MI Garden Club Wreath Workshop: Wed Nov 25

There is room in the 1 pm session on Nov 25th. $12 -- 16 inch or $8 -- 10 inch. All materials provided, but feel free to bring along something from your own garden.

To Pre-Register: contact Robyn Yeldon: 250-539-9814 or robyn_yeldon@shaw.ca. Strict COVID Protocols will be in place, which everyone must read and follow. See our web site page: www.mayneislandgardenclub.ca/events. This was great fun last year, so hope you can join us.

Payment at the door. If needed, we reserve the right to cancel the event. For further information please contact Robyn Yeldon (250) 539-9814.

posted November 2020

Terry Fox Run/Walk: Sun Sep 20

Please join us to register or donate to Terry Fox Foundation, at the MayneStreet Mall on Sunday, Sept. 20  from 10 am to 3 pm. Please wear masks and observe separation.

Unfortunately, this year, we're unable to offer drinks, food or ice cream, but, we can sell you a shirt, accept your donation (cheques payable to Terry Fox Foundation), take a picture, and send you off on your 'individual' or 'bubbly way'!

Terry Fox Run has been held every year since 1981 in Canada and around the World, raising more than $800 Million for cancer research. Please help keep Terry's legacy alive.

For further information please contact Kathie Warning kwarning@shaw.ca.

posted September 2020

Virtual Community meeting: Mon Sep 28

MLA Adam Olsen: "I’m committed to transparency and accountability and it’s always my preference to connect with you in person, to answer questions and provide insight into my work on behalf of our community and province. However due to the ongoing public health and safety restrictions for community gatherings, we will host the next round of community meetings via video conferencing." Please visit our website and register, via Eventbrite for our Mayne Island meeting: [LINK]

Your Community. Your Voice. If you are not able to make the Peninsula meeting date, you are welcome to join in another: [LINK] - although keep in mind that the discussion there may not be as relevant to your Mayne Island concerns, thoughts, ideas, etc. Thank you, we look forward to connecting!

For further information please contact Laura Parker, Outreach for Constituency office of MLA Adam Olsen, Adam.Olsen.MLA@Leg.bc.ca.

posted September 2020

Social Association/Silver Maynes AGM: Tue Sep 13

Join the Mayne Island Social Association/Silver Maynes for their AGM on Tuesday, September 22nd at 1:30 PM in Dinner Bay Park. Please bring your own chair and mask. Social distancing is expected.

For further information please contact Mary Hansen hansen1917@shaw.ca.

posted September 2020

MI Housing Society Public Meeting: Mon Sep 14

Monday, September 14, 2 pm at the Adachi Pavilion at Dinner Bay Park.

COVID safety measures will be followed, and hand sanitizer available. Please bring a mask.

All Islanders are welcome to attend an open meeting about the 375 Village Bay Rd. community-housing project, on Monday, September 14 at 2 pm, Adachi Pavilion at Dinner Bay Park. Jean-Daniel Cusin, who has an MA in leadership and training, and 25 years of experience in business management and consulting, will serve as moderator. 

Confirmed guests include Kaeley Wiseman, professional housing consultant, certified planner and Vancouver Island University professor; Alan Kohut, hydrogeologist; Narissa Chadwick, Islands Trust Planner; Keith Erickson, professional biologist; and Richard Iredale, architect.

As many Mayne Island residents and visitors know by now, a generous person recently donated three acres of land at 375 Village Bay Road to the Mayne Island Housing Society for affordable rental housing. The application is now with Islands Trust for rezoning. You may read the documentation here: (Click on "Mayne Island Housing Society.”) The Islands Trust Planner’s report to the Mayne Island Trustees is also there, as is some of the correspondence received by the Trust from Mayne Island residents.

Islands Land Trust has received more than 60 letters of support of the project. More responses are needed to accurately reflect community sentiment. If you support the initiative, click the following link to download a support letter: Support Letter.  Print and sign the support letter or copy and paste the text into an email. Or write a letter in your own words. You can also submit your letter electronically to mihousingsociety@gmail.com, or by mail to the address on the form.

posted August 2020

Dancing to Save the Agricultural Society: Fri Sep 18

Did you know that the Thrift Shop could close if we don't raise the required $250,000 before April 2021. We are almost half way there. Our little exercise group is doing a Dance-a-Thon to help raise some much needed funds. All money raised will go directly to the Ag Hall. There are no overhead expenses.

All donations over $20 will get a tax receipt. Cheques are to written directly to the Mayne Island Agricultural Society.

We'll be dancing on Friday, September 18th from 10 am to 2 pm. 18 women will be dancing for our future. Please consider a donation if one of these ladies approaches you. For further information please contact Frankie Gowing (250) 539-5817.

posted September 2020

Bicycle Recycling in September

Do you want to recycle that old bicycle that has been hanging around for ages? The Recycling Depot, at 390 Campbell Road, will be accepting these bikes during the month of September. We will be taking them into the Recyclistas Bike Shop for re-purposing for low income people here or abroad. Check out their web site for more details. recyclistas.ca.

Donations to cover the costs will be gratefully accepted. For further information please contact Vicki Turay vturay@hotmail.com.

posted August 2020

MIPATA AGM: Sat Sep 12

Mayne Island Pathways & Trails Association will hold their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 4 pm in Miners Bay Park. Everyone is welcome to attend.

COVID-19 protocol: Enter from Naylor, exit onto Fernhill. Sign in with the volunteer at the entrance. Please bring your own chair and sit 2 metres apart. For further information please contact Irene Barrett barrett@shaw.ca.

posted August 2020

Mayne Island Assisted Living Society AGM: Thu Oct 1

Mayne Island Assisted Living Society AGM and Election of Officers will be held via Zoom on Thursday, October 1st at 9:30 am. Please register in advance with Bonnie Horsfall, or for further information contact her at (250) 539-0626 or bonniehorsfall@gmail.com.

posted September 2020

Mayne Island Little Theatre Presents... A Meeting

M.I.L.T. is putting out a call for those interested in acting, directing, or contributing to behind-the-scenes production this coming autumn. 

If you have a play you are excited about, if you have skills you want to contribute, if you are at all curious about M.I.L.T., please join us at our next meeting this coming August the 5th, 6:30 pm, at 639 Horton Bay Road. 

COVID safety recommendations have M.I.L.T. looking at alternative ways to bring theatre to the Island, and we are welcoming ideas and fresh perspectives to see how we can make that happen. Online theatre is a big possibility, so we are also putting out a call out for people experienced in video production.

Please contact Justine Apostolopoulos at justine.apostolopoulos@gmail.com or (778) 668-2371 if you would like to attend, as we have to plan accordingly with COVID safety recommendations.

Drinks and refreshments provided.

posted July 2020