Sounder Events Calendar starting November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7 2018

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, email or click here.

Christmas Craft Fair dates are now being posted below Upcoming Events.



Upcoming Events

Fri., Nov. 9 - Gabriola Songs Gala CD Concert. 7 pm at the Gabriola Island Community Hall. Featuring 20 Gabriola Musical Acts, after-party with All Star Jam Band. Cash Bar. $20 Admission includes 40-song double CD and digital download. Tickets at North Road Sports or online at

Sat., Nov 10 - Light to the World: a video account of the life of Baha’u’llah founder of the Baha’i Faith - teachings for this age about an end to division and towards the oneness of humankind; accounts of people from diverse nations whose lives were transformed by the light of Bahá’u’lláh. Gary Badke will answer questions after the video. Co-hosted by the Gabriola Ecumenical Society. Doors open at 6:30. By donation. 7-8pm at The Roxy. All are welcome!

Sat., Nov. 10 - Author talk with Debbie Marshall. 11 am at the Library. Join us as we welcome author Debbie Marshall, who will read and share images from her book Firing Lines: Three Canadian Women Write the First World War in honour of the 100th anniversary of the first armistice, November 11, 1918. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

 Wed., Nov. 14 - Indigenous Voices with Elder Sandra Good. 2 pm at the Library. Join Snuneymuxw Elder Sandra Good as she shares the history of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. Free, drop in at the Gabriola Library. Everyone welcome.

 Sat., Nov. 17 - Book launch with Sharon McInnes. 2 pm at the Library. Gabriola’s Friends of the Library invite you to join us as we celebrate the launch of Sharon’s novel Across a Narrow Strait, which she wrote while living on Gabriola. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Nov 17 - Solitary Refinement, coming to the Gabriola Community Hall  - live performance (1-man) with multi-media, human drama about 1 man’s time of years in solitary confinement for his beliefs. Free Admission, contributions accepted. 7pm.

Sat/Sun., Nov. 17/18 - Birth Your Own Spirit Drum with weaver (Deadline to register, Nov 1st) All info, etc.,

Wed., Nov. 21 - Family Movie Night at the Gabriola Library. 5 pm. It’s movie time! We’re showing Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie on our big TV, complete with popcorn! Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Nov. 24 - Author talk with Linda Rogers and Bill Stenson. 2 pm at the Library. Gabriola’s Friends of the Library present a double book launch with two local Vancouver Island authors: Linda Rogers is from Victoria and will be sharing her book of short stories Crow Jazz, and novelist Bill Stenson is Winner of the 4th Great BC Novel Contest. Bill will be sharing his novel Ordinary Strangers. Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Craft fairs

Sat., Nov. 10 - Spinners, Weavers, Art and More Craft Sale. 10am-4pm. Rollo Seniors Centre. Join us as we begin a new tradition.

Sat., Nov. 10 –30th Annual Christmas Tea and Bazaar. Community Hall. 2-4pm. Christ Church Gabriola sponsor.  A great selection of baking, books, frozen soups, plants, crafts, and Granny Table items. Admission free. Tea $7per person.

Sat., Nov. 17 - Jingle Bell Craft Fair. 10am-3pm. At the Gabriola Golf Course

Sat., Nov.17 - Deck the Halls Craft Fair at the Commons & Rollo Centre (10-3). Over 35 tables, Raffle Baskets and yums from the kitchens. Info at

Sat., Nov. 24 - Artisan Christmas Craft Fair at the Rollo Centre.

Sat., Dec. 1 - Gabriola Elementary School Parents Advisory Council Craft Fair.

Sat., Dec. 8 - Gabriola Agricultural Association Craft Fair. At the Gabriola Island Community Hall. 10am till 3pm.

Weekly Events

Tuesdays - Tech Tuesdays at the Gabriola Library. 1:30 – 3 pm. Sign up for free ½ hour tech help sessions with our librarian.

Wednesdays - Family Storytime at the Gabriola Library. 10:30am – 11 am

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

Peer Led Exercise Group - Mon & Wed @ HOPE Centre 11am-12pm; Tues & Thurs at Gabriola Rec. Office 11am-12pm; Fri @ Community Hall, 10:45am – 11:45am. Drop-in fee $2. Circuit-style exercise program is safe and supportive for those who are managing chronic health conditions. New participants wanting to register, please contact Suzette Delmage, Program Coordinator at 250-325-1675 or

AA meetings. Tuesdays: Serenity by the Sea. Upstairs at Roberts. 8am to 9am. Thursdays: Step Readings. Upstairs at Roberts. 8am to 9am. Fridays at Robert’s Place upstairs at noon (12pm). Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, AA meets at 7pm at the Commons (downstairs). For information contact 250-753-7513.

Al-Anon meeting to support those affected by the alcoholism and/or drug addiction of a family member or friend. Mondays at 12 and Thursdays at 7pm upstairs at Roberts Place upstairs. For information please call 250-247-8330.

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,

Jan. 1 - Polar Bear Swim at Gabriola Sands (Twin Beaches) Provincial Park. Horn sounds at Noon.