Sounder Events Calendar starting November 20, 2019

Wednesday, November 20 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 or email


Upcoming Events

Fri., Nov. 22 - New Age of Aging Series: Growing Old is Mandatory, Growing Up is Optional. 1-3pm. Rollo Centre presentation with Dr. Liz Drance, Geriatric Psychiatrist. Call Suzette 250-325-9010 or to register.

Fri. Nov 22, (note 4th Friday) Roxy Coffeehouse featuring singer/songwriter, Bluesman, Gerry Barnum with guest Tom Neville on fiddle. Open Stage 6:30, Feature 8:30, $10

Sat., Nov. 23 - Meat Draw and 50/50 for the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care and Beer’n’Burger with Coastal Community Credit Union. 3:30pm at the Skol

Sat., Nov. 23 - Kick off the Holiday Season with Handel’s Messiah! Performed by the Salt Spring Chamber Choir & Orchestra. Experience the humanity and goodwill of Handel’s beloved choral masterpiece. 2pm-4pm. Gabriola Community Hall. Tix $20 for adult and $5 for youth, available online and at Nature Spirit Earth Market.

Sat., Nov. 23 - Join us for a presentation by The Sustainable Energy Co-op of Gabriola focusing on how Gabriolans can keep things going during a power cut without the need for a generator. 1pm-3pm at the Gabriola Library. Strategies for providing water and heat and for keeping food frozen or cool. Also how much electricity various appliances need and how much solar-powered battery storage would be required to keep some lights on and essential items going. Learn how to keep the lights on sustainably!

Sun., Nov. 24 - Gabriola Power and Sail Squadron will host impelling informative afternoon presentation by Fisheries and Oceans at Rollo Centre from 2pm to 4pm. Subject matter will be whales, dolphins, & porpoises and ways to protect them and other marine subjects, as the audience may request. Discussion & exchange of ideas will follow. Tea, coffee, & snacks will be available. Admission by donation. Everyone welcome.

Wed. Nov. 27, Film, Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears. 7p.m. at the Roxy. 1980 Oscar winner follows 3 young women who move to late-’50’s Moscow for work and romance. A rare peek at everyday life behind the Iron Curtain. Officialdom called it “soppy melodrama not worthy of the Soviet woman” but it was hugely popular in Russia. English Subtitles. 247-9182. Fundraiser for Sanctuary Gabriola

Thurs., Nov. 28 - Seniors Appreciation Lunch. 10:30am - 12:30pm. Prepared and served by Robert Stutzman of Robert’s Place with Gabriola Elementary School children. Sing-a-long with Aileen Adam and Steve Elder, Call Suzette 250-325-9010 or

Fri., Nov. 29 - Global Climate Strike. 12-1pm. Gather for the march near the bus stop at Folk Life Village.

Fri., Nov 29 - A Spiritual Travelogue to the Lands of Hildegard of Bingen and Francis of Assisi, at the Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre (behind Post Office). 1pm-2:30pm. Journey with Gabriolan Maureen Wild, to these special lands within Germany and Italy with a multimedia presentation of her recent photos and inspirational music/chant from each place. By donation. Any surplus goes to support the Gabriola Ecumenical Society.

Nov 29 to Dec 1 - Gabriola Players presents Ali Baba  at the Community Hall. Fri. & Sat. 7pm, Sat.&Sun. at 2pm. Tickets ($17 Adults $5 Kids) at North Road Sports or online:

Sun., Dec. 1 - 7th annual Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department Food & Toy Drive. Schedule to be posted in November 27 Sounder and on Facebook. All items collected go to PHC.

Sun., Dec. 1 - A Sparkling Holiday Season Kickoff Show. Five singers. Host Roger Christie & singer, with Heidi Burtenshaw, Jenny Morgan and 8 year old Isla Morgan, along with comedian and songwriter Kerry Unger and Marty Steele on piano/ keyboards. Doors open 1:30 pm. Show 2pm. Advance Tickets at North Road Sports. Adults $15. Kids $10.

Wed. Thurs. & Fri. & Sat., Dec. 11, 12, 13 & 14 Twilight Radio Theatre Presents “A Christmas Story” a Live Radio Drama, starring Chris Jans, Kathy McIntyre, David Botten, Adam Kerby and special guest: Jocelyn Hallett, at the Surf Lodge. 7:30pm. Tix $20- from North Road Sports and the Surf Lodge Pub. For pre-show dinner reservations call 250-247-9231.

Thurs., Dec. 12 - EmPower Gabriola, the island’s Sustainable Energy Co-op, is having its second Annual General Meeting at 6 pm upstairs at the Gabriola Commons. Anyone interested is welcome to attend to learn what’s been happening and take part in the discussion of future plans, but only those who have purchased the $30 membership share by time of meeting are eligible to vote. More information, including how to become a member, may be found at

Thurs, December 12, 3pm - Afternoon 12:12:12 Winter Solstice Full Moon Meditation Journey with Allannah Dow + carol weaver @ GAHC, 476 South Rd, limited seating - Tix @ North Road Sports.


Holiday craft fairs

Sat., Nov. 30 - Artisan Christmas Fair. 10am - 3pm at the Rollo Seniors’ Centre.

Sat., Dec. 7 - Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Fair. 10am to 3pm. at the school.

Sat., Dec. 14 - Gabriola Agricultural Association Co-op Christmas Craft Fair. 10am til 3pm at the Community Hall.


Weekly Events

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

Wednesdays - Kirtan Bliss at the Commons Yurt. 7pm. Singing is the language of the heart. Feel unity and participate in the magic of “together.” 

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: Mon & Wed at Hope Centre, 11am – 12pm, Fri at Community Hall, 10:45am-11:45am. New? Contact Suzette Delmage, Program Coordinator to arrange orientation. 250-325-1675 or

AA meetings - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8am, upstairs at Robert’s Place. Fridays at Noon (12pm) upstairs at Robert’s Place. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7pm downstairs at the Commons. 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,


Community Drop-in Sports

In the Gabriola Elementary School Gym.

Ages 14+ (except Soccer which is ages 6 to 106)

Mondays – Basketball: 6:30 – 8:30; Drop-In $5

Tuesdays – Badminton: 6:30 – 8; Drop-In $5

Wednesdays – Indoor Soccer: 6:30 – 8; Drop-In $5

Thursdays – Volleyball: 6:30 – 8:30; Drop-In $4


Events later in 2019

December 25: Christmas Day & PHC Spirit Feast.

January 1, 2020: Polar Bear Swim at Twin Beaches at Noon.