Sounder Events Calendar starting November 21, 2017

Tuesday, November 21 2017

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

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

Tues., Nov. 21 - The Young’uns Tuesday performance is SOLD OUT.

Wed., Nov. 22 - Second Show added of The Young’uns, from Teeside U.K. 7:30pm at the Roxy. Tickets $15 at North Road Sports or $20 at the door.

Thurs., Nov. 23 - Seniors’ Monthly Luncheon. 10:30am-12:30pm at the Rollo Centre. Featuring Carol Weaver and Jacqui Parker-Snedker. Join us for good food, fun and entertainment. All welcome!

Fri. Nov 24 - Coffeehouse at Roxy featuring “Carol Weaver & Friends.” Mix of folk, country, vocal chants. Open stage signup 6:30, feature 8:30. Admission $10 donation.

Fri., Nov. 24 - Careless Care: Considering ‘Indian’ Hospitals and Residential Schools in Canada. Dr. Laurie Meijer Drees & Dr. Laura Cranmer  VIU professors in First Nations Studies. 7-9pm Surf Lodge. Registration at North Road Sports $20

Fri., Nov. 24 - Sun., Nov. 26 - Gabriola Players’ 11th Annual Pantomime: May the Farce Be with You. Fun for the whole family. Evening performances Fri. and Sat. 7:00 pm; Matinees Sat. and Sun. 2:00 pm at the Community Hall. More info at

Sat., Nov. 25 Medecine Sans Frontiere (Doctors without Borders) with guest speaker  Dr. Marten van Wijher a MSF worker rom the Netherlands. At the Commons 2:00pm.

Sat., Nov. 25 - Federation of BC Writers Triple Book Launch. 2 pm. Come hear Jane Reddington, Pam Moreside, and Gerritt Verstraete read from their new self-published books, and hear all about what they learned in the process. Free, drop in at the Gabriola Library. Everyone welcome.

Sun., Nov. 26 - Youth Group at the Gabriola Rod, Gun and Conservation Club begins. Noon registration. Ends at 4pm. Details:  Paul Metcalfe at 247-2070.

Tues., Nov. 28 - How to Reduce Your Risk of Falling. The Gabriola Health Care Foundation is sponsoring a free public talk by fall prevention authority, Dr. Vicky Scott. At the Rollo Centre from 2pm to 4 pm.

Thurs., Nov. 30 - 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.

Sat., Dec. 2 - Death Café at the Library. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. Space is limited. Please call the library at 250-247-7878 to sign up.

Sun., Dec. 3 - 6th annual Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department Food & Toy Drive. Schedule to be posted in November 28 Sounder and on Facebook. All items collected go to PHC.

Mon., Dec. 4 - The Gabriola Chamber Ensemble, Brad Shipley, Director, presents “Winter Illuminations.” Come and enjoy a robust and delicious program of rich and seasonal harmonies that will propel you right into the Christmas Spirit. 7pm. Christ Church Gabriola (formerly Gabriola United). Tickets at the door, $15.00, children under 10 free with an adult.

Tues., Wed. & Thurs., Dec. 5, 6 & 7 – Twilight Radio Theatre  Presents Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – a Live Radio Drama, starring Chris Jans, Kathy McIntyre, David Botten, Adam Kerby and special guest: Tina Jones, at the Surf Lodge. 7:30pm. Tix $20- from North Road Sports and the Surf Lodge Dining Room & Pub. For pre-show dinner reservations call 250-247-9231.



Craft fairs

Sat., Nov. 25 - Gabriola Artisan Christmas Fair. 10am-3pm. Rollo Seniors’ Centre. 685 North Rd.

Sat., Dec. 2 - Gabriola Elementary School Christmas Craft Fair. 10am - 3pm. Over 60 local artisans, the famous cookie walk, christmas raffle, silent auction, and more! Silent Auction is 10am till 2pm. SILENT AUCTION IS 10-2 fundraiser for the Gabriola Parents Advisory Committee - funds raised go to enhancing our school.

Sat., Dec. 9 - Agi Association Christmas Craft Fair. At the Gabriola Island Community Hall. 10am to 3pm.


Weekly Events

Library Weekly Events - Lego Club on Tuesdays 3pm to 4:30pm. Family Storytime on Wednesdays 10:30am to 11am. French Conversation Circle on Thursdays 1pm to 2pm. Spanish Conversation Circle on Thursdays 2pm to 3pm. 

Fridays - The Palette People continue to Host ART Demonstrations, Discussions & Coffee. 685 North Rd Rollo Centre. 10am-12pm. Nov. 24: Tony Grove Artist  “Painting, Carving and Teaching”. Currently the Medical Clinic, has a display of Tony Grove Paintings upstairs. Dec. 8: Ken Manninen and  David Coe  “Lively Watercolours” Just returned from a Jean Haines (British) workshop class.

Peer Led Exercise Group - Mon thru Thurs, from 11am-12pm at Gabriola Rec Society Office (beside the elementary school). Fridays at Community Hall 11am-12pm. This circuit style exercise program supports those people who are managing chronic health conditions. $2 drop-in. For info contact Suzette 250-616-3195,

AA meetings. Closed meeting for alcoholics only. 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.

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings - Every Tuesday and Saturday @ 7pm. 675 North Road. PHC Building (downstairs of the Commons).

Al-Anon meeting to support those affected by the alcoholism and/or drug addiction of a family member or friend.  Mondays 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Robert’s upstairs.  For information please call 250-247-8330.

Caregiver Support group for family and friends of people living with dementia. Third Thursday of the month: 10:30 to noon in the Community Health Centre. For information call Jane Hope, 1-800-462-2833, 


Coming later in 2017

Mon., Dec. 25 - Annual Spirit Feast. Hosted by the People for a Healthy Community.

Mon., Jan. 1, 2018 - Annual Polar Bear Swim. Gabriola Sands (Twin Beaches) Provincial Park at noon.