Sounder Events Calendar starting October 10, 2018

Wednesday, October 10 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 at the bottom.



Upcoming Events

Fri., Oct. 12 - Author talk with Susan Crean. 2 pm at the Library. Join us as welcome Susan Crean, who will be presenting her book Finding Mr. Wong, a memoir that chronicles her effort to piece together the life and story of the man she knew only as Mr. Wong, the cook and housekeeper to her Irish Canadian family for two generations. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Oct. 13- 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.

Sat., Oct. 13 - All Candidates Forum hosted by the Gabriola Ratepayers. Gabriola Island Community Hall. 1pm - 3pm. A live Q&A session with the candidates running to represent Gabriola, Mudge, and Decourcy Islands in the Islands Trust and Regional District of Nanaimo.

Sat,. Oct. 13 - First Annual Ravenskill Apple Fest with entertainment and refreshments. Come celebrate the harvest and all things apple with us.

Sat., Oct. 13 - Fairest Isle. A celebration of 18th-century English Classical music on period instruments. 7pm at Christ Church. 2600 South Road. Tix North at Road Sports $20. Paul Luchkow baroque violin, Sam Stadlen, viola da gamba, Micheal Jarvis, harpsichord

Sat., Oct. 13 - A Community Hoedown with the Gabriola Cruisers. 7:30pm to 11pm at the Community Hall. All ages welcome. Tix $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Kids under 12 free; teens $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tix available at North Road Sports, Wild Rose Garden Centre, and Gabriola Automotive. Line Dance Lessons @ 7:30. Music by Flashback Freddy. 50/50 draws, prizes galore including best cowboy and cowgirl. more info at

Sun., Oct. 14 - Gabriolans Against Freighter Anchorages Town Hall Update. 3pm - 4pm at the Agi Hall.

Sun., Oct. 14 - Ian Parker on Piano. Variations. Presented by the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music. 3pm at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo. Tix at or 250-754-8550. Master class on Saturday October 13. Contact NCM at 250-754-4611 for info and tickets.

Wed., Oct. 17 - Family Movie Night at the Gabriola Library. 5 pm. It’s movie time! We’re showing Disney’s Coco on our big TV, complete with popcorn! Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., Oct. 18 - The Gabriola Historical and Museum Society presents - Back by Popular Demand! - Cuba Si. A presentation by Alison Douglas and Steve Struthers, October 18, The Roxy, doors open at 6:30, presentation at 7:00 p.m. By Donation.

Sat., Oct. 20 - General Election Day for Local Government Elections. See ads on page 7 and page 10 for details.

Sun., Oct. 21 - Contradance Gabriola’s October Dance. 6:30-8:30pm. $10, Gabriola Theatre Centre. Tickets: online at or at the door. 778.690.2025

Wed. & Thurs., Oct. 24 & 25 – Twilight Radio Theatre – Halloween Double Feature. Old time radio dramas performed live by Adam Kerby, Chris Jans, David Botten and Kathy McIntyre, at the Surf Lodge. 7:30pm. Tix $20- from North Road Sports and the Surf Lodge. For pre-show dinner reservations call 250-247-9231

Sat., Oct. 27 - Halloween Fireworks hosted by the Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department Firefighters’ Association. 7pm at Gabriola Sands (Twin Beaches) Provincial Park. Donations received in the firefighter boots at many Gabriola businesses help cover the cost of the fireworks and are gratefully accepted.

Weekly Events

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 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. 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,


Christmas 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. 9 - Gabriola Agricultural Association Craft Fair. At the Gabriola Island Community Hall. 10am till 3pm.