Sounder Events Calendar starting January 14, 2013

Monday, January 14 2013

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Mondays.

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

Wed., Jan. 16 - - Regular Meeting of the Gabriola Fire Protection Improvement District Board. 5:30 p.m. Upstairs at Fire Hall No. 1. Public welcome to attend. To be on the agenda, please contact Paula at 250-247-9677 or

Thurs., Jan. 17 - Technology Thursdays at the Gabriola Library. 1 pm to 2pm. Perplexed by your latest gadget? Want to learn how to download ebooks from the library? Drop in and get free technology help from our librarian.

Thurs., Jan. 17 - Regular Meeting of the Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee. 10:15 a.m. at the Gabriola WI Hall on South Road. Agenda available on

Thurs., Jan. 17 - Poetry Open Mic! Made a New Year’s resolution to write more? Speak in front of a crowd?  Develop your artistic side? Then, aspiring poets, spoken word artists, keen audience, supporters of the arts!!!  We want you! 7-9p, doors at 6:45. Old Crow Cafe. 

Sat., Jan. 19 - Introduction to eBooks at the Gabriola Library. 10:30am to 11:15am. Learn step-by-step how to borrow ebooks from the library. No registration required.

Sat., Jan.  19 - Women’s Dance. Gabriola Community Hall, 2200 South Rd. 7-11pm.  Line dance lesson by Kimm 7-7:30pm. Tx $10 at the door. All Women Welcome. For more info contact Gwen @ 247-9756. No scents please!

Sat., Jan. 19 - Bottle Drive. All proceeds go to the Gabriola Youth Shooting Group. Drop off bottles/cans Sat. Jan. 19 at the Gabriola Gun Club, 1825 Tait Rd. or call 250-247-0081 for pick-up

Sun., Jan. 20 - GaLTT Trail Work Party - Meet at the United Church, Sun., Jan. 20, at 1:30 p.m..  Hand clippers and loppers are all that are necessary, but we will have to use a saw on the only four remaining broom trees. 

Tues., Jan. 22 - - 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

Fri., Jan. 25 - Sweet Sixteen! The Coffeehouse celebrates being 16 years old! Come help us celebrate our Birthday and a New Year at The Haven at 7:30 for the Open Stage At 9 pm the feature will be Saskia & Darrel, also know as ”The Great Plains.”

Fri., Jan. 25 and Sat., Jan. 26 - 8th Gabriola Film Festival. All day & evening,  Phoenix Auditorium at Haven. Website: Opening movie: Occupy Love.

Sat., Jan. 26 - Family Literacy Day at the Gabriola Library. 2pm. Celebrate Family Literacy Day with us as we present The Magic of Zanthera, featuring sisters Heather & Sandra McNeill. This fantastic magical duo will perform amazing tricks and illusions. Let the magic begin!

Tues., Jan. 22 and Tues., Jan. 29 - Family Storytime at the Gabriola Library. 3pm. Drop in with your baby or tot for songs, stories and rhymes.

Sat., Feb. 2 - Gabriola Historical and Museum Society AGM - 2013 – Brickyards to Hippies and Beyond! 1:30 p.m. at the Women’s Institute, North Rd. Enjoy a short presentation on Museum Design by Ernie Tomlinson, and a sneak peek at planned renovations to the Museum’s public space. Open to the General Public.  Renewals and new memberships will be available. Reception for GHMS members will follow.

Tues., Feb. 5 - Commons Community Council. 7 p.m. Come hear what’s happening at the Commons.

Mon Feb. 25 and Tues., Feb. 26 -  Screening Mammography Program of BC (SMPBC) mobile service will be on Gabriola Island providing free screening mammograms to BC women ages 40 to 79.  An appointment takes about 15 minutes and you do not need a doctor’s referral. Gabriola Community Health Centre (The NEW Clinic) at the end of Church Street, Gabriola Call 1-800-663-9203 to book an appointment.  For more information visit


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 - Mom and Tots weekly gathering. 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm at the new PHC Community Resource Centre in the Gabriola Professional Centre. For first-time and experienced moms and their babies who are under one year old. Expectant mothers are also welcome.

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