Work and Play at Henderson Park: Sat Mar 25


Work up a hunger by hiking and helping at Henderson Community Park before joining us for a delicious potluck lunch. On Saturday March 25th from 10 am - 1 pm.

This is an opportunity to learn about the ecosystem restoration work at Henderson Park that has been ongoing since the parks inception in 2006, and to share in the success by helping remove Scotch broom for an hour. Following the walk and work, we will gather for a potluck lunch at the park to enjoy some delicious food!

Please RSVP to receive instructions for the potluck etc. info@conservancyonmayne.com or (250) 539-5168. For further information please contact Rob Underhill info@conservancyonmayne.com.

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GISS Improv Team Fundraiser: Fri Apr 7


Fundraiser for the Gulf Island Secondary School (GISS) Improv Team. On Friday, April 7th, 7:30 pm at the Mayne Island Ag Hall. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Let’s help get these kids to Ottawa to compete in the Canadian National Improv Competition representing our Island Communities! For further information please contact Michele Steele raylia3@shaw.ca.

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Ferry Fare Fact Sheet



(Click the "pop out" symbol on the top right to open in a new window, and to download or save the document.)

If you are concerned about the high cost of ferry travel and plan to meet with candidates running in the upcoming provincial election, please have a look at the Ferry Fare Fact Sheet (linked above).

It was prepared by the Southern Gulf Islands Ferry Advisory Committee to arm Gulf Islanders and the candidates with the facts about how ferry fare increases have affected our communities.

Hard copies of the document are available at Tru Value. For further information please contact Diana King diana@dianaking.ca.

posted March 2017

June Events For Writers (Early Notice!)


1. Free writing-craft presentation & readings by award-winning novelist Caroline Adderson, (7 - 8 pm, Friday, June 16, Mayne Island Library). No signup necessary. Just show up!

2. Fiction-writing workshop by award-winning novelist Caroline Adderson (3 - 6 pm, Friday, June 16, Mayne Island Library). $75 per person. See below for registration info.

Caroline Adderson is the author of four novels (A History of Forgetting, Sitting Practice, The Sky Is Falling, Ellen in Pieces), two collections of short stories (Bad Imaginings, Pleased To Meet You) as well as 15 books for young readers. She is also the editor and co-contributor of a non-fiction book of essays and photographs, Vancouver Vanishes: Narratives of Demolition and Revival.

Her work has received numerous award nominations including the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, two Commonwealth Writers’ Prizes, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist.

Winner of three BC Book Prizes, three CBC Literary Awards, a Diamond Willow and a Chocolate Lily Award, Caroline was also the recipient of the 2006 Marian Engel Award for mid-career achievement. She lives in Vancouver. www.carolineadderson.com, www.carolineaddersonkids.com.

3-Hour Workshop: Writing Narrative Scenes. “The scene” is the dramatic heart of fiction, where plot, setting and character come together on the page. In this intensive workshop, we will review the four types of prose used in writing fiction, study examples of successful narrative scenes and analyze their elements, including the effective use of dialogue. We will, of course, also write scenes! Participants should bring several scenes from their own writing.

Minimum five participants, maximum ten. To register, mail a cheque or money order made out to Pam Withers to 764 Steward Dr., Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J2. Or drop an envelope containing your contact information (name, phone, email) and $75 cash into the locking white mailbox beside the front door at that address. Fee is reimbursable up to one month before the workshop, and reimbursable after that if there are people on the waiting list.

For further information please contact Pam Withers, withers@intergate.ca, (778) 384-1194.

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Heroes: A Play from Pender Island


Pender Island Solstice Theatre presents Heroes at the Ag Hall on April 8, 2017. Tickets at door $15. Show starts at 8 pm.

Heroes is French play written by GĂ©rald Sibleyras entitled Le Vent Des Peupliers. It has been translated by the award-winning British playwright, Tom Stoppard, and it won an Olivier Award in London for the best new comedy of 2005.

Heroes concerns three First World War veterans, who years later are planning their escape from a care home. Their imagined nemesis is Sister Madeleine, a woman we never meet. At times Heroes is reminiscent of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, where the principal characters discuss and wait for something to happen, a something that never comes to pass. It also has a touch of Don Quixote as we remember that comic hero striving for epic and chivalrous adventures. And finally there might even be a whiff of Benny Hill with its bawdy humour and blatant absurdity.

These three amigos with provide you with a laugh, a smile and perhaps even a groan as they attempt to cope with life’s calamities. However, mostly Heroes is about friendship, courage and the quest for purpose.

For further information please contact Michele Steele raylia3@shaw.ca.

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AMIB St. Patrick's Day Party: Fri Mar 17


Association of Mayne Island Boaters invites members to a Wearing of the Green party!

On Friday, March 17 at the Ag Hall. Happy Hour starts at 5:30. Cash bar and non-alcoholic beverages available.

Open to AMIB members. If other folks want to attend the dinner & party you can buy memberships at the door. $20 family or $10 individual.

Cost: $10 per person includes dinner and special Musical Mystery Entertainment

Dinner: Irish Stew and soda bread - catered by Sue Duncan (Dinners by Design)

Attendees are asked to bring a dessert or salad to complement the dinner

Rumours are that boaters, like fishermen, are full of blarney so, at great expense, we are having the Blarney Stone shipped in for the party.

Pre-registration only. Limited tickets available so purchase your tickets by March 10th.

Call Judy or register on-line at the AMIB website: www.mayneislandboaters.org

Find something green to wear and see you there.

For further information please contact Judy Kiyooka jkiyooka@shaw.ca.

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Art Show Opening Sat Mar 4


You are invited! Mixed media works by Sandra Sandvik & Famous Empty Sky. At the Mayne Island Library. Opening is on Saturday March 4th, 3:30 to 5:30 pm. The show continues through to April 5th, 2017.

For further information please contact Sandra Sandvik ssandvik@shaw.ca.

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Thank you, Joanna Weeks


The Mayne Island Agricultural Society and Fall Fair membership would like to thank Joanna Weeks for her commitment and hard work to maintain the Agricultural Hall. Joanna and Bill were instrumental in their attention to detail for the Hall being available for all users. During her 27 years as our Hall Convenor Joanna can proudly say she never had a double booking or problems with bookings for her work in this capacity. We owe her a huge thank you for her care, and love of the Agricultural Hall.

Effective March 1st we will be welcoming Janelle Lawson to the position of Hall Convenor. Please contact Janelle at (250) 539-3515 for all bookings or concerns. For further information please contact Velda Lefler (250) 539-5933.

posted February 2017

May Day Happy Hour: Sun Mar 5


Sunday, March 5th. May Day Planning Party 4 to 6 pm at 344 Campbell Bay Road. 12th consecutive celebration.

We need you! Have fun, fun, fun! Come find out what it's all about. Get involved. How can you help? Want to carry the Pole? Make wreathes, wands, sashes? Everyone welcome, refreshments and goodies served.

Unleash your creative juices. Bring your ideas. Mayne Island's most colourful event. For further information please contact Deb Foote, (250) 539-5261.

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Invasive Plant Management Workshop: Sat Mar 4


Join us on March 4th from 1 - 3 pm at the Agricultural Hall for a workshop on Invasive Plant Management. We will provide all the training you will need to identify, plan, and implement management of the most common invasive plants on Mayne Island.

We will present information on invasive species distributions and forecast dispersal patterns on Mayne Island. The following plant species will be discussed: Scotch broom, daphne, English holly, English ivy, bull thistle, Canada thistle, English hawthorn, St. John’s wort, periwinkle, knotweeds, gorse, and giant hogweed. Please bring in samples or photos of plants you would like identified. By donation.

For further information please contact Rob Underhill biologist@conservancyonmayne.com.

posted February 2017