Sounder Events Calendar starting December 5, 2017

Tuesday, December 5 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

Tues., Wed. & Thurs., Dec. 5, 6 & 7 – Twilight Radio Theatre  Presents Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – a Live Radio Drama, starring Chris Jans, Kathy McIntyre, David Botten, Adam Kerby and special guest: Tina Jones, at the Surf Lodge. 7:30pm. Tix $20- from North Road Sports and the Surf Lodge Dining Room & Pub. For pre-show dinner reservations call 250-247-9231.

Thurs., Dec. 7 - Gabriola Garden Club meeting will be dedicated to Holiday decorations and wreath-making, with demonstrations by Vargha, Sue, and Morag. Doors Open:  6:30 pm / Meeting:  7:30 pm.  Everyone welcome.

Fri., Dec. 8 - Special Presentation at the Museum, 12:30-2:00. Come listen to Master Luthier Patrick Olmstead’s music, and watch Snuneymuxw basket weaver David Spiritwolf Bodaly demonstrate traditional weaving techniques, answer questions, and tell stories. Donations appreciated.

Sat., Dec. 9 - Caregiver Café with Janet Dunnett. 1pm-2:30pm at the Library. Join the author of The Dwindling: A Daughter’s Caregiving Jouney to the Edge of Life as she facilitates a discussion to share stories, wisdom, and savvy about what quality looks like in end of life care. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Dec. 9 and Sun., Dec. 10 - The Return of Christmas at The Roundhouse. Silver Jewellery. Photo Encaustics. Driftwood Creations. Christmas Cards. By Wendy Stok & Chris Straw. 11am to 4pm. 481 Berry Point Road.

Sun., Dec. 10 - Human Rights Day. A write for rights event for Amnesty International Canada, Hosted by the Gabriola Amnesty members. 11am to 4pm At the HIVE.

Sat., Dec. 16 - A Gabriola Island Library Christmas. 1-3 pm. Join us for a festive celebration at the library with refreshments from 1-3 pm and singing with the Gabriola Island Singers starting at 1:30 pm. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Mon. Dec. 18 - Christmas Alive! 7:30 pm in Folklife Village; the Biblical Christmas Story, real people and animals; under 45 minutes long; free family event.

Tues, Dec. 19- Winter Solstice New Moon Sacred Soundscape with Allannah Dow, cello/voice & carol weaver, drum/strings/voice. 7pm @ the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre, 476 South Rd - Tix @ North Road Sports.

Wed., Dec. 20 - 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. 21 - 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.

Mon., Dec. 25 - PHC Spirit Feast. Gabriola Community Hall. Enjoy an evening with our Community. A warm dinner with all of the fixings, pictures with Santa and joyous music! Doors @ 4:00 / Dinner 4:30-6:30. Free Gertie Rides. Donations Greatly Accepted.

Craft fairs

Sat., Dec. 9 - Gabriola Agricultural Association Christmas Craft Fair. At the Community Hall – 2200 South Rd. Santa Selfie Photos... bring your own camera/phone. By donation to the Gabriola Co-operative Preschool.

Fri., Sat., & Sun., Dec. 15, 16, & 17 - Christmas at the Pier Gallery. Open for 3 days. 11am - 5pm. Located above the docks at Silva Bay Marina

Weekly Events

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. 

Fridays - The Palette People continue to Host ART Demonstrations, Discussions & Coffee. 685 North Rd Rollo Centre. 10am-12pm. Nov. 24: Tony Grove Artist  “Painting, Carving and Teaching”. Currently the Medical Clinic, has a display of Tony Grove Paintings upstairs. Dec. 8: Ken Manninen and  David Coe  “Lively Watercolours” Just returned from a Jean Haines (British) workshop class.

Peer Led Exercise Group - Mon thru Thurs, from 11am-12pm at Gabriola Rec Society Office (beside the elementary school). Fridays at Community Hall 11am-12pm. This circuit style exercise program supports those people who are managing chronic health conditions. $2 drop-in. For info contact Suzette 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 later in 2017

Mon., Dec. 25 - Annual Spirit Feast. Hosted by the People for a Healthy Community.

Mon., Jan. 1, 2018 - Annual Polar Bear Swim. Gabriola Sands (Twin Beaches) Provincial Park at noon.