Sounder Events Calendar starting October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 17 2017

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Tuesdays.

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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Upcoming Events

Wed., Oct. 18 - Family Movie Night at the Library. 5 pm. We’ll be showing a family-friendly movie on the big screen with big sound. Popcorn included! Free, drop in.

Thurs, Oct. 19 - ‘Old Pink Salmon’ New Moon Journeying + Sharing evening with weaver - please reserve @

Sat., Oct. 21 - Happy Birthday Gabriola Island Library! 1-3 pm. Join us to celebrate Library Month and 5 years in our renovated branch. Take a walk down memory lane with our library display and enjoy refreshments. Free, drop in.

Sat., Oct. 21 - How can we use co-ops to foster social and environmental sustainability on Gabriola? Join the conversation at the Roxy, 2 - 4 p.m. to find out.

Sun., Oct. 22 - Come “Explore the Spirit of the Healing Sacred Drum” - a day-long workshop with weaver. We’ll have fun drumming, chanting + learning - Register @

Wed. & Thurs., Oct. 25 & 26 – 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

Thurs., Oct. 26 - Fibre Arts Circle at the Library. 2-4 pm. Bring your projects. Beginners and newcomers welcome! Free, drop in.

Thurs, Oct 26 - Gabriolan Stories:  Following the horse trail from Brazil to Gabriola. Gabriola filmmaker Tobi Elliott tells the amazing story of  Ingela Larsson Smith who uses natural horsemanship to help disadvantaged Brazilian children from the favelas of Rio and Sao Paolo overcome drug violence, family tragedy, poverty and unimaginable hardship. Presentation starts at 7 pm, at the Roxy Lounge (at Twin Beaches on Berry Pt Rd). Sponsored by the  Gabriola Museum. Admission by donation.

Sat., Oct. 28 - Halloween Fireworks. Brought to you by the Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department Firefighters’ Association. 7pm. 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., Oct. 28 - Author talk with Joan Haggerty at the Library. 2 pm. Joan will be presenting her book The Dancehall Years, a complex family saga that begins on Bowen Island during the Depression and moves through Pearl Harbour and the evacuation of the Japanese and into the 1970s. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sun., Oct. 29 - Gabriola Power Squadraon hosts Bran VanHardenberg’s 2nd powerpoint talk on experiences aboard icebreaker in the Canadian Arctic. Rollo Centre. Doors open at 6pm. Admission by donation. Tea, coffee, & cookies available for socializing before presentation at 7pm. Everyone is welcome.

Sun., Oct. 29 - Indigenous Lands and Treaty Rights. VIU Chancellor Louise Mandell Q.C. & Brenda Gaertner. 7-9pm at the Surf Lodge. Registration at North Road Sports $20

Weekly Events

Library Weekly Events - Lego Club on Tuesdays 3pm to 4:30pm. Family Storytime on hold until November 1. French Conversation Circle on Thursdays 1pm to 2pm. Spanish Conversation Circle on Thursdays 2pm to 3pm. 

Peer Led Exercise Group - Mon thru Thurs, from 11am-12pm at Gabriola Rec Society Office (beside the elementary school). This circuit style exercise program supports those people who are managing chronic health conditions. Fridays: 11am-12pm at the Community Hall. $2 drop-in fee. Call Suzette at 250-616-3195 for more info.

Tuesdays - Life Drawing. 10am to 12pm. Drop-in is $15 per session. Or four consecutive sessions for $45. At Crystal Cove Studio. 380 Stephens Road.

AA meetings. Closed meeting for alcoholics only. 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.

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings - Every ​Tuesday and Saturday @ 7pm. 675 North Road. ​PHC Building (downstairs of the Commons). For information call or text 250-327-1362.

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. Third Thursday of the month: 10:30 to noon in the Community Health Centre. For information call Jane Hope, 1-800-462-2833,

Coming later in 2017

Sat., Nov. 18 - Jingle Bell Craft Fair at the Gabriola Golf Course. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 2 - PAC Christmas Craft Fair at the Gabriola Elementary School.

Sat., Dec. 9 - Agi Association Christmas Craft Fair. At the Gabriola Island Community Hall. 10am to 3pm.

Mon., Dec. 25 - Annual Spirit Feast. Hosted by the People for a Healthy Community.

Mon., Jan. 1, 2018 - Annual Polar Bear Swim. Gabriola Sands (Twin Beaches) Provincial Park at noon.