Sounder Events Calendar starting October 2, 2019

Wednesday, October 2 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., Oct. 2 - Film. Pather Panchali. (1955) 7pm at the Roxy. Considered by critics among the greatest movies ever made! A pastoral poem dappled with the play of brilliant images and strong, dark feelings, a luminous revelation of life in a Bengali village. Soundtrack by Ravi Shankhar. English subtitles. 250-247-9182. Fundraiser for Sanctuary Gabriola.

Thurs., Oct. 3 - Gabriola Garden Club meeting with guest speaker Grahame Ware on the topic of Daffodils. Grahame is passionate about Daffodils and will discuss how to grow them, how to start them from seed and surprise us with some varieties we might not be familiar with. Meetings take place at the Rollo, doors open at 6:30pm and the meeting begins at 7pm.

Thurs., Oct. 3 - Gabriola Reads. A Community Literary Conversation. Five books. Five champions. One winner: Gabriola’s first-ever Battle of the Books features five Gabriolans defending the book they believe is the Quintessential Canadian Novel. Sheryl McKay, arts-lover and host of CBC Radio’s North-by-Northwest, will be host and referee for the evening. All books are for sale at Pages Marina & Bookstore and available at the Gabriola Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Gabriola Library. 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. At the Gabriola Island Community Hall. Tickets $10 available online at and at North Road Sports.

Fri. & Sat., Oct. 4 & 5 – Purple Kush’n Funk Unit. Dig out your platforms and start teasing your fro. Gabriola’s own 11 piece funk unit will be tearing the roof off the Skol Pub. 9:00pm. Tix $15- from North Road Sports. 

Sat., Oct. 5 - 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 visit or call the library at 250-247-7878 to sign up.

Thurs., Oct. 10 - Coming Home Films presents The Boat. 7pm at the Roxy. This is a benefit screening for the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care with award winning filmmakers Beverley Reid and Peter Kellington. Admission by donation.

Thurs., Oct. 10 - Come watch the All Candidates meeting from Nanaimo at the GAC office (former WI). It will be on screen at 7 but doors open at 6:30.  Please plan on coming to the Gabriola Community Hall for the All Candidates Meeting on October 5, but if you miss that one here is another opportunity to hear all the candidates answer questions. It’s our chance to take part in the democratic process. Thank you to GAC for making the the space available.

Wed., Oct. 16 - Family Movie Night. 5 pm at the Library. It’s movie time! We’re showing a family-friendly movie on our big screen, complete with popcorn! This month’s movie is Cars 3. Free, drop in event. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Oct. 19 - FEM NOIR by Sheila Norgate at the Roxy. Tickets are now on sale at North Road Sports, #4-510 North Road, Gabriola. Act Fast! Info:

Sat., Oct. 19 - Children Have Feelings Too: Fostering Emotional Awareness and Expression in Young Children. 11 am - noon at the Library. Lynda Archer (author and clinical psychologist) and Kathy Gurr (kindergarten teacher) will explore how adults can help young children know what they are feeling and why that is important for their social, emotional and educational development. Free, drop in event. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Oct. 19 - Chris Czajkowski - Author Talk. 2 - 3:30 pm at the Library. Popular author Chris Czajkowski returns to Gabriola to introduce her latest book Captured by Fire. Free, drop in event. Everyone welcome.

Wed.,Thurs. & Fri. Oct. 23, 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

Thurs., Oct. 24 - Fibre Arts Circle at the Library. 2-4 pm. Bring your projects and enjoy an afternoon of tea and crafting with other fibre enthusiasts. Beginners and newcomers welcome. Free, drop in.

Sat. Oct. 26 - Bat Appreciation with GROWLS. 10 am - noon at the Library. Join Andy Rollerson for a bat presentation, make a bat craft and enjoy bat snacks! Free, drop in event. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Oct. 26 - Customer Appreciation Day. 1 - 3 pm at the Library. Free, drop in event. Everyone welcome.

Sat., Oct. 26 - Halloween Fireworks at Twin Beaches, hosted by the Gabriola Firefighters Association. 7pm. 

Sun., Oct. 27 - Angela Cheng will be performing a solo piano recital featuring works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin. 2:30 p.m. at the St. Andrew’s United Church, 311 Fitzwilliam St., Nanaimo. Tickets $35; Students $25 plus applicable order fee. 250-754-8550 or Presented by the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music.

Sat., Oct. 31 - Halloween at the Gabriola Library. Details still a mystery, but plan on being at the Library!

Sat., Nov. 2 - Gabriola Museum’s Annual Triva Night Fundraiser. 7pm (Doors 6:30) at the Community Hall. Tickets $20 in advance only at North Road Sports, Pages Resort, or call the Museum at 250-247-9987. Form teams of 6 or come ready to join one. Enjoy beer, wine, tea or coffee with a Decadent Dessert. Bid on fabulous themed gift items in a Silent Auction 50/50 draw.

Weekly Events

Social Drop-in Tennis at Huxley Park - Note the Time changes! All welcome on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm - 4pm for info call 250-247-8114.

Tuesdays - Folk Dancing of Southeast Europe. 7-9 pm. Joyous, non-partner dance in lines, circles. Experience the music, rhythms, & songs of Greece, Armenia, Romania – Roma, Slavic, Yiddish – 20 countries & cultures. Beginners very welcome. $3, first night free! Don 250-247-9182. dondancing@gmail,com

Wednesdays - Oct. 9 will be Family Playtime at the Gabriola Library. 10:30am - noon. Family Storytime returns October 16. 

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 - Agi Co-op Farmer’s Market. 10am-2pm at the Agi Hall.

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.

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 call 250 816 4135.

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,



Events later in 2019

October 12 to 14: Thanksgiving Long Weekend, including the Gabriola Arts Council Studio Tour. Visit for more details

November 11: Remembrance Day, held at the memorial cairn at the Gabriola RCMP Detachment. Starts at 10:45am.

November 30: Artisan Christmas Fair at the Rollo Centre

December 7: Gabriola Elementary School PAC Christmas Fair.

December 25: Christmas Day & PHC Spirit Feast.

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