Sounder Events Calendar starting September 29, 2015

Tuesday, September 29 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 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.


Wednesdays - Mid-Week Market at the Gabriola Commons. Island-grown produce. Every Wednesday, 2:30-5:30pm. Sponsored by Gabriola Chamber of Commerce.

Saturdays - Gabriola Farmers’ Market at the Agi Hall. 10am to 1pm. Wait for the opening bell before entering.

Upcoming Events

Thurs., Oct. 1 - Gabriola Gardening Club. Margaret Mills, head gardener for Nanaimo, is speaking on “Good Bones” stalwart performers in the landscape garden. 7 pm  at the Rollo Centre. Everyone Welcome. Bring a Mug.

Thurs., Oct. 1 - Gabriola Wordsmiths for Canada. Hosted by Susan Yates, and featuring: Katherine Gordon, George Szanto, Nathan Tinkam, Victor Anthony, Sharon McInnes, Jean McLaren, David Bouvier, Bob Bossin, Ivan Bulic, Gary Fjellgaard, and others. Silent Auction, music, treats,and fun! 7 pm at The Hive Emporium in Folklife Village. Admission by donation. 

Thurs., Oct. 1 and Fri., Oct. 2 - Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Foundations on Gabriola. A rich, interactive workshop aimed at self understanding, relationships and overcoming conflict. Learn simple but profound ways to notice your inner life, that of others, and compassionately connect to needs we all share., 250-713-9870.

Fri., Oct 2 to Sun., Oct. 4: Gabriola Players presents four performances of Canadian playwright Nicole Moeller’s award-winning psychologicial drama An Almost Perfect Thing. At the Rollo Centre Oct 2 & 3 at 7pm, Oct 3 & 4 at 2pm. Tickets $15 at North Road Sports or online at”

Fri., Oct. 2 - Paws 4 Stories at the Library. 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. 3 - Author reading - Nanaimo memoirist Claire Hitchon, a first prize winner in the Hay House Nonfiction Writing Contest for Finding Heart Horse, tells her story of hope, survival, and the strength of the human spirit when faced with horrific adversity. 1-2 pm at the Gabriola Library.

Sun., Oct. 4 - 5th Annual Run Gabriola. Everyone welcome to run all or part of the route. 8am at the Post Office. For details call Steve at 247-7820.

Sun., Oct. 4 - Village Vision Session Four: Water In, Water Out. 1 to 4:30pm. Phoenix Auditorium at The Haven. Everyone welcome. Children’s table. Refreshments. More information at

Sun., Oct. 4 - Flower Power at the Old Crow! A new Group of Several (GOS) show. Help us to hang straight, 3pm. BYOW.

Tues., Oct. 6 - Silva Bay Yacht Club presents: A film on the History of Silva Bay. 7:30 in the Haven Dining Room. Everyone Welcome.

Wed., Oct. 7 - Caregivers Support Group, 2 p.m. at the PHC Seniors’ Resource Centre (at the Commons) For further information call Angela Nutter, 250-247-9732.

Wed., Oct. 7 - Fall Film Series at the Library: Classics. We’ll be showing western Rio Grande (1950) on the big screen, starring John Wayne and Maureen O-Hara. 2 pm. Free, drop in event at the Gabriola Library.

Wed., Oct. 8 - Everyday Experts speaker series: The CSI Effect. Presented by retired forensic investigator Peter Phillips. 2-3 pm. Free, drop in event at the Gabriola Library.

Sat., Oct. 10 - Davy the Punk comes to the Haven at 7:30pm. Tix $17 at North Road Sports or at or at the door for $20. Benefit for the Gabriola Museum and Historical Society. Davy the Punk is Bob Bossin’s one-man musical about his father’s life in the gambling underworld - a story that is, according to CBC’s Michael Enright, “fascinating… amazing and sometimes hilarious.”

Sat., Oct. 10 to Mon., Oct. 12 - Gabriola Arts Council Thanksgiving Studio Tour. Gabriola Island—the “Isle of the Arts”—has the sixth highest concentration of artists in Canada. While every day is a celebration of art on this lush and lively island, on Thanksgiving weekend the festivities reach dizzying heights. Island artists throw open their studio doors to tempt your senses with dazzling arrays of art! On October 10–11–12, the studios of sixty artists will be open for visiting and viewing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Head to for more details.

Thurs., Oct. 15 and Fri., Oct. 16 - Creating Change From a Place of Power on Gabriola.  Calling all change makers!  Using approaches from Nonviolent Communication (NVC), you will learn to use your power to create the world you want so badly, while still remaining compassionate and energized., 250-713-9870.

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

Weekly Events

Mondays - Sunset Paddle with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures. 6-8pm, arrive at 5:45. $25. Meet the Silva Bay Inn. Includes your choice of Kayak or SUP. No reservation needed. BYOBoat/SUP and paddle for free.

Tuesdays - Tech Tuesday at the Library. 1:30-3 pm. Free technology help from our librarian. 250-247-7878 to register.

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

Tuesdays - Balkan Peasant Dancing. First Tuesday of month at Community Hall. Rest are at the Commons. Beginners welcome. Non-partner. First night free. 7-9pm. Upstairs at the Commons. Contact Don at 250-247-9182 or email

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

Wednesdays at 11am: Compassionate Connections Circle. Fellowship Church on Church St. Sharing and listening. Professionally moderated. All welcome. Confidential, safe, free, ongoing. info 247-7935.

Fridays - Sunset Paddle with Silva Bay Kayak Adventures. 6-8pm, arrive at 5:45. $25. Meet at Silva Bay Inn. Includes your choice of Kayak/SUP. No reservation needed. BYOBoat/SUP and paddle for free.

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.

Coming later in 2015

Commons Christmas Craft Fair: Saturday, Nov. 21st, 10am - 3pm, held at the Commons and Rollo Centre.