Movie Night at Ag Hall: Fri Sep 27


Friday Sept. 27, 7:30 pm, free popcorn, admission by donation. Art meets environmental awareness in this arts-oriented documentary from the National Film Board. Sponsored by the Mayne Island Library Programming committee. Mark your calendar.

Official summary: "A poem for the planet, Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper's film Metamorphosis takes the pulse of our earth and bears witness to a moment of profound change: the loss of one world, and the birth of another. Metamorphosis captures the true scale of the global environmental crisis. Forest fires consume communities, species vanish, and entire ecosystems collapse. Economic growth, tied to increased speed of resource extraction, has created a machine with the capacity to destroy all life. But this crisis is also an opportunity for transformation. Through a tidal flow of stunning images, Metamorphosis carves a path from the present to the future, and offers a bold new vision for humanity and the world."

For further information please contact Pam withers@intergate.ca.

posted September 2019

Something is Happening at Our Museum: Sat Sep 28


Over the past year we have been working on the W̱SÁNEĆ “Saltwater People” Interpretation / Relationship-Building Project which is a partnership between the Mayne Island Agricultural Society (Museum) and the Saanich Native Heritage Society (Tsartlip and WSANEC Elders and Artists) with generous support from the Heritage Legacy Fund of British Columbia, and the CRD Arts Commission. Tsartlip elders and drummers will be present for this event.

Everyone is invited to the unveiling of the art plaques at 12 noon on Sat, Sept. 28th at the Museum (across the road from the Farmers' Market). At 2 pm there will be a celebratory potluck luncheon in the Agricultural Hall. Agricultural Society members are invited to attend (memberships are $2). Due to limited seating tickets are available for $10 at the Museum on Sat. Sept. 14 & 22 from 10 am to 1 pm and Sun. Sept. 15 & 22 from noon to 2 pm. We ask people to bring a small salad or dessert.

For further information please contact Trish Hoff, mayneagsociety@gmail.com.

posted September 2019

Share the Pie: Thu Sep 26


How to Benefit the Community and Save Taxes Too. Please join the Mayne Island Conservancy and the Health Centre Association to enjoy a slice of pie while Sara Neely and Natasha Benn from the Victoria Foundation outline how you can help yourself, your family and your community through your financial and estate planning.

Did you know? You can provide for your family and offset taxes in your estate when you give a life insurance policy to a charity. When you give publicly-traded securities to a charity there is no capital gains tax.

If a charity is the beneficiary of your RRSP or RRIF, you can save taxes in your estate. Join us for an afternoon of pie & tea while Sara and Natasha share their knowledge.

The meeting is at the St. Mary Magdalene Church House, 360 Georgina Point Rd, Thursday September 26, 1 pm to 3 pm. For further information please contact Deb Foote organicdeb@shaw.ca.

posted September 2019

Mayne Island Country Dancers: starting Sun Sep 15


You are invited to join the Mayne Island Country Dancers 3:30 pm – 6 pm Sundays at the Ag Hall, starting on Sunday September 15th. The fee is $5 per session, first session is free. No partner required.

This is your opportunity to try country dancing, and we will teach you so no previous experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothes and light soft shoes. Sessions begin at 3:30 pm with a half hour of basic technique, and a short refreshment break is included. Since 2006 the Mayne Island Country Dancers have explored English and Scottish Country dance along with American Contra in a wide variety of jigs and reels.

If you are a musician and would like to join our small live band, please contact David Lindquist at (250) 539-2128. If you have any questions about the Mayne Island Country Dancers, please call Brenda Webster at (250) 884-2472 or Brian Crumblehulme at (250) 539-3027. See you on the dance floor!

posted September 2019

MIPATA AGM: Sat Sep 21


The Mayne Island Pathways & Trails Association (MIPATA) AGM will be held on Sat Sept 21st 2019, at 4 pm, at the Mayne Island Library. Join us for a review of our past year and a look forward at a new project for the coming year. Input from the community is welcome.

We are looking for some new board members. It is not a big time commitment with 3-4 meetings/year. Please come and join us. Membership is $5 which goes towards the cost of insurance for volunteers while at work parties. Please contact Irene Barrett if you need more information barrett@shaw.ca.

posted September 2019

Celtic Music Concert & Ceilidh Dance: Sat Sep 28


Celtic duo Pierre Schryer and Adam Dobres launch their new album at the Ag Hall, 430 Fernhill Road, Mayne Island, on Saturday, September 28, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm). Wear your soft shoes as the concert will be followed by a fun community Ceilidh style dance lead by caller Merrie Klazek. Tickets are $20 in advance at Farm Gate or $25 at the door. Free for kids 12 and under.

For further information please contact Gail Noonan g.noonan@shaw.ca.

posted September 2019

Fall Tai Chi/Qi Gong Classes start Mon Sep 16


You’ve thought about taking or returning to Tai Chi classes?
Want a gentle exercise that improves your balance, improves your health?
Need to learn something new to stimulate your brain?

Come join us for Tai Chi on Mondays at the Community Centre. Experienced 9:30 - 10:30, Beginners 10:45 – 11:45. $25 for the Fall Session (8 to 10 lessons) or $5 drop-in fee. Fall Session begins Monday, September 16. For more information or to register please contact Dell at 539-3351 or dell29.m@shaw.ca.

Tai Chi is a Chinese ancient martial art based on Qigong an “internal” or soft style. There are several styles of Tai Chi. The Yang style postures are wide and comfortable. Yang style is more suitable for common people with no martial art training. In Yang style Tai Chi, the structure is not strict and demanding, the body is upright, and the movements are smooth, light, agile and rooted. Yang style 24 Form was created in China in 1956. It is a simplified form that contains all the essential principles of the 108 Form. This shortened form reduces the time required to learn the exercise. It is a nice introductory form.

posted September 2019

Mayne Island Quilt Guild Open House: Tue Sep 10


You are invited to an open house of the Mayne Island Quilters Guild. Tuesday September 10, 2019 from 10:30 am – 2 pm at the Mayne Island Ag Hall.

Come and meet us & see what the Guild has to offer you. We are looking for new members. Sew a small take home project and enjoy a sweet or two.

See you there. Please call Sandy Sandvik with any questions (604) 842-2296.

posted September 2019

Mayne Island Terry Fox Run: Sun Sep 15


Please join us for the Terry Fox Run (Walk, Bike, Saunter!) – on Sunday, September 15 at Miners Bay Park. Registration from 10:30 am to noon. Run/Walk/Bike starts at 12:00 noon. Free ice cream! Lions will be selling their great hamburgers & hot-dogs. Lots of fun!

The Terry Fox Foundation is volunteer driven; with low administration costs. Donate if you can, or just come out and join us to keep Terry's dream alive!

For further information please contact Kathie (250) 539-0444.

posted August 2019

Nia Dance Movement Classes Ongoing


Nia classes – Come and experience the joy of movement.

➤ a low-impact physical conditioning and systemic movement class
➤ practiced barefoot to diverse music styles suitable to all ages and body types
➤ results in body awareness, increased strength, flexibility, mobility, agility and sensed stability

On-going drop-in classes Wednesdays, 11 am - 12:30 pm at the Mayne Island Community Centre. The instructor is Diane Watson (diane_watson@telus.net). The cost is $5 per class.

For further information please contact: Diane Watson (250) 539-8030.

posted August 2019