Sounder Events Calendar starting December 26, 2017

Tuesday, December 26 2017

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

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.


Upcoming Events

Mon., Jan. 1 - Polar Bear Swim at Twin Beaches (Gabriola Sands Provincial Park). 12 Noon Sharp.

Wed., Jan. 3 - Family Movie Matinee at the Gabriola Library. School is out for the holidays, the Library will be showing Cars 3 on the big screen, complete with popcorn. Free, drop-in. Everyone welcome.

Fri., Jan. 5 - Unicorn Party & Book Launch. 11am-12pm. The Gabriola Library celebrates the launch of local author April Hilland’s new books. Reading followed by fun unicorn crafts and activities. Free and everyone welcome, especially kids!

Sat., Jan. 6 - Death Cafe at the Gabriola Library. 1pm-3pm. Coffee. Tea. Cake. Death. Join the conversation.

Thurs., Jan. 11 - Gabriola Garden Club meeting PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE to Jan. 11 due to Rollo Centre Construction. We will be discussing and demonstrating pruning shrubs and fruit trees, with Sue Dunn and Vargha Webb. Doors Open:  6:30 pm / Meeting:  7:30 pm.  Everyone welcome.

Fri., Jan. 12 & Sat., Jan. 13 - Shamanic Drum Making Workshop with weaver (deadline to register Wed, Jan 3rd) - More info + details re size, etc., at

Sat., Jan. 13 - Celebration Time at the Gabriola Commons! Join the party at 2pm at the Commons for a ceremonial mortgage burning! Memories, stories, refreshments, friends, supporters, pictures, and more dreams. Come share this special milestone.

Sat., Jan. 13 - Raw Cello at the Phoenix Auditorium at The Haven. 2pm, Advance tickets $25 at North Road Sports and Clothing, $30 at the door, $10 for Youth 16 and under. Don’t miss this unique improvisational performance where music meets art.

Intentional Aging: Exploring the Path from Senior to Elder — A Gabriola Arts Council’s Healing Power of Art program. Starts Tuesday, January 16 and runs every Tuesday for 8 weeks. Contact Kayte — to register. for details. 

Weekly Events

Tuesdays - Ever wonder about Jesus? Who he is? What he says? Come find out for yourself by reading the Bible together. Or just come listen. Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm at Gabriola Fellowship Church, 775 Church St. We’ll be starting the New Testament, Jan 9, 2018. Everybody welcome. Bibles provided or bring your own. Call Jonathan at 250.247.9767 for info/questions.

Library Weekly Events - Lego Club on Tuesdays 3pm to 4:30pm. Family Storytime on Wednesdays 10:30am to 11am. French Conversation Circle on Thursdays 1pm to 2pm. Spanish Conversation Circle on Thursdays 2pm to 3pm. 

The Peer Led Exercise Program will restart on Mon Jan 8th. Classes at the Community Hall will resume on Fri Jan 5th.  For program information contact Suzette Delmage, Program Coordinator, 250-616-3195,

AA meetings. Closed meeting for alcoholics only. 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.

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings - Every Tuesday and Saturday @ 7pm. 675 North Road. PHC Building (downstairs of the Commons).

Al-Anon meeting to support those affected by the alcoholism and/or drug addiction of a family member or friend.  Mondays 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Robert’s upstairs.  For information please call 250-247-8330.

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

Coming in 2018
Mon., Feb. 12 - Family Day
Sun., March 4 - Healing Arts Fair at the Gabriola Island Community Hall.
Thurs., April 5 - Sun., April 15 - Isle of the Arts Festival from the Gabriola Arts Council.
Sun., May 13 - Mother's Day Tea at the Community Hall. Hosted by the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care.
Sat., June 16 and Sun., June 17 - Silva Bay Fishing Derby.
Thurs., Aug. 9 - Gabriola Lions Concert on the Green
Sat., Aug 11 - Annual Salmon BBQ at the Gabriola Island Community Hall.
Sun., Aug. 12 - Annual Gabriola Cruisers Show n Shine.
Fri., Aug 17 - Sun., Aug 19 - Gabriola Arts Council Theatre Festival.
Sat., Sept. 8 - Agi Association Farm to Table Feast.
Sat., Sept. 22 - Harvest Party at the Surf Lodge. Hosted by the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care.
Sat., Oct. 6 - Mon., Oct. 8 - Thanksgiving Studio Tour. From the Gabriola Arts Council.