Sounder Events Calendar starting January 1, 2020

Wednesday, January 1 2020

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 or email

Upcoming Events

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.

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

Sat., Jan. 4 - Death Café at the Library. 1-3 pm. A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. Free, but space is limited. Please call the library at 250-247-7878 to sign up.

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.

Sun. Jan. 5 – Gabriola Players Open Auditions for 2020 productions. Rollo Centre, 2-4pm. Make 2020 the year you get involved in theatre – on or off the stage! Info at

Sat., Jan. 11 - Poetry Gabriola Annual General Meeting, 5:30pm at The Roxy. Special appearance by GMO: the Gabriola Micro-Synth Orchestra 7pm. Contact: (250) 247-7587.

Sun., Jan. 12 - Bottle Drive fundraiser for the Gabriola students going on the NDSS Band Program trip to Cuba in February. 10am to 2pm. Gabriola Elementary School. Bottles/cans can be dropped off at 390 Hill Road up to the morning of the 12th, and at the school up to 2pm on Sun, Jan 12.

Wed., Jan. 15 - Family Movie Night at the Gabriola Library. 5pm. We’re showing a family-friendly movie on our big screen, complete with popcorn! This month’s movie is The Secret Life of Pets 2. Free, drop in event. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Jan. 18 - Wassailing of the Apple Trees - A free Community Celebration with Beggar’s Drum and the Drumbeggar Border Morris Dancers plus the Release of Gabbie’s new community-grown Batch 1018 Vintage Cider. Join us from 4-7pm, at Ravenskill Orchards, 1240 Coats Drive. The Wassailing Parade will begin promptly at 4:15pm.



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 - Family Storytime at the Gabriola Library. 10:30am - 11am. Resumes January 8, 2020.

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

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:  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 the Gabriola Recreation Society

In the Gabriola Elementary School Gym.

On break over the holidays. Re-starts January 6, 2020.

Mondays: Basketball: 6:30 – 8:30; Drop-In $5. Ages 14+

Tuesdays: Badminton: 6:30 – 8; Drop-In $5. Ages 14+

Wednesdays: Indoor Soccer: 6:30 – 8; Drop-In $5. Ages 6 to 106

Thursdays: Volleyball: 6:30 – 8:30; Drop-In $4. Ages 14+