Sounder Events Calendar starting October 31, 2017

Tuesday, October 31 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.

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


Upcoming Events

Wed., Nov. 1 - Book launch with Pauline Le Bel at the Library. 1 pm. Join us as we celebrate the launch of Pauline’s book Whale in the Door: A community unites to protect BC’s Howe Sound. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Wed., Nov. 1- Caregiver Support Group welcome and informational meeting at the Commons. Open to all caregivers.  Contact: Suzette 250-616-3195.  

Wed., Nov. 1 - Keepers of the Fire, 7 pm, The Roxy. Truth to Reconciliation Speaker Series presents a film and discussion about Indigenous “warrior women” defending land, culture and people. Part of the NFB’s Aabiziingwashi (Wide Awake): Indigenous Cinema on Tour.

Thurs., Nov. 2 - Gabriola Garden Club will be having a presentation by guest speaker Walter Pinnow from Green Thumb Nursery. Topics include fall colour, cleanup, and ponds.  Rollo Centre:  Doors 7:00 / Meeting 7:30. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Nov. 4 - Death Café at the Library. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. Space is limited. Please call the library at 250-247-7878 to sign up.

Sat., Nov. 4 - Lulu presents: Phil Dwyer (tenor sax and piano), and Brad Turner (trumpet and piano), jazz duo perform at 2pm at the Phoenix Auditorium. This is a must see concert! Advance tickets $20 at North Road Sports, $5 Youth 16 & under, $25 at the door.

Sat., Nov. 4 – Gabriola Museum Trivia Night, Community Hall, 7pm. Limited tickets, $20.  Available only in advance from Colleen’s, North Road Sports, online or call 247-9980. Doors open 6:00. Tables of 6 are teams. Trivia quiz, free dessert, coffee&tea, cash bar, NOT SO silent auction.

Sat/Sun, Nov. 4/5 - Do you believe your inner being is calling you? Welcome to the Andean Healing Path, Healer’s Mesa Shaman Training - More info @

Sun., Nov. 5 - Gabriola Girl Guides - Pathfinder Unit Soup Social, Book Sale & Silent Auction at the Agi Hall. 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Sun., Nov. 12 - Gabriola Island Community Hall Association will hold its Annual General Meeting in the Community Hall at 2 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 12 - House Concert – Michael Friedman, with special guests Corbin Keep and Paul Gellman. 7:30 pm. $15 at the door.  For reservations, please contact Paul or Amy at 250-247-8079, or



Weekly Events

Library Weekly Events - Lego Club on Tuesdays 3pm to 4:30pm. Family Storytime (resumes November 1) on Wednesdays 10:30am to 11am. 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. Peer Led Exercise Group, NEW class being offered at the Community Hall, Fridays 11am-12pm. This circuit style exercise program supports those people who are managing chronic health conditions. $2 drop-in. For info contact Suzette 250-616-3195,

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,


Craft fairs

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

Sat Nov 18 - Christ Church Gabriola Christmas Tea & Bazaar at the Community Hall, 2pm-4pm. Baking, plants, crafts, frozen soups, granny table & more.

Sat., Nov. 18 - Christmas Craft Fair at the Commons & Rollo Centre. 10am-3pm. Over 30 local Artisans and Crafters are working hard to create the most amazing gifts - jewellrey, glass, soaps, wearables and edibles will delight all of your senses, and fit every budget.  Visit the Commons Room for the Gift Basket Raffle, Gifts-by-donation table and Commons-wear.  Shop local, then pull up a seat for a coffee and yummy treats from our kitchens.

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.



Coming later in 2017

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.