Sounder Events Calendar starting November 10, 2015

Tuesday, November 10 2015

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

Listings are $10/wk or get four weeks for $35.

Scroll to bottom to see more events 
(including Christmas Fairs) coming later in the year.

For listings longer than 25 words, extra words are 20 cents each.

To submit: Call 250-247-9337, email or click here.

Upcoming Events

Wed., Nov. 11 - Remembrance Day. Gabriola ceremony to be held in front of the memorial cairn at the Gabriola RCMP Detachment. 10:40 start.

Thurs, Nov. 12 - Everyday Experts - Join us at the Gabriola Library for an afternoon of discovering your ancestors with Jacquie Jessup, a graduate of the National Institute of Genealogical Studies - University of Toronto and a member of the Nanaimo Family History Society will be here to help you discover how to find your ancestors, where your information is being kept and how to access it. 2-3pm. Drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat, Nov 14 – Mystics of India – 1-4pm at The NetLoft (1960 Murray Rd). A half-day retreat with Pandit Tejomaya. Hosted as part of the Gabriola Ecumenical Society’s 2015-2016 series ‘A Walk on the Mystical Side.’ All are welcome.  Suggested donation $20.

Sat., Nov. 14 - Refugees? Want to help? Bring some to Gabriola! Refugees entering Canada fare better when ordinary Canadians make a commitment to their success. Gabriolans are forming a sponsorship group and we welcome others to add their time, money and talent. Information and organization meeting will be held at 2pm at the WI Hall. Contacts John 325-3064 or Don

Sat., Nov. 14 - Gabriola Museum Gift Shop open for Christmas Shopping 10:30am -4 pm. Books, local artisan wares.

Sat., Nov. 14 - Gabriola United Church Christmas Tea and Bazaar. 2-4pm at the Community Hall. Admission free, enjoy Coffee Tea Sandwiches, goodies $6. Bake table, frozen soups, plants and granny table. 

Tues., Nov. 17 - ​Dr. Jennifer Dyck works with people of all ages and health concerns and follows the Six Naturopathic Principles to assess, educate, treat, and support her patients in health and the process of healing. She has a special interest in digestive complaints and hormone imbalances, and also runs the Pain Relief Program through Valentus Clinics in Victoria, BC - she will be conducting a seminar at Nature Spirit Earth Market to build awareness on different probiotics and their applications. Limited seating please reserve at the store or call 247-0210. 6:30 pm at Nature Spirit Earth Market.

Fri., Nov. 20 - Tap Dance Sensations. Surf Lodge, 8:00pm. Joel Hanna, principal dancer with Riverdance, is leaping from NYC to Gabriola. Joel has fused TAP & Flamenco –creating a unique style of percussive dance, which of course has a wee bit of the Irish. Tre Dumas, renowned hoofer from Chicago, will be shuffling in with a Motown beat and hittin the wood at the Surf. The evening is completed with the melodic finesse of Tim Harrison. These three guys are going to be magical. Tix $23-avail-Surf and Hive. Only 80 tix. 

Weekly Events

Mondays - Intentional Aging. Exploring the path from Senior to Elder. An 8-week program from the Gabriola Arts Council Healing Power of Art Program. For more information or to register, phone 250-325-4212 or email

Tuesdays - Library Lego Club. 3-4:30 pm. Drop-in free play Lego time best suited for children 6 – 12 years.

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Library. 10:30-11 am. Stories, songs, and rhymes. For children birth to 5 years.

Wednesdays - Compassionate Connections – ‘A safe place to talk about hard things’ – Sharing & listening. For anyone dealing with a challenge to their mental well being – free, ongoing, professionally moderated. Community Health Centre on Church Street. Lower Level meeting room – 11a.m.

AA meeting. Tuesdays at the Surf Lodge at 8am. Closed meeting for alcoholics only. AA also meets at the WI Hall on South Road every Sun., Wed., and Fri. at 7 p.m and at noon on Fri. For information contact 250-753-7513.

Narcotics Anonymous - Mondays @ 7pm. Above Robert’s/GABE Shop (stairs around the back). For information call or text 250-327-1362

Christmas markets

Sat., Nov. 14 - Jingle Bell Craft Fair at the Gabriola Golf Course. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 21 - The Gabriola Commons Christmas Craft Fair. At both the Commons and Rollo Centre between 10am & 3pm. More info at

Sat., Nov. 28 - Surf Lodge Christmas Craft Sale. 10am - 5pm.

Sat., Dec. 5 - Gabriola Elementary Christmas Craft Fair. 10am – 3pm.

Sat., Nov. 14 - Jingle Bell Craft Fair at the Gabriola Golf Course. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 21 - Commons Christmas Craft Fair. 10am - 3pm, held at the Commons and Rollo Centre.

Sat., Dec. 5 - Gabriola Elementary School Parents Advisory Committee Christmas Craft Fair. 10am -3pm in the School.

Sat., Dec. 12 - Agi Christmas Craft Fair at the Community Hall. Email

To have your holiday market listing included on the Christmas Market List, contact Derek by phone at 250-247-9337 or email