Sounder Events Calendar starting September 18, 2019

Wednesday, September 18 2019

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Wednesdays.
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 or email


Upcoming Events

Wed., Sept. 18 - Family Movie Night. 5 pm at the Library. It’s movie time! We’re showing a family-friendly movie on our big screen, complete with popcorn! This month’s movie is How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Free, drop in event. Everyone welcome.

Wed., Sept. 18 - Film. The Scent of Green Papaya. 7pm at the Roxy. In 1951 Saigon, 10 year old Mui enters household service for an affluent but troubled Vietnamese family. Mui discovers beauty and epiphany in the lush physical details that envelop her. A timeless evocation of life’s universal enchantment and a powerful portrait of a vanished world. English subtitles. 247-9182. Fundraiser for Sanctuary Gabriola.

Thurs., Sept 19 - Gabriola Ecumenical Society 2019-20 Theme Launch: “Spirit in Action: Healing Ourselves, Our Community, Our Earth.” Net Loft, 1960 Murray Road. Community potluck 5:30 p.m.; music & stories 7-9 p.m. Join friends and neighbours to inspire healing action!

Fri., Sept. 20 - The Café Arts at the Rollo Center presents Ben Grafton - Author - discussing the Art and Crafting of the written word. . 10am-12 noon. Reading of a part of “The UnKind” stories followed with a Q&A.

Sun., Sept. 22 - Louis Armstrong Tribute featuring the Valley All-Stars. 2 pm @ The Roxy. $18 advance tickets available @ North Road Sports or $20 @ the door.

Thurs., Sept. 26 - the Seniors’ Monthly Lunch returns with the Annual Barbecue. 10:30am-12:30pm at the Rollo Centre. Entertainment by the very talented Rick Cranston. All welcome, contact Suzette for info, 325-1675.

Thurs., Sept. 26 - 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.

Sat. Sept. 28 - Author Talk with Brian Harvey. 2 pm at the Library. How do you circumnavigate Vancouver Island and figure out your father at the same time? Join us as we welcome Nanaimo author Brian Harvey speak about his inspiration and the writing process behind his fascinating and adventurous memoir, Sea Trial: Sailing After My Father. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Sept. 28 - Lulu Presents: Echéa Quartet. Works by Haydn, Bartók, and Fanny Hensel. Show starts at 7:30pm at the Phoenix Auditorium. Advance tix $25 at North Road Sports. Door tix $30 ($5 youth 16 and under).

Sun., Sept. 29 - Gabriola Talks: Climate Crisis. Registration 12:30 @ Gabriola Community Hall. Refreshments, childcare provided + a prize for the lowest impact transportation mode!

Thurs., Oct. 3 - Gabriola Reads. A Community Literary Conversation. Five books. Five champions. One winner: Gabriola’s first-ever Battle of the Books features five Gabriolans defending the book they believe is the Quintessential Canadian Novel. Sheryl McKay, arts-lover and host of CBC Radio’s North-by-Northwest, will be host and referee for the evening. All books are for sale at Pages Marina & Bookstore and available at the Gabriola Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Gabriola Library. 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. At the Gabriola Island Community Hall. Tickets $10 available online at and at North Road Sports.

Sat., Oct. 5 - Death Café at the Library. 1-3 pm. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. Free, but space is limited. Please call the library at 250-247-7878 to sign up.

Weekly Events

Social Drop-in Tennis at Huxley Park - Note the Time changes! All welcome on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm - 4pm for info call 250-247-8114.

Tuesdays - Folk Dancing of Southeast Europe. 7-9 pm. Joyous, non-partner dance in lines, circles. Experience the music, rhythms, & songs of Greece, Armenia, Romania – Roma, Slavic, Yiddish – 20 countries & cultures. Beginners very welcome. $3, first night free! Don 250-247-9182. dondancing@gmail,com

Wednesdays - Mid-Week Night Market at the Commons. 4pm-7pm.

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: Fall Schedule starts the week of Sept 16-20. 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

October 12 to 14: Thanksgiving Long Weekend, including the Gabriola Arts Council Studio Tour. Visit for more details

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. Watch the Sounder for vendor sign up details.

December 25: Christmas Day & PHC Spirit Feast.

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