Sounder Events Calendar starting October 13, 2015

Wednesday, October 14 2015

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

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

Scroll to bottom to see more events (including Christmas Fairs) coming later in the year.

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

To submit: Call 250-247-9337, email or click here.

Upcoming Events

Thurs., Oct 15 - Free WellSMART workshop! 6:00 – 8:00 pm @ Women’s Institute Hall (476 South Rd, Gabriola). Learn about your well, speak with industry experts and much more! Pre-register 1-888-828-2069 to reserve your spot. Visit for more info.

Thurs., Oct. 15 and Fri., Oct. 16 - Creating Change From a Place of Power on Gabriola. Calling all change makers! Using approaches from Nonviolent Communication (NVC), you will learn to use your power to create the world you want so badly, while still remaining compassionate and energized., 250-713-9870.

Sat., Oct. 17 - Gabriola Island Power and Sail Squadron is pleased to announce that we will be doing our annual shoreline cleanup at Twin Beaches Park from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm. Volunteers are welcome to attend and participate.

Sun., Oct. 18 - An elephant will walk the 10K Brickyard Beast. Brin Jackson, dressed in an elephant costume, taking part in The Enormous Elephant Run for the DSWT (David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.) Goal is to raise $1000 to help support the orphaned elephants, the keepers, vets and aerial surveillance. Brin will be at the Folklife Village 10-11 am on Sat. Oct. 17.

Mondays starting October 19 - Intentional Aging. Exploring the path from Senior to Elder. This is an 8-week program from the Gabriola Arts Council Healing Power of Art Program with Kayte Summers, Registered Drama Therapist and Maggie Mooney, Registered Clinical Counsellor. No charge for this program, donations are gratefully accepted. For more information or to register, phone 250-325-4212 or email 

Thurs., Oct. 22 - The Beautiful Miller and The Mountain Maid. Barbara Ebbeson –mezzo soprano and Alison Nishihara – pianist perform Schubert’s “Die Schöne Müllerin” and Grieg’s “Av Haugtussa”, a  pairing of some of the world’s most beautiful music. Sung in german and norwegian. Come and enjoy these two gorgeous song cycles written 100 years apart, with two beautiful maidens, two handsome men, two broken hearts and a stream. 7:30 pm at the Phoenix Auditorium (at the Haven). Tickets: $20 and $15 (for youth and seniors) Email:

Sat., Oct. 24 - Everyone is welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Gabriola Commons Foundation. 1:00 pm at the Gabriola Commons. Visit for more information.

Tues., Oct. 27 - Gabriola Arts Council Annual General Meeting. 7pm at the WI Hall on South Road. Members in good standing can vote, renew your membership today! or 250-247-7409

Sat., Oct. 24 - GaLTT’s Trans Gabriola Trek. Walk with Gabriola Land and Trails Trust guides on the Trans Gabriola Trek, Saturday Oct 24th. Parking at Silva Bay will be available on the water side of Silva Bay Inn. Starting at Silva Bay Resort at 10:00 am, walk through the centre of the island, mostly on trails, to Surf Pub by 3:00 pm, to enjoy refreshments, snacks or a meal. The Gertie bus will deliver walkers back to their cars, by donation, please to help cover the cost, leaving the Surf Pub at 4 pm and again at 5 pm. Check the GaLTT website at for route details, and where to join enroute.

Wed., Oct. 28 – Twilight Radio Theatre – Live Radio Dramas, starring Tina Jones, Chris Jans, David Botten and Kathy McIntyre, at the Surf Lodge. 7:30pm. Tix $18- in advance from The Hive Emporium and the Surf Lodge Dining Room or $20- at the door. For pre-show dinner reservations call 250-247-9231.

Sat., Oct. 31 - Halloween Fireworks! Brought to you by the Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department Firefighters’ Association. 7:30 PM. 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

Sundays starting November 1 - Arts-Based Cancer Support Group. A unique way to express thoughts, feelings, and insights with others with similar challenges. This is an 8-week program from the Gabriola Arts Council Healing Power of Art Program with Liz McKnight, DVATI and Jaki Deer, MA. No charge for this program, donations are gratefully accepted. For more information or to register, phone Liz at 250-713-8857 or email articuleyes@mac.omc

Sun., Nov. 1 - GIRO’s 25th Anniversary & Grand Opening Celebration. 2 - 4 pm rain or shine. Open House from 2 - 3 pm. Music, Games, & Kids Fashion Show. Slide Show. Ceremony from 3 - 3:20  pm - Dedication & Ribbon Cutting. Refreshments. Parking within GIRO will be limited to persons with disabilities. Tents, tables, & chairs provided. Note: This will be a no shopping day.

Weekly Events

GOS Flower Power -ART at the Crow Cafe. On view during the Thanksgiving Tour, and all of October.

Tuesdays - Tech Tuesday at the Library. 1:30-3 pm. Free technology help from our librarian. 250-247-7878 to register.

Tuesdays - Library Lego Club. 3-4:30 pm. Drop-in free play Lego time best suited for children 6 – 12 years.

Tuesdays - Gabriola Caravan Dancers (Balkan Peasant Dancing). First Tuesday of month at Community Hall. Rest are at the Commons. Beginners welcome. Ndon-partner. First night free. 7-9pm. Upstairs at the Commons. Contact Don at 250-247-9182 or email

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Library. 10:30-11 am. Stories, songs, and rhymes. For children birth to 5 years.

Wednesdays at 11am: Compassionate Connections Circle. Fellowship Church on Church St. Sharing and listening. Professionally moderated. All welcome. Confidential, safe, free, ongoing. info 247-7935.

AA meeting. Tuesdays at the Surf Lodge at 8am. Closed meeting for alcoholics only. AA also meets at the WI Hall on South Road every Sun., Wed., and Fri. at 7 p.m and at noon on Fri. For information contact 250-753-7513.

Narcotics Anonymous - Mondays 8pm @ The Commons (675 North Road). Contact Alex at 250-325-5545 for info.

Christmas markets

The holiday market season will be starting in Mid-November. To have your listing included on the Market List launching in the October 27 edition, contact Derek by phone at 250-247-9337 or email

Sat., Nov. 14 - Jingle Bell Craft Fair at the Gabriola Golf Course. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 21 - Commons Christmas Craft Fair. 10am - 3pm, held at the Commons and Rollo Centre.

Sat., Dec. 5 - Gabriola Elementary School Parents Advisory Committee Christmas Craft Fair. 10am -3pm in the School.

Sat., Dec. 12 - Agi Christmas Craft Fair at the Community Hall. Signup will be Saturday, October 17, 10am at the Agi Hall. Must be present to register. Fee $40. Email