Sounder Events Calendar starting December 4, 2019

Wednesday, December 4 2019

The Sounder Events Calendar is updated on Wednesdays.
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Upcoming Events

Fri., Dec. 6 - Willie Thrasher House Concert. 7pm. 1210 Barrett Road, Gabriola. $20 at the door. Contact Gary at

Sat., Dec. 7 - THE ABCs of the Gabriola Walks map. Free 1.5hr GaLTT hike. 10 am. Meet Nola Johnston at the North Degnen Rd trailhead to start exploring Trail M. 

Sat., Dec. 7 - Gabriola Island Community Hall Association Annual General Meeting. 2pm. Lower level of the Community Hall. New members welcome. Refreshments provided.

Sat., Dec. 7 - Meat Draw and 50/50 for the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care. 3:30pm at the Skol.

Sat., Dec. 7 & Sun., Dec. 8 - Sunstone Pottery 43rd Xmas Sale. 10+% off. From 10 - 4. 520 Argyle Lane.

Sat/Sun. Dec 7. & Dec. 8 - Debbie Marshall presents “Small Wonders: Christmas in Miniature, An Exhibition of Vintage and Antique Dollhouses and their Furnishings from 1909 to 1970.” 12-4pm Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre, 476 South Road,. All ages welcome. Free.

Sun., Dec. 8 - The Game Changers. By donation at the Roxy. 2:30-4:30. After the screening will have a conversation to unpack some of the information from this iTunes Best-selling documentary. All proceeds will go toward the Commons Reservoir project. Rated TV-MA

Sun., Dec. 8 - Tis the Season to come out and enjoy the 43rd annual Gabriola Island Singers Christmas concert. 2:30pm. Admission is $15 at the door; children 12 and under are free. Special guests are the Gabriola Brass and the Lund’smen. One performance only.

Tues., Dec. 10 - International Human Rights Day. Local Amnesty Group 79 will host the annual Write for Rights at Mad Rona’s Coffee Bar from 10 am to 3 pm. Sign a card or letter and save a life.

Wed. Thurs. & Fri. & Sat., Dec. 11, 12, 13 & 14 Twilight Radio Theatre Presents “A Christmas Story” a Live Radio Drama, starring Chris Jans, Kathy McIntyre, David Botten, Adam Kerby and special guest: Jocelyn Hallett, at the Surf Lodge. 7:30pm. Tix $20- from North Road Sports and the Surf Lodge Pub. For pre-show dinner reservations: 250-247-9231.

Thurs., Dec. 12 - EmPower Gabriola, the island’s Sustainable Energy Co-op, is having its second Annual General Meeting at 6 pm upstairs at the Gabriola Commons. Anyone interested is welcome to attend to learn what’s been happening and take part in the discussion of future plans, but only those who have purchased the $30 membership share by time of meeting are eligible to vote. More information, including how to become a member, may be found at

Thurs, December 12, 3pm - Afternoon 12:12:12 Winter Solstice Full Moon Meditation Journey with Allannah Dow + carol weaver @ GAHC, 476 South Rd, limited seating - Tix @ North Road Sports.

Sat., Dec 14 - A Gabriola Island Library Christmas. Join us for a festive celebration at the library, with refreshments and singing with the Gabriola Island Singers. Everyone welcome. 1-3 pm: Hot apple cider & cookies. 1:30 pm: Carols with the Gabriola Island Singers. This event is generously supported by the Friends of the Library.

Sun., Dec. 15 - The Gabriola Chamber Ensemble with Director, Brad Shipley, choir and orchestra, presents their Fall concert “Love Came Down At Christmas.” 3 pm at Christ Church Gabriola, 2600 South Road. Tickets at the door, $15. Children under 16 free with an adult. The varied program will include a premier performance of a piece written by local musician, Nico Rhodes, plus special guests, the Gabriola Brass performing a medley of Christmas tunes.

Wed., Dec. 18 - Family Movie Night at the Gabriola Library. The Holiday Edition. 5 pm at the Library. Benedict Cumberbatch as the Grinch! On the Library’s big screen! Popcorn provided! See you there. This is a free, drop-in event.


Holiday craft fairs

Sat., Dec. 7 - Last Chance Salon Show and Sale. Art n’Cards n’Stuff. 10+ Artists. Rollo Centre. 10am-4pm.

Sat., Dec. 7 - Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Fair. 10am to 3pm. at the school. Great local vendors. Silent Auction. Concession. Photos with Santa. Raffle. And the famous Cookie Walk. All proceeds directly benefit the Gabriola Elementary School through PAC. Come and support Gabriola’s school.

Sat., Dec. 14 - Gabriola Agricultural Association Co-op Christmas Craft Fair. 10am til 3pm at the Community Hall.


Weekly Events

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Gabriola Library. 10:30am - 11am. Only Dec. 4 and Dec. 11 in December. Resumes January 8 in 2020.

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

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)

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


Events later in 2019

December 25: Christmas Day & PHC Spirit Feast. Those wishing to volunteer for Spirit Feast, please contact Lynn at

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