Sounder Events Calendar starting November 17, 2015

Wednesday, November 18 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

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.

Wed., Nov. 18 - Family Movie Night from 5-7 pm at the Gabriola Library. We’ll be watching Strange Magic on the big screen, complete with popcorn. Drop in.

Fri., Nov. 20 - Paws 4 Stories. Children read one-on-one to Therapy dog Pepper and his handler Adela. Call library at 250-247-7878 to sign up for a 15-minute session. 3-4 pm.

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. 

Fri., Nov. 20 - 6 – 9pm. HIVE Gallery Opening: Intertidal Works by Alice Rich and Karen Curry. Nov. 20 – Dec. 2. Artist Talk Nov. 22, 2pm

Sat., Nov. 21 and Sun., Nov. 22 - “Cut to the Chase Theatre” presents “Doubt: A Parable” by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Robin Kelley. This dynamic staged reading is at The Theatre Centre, 1475 Peterson Rd., Nov. 21 at 7pm and Nov. 22 at 2pm. Tix by donation at the door. Info 247-9776

Wed., Nov. 25 - Author talk with David Smith “Why Bother Learning About the World At All?” 1-2 pm at the Gabriola Library. David Smith has written numerous award-winning books on geography and social studies for young people. He is from Victoria, BC. Everyone welcome.

Fri., Nov. 27 to Sun., Nov. 29 - Gabriola Players presents Robin Hood and His Merry Men. A hero to cheer, a villain to boo – and a dancing cow! Family fun at the Community Hall on November 27 & 28 at 7pm, November 28 & 29 at 2pm. Tickets: $17 (adults) $5 (youth) at North Road Sports and online at Under-fives free with a Food Bank donation.

Sun., Dec. 6 - 4th Annual Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department Food and Toy Drive. Drop food or toy donations into one of the gift-wrapped totes, or come see the firefighters during their decorated fire truck drive. Map of route to be printed in November 24 Sounder.

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. Favourite stories, songs, and rhymes... all about turkeys! For children birth to 5 years. Drop in.

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. 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., Dec. 5 - Gabriola Spinners and Weavers Guild and the Pallet People Annual Craft Sale. 10-4pm at the Rollo Sr. Centre. Door prize, complementary coffee and goodies. Fibre crafts, cards, paintings, swags, tree ornaments & much more.

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