Sounder Events Calendar starting November 27, 2019

Wednesday, November 27 2019

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. Nov. 27, Film, Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears. 7p.m. at the Roxy. 1980 Oscar winner follows 3 young women who move to late-’50’s Moscow for work and romance. A rare peek at everyday life behind the Iron Curtain. Officialdom called it “soppy melodrama not worthy of the Soviet woman” but it was hugely popular in Russia. English Subtitles. 247-9182. Fundraiser for Sanctuary Gabriola

Thurs., Nov. 28 - Seniors Appreciation Lunch. 10:30am - 12:30pm. Prepared and served by Robert Stutzman of Robert’s Place with Gabriola Elementary School children. Sing-a-long with Aileen Adam and Steve Elder, Call Suzette 250-325-9010 or

Fri., Nov. 29 - Global Climate Strike. 12-1pm. Gather for the march near the bus stop at Folk Life Village.

Fri., Nov 29 - A Spiritual Travelogue to the Lands of Hildegard of Bingen and Francis of Assisi, at the Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre (behind Post Office). 1pm-2:30pm. Journey with Gabriolan Maureen Wild, to these special lands within Germany and Italy with a multimedia presentation of her recent photos and inspirational music/chant from each place. By donation. Any surplus goes to support the Gabriola Ecumenical Society.

Nov 29 to Dec 1 - Gabriola Players presents Ali Baba  at the Community Hall. Fri. & Sat. 7pm, Sat.& Sun. at 2pm. Tickets ($17 Adults $5 Kids) at North Road Sports or online:

Sat., Nov. 30 - Open house - Silver Bee Studio  - Brendalee Astells with guest artists Maxx Duncalfe, and Gwen Spinks. 11-4pm at 1969 Clamshell Drive (Studio #38).

Sun., Dec. 1 - 8th Annual Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department Food & Toy Drive. Schedule to posted in this Sounder and on Facebook. All items collected go to PHC.

Sun., Dec. 1 - A Sparkling Holiday Season Kickoff Show. Five singers. Host Roger Christie & singer, with Heidi Burtenshaw, Jenny Morgan and 8 year old Isla Morgan, along with comedian and songwriter Kerry Unger and Marty Steele on piano/ keyboards. Doors open 1:30 pm. Show 2pm. Advance Tickets at North Road Sports. Adults $15. Kids $10.

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

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/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.

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.


Holiday craft fairs

Sat., Nov. 30 - Artisan Christmas Fair. 10am - 3pm at the Rollo Seniors’ Centre.

Sat., Dec. 1 - 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 PAC.

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.

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

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 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