Sounder Events Calendar starting October 17, 2018

Wednesday, October 17 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 at the bottom.



Upcoming Events

Wed., Oct. 17 - Family Movie Night at the Gabriola Library. 5 pm. It’s movie time! We’re showing Disney’s Coco on our big TV, complete with popcorn! Free, drop in. Everyone welcome.

Thurs., Oct. 18 - The Gabriola Historical and Museum Society presents - Back by Popular Demand! - Cuba Si. A presentation by Alison Douglas and Steve Struthers, October 18, The Roxy, doors open at 6:30, presentation at 7:00 p.m. By Donation.

Sat., Oct. 20 - General Election Day for Local Government Elections. See ads on page 7 and page 10 for details.

Sun., Oct. 21 - Contradance Gabriola’s October Dance. 6:30-8:30pm. $10, Gabriola Theatre Centre. Tickets: online at or at the door. 778.690.2025

Wed. & Thurs., Oct. 24 & 25 – Twilight Radio Theatre – Halloween Double Feature. Old time radio dramas performed live by Adam Kerby, Chris Jans, David Botten and Kathy McIntyre, at the Surf Lodge. 7:30pm. Tix $20- from North Road Sports and the Surf Lodge. For pre-show dinner reservations call 250-247-9231

Sat., Oct. 27 - Join GROWLS for a celebration of Bat Week. 10am to 11am at the Gabriola Library. For the kids, bat crafts, origami bats, colouring, face painting with Hayden and Hilary. 11 am to 12 noon, 18 reasons to Love Bats with Andy Rollerson, a discussion of Bat counts, sign up for a Bat House building workshop and snack on Bat Cookies. Everyone Welcome. This is a free event.

Sat., Oct. 27 - Halloween Fireworks hosted by the Gabriola Volunteer Fire Department Firefighters’ Association. 7pm at Gabriola Sands (Twin Beaches) Provincial Park. Donations received in the firefighter boots at many Gabriola businesses help cover the cost of the fireworks and are gratefully accepted.

Sat., Oct. 28 - Lulu presents Duo Corde: Mark Anderson & Michelle Mares on two pianos to fill your afternoon with glorious music. 2pm. Tickets at North Road Sports $25, $30 at the door, Youth $5.

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 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Robert’s 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,


Christmas Craft Fairs

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

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

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

Sat., Dec. 9 - Gabriola Agricultural Association Craft Fair. At the Gabriola Island Community Hall. 10am till 3pm.