Sounder Events Calendar starting September 24, 2012

Monday, September 24 2012

Listings are updated Mondays.
How to book at listing: Call 250-247-9337 or click here.
Listings are $10/wk (or get four weeks for $35)

Upcoming Events

Mon., Sept. 24 - Gabriola Arts Council 2012 Annual General Meeting. Robert’s Place Restaurant. Reception and dinner at 5:30 p.m. You must reserve for dinner in advance – or 250-247-7409. Only members in good standing may vote. Renew your membership today!

Fri., Sept. 28 - Coffeehouse at the Golf Club featuring - The Ukuladies. 6:30 p.m. jam band. 7 p.m. open stage. 9 p.m. feature. The Ukuladies quartet has been charming Duncan area audiences for over three years. They love to play and sing swing, oldies, Hawaiian, pop and folk tunes.

Sat., Sept. 29 - Leaving Traces – New Dance Works. A Crimson Coast Dance Society/Jennifer McLeish-Lewis co-production. Malaspina Theatre/VIU. 8 p.m. $18 advance, $25 door, $10 students.

Sun., Sept. 30 - GaLTT Trail Work Party – Digging in the signs in the 707 in spots not accessible with a tractor and the auger. Bring a shovel and a steel bar, and an assistant to carry the 4x4 cedar post. Meet at the Ricki Avenue entrance at 1:30 p.m. Late comers will be penalized by having to find the Trail to Nowhere in order to catch up.

Sun., Sept. 30 - Poetry Gabriola Society Open Mic. Rising like a Phoenix from the ashes of summer holidays, the Poetry Gabriola Society Open Mic will be hosting a special event to kick off its monthly open mic events. 7-9 p.m., doors 6:30 p.m. Old Crow Café. 7-7:45 p.m. open mic for all spoken word artists, poets, storytellers and readers. 8-9 p.m. Special guest – Clea Roberts, Yukon.

Tues., Oct. 2 - Regular meeting of the Regional District of Nanaimo Board. 7 p.m. at the RDN Offices on Hammond Bay Rd. in Nanaimo. Full agenda available on

Wed., Oct. 3 - Caregivers Support Group. 2 p.m. at the Gabriola United Church (2600 South Rd.). For further information call Angela Nutter, 250-247-9732.

Wed., Oct. 3 - Regular meeting of the Gabriola Fire Protection Improvement District Board. 5:30 p.m. Upstairs at Fire Hall No. 1. Public welcome to attend. To be on the agenda, please contact Paula at 250-247-9677 or

Thurs., Oct. 4 - Regular meeting of the Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee. 10:15 a.m. at the Gabriola WI Hall on South Road. Agenda available on

Sat., Oct. 6 - Mon, Oct. 8 - Join us for the 16th annual Gabriola Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Meet local artists, take home original treasures! Studios open from 10-4pm. Maps available at local businesses.

Sat., Oct. 20 - Gabriola Bandstand. Dig out your bobby socks because the Thanksgiving Studio Tour and the Gabriola Arts Council are bringing you an island style sock hop at the Surf Lodge! Dance classes 7-8 p.m. Sock Hop 8-11 p.m. Live music with Rock Through the Ages, food, costume contest, fun and frivolity. Stop by Artworks to grab your tickets before they sell out!

Tues., Oct. 30 - Electoral Area B Parks and Open Spaces Committee (POSAC) meeting. 7 p.m. at the WI Hall.


Weekly Events

Mondays - Sunset Paddle with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures. At the Silva Bay Inn dock. 6:30-8:30 p.m., $20 or free if B.Y.O.Boat! All ages. Come out and enjoy paddling around the Flat Top Islands in a social and fun format, while catching spectacular sunsets from out on the water! No experience necessary! 250-247-8939.

Thursdays - Live Music at Woodfire! New Time: 7-9 p.m. Enjoy the talented and ever popular duo of Amber Handley and Brad Shipley as you feast on the delightful flavours of Woodfire. Reservations recommended. Call 250-247-0095.

Fridays and Saturdays only, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Gabriola Visitor Information Centre at Twin Beaches Mall on Taylor Bay Road is open.

Fridays - Sunset Paddle with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures. (Fri., Sept. 14 cancelled, all other Friday paddles continue to end of September) At the Silva Bay Inn dock. 6:30-8:30 p.m., $20 or free if B.Y.O.Boat! All ages. Come out and enjoy paddling around the Flat Top Islands in a social and fun format while catching spectacular sunsets from out on the water! No experience necessary! 250-247-8939.

Saturdays - Agi Hall Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. at the Agi Hall at the top of Ferry Hill.

Saturdays - Teen Night at the Gathering Place from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Saturdays - Workbees at the Commons. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. To do: many ongoing things around the Commons. Bring: gloves, shovel, hand trowel, other tools you find useful.

Saturdays and Sundays - Fall hours for the Gabriola Museum: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 4 through Thanksgiving.

AA meets at the WI Hall on South Road. Every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Also meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. and Fridays at noon. For more information contact 250-753-7513.

Mondays - Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people who are currently, or have been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Meets at 7 p.m. at the WI Hall. For info call 250-325-2747.


Upcoming Festivals and Events 

October 31 - Annual Fireworks show at Twin Beaches. Hosted by the Gabriola Firefighters Association. Look for the rubber boots at local merchants to appear in October to contribute towards the show. Hot dogs, Hot Chocolate and bonfire.

November 17 & 18 Agi Association Christmas Craft Fair: The Gabriola Agricultural Association is holding their annual Christmas Fair at the Community Hall on November 17-18, 2012. Anyone interested in booking a space for the Fair, please contact Tannie Meyer at or, if no access to e-mail, call 250-247-8216 between 9am and 9pm.
Deadline for booking is October 20.

December 1: Gabriola Elementary School Christmas Craft Fair: Sign up day for the Christmas Craft Fair at the Gabriola Elementary School will be on Fri., Oct. 12. Sign-up is from 9 to 10 am in the school multi-purpose room. The Christmas Craft Fair at the School will be from 10am-4pm. The cost for vendor space is $60. Contact Laura at 250-247-9549 or Heather at 250-247-9930 for more info.

December 1: Gabriola Commons Craft Fair

January 1, 2013: Annual Gabriola Polar Bear Swim. Location and time TBA.