Sounder Events Calendar starting October 23, 2019

Wednesday, October 23 2019

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Wednesdays.
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Upcoming Events

Wed. Oct 23 - Scam Prevention - Don’t Get Taken! 10am to 12 noon, Fire Hall #1 in the Training Room. Presenters from the RCMP, Credit Union, and Sleep Deprived Computer Tech - and time for questions. Sponsored by the Gabriola Health Care Foundation. No charge - everyone welcome!

Wed.,Thurs. & Fri. Oct. 23, 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

Thurs., Oct. 24 - Fibre Arts Circle at the Library. 2-4 pm. Bring your projects and enjoy an afternoon of tea and crafting with other fibre enthusiasts. Beginners and newcomers welcome. Free, drop in.

Thurs., Oct. 24 - Oct 31 - Bat Week on Gabriola. Events on the 24th, 26th, and 27th. See the ad on page 2 for all the details.

Thurs., Oct. 24 - Seniors Monthly Luncheon. 10:30am - 12:30pm, Join us for an Oktoberfest Celebration, with entertainer Heidi Burtenshaw. Call Suzette 250-325-9010, for info.

Fri. Oct 25 - Roxy Coffeehouse, Susan Ellenton, Robert Anderson, multiple instruments, humorous, poignant songwriting, island life, family history, troubled times. OS 6:30, feature 8:30, $10

Sat., Oct. 26 - FREE! Fix-it-Fair. 10am-1pm. Upstairs at the Commons. Small appliances, Bikes, Computers, What-have-you

Sat. Oct. 26 - Bat Appreciation with GROWLS. 10 am - noon at the Library. Join Andy Rollerson for a bat presentation, make a bat craft and enjoy bat snacks! Free, drop in event. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Oct. 26 - Help us celebrate the First Anniversary of the Gabriola Tool Library! Open House from 10 to 2 and a Fix-it Fair 10 to 1, plus bargain tools for sale, demonstrations, and more! Become a member or renew your membership for the same annual fee - a bargain in itself!

Sat., Oct. 26 - Customer Appreciation Day. 1 - 3 pm at the Gabriola Library. Free, drop in event. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Oct. 26 - Halloween Fireworks at Twin Beaches, hosted by the Gabriola Firefighters Association. 7pm. 

Sun., Oct. 27 - Angela Cheng will be performing a solo piano recital featuring works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin. 2:30 p.m. at the St. Andrew’s United Church, 311 Fitzwilliam St., Nanaimo. Tickets $35; Students $25 plus applicable order fee. 250-754-8550 or Presented by the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music.

Thurs., Oct. 31 - Haunted House at the Gabriola Commons Timber Frame. 5pm to 9pm. 

Thurs., Oct. 31 - It is almost time to light up the Tunnel with jack-o-lanterns on Halloween night. Bring your carved pumpkin to be lit on October 31st by the forest fairies or bring it that night, find a good spot and help light up the Tunnel with spooky magic.

Sat., Nov. 2 - Gabriola Museum’s Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser. 7pm (Doors 6:30) at the Community Hall. Tickets $20 in advance only at North Road Sports, Pages Resort, or call the Museum at 250-247-9987. Form teams of 6 or come ready to join one. Enjoy beer, wine, tea or coffee with a Decadent Dessert. Bid on fabulous themed gift items in a Silent Auction 50/50 draw.

Sat., Nov. 2 - A, B, Cs of Gabriola Trails. 10 am. Join GaLTT for a 1.5 hour walk on trail S (see the new map) through Cox Park. Meet at campground day use parking.

Sat., Nov. 2 - Join us at Christ Church Gabriola for a Blessing of the Animals to be held at 1:30pm. All God’s Creatures welcome!

Sat., Nov. 9 - Join us for our second annual Spinners, Weavers, Art and More Sale. 685 North Road Rollo Seniors Centre 10am-4pm

November 11: Remembrance Day, held at the memorial cairn at the Gabriola RCMP Detachment, service starts at 10:45am. Poppies from Gabriola Veterans’ Association starting November 1.

Sat., Nov. 16 - Community Consultation about Gabriola Housing Society’s plans for affordable housing at Paisley Place. 1pm to 3pm at Community Hall.

Weekly Events

Art Quilts, created by artist, Morag Orr-Stevens, showing upstairs at the Medical Clinic on Church Street, thru November 14, 2019.

Gabriola Recreation Society Evening Drop-ins; Ongoing @ Gabriola Elementary School Gym. Everyone welcome! Drop-ins: $4-$5. Badminton: Ages 14+. Tuesday nights 6:30-8pm. Volleyball: Ages 14+. Thursday nights 6:30-8:30pm. Indoor Soccer: Wednesdays. Ages 6-106. 6:30 to 8pm.

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Gabriola Library. 10:30am - 11am.

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

Saturdays - Agi Co-op Farmer’s Market. 10am-2pm at the Agi Hall.

Peer Led Exercise Program: Mon & Wed at Hope Centre, 11am – 12pm, Fri at Community Hall, 10:45am-11:45am. New? Contact Suzette Delmage, Program Coordinator to arrange orientation. 250-325-1675 or

AA meetings - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8am, upstairs at Robert’s Place. Fridays at Noon (12pm) upstairs at Robert’s Place. Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7pm downstairs at the Commons. 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 at 12 and Thursdays at 7pm upstairs at Roberts Place upstairs. For information call 250 816 4135.

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,


Events later in 2019

November 11: Remembrance Day, held at the memorial cairn at the Gabriola RCMP Detachment. Starts at 10:45am.

November 30: Artisan Christmas Fair at the Rollo Centre

December 7: Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Fair.

December 25: Christmas Day & PHC Spirit Feast.

January 1, 2020: Polar Bear Swim at Twin Beaches at Noon.