Sounder Events Calendar starting December 25, 2019

Wednesday, December 25 2019

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Wednesdays.
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Upcoming Events

Wed., Dec. 25 - Spirit Feast with People for a Healthy Community. At the Gabriola Island Community Hall. Enjoy an evening with our community that includes a warm dinner with all the fixings and live music. Doors open at 4pm. Dinner served 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Rides from GERTIE by donation - only by reservation. Email Donations greatly appreciated. Bring reusable containers for leftovers. Hosted by People for a Healthy Community. To volunteer or for more info, contact Feast Organizer Lynn Bowerman at

Sun., Dec. 29 - Gala Roxy Fundraiser Variety Show and Silent Auction. 1pm-4pm. Great silent auction items, hear the Gabriola stars perform! Admission 420 or by donation.

Tues., Dec. 31 - The Skol Pub presents a Chill NYE with the Rusty Tones, as well as Elias and Jade and friends. 9pm-2am. No cover.

Tues., Dec. 31 - A New Year’s Eve “Nightlife” Intimate Concert at the Surf Lodge. Taste the nightlife of the elegant Supper and Jazz clubs of New York between the 1930s and 1960s. With feature performers Nicole Utulinde and Roger Christie. Tickets $20 at North Road Sports or Surf Lodge and Pub. Dinner reservations (separate) call 250-247-9231.

Tues., Dec. 31 - Community New Year’s Eve Celebration: Vision 2020. 5:30pm - 1:00am, All-ages, family-friendly, pay-what-feels-right. Community Hall. Potluck, art-making, reflection stations, games, early and late countdowns, and dancing! Tix at North Road Sports.

Tues., Dec. 31 - The Surf Pub presents NYE 2020 with DJs Turk and Mr. Bradbrooke. Funk, Glitch Hop, Nu Disco, and Bass House. Tix $20 at the Surf Pub.

Wed., Jan. 1, 2020 - Polar Bear Swim at Twin Beaches at Noon.

Thurs., Jan. 2 - Monthly Garden Club meeting. Our next meeting is January 2nd and our guest speaker is Dorothee Kaiser who will be talking about culinary herbs and herb gardening.  Doors open at 6:30pm and meeting begins at 7pm, at the Rollo Centre.

Fri., Jan. 3 -  Author Talk with Erica Etelson at the Gabriola Library. 1pm-2pm. Hear Erica Etelson discuss here book Beyond Contempt: How Liberals Can Communicate Across the Great Divide.

Sat., Jan.  4 - Meat Draw and 50/50 for the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care. 3:30pm at the Skol.

Sat., Jan. 4 - THE ABCs of the Gabriola Walks map. Free 1.5 hr GaLTT hike. 10 am. Park on South road near the yellow gate by Crestwood to meet Rebecca and start exploring Trail Z.

Weekly Events

Straight Outta Gabriola” podcast series – Tuck in to island stories over the holidays. Ken Gurr is producing this series, with new episodes posted every 3 weeks or so (island time!)  Google search and listen online @ straightouttagabriola or on any podcast player app. Sign-up for next show alerts at

Wednesdays starting Jan. 8 - Preschool Storytime. 10:30-11am. Drop in with your little one for fun stories, songs, and rhymes. Stay afterwards for visiting, and for play with DUPLO blocks and other toys. Best suited for ages 5 years and younger with their parents or caregivers.

Wednesdays - Kirtan Bliss at the Commons Yurt. 7pm. Singing is the language of the heart. Feel unity and participate in the magic of “together.” 

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 and Sundays in December - Christmas at the Pier Gallery. Located above the docks at Silva Bay Marina. Open Saturdays and Sundays 11am-5pm till Dec. 22

Every Second Sunday - GaLTT trail-work crews. 1:30pm to 3:30pm. See or GaLTT Facebook page for details. Bring your own tools or borrow ours.

Peer Led Exercise Program: 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

Peer Led Exercise Program:  Last class of 2019 is Fri Dec 20. Winter Schedule starts Jan 6. Mon & Wed at Hope Centre, 11am-12pm, Fri at Community Hall, 10:45am-11:45am. Contact Suzette, 250-325-1675,

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.

Gabriola Home Hospice Program Companions in Grief Support Group - If you are experiencing grief and would like to come for support to this safe and understanding group, please contact Claudia at

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,

Community Drop-in Sports from Gabriola Recreation Society 

In the Gabriola Elementary School Gym. Ages 14+ (except Soccer which is ages 6 to 106)

On break over the holidays. Re-starts week: January 6 – 9, 2020

Mon: Basketball: 6:30 – 8:30; Drop-In $5 | Tues: Badminton: 6:30 – 8; Drop-In $5

Wed: Indoor Soccer: 6:30 – 8; Drop-In $5 | Thurs: Volleyball: 6:30 – 8:30; Drop-In $4