Sounder Events Calendar starting January 23, 2018

Tuesday, January 23 2018

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

Thurs., Jan. 25 - Seniors Monthly Luncheon. 10:30am -12:30pm, at the Rollo Centre. Featuring “The Ballad of Moby Dick” with Bryon Thompson, Jill King & Jake Galbraith.  All seniors are welcome! Call Suzette at 250-616-3195 for more info.

Thurs., Jan. 25 - Gabriola Cruisers invites all Members and Car & Bike Enthusiasts to our monthly meeting. It will be held at the Gabriola Golf Club at 7 PM. Those wishing to eat should arrive earlier. Parking will no longer be allowed on the driving range, it can be in the staff parking area or the club parking lot.

Thurs., Jan. 25 - 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.

Fri., Jan. 26 - Gabriola Writers Social – all writers welcome to social gathering. Bring snack/drink. $5 donation to cover costs. 7-9pm, The Centre 1475 Peterson Rd. Info:

Sat., Jan. 27 - Gabriola Elementary School Grade 7 Bottle drive, chili and bake sale. 10am to 2pm. All proceeds to support the Grade 7 year-end trip.

Sat., Jan. 27 - Saturday Family Storytime at the Library 11-11:30 am. It’s Family Literacy Day and we’re celebrating by launching our new monthly Saturday Storytime for families. Join us for fun songs, stories, and rhymes to share and stay afterward for visiting and Duplo block play time. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Jan. 27 – Ratepayers Tax Discussion. 1:30 at the Rollo Seniors Center. Bring your assessment for a bottle of Aspirin prize for the highest % increase.

Sat., Jan. 27 - A Night of Canadian Folk Music Talent at The Roxy. 7:30pm. Tickets $15 at the door. Chamber folk duo Citizen Jane. Lea Kirstein on cello, viola, fiddle and vocals. Reenie Perkovic on guitar, mandolin and vocals. BC’s cello folk duo. Hale and Hearty. Rachel Capon on cello and vocals. Eli Bender on cello and vocals.

Sat., Jan. 27 - Coffeehouse at GAC Arts Centre. Ben Miller (Scottish Border pipes) Anita MacDonald (fiddle/Gaelic) Zakk Cormier (guitar/feet) 8:30. Open Stage 6:30. $10

Sun., Feb. 4 - Gabriola Museum AGM. 1:30pm at the Arts Centre, 476 South Road. Followed by special presentation by Jill Yuzwa, “Distinct Place. Gabriola Island: Cultural Sustainability in the Creative Economy”.

Sun., Feb. 4 - Lulu presents: Robert Cohen, cello & Patricia Tao, Piano at 1051 Pat Burns Avenue. 3pm. Advance tickets $25 at North Road Sports & Clothing, $30 at the door, Youth 16 & under $10

Wed., Feb. 7 - Tending the Lands, Tending the Sea: Traditional Land and Resource Management on the BC Coast. Part of the Gabriola Land and Trails Trust Annual General Meeting with Guest Speaker Dr. Nancy J. Turner. Emeritus Professor, Environmental Studies, University of Victoria. Dr. Turner is an eminent ethnobotanist who has worked with First Nations elders and cultural specialists in north-western North America for over 40 years in an effort to collaboratively document and retain traditional knowledge of plants and habitats. She will discuss the traditional knowledge, land and resource management systems of Indigenous Peoples. Her presentation integrates the fields of botany and ecology with those of anthropology, geography and linguistics.This presentation is complimentary to and supportive of the From Truth to Reconciliation Speakers Series.

Wed. & Thurs., Feb 7 & 8 – Twilight Radio Theatre presents an Old Time Radio Valentine’s Triple Feature, starring Adam Kerby, David Botten, Chris Jans and 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

Sat. Feb. 17 - Food Forum at the Community Hall, in support of local food growers & producers. Starts at noon, speaker at 2:30, followed by discussion at 2:45 about food issues. Donations pay for hall rent. Details: Tsiporah at 250-247-8350

Sun., Feb. 18 - Gabriola Commons Mortgage Burning Celebration rescheduled. 2pm at the Commons. More info to follow. Contact or Bob Andrew 247-325-8059.

Weekly Events

Tuesdays - Ever wonder about Jesus? Who he is? What he says? Come find out for yourself by reading the Bible together. Or just come listen. Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm at Gabriola Fellowship Church, 775 Church St. We’ll be starting the New Testament, Jan 9, 2018. Everybody welcome. Bibles provided or bring your own. Call Jonathan at 250.247.9767 for info/questions.

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. 

Peer Led Exercise Group, Mon thru Thurs, 11am-12pm at Gabriola Rec Society Office (inside the elementary school) and Friday 11am – 12pm at the Community Hall. This circuit style exercise program supports those people who are managing chronic health conditions.  New participants must register. Contact Suzette Delmage Program Coordinator at 250-616-3195 or

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 in 2018
Mon., Feb. 12 - Family Day
Sun., March 4 - Healing Arts Fair at the Gabriola Island Community Hall.
Thurs., April 5 - Sun., April 15 - Isle of the Arts Festival from the Gabriola Arts Council.
Sun., May 13 - Mother's Day Tea at the Community Hall. Hosted by the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care.
Sat., June 16 and Sun., June 17 - Silva Bay Fishing Derby.
Thurs., Aug. 9 - Gabriola Lions Concert on the Green
Sat., Aug 11 - Annual Salmon BBQ at the Gabriola Island Community Hall.
Sun., Aug. 12 - Annual Gabriola Cruisers Show n Shine.
Fri., Aug 17 - Sun., Aug 19 - Gabriola Arts Council Theatre Festival.
Sat., Sept. 8 - Agi Association Farm to Table Feast.
Sat., Sept. 22 - Harvest Party at the Surf Lodge. Hosted by the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care.
Sat., Oct. 6 - Mon., Oct. 8 - Thanksgiving Studio Tour. From the Gabriola Arts Council.