Sounder Events Calendar starting November 21, 2018

Wednesday, November 21 2018

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, email or click here.

Christmas Craft Fair dates are now being posted below Upcoming Events.



Upcoming Events

Wed., Nov. 21 - Family Movie Night at the Gabriola Library. 5 pm. It’s movie time! We’re showing Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie on our big TV, complete with popcorn! Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., Nov. 22 - The Gabriola Community Investment Co-op will hold its inaugural Annual General Meeting at 6pm in the PHC Dining Room at the Commons. Membership shares will be available.

Fri-Sun Nov. 23-25 - Gabriola Players presents the world premiere of Pirates of Nursery Rhyme Island by Lesley Hazeldine. Panto fun for all the family. Community Hall, Fri & Sat at 7pm and Sat & Sun at 2pm. Bring the kids early so they can paint their own pirate masks. Tickets $15 for adults and $5 for children at North Road Sports or online at

Sat., Nov. 24 - Author talk with Linda Rogers and Bill Stenson. 2 pm at the Library. Gabriola’s Friends of the Library present a double book launch with two local Vancouver Island authors: Linda Rogers is from Victoria and will be sharing her book of short stories Crow Jazz, and novelist Bill Stenson is Winner of the 4th Great BC Novel Contest. Bill will be sharing his novel Ordinary Strangers. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Nov. 24 - Maison Bleue Studio Art Sale and Open House. 1105 Pat Burns Ave. 11am -4:30pm.

Sun. Nov. 25 – Visual treats galore at Gabriola Photography Club’s Fall Show & Sale, Rollo Centre, 12pm-4pm. Prints, cards, slideshow, draw prizes. Free admission.

Sun., Nov. 25 - Gabriola Ecumenical Event - Poetry and Music at the Netloft. 1960 Murray Road. 3pm-5pm. Admission by donation. Poet, Leanne McIntosh and musicians Carolyn Bell and Jacqui Parker-Snedker explore with the audience the creative process of poetry and music.”

Fri., Nov. 28 - EmPower, Gabriola’s newly formed Sustainable Energy Co-op, is having its inaugural Annual General Meeting on at 6 pm upstairs at the Gabriola Commons. Anyone interested is welcome to attend to hear what’s planned and take part in the discussion, but only those who have paid the $30 membership fee on/by Nov 14th are eligible to vote, including for the next directors. Basic objectives plus Memorandum of Association, Rules, and Membership Form are available at To become a member and/or find out more send an email to

Fri., Nov. 23 - ROXY Coffeehouse, DREAMYTH, Andrea, Joood, Rich, Jeremy, Wayne Mercier- guitars, accordions, whistles, fiddle, percussion. Open Stage 6:30, Feature 8:30, $10.

Thurs., Nov. 29 - Christ Church Gabriola hosts a video and discussion on “Making Sense of Anxiety in Children and Youth” Gordon Neufeld Institute. 10am - 12pm with childcare, 7pm-9pm with no childcare. All Caregivers Welcome.

Thurs., Nov. 29 - 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.

Thurs., Nov. 29 - Gabriola Cruisers will be continuing the tradition of our November pot luck dinner. 1350 Peterson Rd at 5 P.M. RSVP to at or 250-247-9517. Event includes the infamous “brown bag auction” and non-perishable food items will be collected for local distribution.

Sat., Dec. 1 -Death Café at the Library. 1 pm. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. Free, but space is limited. Please call the library at 250-247-7878 to sign up.

Sun., Dec. 2 - The Gabriola Chamber Ensemble with Director, Brad Shipley, singers and instrumentalists, present their Fall Concert 2:30pm. Christ Church Gabriola, 2600 South Road. Tickets at the door, $15.00, children under 16 free with an adult. The program will include selections from Camille Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio and Giovanni Pergolesi’s Sabat Mater along with some familiar seasonal tunes.

Sun., Dec. 2 - 7th 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.

Fri., Dec. 7 - The Kerplunks release party for Lullabies For Big Eyes, their already award-winning hour-long sleep opus. Also; world premier of Learn Make Play (the band’s miniseries pilot episode, Cake), Clever Trever, and the Lullabies Video Project. Enter to win free tix for you and your family by submitting a bedtime story by Nov 25 to 6:30-8pm Tix $10 @ The Hive, North Road Sports, the door

Wed. & Thurs., Dec. 12 & 13 – Twilight Radio Theatre  Presents It’s A Wonderful Life – 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 Dining Room & Pub. Pre-show dinner reservations: 250-247-9231

Craft fairs

Sat., Nov. 24 - Artisan Christmas Craft Fair at the Rollo Centre.

Sat., Dec. 1 - Gabriola Elementary School Parents Advisory Council Craft Fair.

Sat., Dec. 1 - Art n’ Cards n’ Stuff. Last Chance Salon Show and Sale. 10+ Artists. Rollo Centre. 10-4

Sat., Dec. 8 - Gabriola Agricultural Association Craft Fair. At the Gabriola Island Community Hall. 10am till 3pm.

Weekly Events

Tuesday thru Friday 9am-4pm till Nov. 30. Hurry, unique scratch art for sale at Professional Centre. Great for Christmas gifts. 

Tuesdays - Tech Tuesdays at the Gabriola Library. 1:30 – 3 pm. Sign up for free ½ hour tech help sessions with our librarian.

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

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

Peer Led Exercise Group - Mon & Wed @ HOPE Centre 11am-12pm; Tues & Thurs at Gabriola Rec. Office 11am-12pm; Fri @ Community Hall, 10:45am – 11:45am. Drop-in fee $2. Circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. New participants wanting to register, please contact Suzette Delmage, Program Coordinator at 250-325-1675 or

AA meetings. 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.

Al-Anon meeting to support those affected by the alcoholism and/or drug addiction of a family member or friend. Mondays at 12 and Thursdays at 7pm upstairs at Roberts Place upstairs. For information please call 250-247-8330.

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,


Jan. 1 - Polar Bear Swim at Gabriola Sands (Twin Beaches) Provincial Park. Horn sounds at Noon.