Sounder Events Calendar starting January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23 2019

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.


Upcoming Events

Sat., Jan. 26 - Lulu presents Visions 20-21, Roger Admiral, piano. At the Phoenix Auditorium, The Haven. 2:15 pre-concert introduction. 3pm concert. Advance tickets $25 at North Road Sports and Clothing / $30 at the door. $5 for Youth (16 and under)

Wed., Jan. 30 - Play For All. A general meeting of the Gabriola Health and Wellness Collaborative with updates on accomplishments, awards, and projects. Listen to keynote presentations by two UBC Okanagan scholars on how incorporating elements of play into our daily lives can ensure Gabriola is a vibrant, healthy community for all ages. Speakers: Dr. Beverlie Dietze - Outdoor Play: Creating Wonder in Childhood that Lasts a Lifetime; Dr. Sharon McCoubrey - Art as Play. 9am to 12 noon. Families and children are welcome to attend. Childcare provided.

Thurs., Jan. 31 - 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.

Thurs., Jan. 31 - Gabriola Cruisers monthly mtg. Golf Club, 6pm for burgers, 7pm Meeting. 50/50 draw. Come and find out our plans for 2019 and meet Leo Green the owner of Monte’s Automotive in Nanaimo. Monte’s is the business that is on Terminal Ave and is into car restorations and he has some exciting news about getting all the local car clubs together and planning an event. Public Welcome.

Sat. Feb. 2 – Welcome back Spring and the return of the light with Song of Imbolc Sacred Sound Journey with carol weaver and Allannah Dow at the Net Loft. 1pm. $10 - $20 at the Door. Presented by the Gabriola Ecumenical Society.

Sun., Feb. 3 - Learn how to keep your poultry healthy! The Small Flock Poultry Health Workshop is a 1-day course intended for owners of small flocks who wish to learn more about common poultry diseases and ways to prevent them. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Gabriola Agricultural Hall. $5 course fee with all proceeds going to the local Gabriola Agricultural Association Coop. All members of the public are welcome to attend but space is limited. Pre-registration is required by Jan 31, 2019. Register online at

Wed. & Thurs., Feb. 6 & 7 – Twilight Radio Theatre – Valentine’s Triple Feature. 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.

Sun., Feb. 10 - GaLTT Annual General Meeting. Guest speaker: Dr. Richard Hebda on Climate Change and the Gulf Islands Environment. Doors open for member registration: 6:30 pm. Dr. Hebda’s presentation: 7:00 pm. GaLTT AGM business meeting: 8:15 pm. Gabriola Golf and Country Club. Public admission by donation at the door.

Weekly Events

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Gabriola Library. 10:30am – 11 am.

Wednesdays - Free Chess Lessons at the Rollo with local chess expert and experienced educator Peter Danenhower. 7pm-9pm. Contact

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

Peer Led Exercise Group Winter Schedule, Classes start week of  Jan 7.  Mon & Wed @ Hope Centre 11am-12pm. Tues & Thurs at Gabriola Rec Office 11am-12pm. Fri @ Community Hall, 10:45am – 11:45am. Drop-in fee $2. This circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. New participants please contact Suzette Delmage, Program Coordinator at 250-325-1675 or

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,


2019 Events
February 18: BC Family Day
March 14:  PI Day at Island Meat and Deli
April 4 - 14: Isle of the Arts Festival. Gabriola Arts Council.
April 19-21: Easter Weekend
May 18-20: May Long Weekend including Victoria Day
June 1 & 2: Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Community Hall
June 15 & 16: Silva Bay Fishing Derby
June 29 to July 1: Canada Day Long Weekend
August 3 to 5: August Long Weekend including BC Day
August 8: Gabriola Lions Concert on the Green
August 10: Community Hall Salmon BBQ
August 11: Gabriola Cruisers Show n Shine
August 31-September 2: September Long Weekend, including the Cultivate Festival. Gabriola Arts Council.
September 7 - Farm to Table Feast
October 12 to 14: Thanksgiving Long Weekend, including the Gabriola Arts Council Studio Tour.
November 11: Remembrance Day, held at the memorial cairn at the Gabriola RCMP Detachment.
November 30: Artisan Christmas Fair at the Rollo Centre
December 7: Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Fair
December 25: Christmas Day & PHC Spirit Feast.
January 1, 2020: Polar Bear Swim at Twin Beaches at Noon.