Heide, 250-247-7384.

Sat., Dec. 22 - A Celebration of Life for Dave McIntyre. 4:30 - 9:00 PM  at the Rollo Centre. Open House with Pot Luck Dinner to start at 5:30. Please bring  pictures and memories to share.

Sat., Dec. 22 - Christmas Alive! 5 p.m., outside at the Commons. Watch the Christmas story unfold as it is narrated by Antony Holland. Sing familiar carols. Free. A gift from the Anglican/Lutheran, United and Catholic churches of Gabriola. Approximately 1/2 hour in length, followed by hot chocolate. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight!

Tues., Dec. 25 - PHC Annual Spirit Feast at Camp Miriam. Volunteers are needed! Email Chloe at or call PHC at 250-247-7311 to find out about volunteering for this fun and festive event hosted on Dec. 25.

Thurs., Dec. 27 - Stories at the Memory well. 1:30 p.m. at the Yurt on the Commons. Come together and share brief stories of our lives.

Tues., Jan. 1, 2013 - Annual Gabriola Polar Bear Swim. High noon at Twin Beaches (Gabriola Sands Provincial Park). We’re moving the swim this year to a location with more parking and washroom facilities. See you all there!

Tues., Jan. 8 - Commons Community Council. 7 p.m. Moved to 2nd Tuesday due to the holiday – come hear what’s happening at the Commons.


Weekly Events

The Gabriola Museum is now closed for the season. Open by appointment only. Call 250-247-9987 or email or visit

Saturdays - Teen Night at the Gathering Place from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Saturdays - Workbees at the Commons 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., followed by warm friendly lunch of hot soup with friends. Indoor tasks on rainy days.

AA meets at the WI Hall on South Road. Every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Also meets on Fridays at noon. For more information contact 250-753-7513.

Mondays - Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people who are currently, or have been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Meets at 7 p.m. at the WI Hall. For info call 250-247-2030.


Upcoming Festivals and Events 

Monday July 1 - Canada Day. Festival with music and food in the Folklife Village hosted by Village Food Market. Potato Cannon contest at Brickyard Beach.

Thurs., Aug. 8 - Gabriola Lions' Concert on the Green. Live concert at the Gabriola Golf Club. Tickets and information available from any member of the Gabriola Lions' Club.

Sat. Aug. 10 - Annual Salmon BBQ at the Gabriola Community Hall. Funds raised go towards the Hall.

October 12 to October 14 - Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour from the Gabriola Arts Council.

December: Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Craft Fair

December: Gabriola Commons Craft Fair