Sounder Events Calendar starting October 13, 2014

Tuesday, October 14 2014

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Mondays.

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

For listings longer than 25 words, extra words are 20 cents each.

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Scroll to the bottom for 2014 Christmas Fairs and Markets

Upcoming Events

Wed., Oct. 15 - Suicide Prevention: Creating New Conversations. A workshop with the Vancouver Island Crisis Society. Organized by Sustainable Gabriola’s Mental Health and Substance Use Working Group. 9-12pm at the Women’s Institute Hall. All are welcome to this free event. Funding for this event has been generously provided by Island Health. Due to space limitations, we encourage advance registration, please respond to

Wed., Oct. 15 - Adventures with Kit, Guatemala Tour. 7 pm. Upstairs at the Commons. For more information visit or email

Thur., Oct. 16 - Operation Christmas Child Kick Off at 7pm at the Gabriola Fellowship Church. 750 North Road. All Welcome. 

Sat, Oct 18 - The Wisdom and Legacy of Thomas Berry, hosted by the Gabriola Ecumenical Society. 9:30am-3:30pm (9am registration)  ROLLO Centre. Maureen/247-0087

Sat., Oct. 18 – Join George Szanto for the launch of his latest novel, Whatever Lola Wants.  2 p.m. at the Gabriola Library.

Sat., Oct. 18 - GaLTT trans-Gabriola Trek. Trail walk from Silva Bay to Descanso Bay, rain or shine. Leave Silva Bay at 10am. Leave Tait Road, near North Road at roughly 12.10, lunch break in 707-acre Park. Leave Tin Can Alley at North Road at roughly 2.20. Arrive Skol Pub at roughly 3.50pm. GERTIE Bus will make two runs back to Silva Bay from the Skol Pub, leaving at 4pm and 5pm.

Sun., Oct. 19 - GaLTT Trail Volunteer Work Party. Clearing out the trails between Twin Beaches Mall and Bryce Lynn Drive. Meet at the end of King Road at 1:30pm. Loppers will be available.       

Thurs., Oct. 23 - Poetry Gabriola Open Mic, with guest Kathleen Miniely, fresh from the 2014 Canadian Spoken Word Competition. 7-9 pm, doors at 6:45 pm - by donation.

Sat., Oct. 25 and Sun., Oct. 26 and Sat., Nov. 1 - The Canadian Firearms Safety Courses will be offered on October 25 and 26 for Non-restricted (longguns) firearms and on November 1 for Restricted (handguns) firearms. 8am to 4pm. Cost ($100 +$40). Programme required for owning, buying or inheriting firearms. Call Imelda at 2502478801 for information/registration.

Fri., Oct. 31 - Halloween Fireworks. Brought to you 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.

Sat., Nov. 1st - The Gabriola Ratepayers have reserved the Community Hall to host a local government election all-candidates forum at 2pm. This is a tentative date, pending approval of candidates.

Sun., Nov 2 - Daylight Saving Time Ends. Turn clocks back an hour at 2am.

Weekly Events

Tuesdays - Rides to Nanaimo are offered every Tuesday for seniors (or those on disability) by People for a Healthy Community (PHC) to the 10:05 am ferry to return on the 2:30 ferry. Call 250-325-2273 or email:

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

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.

Narcotics Anon - Gabriola meetings are Mondays at 8 p.m., lower level of the Commons.

Christmas Fairs and Markets

Sat., Nov., 15 - Gabriola Commons/Rollo Centre Craft Fair. 10am - 3pm. For more information contact Stef Marrie.

Sat,. Nov. 15 - Jingle Bells Craft Fair @ the Gabriola Golf Course. 10am - 3pm.

Sat., November 22 - The AGI Association Christmas Fair will be held from 10 am - 4pm at the Community Hall. Note: This fair changed dates to Nov. 22 from the previously advertised Nov. 29.

Sat., December 6 - Gabriola Elementary School PAC Craft Fair. 10am - 4pm at the Elementary School.