Sounder Events Calendar starting January 20, 2014

Monday, January 20 2014

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

Thurs., Jan. 23 -- PHC Seniors Luncheon at The Rollo Centre. 10:30 to 12:30. Info: PHC Seniors Resource Centre: 325-2273.

Fri., Jan. 24 & Sat., Jan. 25 - 9th Gabriola Film Festival. Phoenix Auditorium. Friday evening, Saturday afternoon & evening. Festival pass $20 for all films. Information about program & admission at website:

Sat., Jan. 25 - Morning Musical Celebration with Singer-Songwriter Linnea Good & Juno Nominee musician David Jonsson. 9:30am at Gabriola United Church. Details in ad on page 3.

Sat., Jan. 25 - Cabin Fever @ the Gabriola Golf Course & Honky Tonk featuring “Rural Roots.” Door opens at 7pm. Show at 8pm. Tickets $5.00 Golf Course and Art Works

Sun., Jan. 26 - GaLTT Trail Volunteer Work Party. Broom Bash at Petroglyph Park at 1:30. We will bring all of the GaLTT extractigators.

Thurs., Jan. 30 - “Between Wind and Water” -  Gabriola boatbuilder and artist Tony Grove,  and filmmaker Tobi Elliott, will give a multi-visual presentation on restoring Dorothy, Canada’s oldest sailboat, at 7:30 pm at the Haven’s Phoenix Auditorium Sponsored by the Gabriola Museum. Admission by donation.

Thurs., Feb. 6 - Compassionate Communication: Speaking and Listening from your Core. with Non-Violent Communication facilitator Mitch Miyagawa. Free info session. 4:30 - 6:30pm @ PHC in The Commons. Followed by Workshop Feb. 22/Feb. 23rd. Space Limited. register: • 250-538-7696.

UPcoming Workshops

Wed., Jan. 22 - Cheesemaking Workshop: Brie. Learn how to make Brie and explore the theory or ripening different cheeses. Lunch and wine included in course. $100. 11-3pm. Call Paula at 250-247-8635 or email

Sun., Jan. 26 - Cheesemaking Workshop: Hard Cheeses. Extends basic knowledge to make two variaties of hard, pressed cheese. Choose from colby, gruyere, jarlsberg, asiago, havarti or gouda. $100. 11-3pm Call Paula at 250-247-8635 or email

Weekly Events

Tuesdays - Rides to Nanaimo are offered every Tuesday for seniors (or those on disability). Volunteers with the Circle of Care Program at People for a Healthy Community (PHC) will drive to Dr’s appointments or for shopping on the 10:05 am ferry to return on the 2:30 ferry. Contact the PHC Seniors Resource Centre for more details: 250-325-2273 or email:

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Library is at 10:30am and resumes January 8, 2014.

Wednesdays - Weekly Jam at the Gabriola Golf Club. Starts at 8:30 p.m. and goes late. Electric/acoustic/a cappella ... you never know what you might hear! Bring an instrument or just your ears.

Saturdays - Workbees at the Commons 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., followed by warm friendly lunch 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.

Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people who are, or have been, affected by someone else’s drinking.  Al-Anon meets on the first Monday of every month at the WI Hall at 7 pm.  For info call 250-247-2030

Narcotics Anonymous - Gabriola meetings are Thursdays at 7 p.m. on the lower level of the Commons.

Coming in 2014

Thursday, August 7 - Gabriola Lions' Club Concert on the Green featuring "The Timebenders"

Saturday, August 9, 2013 - 59th Annual Salmon BBQ at the Community Hall. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 3rd Annual Brickyard Beast 10km run.

August 2014 - Gabriola Theatre Festival. Website here.

October 2014 - Gabriola Arts Council Thanksgiving Studio Tour. GAC site here.