Sounder Events Calendar starting January 8, 2020

Wednesday, January 8 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. 11 - Poetry Gabriola Annual General Meeting, 5:30pm at The Roxy. Special appearance by GMO: the Gabriola Micro-Synth Orchestra 7pm. Contact: (250) 247-7587.

Sun., Jan. 12 - Bottle Drive fundraiser for the Gabriola students going on the NDSS Band Program trip to Cuba in February. 10am to 2pm. Gabriola Elementary School. Bottles/cans can be dropped off at 390 Hill Road up to the morning of the 12th, and at the school up to 2pm on Sun, Jan 12.

Mon., Jan. 13 - Gabriola Chamber Ensemble extends an invitation to singers and instrumentalists to join us for our spring 2020 season. Meet at the Christ Church on South Road at 6pm for appetizer & dessert potluck with Musical Director, Brad Shipley, and to meet-and-greet and hear music planned for our spring concert.

Wed., Jan. 15 - Family Movie Night at the Gabriola Library. 5pm. We’re showing a family-friendly movie on our big screen, complete with popcorn! This month’s movie is The Secret Life of Pets 2. Free, drop in event. Everyone welcome.

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.

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.

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.


Weekly Events

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 are cancelled until future notice. 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,

Straight Outta Gabriola podcast series – Tuck in to island stories. Ken Gurr is producing this series, with new episodes posted every 3 weeks or so (island time!)  Google search and listen online @ straightouttagabriola or on any podcast player app. Sign-up for next show alerts at


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.