Enjoy a quiet and reflective time on Salt Spring Island - curl up in front of a roaring fire with a cup of cocoa to enjoy a good book or explore hiking trails, peruse quaint shops, enjoy local events and feast at local restaurants featuring mouth-watering farm to table ingredients. Whether romance, quality family time or adventure you're seeking, you'll find it on Salt Spring Island in November!

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November 2019 Events on Salt Spring Island

  1. Game of Throws | Saturday 2nd | 1:00pm to 4:00pm | Salt Spring Lions: 103 Bonnet Avenue | Family friendly medieval themed event with Pumpkin Chunkin (bring your pumpkin!), Tsunami Circus Performers, BBQ, Silent Auction and Costume Prizes.
  2. Alex Cuba | Tuesday 5th | 6:30pm | Fulford Community Hall: 2591 Fulford-Ganges Road | $25 (at Salt Spring Books) / $30 (at the door) | Alex Cuba is one of the 21st century’s most respected Latin artists. Blending pop, rock, and soul with Latin rhythms and a uniquely melodic touch, Cuba has captured the imaginations of music fans across the globe and worked with a varied cast of pop luminaries.
  3. ArtSpring Presents: MM Contemporary Dance ~ from Italy | Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th | 7:30pm to 9:30pm | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $5/$30 | Gershwin Suite & Schubert Frames dance series in collaboration with the Chutzpah Festival.
  4. What's It Worth: Antiques Roadshow - Island Style | Friday 8th to Sunday 10th | 8th & 9th: 10:00am to 5:00pm; 10th: 11:00am to 5:00pm | Steffich Fine Art: 3103-115 Fulford Ganges Road | Gold, silver, coins, stamps, books, manuscripts, maps, artwork, musical instruments, cameras and more!
  5. Abattoir Birthday Bash | Saturday 9th | 5:30pm | Fulford Community Hall: 2591 Fulford-Ganges Road | $65 [tickets] | Save the date! Come out and support local food, vibrant community and sustainable farming. Dinner will be served and enjoy live music, and of course there will be the famous birthday bash silent auction where you can bid on the services of local tradespeople, local produce, and many other things you have always wanted!
  6. Salt Spring Island Remembrance Day Ceremony | Sunday 11th | Parade: 10:30am & Ceremony: 10:45am | Centennial Park Cenotaph | Lest We Forget. Join veterans in Ganges to remember the sacrifices made by thousands of Canadians preceded by a parade mustering at the Post Office at 10:30am and followed by an open house at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 92.
  7. Sari Alesh & Friends | Sunday 17th | 3:00pm | All Saints By The Sea Anglican Church: 110 Park Drive | $12 | Renowned Syrian violinist with his band playing a wide range of styles from Arab pop and classical to Celtic fiddle music.
  8. ArtSpring Presents: Yegor Dyachkov and Jean Saulnier | Friday 15th | 7:30pm to 9:30pm | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $5/$30 | Renowned Canadian cellist Yegor Dyachkov and pianist Jean Saulnier present a program called Crossroads. It combines thoughtful musical substance and pleasure.
  9. Giant Book Sale + Jewellery Sale | Friday 15th - Sunday 17th | 15th/16th: 10:00am to 4:00pm; 17th: 10:00am to 2:00pm | Farmers Institute: 351 Rainbow Road | Support Salt Spring Literacy at the Island's famous annual Giant Book Sale where you can pick from thousands of books from philosophy, mystery, science fiction, romance to picture books and much more!
  10. Love books? Head over to Black Sheep Books, fine purveyors of vintage, nearly new and antiquarian books! This eclectic two story shop has earned its glowing global reviews with tall bookshelves crammed with great reads for even the pickiest book lover! Want more books? Take a short stroll to Salt Spring Books and get the newest best sellers, magazines and more!
  11. Salt Spring Folk Club presents: Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express | Monday 18th| 7:00pm | Fulford Community Hall: 2591 Fulford-Ganges Road | Don’t miss this fun-filled night co-hosted by Barney Bentall and Matt Masters, featuring a line up of Canada’s finest roots and country musicians.
  12. At Your Service - The life and yarns of Robert Service by Jeffrey Renn | Thursday 21st | 2:00pm to 4:00pm & 7:00pm to 9:00pm | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $10-$40 | This show is the first installment of Jeffrey Renn’s work on the spectacularly popular poet’s life. Created from autobiographical sources, this play recounts his humble Scottish beginnings to his departure for the Canadian Gold-Rush. Performed in poem, song, and storytelling by acclaimed Canadian actor Jeffrey Renn.
  13. ArtSpring Presents: Le Vent du Nord | Thursday 28th | 7:30pm to 9:30pm | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $5-$30 | Not only considered an incomparable French ambassador, Le Vent du Nord is a driving force behind Quebec’s progressive folk movement, as well as a key group in the renaissance of Quebec’s traditional music.
  14. Braiding Cedar: An Evening with Indigenous Leaders | Friday 29th | 7:00pm to 9:30pm | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $15-$25 | An evening of Indigenous solidarity, songs and stories in support of RAVEN Trust. Be inspired by the remarkable alliance being forged in the First Nations-led movement that is reshaping the legal and cultural landscape and putting reconciliation into action. The event features a silent auction and delicious concession at intermission, along with a very special musical guest.
  15. WintercraftNovember 29th to December 22nd | 10:00am to 5:00pm | Mahon Hall: 114 Rainbow Road | Find something for everyone on your list at this seasonal annual arts and crafts extravaganza with beautiful pieces representing work by over 80 artisans from across the Southern Gulf Islands!
  16. Festival of Trees | November 29th to January 2nd | Daily: 10:00am to 8:00pm | Harbour House Hotel: 121 Upper Ganges Road | Enjoy the 6th Annual Festival of Trees featuring almost a dozen trees! Bring a donation for the food bank and vote for your favourite tree!
  17. The Magic of Christmas Craft Fair | November 29th to December 1st | 29th: 3:00pm to 9:00pm; 30th & 1st: 10:00am to 5:00pm | Lions Hall: 103 Bonnet Avenue | Come and check out a local craft fair lots of wonderful gifts for young and old.
  18. WinterFaire | Saturday 30th | 9:00am to 3:00pm (Preview: 29th: 6:00pm to 8:00pm) | Salt Spring Island United Church: 111 Hereford Avenue | A one stop Christmas shopping affair! Come and enjoy a Christmas Cafe featuring hot lunch of traditional Tourtiere (homemade bagels with salmon), music, shopping upstairs & down for handicrafts, Christmas & gluten free baking, frozen cuisine, jams, fruit cakes, silent auction, winter greenery!
  19. Santa Fly In | Saturday 30th| 1:45pm | Greet Santa at the Float Plane dock as he arrives in style (giving the reindeer a little break before their big day)! He will be chauffeured to Meaden Hall (The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 92 - 120 Blain Road, 2:00pm to 4:30pm) in a Salt Spring Fire Truck for photos where children can also enjoy ornament & craft making with delicious treats and hot chocolate.
  20. Find out why Salt Spring Island's nickname is the Mediterranean of Canada and escape the rain! Did you know during the rainy season Salt Spring Island gets half the precipitation as the mainland? Enjoy the cool fall weather, clear skies and grab a warm mug of coffee or hot chocolate from some of our amazing Island coffee stops such as TJ Beans, Barb's, Rock Salt, Switchboard, Fernwood Road Cafe or Kizmit Cafe - while you're enjoying a cup of cocoa and their unique atmospheres, be sure to enjoy art displays by local artists in a variety of mediums!

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