Sounder Events Calendar starting January 15, 2020

Wednesday, January 15 2020

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 or email


Upcoming Events

Sat., Jan. 18 - The End of Meat. 2-4pm. This free documentary screening is presented by The Gabriola Vegeteers at the Gabriola Library.

Sat., Jan. 18 - Wassailing of the Apple Trees - A free Community Celebration with Beggar’s Drum and the Drumbeggar Border Morris Dancers plus the Release of Gabbie’s new community-grown Batch 1018 Vintage Cider. Join us from 4-7pm, at Ravenskill Orchards, 1240 Coats Drive. The Wassailing Parade will begin promptly at 4:15pm.

Sat., Jan. 18 - Meat Draw and 50/50 for the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care. 3:30pm at the Skol.

Mon., Jan. 20 - Unikkaaqtuat, a tribute to the Inuit Tale. Mixing Circus, Arts, Music and Inuit Culture. 7:30pm. A Port Theatre Spotlight Series performance. Get tickets 250-754-8550 or online at port or at the Port Theatre Box Office.

Tues., Jan. 21 - Fred Eaglesmith and Tif Ginn. Fred will be appearing with his wife Tif Ginn at The Roxy at 7:30 pm, doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $30 and are available at North Road Sports.

Wed., Jan. 22 & 29 - Tech Tutorials at the Gabriola Library. 11:30am-1:30pm. Free tech help for those in need! Space limited. Call 250-247-7878 to book a 30-minute appointment.

Fri., Jan. 24 - Send Off Party for Michelle Benjamin and Maggie Mooney. Drop-in anytime between 4pm and 8pm. At the Surf Hall in the Surf Lodge.

Fri. Jan 24 - Roxy Coffeehouse featuring songbird/songwriter, Penny Sidor with guests Jeremy fiddle, Jake bass. Open Stage 6:30, Feature 8:30, $10

Thurs., Jan. 30 - Fibre Arts Circle at the Gabriola 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., Jan. 31 - Palette People Art Cafe. 685 North Road. 10-12 noon. Guest artist: Hillary Farmer with oil painting demonstration. Come and relax with an interesting art talk at the Cafe with biscuits. By small donation.

Fri., Jan. 31 - TerraZetto Trio hosting at the Roxy. 7 - 9:30pm. This rhythmic, playful, multi instrumental group brings world music in English, French and Portuguese. Doors open at 6:45, tickets $15 at the door.

Wed. & Thurs. & Fri., Feb. 5, 6 & 7 – Twilight Radio Theatre – Valentine’s Double Bill. Old time radio dramas performed live by Adam Kerby, Chris Jans, David Botten and Kathy McIntyre, at the Surf Lodge. 7:30pm. Tix $20- from North Road Sports and the Surf Lodge. For pre-show dinner reservations call 250-247-9231.

Sat., Feb. 22 - Sheila Norgate’s “Mrs. Frank Hokum: Better Living Through Improved Hostessing.” At the Rollo Centre. Tickets now available at North Road Sports. $20 each. 

Weekly Events

Till Thurs., Feb. 6 - The Group of Several, 7 members, are hanging the series of Seagulls, titled “A Clamour of Gulls” at the Church Street Medical Clinic. Featuring Randi Lynch, Judith Madsen, Barb Hague, Janet Johnson, and Esther Robison.

Wednesdays - Family Playtime at the Gabriola Library. January 8 and 15. 10:30am - 11:30am. Drop by with your littles for some play and visiting time with others. This is a Free, drop in event. January 22 and 29 will be Family Storytime.

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

Every Second Sunday - GaLTT trail-work crews. 1:30pm to 3:30pm. See or GaLTT Facebook page for details. Bring your own tools or borrow ours.

Peer Led Exercise Program:  Winter Schedule. Mon & Wed at Hope Centre, 11am-12pm, Fri at Community Hall, 10:45am-11:45am. Contact Suzette, 250-325-1675,

AA meetings - Fridays at Noon (12pm) upstairs at Robert’s Place. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7pm downstairs at the Commons. Tuesdays and Thursdays 8am-9am upstairs at Robert’s. For information contact 250-753-7513.

Gabriola Home Hospice Program Companions in Grief Support Group - If you are experiencing grief and would like to come for support to this safe and understanding group, please contact Claudia at

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,

Community Drop-in Sports 

from the Gabriola Recreation Society

In the Gabriola Elementary School Gym.

Mondays: Basketball: 6:30 – 8:30; Drop-In $5. Ages 14+

Tuesdays: Badminton: 6:30 – 8; Drop-In $5. Ages 14+

Wednesdays: Indoor Soccer: 6:30 – 8; Drop-In $5. Ages 6 to 106

Thursdays: Volleyball: 6:30 – 8:30; Drop-In $4. Ages 14+



Coming Later in 2020

Monday, February 17 - Family Day in BC

Saturday, March 14 - Pi Day (3.14) with Island Meat and Deli

Thurs., Apr. 2 - Sun., Apr. 12 - Isle of the Arts Festival with Gabriola Arts Council

Sun., Apr. 12 - Easter Sunday, annual Easter Egg Hunt details TBA.

Sun., May 10 - Mother's Day.

Sat., May 16 to Monday, May 18 - Victoria Day Long Weekend. Opening weekend for the Gabriola Farmers' Market at the Agi Hall.

Sat., Jun. 6 and Sun., Jun. 7 - Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Community Hall.

Sun., Jun. 7 - Ocean's Day at the Descanso Bay Regional Park.

Sun., Jun. 21 - Father's Day.

Wed., July 1 - Canada Day.

Mon., Aug. 2 - BC Day

Thurs., Aug. 6 - Gabriola Lions Concert on the Green.

Sat., Aug. 8 - Gabriola Island Community Hall Annual Salmon BBQ

Sun., Aug. 9 - Gabriola Cruisers Annual Show n Shine car (and other vehicles) show.

Mon., Sept. 7 - Labour Day

Sat., Oct. 10 - Mon., Oct. 12 - Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour on Gabriola from the Gabriola Arts Council.

Tues., Oct. 31 - Halloween. Date for Gabriola Firefighters Halloween Fireworks show TBA.

Sat., Nov. 28 - Artisan Christmas Fair at the Rollo Centre.

Sat., Dec. 5 - PAC Christmas Fair at the Gabriola Elementary School.

Fri., Dec. 25 - Christmas Day and PHC Spirit Feast.

Fri., Jan. 1, 2021 - Annual Polar Bear Swim at Twin Beaches at 12 Noon.