Sounder Events Calendar starting December 5, 2018

Wednesday, December 5 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

Thurs., Dec. 6 - Gabriola Garden Club has a presentation by Connie Kuramoto on the topic of: Preparing Your Garden For Climate Change. Rollo Centre:  Doors open 6:30 pm ; Meeting : 7:00 pm

Thurs., Dec. 6 - Comedy Night at the Roxy with locals Kerry Unger and Gerry Stefanson with headliner Anna Gustafson. (formerly of Lund, BC). Doors open at 7pm. Show at 7:30pm.  Tickets $15 in advance at North Road Sports. Tickets at the door $20.

Fri., Dec. 7 - The Kerplunks release party for Lullabies For Big Eyes, their already award-winning hour-long sleep opus. Also; world premier of Learn Make Play (the band’s miniseries pilot episode, Cake), Clever Trever, and the Lullabies Video Project. Enter to win free tix for you and your family by submitting a bedtime story by Nov 25 to 6:30-8pm Tix $10 @ The Hive, North Road Sports, the door.

Sat., Dec. 8 - Skol Comedy Night. 8pm. $5 cover or bring donation for food bank.

Sun., Dec. 9 - Come out and enjoy the Gabriola Island Singers Christmas Concert with music director Gail Lund; 2:30pm. Original works by Gabriolans; special guests Gabriola Brass and The Lunds’men. One performance only takes place at the Community Hall. Admission is $15 at the door; children 12 and under are free. Refreshments during intermission.

Mon., Dec 10 - Human Rights Day - Come join Amnesty International’s Writeathon at Mad Rona’s from 10am to 3pm. Write a letter, save a life.

Tues., Dec 11 - Studio Tour artist celebration and debrief meeting. Celebrate another awesome year and give input for next. New artists welcome. 6:30pm, Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre.

Wed., Thurs. & Fri., Dec. 12, 13 & 14 – FRIDAY SHOW ADDED - Twilight Radio Theatre  Presents It’s A Wonderful Life a Live Radio Drama, starring Chris Jans, Kathy McIntyre, David Botten, Adam Kerby and special guest: Jocelyn Hallett, 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

Fri., Dec. 14 - Lulu Performing Arts presents Carolyn Bell: Songs Of Romance, Activism, And Whimsy. At the Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre. Carolyn Bell, vocals, keyboard. Jacqui Parker-Snedker, bass. Voodoo Dave McGrath on percussion.

Starting Dec 15 - Snuggle & Read: Borrow a set of five of our librarians’ hand-picked picture book favourites to share with your little ones during the holidays. Have fun unwrapping these surprise books to read together, and then return when you’re done! Call the Library 250-247-7878 to sign up. Books available for pick up starting Dec. 15.

Sat., Dec. 15 - A Gabriola Island Library Christmas. 1-3 pm. Join us for a festive celebration at the library with refreshments from 1-3 pm and carols with the Gabriola Island Singers starting at 1:30 pm. Free, drop in event sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Dec. 15 - Helene Design, 616 Wildwood, 11am-3pm. Enjoy European Xmas goodies and browse for last-minute gifts - beautiful sweaters and scarves by Leni Balaban and just-released children’s book “Between Here and There” by Annette Lorak.

Sun., Dec. 16 - Annual Christmas Open House. Join Velsen Homes and La Belle Vie Wellness Studio. Open from 11 to 2. 3300 South Rd by Silva Bay.

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 - 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.

Sat., Dec. 22 - Christmas Alive: join in a free heartwarming celebration of the Christmas story. 4:30pm under the commons timber frame.

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

Sat., Dec. 1 - Gabriola Elementary School Parents Advisory Council Craft Fair. 10am to 3pm.

Sat., Dec. 1 - Art n’ Cards n’ Stuff. Last Chance Salon Show and Sale. 10+ Artists. Rollo Centre. 10-4

Sat., Dec. 8 - Gabriola Agricultural Association Craft Fair. At the Gabriola Island Community Hall. 10am till 3pm.

Weekly Events

Tuesday thru Friday 9am-4pm till Nov. 30. Hurry, unique scratch art for sale at Professional Centre. Great for Christmas gifts. 

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Gabriola Library. 10:30am – 11 am. Dec 5 will be the final Storytime of 2018!

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

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.