Ceilidh Dance: Fri May 2

Ceilidh Dance!
Friday, May 2nd 7:30 PM at the Ag Hall.
Tickets at the door $5.

Dance On Mayne is kicking off our English Country Ball weekend with a Friday night Ceilidh dance, open to everyone. JD Erskine from Victoria will call easy barn-style dances that will put smiles on all our faces.

No dance experience or partner required! Come on out and join the fun!

For further information please contact Lael lael@gulfislands.com

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David Newberry Ag Hall: Sat May 3

Mayne Island Music Society is pleased to present David Newberry.

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Where: Ag Hall
Time: 7:30 (doors open at 7:00)
Tickets: $20 available at Happy Tides, Home Hardware, Farm Gate Store, or at the door.

"David's music is delivered with passion and intensity such as I have rarely experienced. Each song is like a masterpiece of concise writing, not one wasted word or thought. Each drives home the fact that I am listening to exquisite insights into the human condition. He is a brilliant poet and compelling performer. I think he is an outstanding writer. Simply outstanding." Three-time Juno Award winner David Francey.

For further information please contact Kathie (250) 539-2399

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Silver Maynes Annual General Meeting: Thu May 1

The Silver Maynes society will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 1, at the Ag Hall, Miners Bay, Mayne Island.

Come at noon for a light lunch followed by a business meeting, where reports will be presented on the various Silver Maynes activities, including its Christmas Dinner, its ongoing Passport Project, its sponsored trips and its annual Plant, Baked Goods Sale and Tea on Mother's Day weekend.

This is an open invitation for all members and would-be members of the Silver Maynes. All are welcome.

For further information please contact Allan Evans jaxevans@shaw.ca

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Hue: A Matter of Colour - Fri Apr 25

Have you ever wondered about how shades of skin colour impact those within a family or community?

Mayne Island Library Film Night. 7:30 pm at the Ag Hall.

This feature documentary by renowned director and cinematographer Vic Sarin is a personal yet global investigation into the history and current state of colourism: the discrimination within one ethnicity based on differences in skin tone. Sarin travels the globe to discuss this complex cross-cultural social issue with individuals whose lives it affects, including a Filipina entrepreneur whose business has flourished within the billion-dollar skin-whitening industry.

Hue leads viewers on a thoughtful and surprising journey to the heart of a painful and pervasive social issue that not only polices appearance, but also class, gender, and geography.

For further information please contact David Chase maynechase@yahoo.com

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MIHCA AGM: Wed Apr 23

Mayne Island Health Centre Association Annual General Meeting to be held Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 at 1:30 pm at Church House.

Learn what has been accomplished this year and participate in the election of new board members.

Show your support for health and wellness on Mayne Island!

MIHCA memberships available at the door ($5.00).

For further information please contact Cilla (250) 539-3553

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Annual Beach Clean-up: Sun Apr 27

This year's Beach Clean-up, co-sponsored by the Mayne Island Conservancy and the Recycling Society, will be held on Sunday April 27 at 10:30 am at your favourite beach. Please check the list of Beach Captains and contact the one in your area.

(all phone numbers below preceded by (250) 539)

Bennett Bay: Mike Nadeau -3776
Campbell Bay: Elisabeth Whitelaw -5582

David Cove, Oyster & Reef Bays: Pat Seebach -2476

Edith Point: Peter Askin - 2199

Gallagher & Piggott Bays: Kim Harris -9878

Horton Bay: Sue Duncan - 3640

Kadanaga Bay: Marian MacLean - 9995

Lighthouse & Maude Bays: Len Epp - 3111

Miners Bay: Jess Willows - 5745

Village Bay: Helen O'Brian - 5619

For further information please contact Ann Johnston ann@ajohnston.ca

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BC Ferries Schedule error for Thu Apr 17

It has been confirmed by BC Ferries customer service staff that there is an error in their schedule for Swartz Bay to Village Bay for Thursday April 17. Since it was pointed out by a concerned Mayne Islander to their staff (after several phone calls, receiving incorrect info from staff and many long minutes on the phone) BC Ferries has amended their schedule on the web site, but the printed schedules available are still incorrect.

BC Ferries have acknowledged their mistake and the schedule errors in a service notice issued April 10th.

The printed schedules do not indicate a sailing going from Swartz to Village Bay at 4:10 pm on Thursday April 17, when in fact there is a sailing at that time.

It is additionally confusing because that day is the day before the Good Friday holiday and the ferries are adopting a Friday schedule for that day. Deciphering all the notations, triangles and squares is difficult even for seasoned BC Ferries customers. If you have questions about the schedule you should phone BC Ferries customer service line at 1-888-BC FERRY (223-3779) or check out their web site www.bcferries.com.

posted April 2014

Bennett Bay Waterworks District AGM: Sat Apr 19

The 2014 Bennett Bay Waterworks District Annual General Meeting will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, April 19 in the downstairs meeting room of the Mayne Island Health Centre, 466 Felix Jack Road.

Refreshments will be served.

For further information please contact Ted Colley bbwdmail@gmail.com

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Silver Maynes Annual Plant Sale & Tea: Sat May 10

The Silver Maynes annual plant and baked goods sale, and Mother's Day tea, and the Silver Maynes springtime raffle for hanging baskets will take place at the Agricultural Hall, Miners Bay, Mayne Island on Saturday, May 10th, 1 - 4 pm.

This is the time and place to purchase plants accustomed to Mayne Island conditions. Baked goods, sold in the Ag Hall, come from Mayne Island kitchens. Donations of plants and baked goods for sale are welcome -- bring them after 9 am to the Ag Hall. Children and interested adults can learn how to construct a hanging basket - the cost for materials is $10.

The Mother's Day Tea, in the Ag Hall, 1 - 4 pm, costs only $5 and is a place to relax in a friendly atmosphere. Tickets for the hanging baskets raffle will be sold at the Maynestreet Mall, April 19, 26, and May 3, and the draw will take place at the Mother's Day Tea. You do not have to attend the Tea to win. We shall find the winners! Tickets cost $1 each and $5 for a booklet of six. Come and enjoy!

For further information please contact Kit Mitchell tikalmitchell@hotmail.com

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Jeremy Fisher: Sun Apr 20

Mayne Island Music Society is pleased to present Jeremy Fisher.

Date: Easter Sunday, April 20
Place: Ag Hall
Time: Doors open at 7 pm, Concert starts at 7:30.
Tickets: $20 from Happy Tides, Home Hardware and Farm Gate Store or at the door.

This timeless troubadour and two time Juno nominee, is a great musical storyteller in folks root traditions.

For further information please contact Kathie (250) 539-2399

To listen to some of Jeremy's music check out his web site: http://www.jeremyfishermusic.com/

posted April 2014