Sounder Events Calendar starting September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 19 2018

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, email or click here.

Christmas Craft Fair dates are now being posted at the bottom.

Upcoming Events

Wed., Sept. 19 - Family Movie Night. 5 pm. It’s movie time! We’re showing a family-friendly move on our big TV, complete with popcorn! Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., Sept. 20 - The Story of the Woodgrove Centre Water Clock with Bob McKechnie. Hear about this fascinating clock by the Gabriolan who designed and built it. Sponsored by the Gabriola Historical and Museum Society. Doors open at 6:30, talk from 7 - 9 pm. Roxy Theatre. By donation.

Sat., Sept. 22 - Giant Fabric Sale. 10am-2pm. Nanaimo Curling Club, 106 Wall Street. Quilting, home decor, fashion, costume fabric,sewing machines, supplies, yarn. Free parking.

Sat., Sept 22 - Cobwall Building Workshop.  FREE!  Come learn how to build with cob, use natural plasters and pigments - and have fun. Bring a lunch, gloves, boots, and a trowel if you have one.

Sat., Sept. 22 - What the Health? Join members of the Gabriola Vegeteers for a screening of the film What the Health, a surprising and at times hilarious investigative documentary that will be an eye -opener for everyone concerned about our nation’s health and how big business influences it. Described as a “combination of Forks Over Knives meets Cowspiracy on steroids.” 1pm at the Gabriola Library. Free drop in, everyone welcome.

Sat., Sept. 22 - Harvest Party at the Surf Lodge - CANCELLED. Instead, the Gabriola Auxiliary presents The Big Draw for Island Healthcare. Tickets on sale at The GABE Shop.

Sat., Sept. 22 - Gabriola’s Coming Home Films Inc. invites you to the premiere screening of “The Boatprofiling the women of the Angels Abreast Dragon Boat team. 7:30 pm, Malaspina Theatre, VIU, Nanaimo. Free admission. Come early!

Sun., Sept. 23 - Joyful Sounds for the Spirit - 7-9pm at The Roxy. Traditional instruments for spiritual practices and chant; inspirational soundings from several musicians. Traditional Native Drum, Native American Flutes, Harmonium with Chant, Chants in Arabic and Farsi, Didgeridoo, Crystal Bowls. Hosted by The Gabriola Ecumenical Society. Come experience our unity in diversity. All are welcome! Suggest a $10 donation at the door to cover costs, but give what you can. Doors open at 6:30. More information:

Thurs., Sept. 27 - 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. Sept. 27 - Eric Bibb in Concert. Phoenix Auditorium at the Haven. Tix $20 online at or call 250-247-9211 Ext. 0.

Thurs., Sept. 27 - Seniors’ Annual Barbecue Lunch. 10:30am – 12:30pm, at the Rollo Centre.  Featuring the Lund’smen.  All welcome! Contact Suzette at 250-325-1675 for more info.

Sat., Sept. 29 - Author talk with Lyn Hancock. 2 pm at the Library. Join us as we welcome author, teacher, and world traveller Lyn Hancock, who will be sharing stories of her time living with seals, raccoons, cougars, gibbons and more. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Weekly starting Sat., Oct. 3 - IMPROV for Newbies. -Weds. Oct. 3-24th, 7-9. Learn the basic foundations. Play, say yes to life, to yourself, and just do it! Learn with teacher/actor/director Robin Kelley in a safe, comfortable, supportive class. 247-9776 @ the  Gabriola Theatre Centre

Sat., Oct. 6 - Mon., Oct. 8 - Thanksgiving Studio Tour. From the Gabriola Arts Council.

Wed., Oct. 10 - Understanding How Compassionate Communities Can Support Those Needing Palliative Care. At the Gabriola Fire Hall Meeting Room, 9:30 to 11:30 - please come and share your ideas on how our community can help those among us who are living with a life-threatening illness or caring for a loved one who is dying. Guest speaker, Dr. Eman Hassan, BC Centre for Palliative Care. This event is sponsored by the Gabriola Health Care Foundation in collaboration with the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice. For more information contact Nancy Rowan at

Sat., Oct. 13 - Gabriola Cruisers/Community Hall Association Country and Western Hoe Down Dance at the Community Hall. 7:30pm-11pm. Featuring Flashback Freddy with prizes for best dressed cowboy and cowgirl. Line dance lessons, cash bar. Tickets at North Road Sports Gabriola Automotive, Wild Rose Garden, or at the door $15 in advance $20 at the door.

Weekly Events

Tuesdays thru Saturdays - Morag Orr Stevens Kaleidoscope 2 - Fibre Art Show at The Centre Gallery, 590 North Rd. (Professional Centre). 9-4pm until September 29. Artist in attendance on Fridays from 1-3 or on request at 250-247-7462.

Tuesdays - Tech Tuesdays at the Gabriola Library. 1:30 – 3 pm. Sign up for free ½ hour tech help sessions with our librarian.

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

Wednesdays - Commons Mid-Week Market. Local farmers will be at the Timber Frame structure on the Commons every Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

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: Gabriola Farmers Market. 10am to 2pm at the Agi Hall. 

Peer Led Exercise Group - Classes start week of Sept 10th. Mon & Wed @ HOPE Centre 11am-12pm; Tues & Thurs at Gabriola Rec. Office 11am-12pm; Fri @ Community Hall, 10:45am – 11:45am. Drop-in fee $2. Circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. New participants wanting to register, please contact Suzette Delmage, Program Coordinator at 250-325-1675 or

AA meetings. 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 - Cancelled. 24 hour Help Line: 1-800-494-2404

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. 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,


Christmas Craft Fairs

Sat., Nov. 24 - Artisan Christmas Craft Fair at the Rollo Centre.

Sat., Dec. 1 - Gabriola Elementary School Parents Advisory Council Craft Fair.

Sat., Dec. 9 - Gabriola Agricultural Association Craft Fair. At the Gabriola Island Community Hall. 10am till 3pm.