Mayne Island Library Survey

The Mayne Island Library wants to hear from you on how we are doing. Please fill out a survey during the month of June, 2018. The survey is online, or paper copies are available at the library. We will also have a table set up at the mall on Saturday, June 23.

The website link is:

Looking forward to hearing from as many library users as possible, whether you are full time, part time, weekender, summer vacationer or even an occasional visitor to the island. All responses are welcome. For further information please contact Marilyn Winterbottom (250) 539-5506.

posted June 2018

Midsummer Dreams Art Show Opens Fri Jun 29

Please join the Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council for the opening evening of the Arts On Mayne Summer Group Show "Midsummer Dreams - Spirits of Summer" this coming Friday, June 29 at the Ag Hall, from 7-10 pm.

All welcome! Live Music, refreshments and conviviality, plus the famous annual pie draw! The exhibit continues through the weekend: Saturday June 30 from 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday July 1st from 11 am - 4 pm. For further information please contact Tina Farmilo (250) 539-2402.

posted June 2018

5th Annual Amateur Nature Photo Contest

The Mayne Island Conservancy Society is running our 5th annual amateur Nature Photo Contest for Mayne Island residents and visitors. If you have a camera, like exploring Mayne Island, and want to share your enthusiasm for the natural world, this is the event for you! Categories for this year’s contest are: native plant(s), native animal(s), fall & winter, ocean/beach scene, insect(s), nature’s colours (contains red, yellow, pink, orange, and/or purple) and young photographer (nature photo taken by anyone 18 or under).

To enter, check out the contest rules, send us photos taken between September 1st, 2017 to August 22nd, 2018 on Mayne Island, tell us the category into which you are entering it, and send it to prior to the end of August 22nd, 2018. If your photo is chosen as a winner by our judges, Jeanine Dodds, Grant Buday, and Barbara McIntyre; it will be published in our 2019 calendar and you will receive a free calendar as a prize.

Rules are listed on our website; also our posters will be displayed on the Island in all the usual spots. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lauren at: or (250) 539-5168, or visit our office and the Mary Jeffery Resource Room at 478 Village Bay Rd, otherwise known as The Root Seller.

posted June 2018

MLA Townhall: Tue Jun 19

On June 19 Adam Olsen will be on Mayne Island as part of his spring town hall series. The town hall will feature a brief update on British Columbia politics and Saanich North and the Islands followed by a question and answer period.

With the Spring legislative session complete and the first full budget of the BC NDP government there is a lot to discuss.

There has been a number of challenging issues raised by the community and that have arisen in the province over the past several months and I invite you to join me at a town hall to discuss them.

At the Mayne Island Community Centre, 6:30 - 8 pm. For further information please contact Adam Olsen

posted June 2018

St Mary Magdalene Church Fair: Sat Jul 21

St Mary Magdalene Church will host their annual "Summer by the Sea" Fair on Saturday, July 21st. 10 am to 1 pm.

Kids Games, Prizes, Treasures, Books, Meat Pies, Baking, Italian Trattoria, featuring pizza and pasta. Silent Auction, Karaoke ... and so much more. Come on out and help support this popular summer event. Fun for all!

For further information please contact Pat Gasston (250) 539-5519.

posted June 2018

"Only Skin Deep" Day: Thu Jun 21

“Only Skin Deep” Day at the Mayne Island Health Centre on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. By appointment only.

Do you have a mole, blemish, skin discolouration or wart you’ve been wondering about? To find out if it needs further investigation, call the Health Centre at (250) 539-2312 to make an appointment and Dr. Losier will look at it on Thursday, June 21st between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm. For further information please contact Diana King

posted June 2018

Marley Daemon Iredale Quartet: Thu May 17

Don't miss the Marley Daemon Iredale Quartet Thursday, May 17th, 7:30 pm, at the Ag Hall! With art on display by Julia Iredale. Marley will be joined by her mom, Lael Whitehead, partner, Jesse Thom and cellist, Dusty Townsend. Opening set by Gail Noonan, Toby Snelgrove and Jim Heshedall. Tickets $15 at Farm Gate store, or at the door. For further information please contact Lael (250) 217-8533.

posted May 2018

Marley Daemon "Shadow Friend" (Live at Herman's)

Tennis Society's Giant Garage Sale: Sun May 20

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The Mayne Island Tennis Association is holding their annual Giant Garage Sale on Sunday, May 20th at the Felix Jack Road tennis facility. Lots of treasures and items you never knew you needed! Sale starts at 10 am. Come out and support this local activity and go home with some great stuff. For further information please contact Adrian Gowing (250) 539-5817.

posted May 2018

Spring Art Gala: May 18, 19, 20

Over 55 Artists will have their work shown on this May long weekend. The Gala will open Fri May 18 at 7 pm and continue Sat 10 - 4 and Sun 10 - 3. For further information please contact Ingrid Marsh (250) 539-5024.

posted May 2018

MIPATA Trail Building Work Parties in May

Mayne Island Pathways & Trails Association (MIPATA) Trail building work parties for May: Bring shovels, rakes, wheel barrows if you can. Meet at the Village Bay Road entrance to the trail. Look for the big pile of dirt! Light refreshments provided.

Tues May 15, 10 am   |   Thurs May 17, 10 am   |   Tues May 22, 10 am   |   Thurs May 24, 10 am   |   Tues May 29, 10 am   |   Thurs May 31, 10 am

For further information please contact Irene Barrett

posted May 2018