Sounder Events Calendar starting October 27, 2015

Tuesday, October 27 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

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

Wed., Oct. 28 - Spooky Storytime at the Library. 10:30 – 11 am. Gentle Halloween songs, stories, and rhymes. Costumes welcome! For children birth to 5 years. Drop in.

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.

Thurs., Oct. 29 - Fibre Arts Circle. 2-4 pm. Gabriola Library. Bring your projects. Beginners welcome! Free, drop in.

Fri., Oct. 30 - Sheila Norgate’s Seriously Funny Girl. At the Hive Emporium. 575 North Rd. doors 7:30 show 8pm Limited seating. Tickets $15 in advance at Hive 250-325-1948. 

Fri., Oct. 30 - Paws 4 Stories. Children read one-on-one to Therapy dog Pepper and his handler Adela. Call library at 250-247-7878 to sign up for a 15-minute session. 3-4 pm.

Sat., Oct. 31 - Customer Appreciation Day 1-3 pm. Gabriola Library. We’re celebrating Library Month by saying thank you to our library customers. Drop by for refreshments.

Sat., Oct. 31 - Halloween Fireworks! Brought to you by the Gabriola Volunteer Firefighters’ Association. 7:30pm. Twin Beaches. Donate in the firefighter boots at many Gabriola businesses.

Sundays starting November 1 - Arts-Based Cancer Support Group. This is an 8-week program from the Gabriola Arts Council Healing Power of Art Program. 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. Ceremony from 3 - 3:20  pm - Dedication & Ribbon Cutting. Note: This will be a no shopping day.

Sun. Nov. 1 - Gabriola Photography Club’s annual Fall Show & Sale, 12 - 4 pm, Rollo Centre. Prints, cards, slideshow, door prizes & more. Free admission. 

Mon., Nov. 2 - Gabriola Ferry Advisory Committee Meeting. 3pm to 6pm at the WI Hall. Open to the Public.

Tues,. Nov. 3 - Silva Bay Yacht Club presents: “Fair Weather and Foul: a Soldiers Guide to Sailing” by Bert Terhart. 7:30pm, Ellins Residence, 50 Haig Road. Everyone Welcome

Fri., Nov. 6 - CAT-A-PALOOZA. Celebrating 20 years of CATS Alive on Gabriola. 6pm to 9pm at the Hive Emporium.  Live entertainment, silent and live auction of fabulous items donated and canvas bags painted by local artists - and of course the freshly off the press 2016 calendars featuring rescue cats of Gabriola.

Wed., Nov. 11 - Remembrance Day. Gabriola ceremony to be held in front of the memorial cairn at the Gabriola RCMP Detachment. 10:40 start.

Tues., Nov. 20 - Tap Dance Sensations. Surf Lodge, 8:00pm. Joel Hanna, principal dancer with Riverdance, is leaping from NYC to Gabriola. Joel has fused TAP & Flamenco –creating a unique style of percussive dance, which of course has a wee bit of the Irish.  Tre Dumas, renowned hoofer from  Chicago, will be shuffling in with a Motown beat and hittin the wood at the Surf. The evening is completed with the melodic finesse of Tim Harrison. These three guys are going to be magical. Tix $23-avail-Surf and Hive. Only 80 tix. 

Weekly Events

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

Mondays - Intentional Aging. Exploring the path from Senior to Elder. An 8-week program from the Gabriola Arts Council Healing Power of Art Program. For more information or to register, phone 250-325-4212 or email

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

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

Wednesdays at 11 am: Compassionate Connections Circle: A safe place to talk about hard things.  Sharing and listening, professionally moderated. Free, all welcome, ongoing. Fellowship Church at Church St.

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 print and online editions, 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