Sounder Events Calendar starting November 5, 2012

Monday, November 5 2012

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


Upcoming Events

Mon. & Tues., Nov. 5 & 6 - Honey Tasting - Brenda’s Bees. Woodfire 5-7 p.m. on Nov. 5, Old Crow Café 3-5 p.m. on Nov. 6. or 250-755-5834.

Mon., Nov. 5 - APC meeting regarding Development Permit Areas for Riparian Areas and Steep Slopes. 7 p.m. at Islands Trust Boardroom.

Tues., Nov. 6 - Friends of the Library will be holding their Annual General Meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the room upstairs from Robert’s Place. All welcome.

Tues., Nov. 6 - Family Storytime at the Gabriola Library. 10:30 a.m. Drop in with your baby or tot for songs, stories and rhymes. No registration required.

Tues., Nov. 6 - Commons Coordinating Council at 7 p.m., upstairs. A good way to catch up with what all the teams are doing at the Commons. Everyone welcome.

Wed., Nov. 7 - Save Our Shores Letter Writing Café. 3-5 p.m. at the Old Crow Café in Folk Life Village. Information regarding the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. Action cards to various MLAs will be available for signing. Please come out and learn more about pipelines and tankers.

Thurs., Nov. 8 - Live Music at Woodfire! New time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the talented and ever popular duo of Amber Handley and Brad Shipley as you feast on the delightful flavours of Woodfire. Reservations recommended. Call 250-247-0095.

Fri., Nov. 9 - The Re-scheduled Annual Halloween Fireworks Show from the Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department. Fireworks at 7 p.m. at Twin Beaches. Hot dogs and other treats served up by the Firefighters Association.

Sat., Nov. 10 - Notice of Public Town Hall meeting. Gabriola Island Ratepayers is hosting a public meeting to discuss various aspects of our BC Ferries services and options for the link to Vancouver Island. A number of panelists from Gabriola will make short presentations about the features of this issue. It is hoped that others will add new thoughts to the discussion. Do you think that a bridge is the only other option? 2 p.m. at the Agi Hall.

Sat., Nov. 10 - Presentation by Frank Rotering: “A Radical Response to the Ecological Crisis.” Large meeting room at the Commons, 1 to 3 p.m. 

Sun., Nov. 11 - Remembrance Day Ceremonies. Starts at 10:50 a.m. at the RCMP Detachment.

Sun., Nov. 11 - Jane Siberry. 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Auditorium. Tickets are $28 (including HST) and are on sale at Gabriola Artworks and The Haven. Call 250-247-8237 ext. 0 or email Don’t delay as this show is expected to sell out.

Sun., Nov. 11 - Full Circle Productions presents The Ohmnigate Love Club. New multimedia dance club featuring the artists of Gabriola Island & beyond. All proceeds are non-profit. Come possibly be a member. Nov 11 11 11 at 1088 Jeanette Ave. Don’t miss the chance to give to the parentless and feel good.

Tues., Nov. 13 - Committee of the Whole meeting of the Regional District of Nanaimo Board. 7 p.m. RDN Office in Nanaimo. Full agenda available on

Wed., Nov. 14 - Regular Meeting of the Gabriola Fire Protection Improvement District Board. 5:30 p.m. Upstairs at Fire Hall No. 1. Public welcome to attend. To be on the agenda, please contact Paula at 250-247-9677 or

Sat. & Sun., Nov. 17 & 18 - Gabriola Crafters is having a Christmas Sale at the Community Hall. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information please call Maxine at 250-247-9316.

Sat., Nov. 17 - The Jingle Bell Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Gabriola Golf Club.

Sat., Nov. 17 - Meat draw for People for a Healthy Community. 3-5 p.m. at the Skol Pub. All proceeds support the Gabriola Food Bank.

Sat. & Sun., Nov. 24 & 25 - 3rd Annual Gabriola Artisan Christmas Fair. Rollo Seniors’ Centre (across North Road from elementary school). Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 24 - Introduction to eBooks. 2 p.m. at the Gabriola Public Library. Learn step-by-step how to download eBooks onto your computer or eReader.


Weekly Events

The Gabriola Museum is now closed for the season. Visitation is by appointment only. Call 250-247-9987 or email or visit

Saturdays - Teen Night at the Gathering Place from 7 p.m. to midnight.

AA meets at the WI Hall on South Road. Every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Also meets on Fridays at noon. For more information contact 250-753-7513.

Mondays - Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people who are currently, or have been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Meets at 7 p.m. at the WI Hall. For info call 250-247-2030.

Upcoming Festivals and Events 

Sat., Dec. 1 - Gabriola Elementary School Christmas Craft Fair: 10am-4pm. The cost for vendor space is $60. Contact Laura at 250-247-9549 or Heather at 250-247-9930 for more info.

Sat., Dec. 1 - Gabriola Commons Craft Fair. Deadline to sign up for the fair was October 31. Table rentals available for $20 plus one food donation for the PHC Food Bank. Please contact Stef Marrie at 250-247-7174 or for details. 

Tues., Dec. 11 - Family Storytime at the Gabriola Library. 10:30 am. Drop in with your baby or tot for songs, stories and rhymes. No registration required.

Sat., Dec. 15 - Agi Association Christmas Craft Fair: The Gabriola Agricultural Association is holding their annual Christmas Fair at the Community Hall. This year’s Christmas Fair is now being held Saturday, Dec. 15 (one day only) from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Community Hall. To reserve a space, please e-mail Tannie at or call 250-247-8216 by November 24.

Fri., Dec. 21 - Common’s Solstice Celebration, 5 p.m. Upstairs. Potluck. Bring family and friends and something to share, if you wish – poem? song? story? Questions, info, call Heide, 250-247-7384.

Jan. 1, 2013 - Annual Gabriola Polar Bear Swim. Location and time TBA.