Sounder Events Calendar starting December 19, 2018

Wednesday, December 19 2018

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Wednesdays.

Listings are $10/wk or get four weeks for $35.

For listings longer than 25 words, extra words are 20 cents each.

To submit: Call 250-247-9337, email or click here.

Christmas Craft Fair dates are now being posted below Upcoming Events.


Upcoming Events

Wed., Dec. 19 - Family Movie Night at the Gabriola Library. 5 pm. We’ll be watching The Muppet Christmas Carol on the big screen, complete with popcorn. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., Dec 20 - Seniors Christmas Luncheon. 10:30am -12:30pm, at the Rollo Centre. Listen and sing along to the songs of the season with Leah Hokanson and her fabulous choir. Call Suzette at 250-325-1675 for more info.

Thurs., Dec. 20 - Fibre Arts Circle at the Library. 2-4 pm. Bring your projects and enjoy an afternoon of tea and crafting with other fibre enthusiasts. Beginners and newcomers welcome. Free, drop in.

Thurs., Dec. 20 - Huxley Skatepark Info Session at the Gabriola Library with RDN Director Vanessa Craig and Skatepark Association Directors. 3pm.

Sat., Dec. 22 - Christmas Alive: join in a free heartwarming celebration of the Christmas story. 4:30pm under The Commons Timber Frame.

Sat., Dec 22 and Sun., Dec. 23 - Lina Beana (#eye_picture_you) “Living in Gabriola Paradise” Photography show at Roundhouse Gallery. 11am - 3pm.

Tues., Jan. 1 - Polar Bear Swim at Twin Beaches. High Noon.

Thurs., Jan. 3 - Meet Maggie Doyne. 2-4 at the Arts Council Hall. Maggie the cofounder of BlinkNow is the mother and guardian of over 50 children, operates a school for over 350 impoverished orphans and so much more. Come here her inspirational story and learn how you can be involved. Hosted by the Gabriola Ecumenical Society. Donations are welcomed. Doors open at 2:00. for more info.

Sat., Jan. 5 - Death Café at the Library. 1 pm. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. Free, but space is limited. Please call the library at 250-247-7878 to sign up.

Sat., Jan. 12 - Author talk with Cynthia J. Faryon. 2 pm at the Library. Join us as welcome local author, ghost writer, and Canadian historian Cynthia J. Faryon, who will be delivering a presentation on how to engage a traditional publisher. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Jan 18-19 - Shield Maiden @ Phoenix Auditorium. Tickets $20 North Road Sports  online  showtime 7:00pm PLUS panel discussion w/ local women warriors!

Craft fairs

Saturdays and Sundays - The Gabriola Museum is open in December on Saturdays and Sunday. 10am to 3pm. including December 23. NEW! Winter Display plus Stocking Stuffers and Gifts under $20.

Weekly Events

Wednesdays - Family Storytime starts up again at the Library on Jan. 2. 10:30-11 am.

Thursdays - French Conversation Circle at the Gabriola Library. 1pm to 2pm.

Fridays - Teen Drop In at the HOPE Centre (Blue Building). 7pm-Midnight. Teen recreation for teens aged 13-18.  For more info email Andrea at

Peer Led Exercise Program Holiday hours: Last class of 2018 is Fri Dec 21st, all classes begin again the week of Jan 7, 2019.

AA meetings. Tuesdays: Serenity by the Sea. Upstairs at Roberts. 8am to 9am. Thursdays: Step Readings. Upstairs at Roberts. 8am to 9am. Fridays at Robert’s Place upstairs at noon (12pm). Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, AA meets at 7pm at the Commons (downstairs). For information contact 250-753-7513.

Al-Anon meeting to support those affected by the alcoholism and/or drug addiction of a family member or friend. Mondays at 12 and Thursdays at 7pm upstairs at Roberts Place upstairs. For information please call 250-247-8330.

Caregiver Support group for family and friends of people living with dementia. First and Third Thursday of the month: 10:30 to noon in the Community Health Centre. For information call Jane Hope, 1-800-462-2833,


Jan. 1 - Polar Bear Swim at Gabriola Sands (Twin Beaches) Provincial Park. Horn sounds at Noon.