barcode band, Live at the Ag Hall: Sat Sep 21

‘barcode’ is a Vancouver-based rock band featuring Michael Varabioff on keys/guitar/vocals, David Macdonald on guitar/vocals, Chris Cambon on bass, and Bruce Forster on drums/vocals. Musical style ranges from classic rock to pop to alternative. Not known for glam-punk or electro-pop. Join barcode for a laid back evening, Mayne Island style.

Saturday, September 21st, at the AgHall on Mayne Island. Doors open at 7 pm.
Georgia Lee Johnson plays at 7:30 pm. barcode plays at 8:10 pm. $10 suggested donation for admission.

For further information please contact Georgia Johnson

posted August 2019

Mayne Island Fall Fair: Sat Aug 17

The 94th Annual Mayne Island Fall Fair is on Saturday, August 17, 10 am to 4 pm. Below is the Schedule of Events.

9 to 4 Fernhill Road Closure – Dixon Rd. To Thrift Shop. Parking at School, Fire Hall, Community Centre and road allowance in front of school. Community Bus shuttle to Fair via Felix Jack Rd. No traffic through parade marshalling area on Fernhill Rd. From 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Do not throw candy from floats into the crowd. This is very dangerous. Handicap parking is available at Service Station
10:00 Fair grounds open
Good Karma Cafe opens on Hall patio: coffee, tea, sandwiches, sweets Farmers' Market and Community Groups on Minty open Museum/Gaol and Barn open
Lions burgers and hotdogs open
Parade assembly, Fernhill and Campbell Bay Rd., parade judging starts
10:30 am to 11:30 Live entertainment on Fair grounds outdoor stage with Dita
11:30 Parade begins
12:15 Fall Fair declared open
Hall exhibits open. Registration for Zucchini Races begins.
Master of Ceremonies, Brian Haller announces door prizes and activities
during the day.
12:15 to 2:00 Children's Games, Face Painting
12:30 Pender Highlanders Pipe Band
12:45 Zucchini Races
2:00 Tug of War
2:20 Zucchini Race Grand Champions
2:45 Children's Trophy awards
3:05 Adult Trophy awards
3:20 Raffle Draw
3:30 - 5 Live entertainment on Fair grounds outdoor stage with Dita
4:00 Exhibits can be picked up from the Hall.
5:00 Fair closes.

Ongoing Activities On Main Grounds:
Mr. Bubbles Balloon clown, Conservancy Game, Raffle ticket sales, Ice Cream, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Soft Drink

Museum / Barn Area Activities
Animals, Children's Games, Weaving Demonstration, Wool Carding and Spinning demonstration, Museum and Barn

If you do not have a copy of this year's Fall Fair booklet please visit our website to view our online Fair Booklet.

posted August 2019

Starry Nights in Dinner Bay Park: Sat Aug 17

UPDATE: Postponed due to cloudy weather on August 10th. Scheduled for Saturday August 17th, 8:30 pm, Dinner Bay Park.

Saturday August 10th, 8:30 pm Dinner Bay Park. It’s a tradition — every August when the Perseid Meteor Showers are at their peak, the Conservancy hosts a “Starry Nights” event. We’ve invited back last years expert, Scott Mair who will show us some of earth’s closest neighbouring planets including Jupiter & its moons along with Saturn & its rings in our tour of the night skies, conditions permitting. Goodies & warm beverages by donation.

For further information please contact Don Enright

posted August 2019

Movie Night at Miners Bay Park: Sun Aug 4

Movie Night at Miners Bay Park: Sun Aug 4 starting at dusk. Everyone is welcome.

Bring warm clothes, blankets, chairs. Drinks are available; free popcorn. Admission is free, or by donation. All proceeds go to the Terry Fox Foundation.

Come out to support Terry Fox and start thinking about the Terry Fox Run-Walk in September. For further information please contact (250) 539-0444.

posted July 2019

Made on Mayne Midsummer Market: Sun Aug 4

Come see what Mayne Island artists and crafters have to offer at our Made on Mayne Midsummer Market. Sunday August 4th at the Community Centre from 12 to 4 pm. From baked goods to jams and jellies to home decor, soy wax candles and beeswax food wraps, cards, artwork and organic juices, we’ve got it all on Mayne. See you then.

For further information please contact Heather Harris

posted July 2019

Library Annual Book Sale: Sat Aug 3

The Mayne Island Library will be holding the annual book sale on Saturday August 3 from 10 am until 2 pm.

Great bargains! Please bring your own bag. For further information please contact Marilyn Winterbottom (250) 539-5506.

posted July 2019

Plants for Pollinators: Mon July 29

Join guest expert Lori Weidenhammer, author of Victory Gardens for Bees, to learn how to transform your gardens into habitat for wild pollinators.

Monday, July 29th, 7 pm at the Ag Hall. Admission by donation.

You’ll come away with insight into the factors limiting the availability of food for pollinators and what you can do to help. To support you in the creation of pollinator habitat in your backyard, we will be handing out native plant seeds collected right here on Mayne Island, and providing instructions on how to get these plants established. We’ll also share some preliminary results of our inter-island citizen science project, highlighting some of the pollinator-plant relationships our community has uncovered.

For further information please contact

posted July 2019

Giambori Concerts at the Community Centre: Jul 16 & 18

Giambori presents: Live at the Community Centre. Tue Jul 16, 7:30 pm and Thu Jul 18, 7:30 pm. Tickets $25 (under 18, $10) available at Farm Gate, Home Hardware, Happy Tides & the Trading Post.

Music: Schubert Roasamunde String quartet, Dvorak piano quintet no 2, Piazzola. Elisabeth Jahren, Piano and Accordian; Eric Wilson, Cello; Mara Milkis and Kathy Caswell, Violins; Chris Redsell, Viola.

This summer's concerts are of particular interest because not only do we have a fantastic program, with, arguably one of Schubert's greatest pieces. But a "stunner" from Dvorak, plus some little gems..... to be played by 5 people who are all, somehow connected. The two violinists have had their careers in New York and Eric, whom we all know on Mayne from the many concerts performed here. Kathy comes from 30 years in the Met and Mara was eased into our Canadian culture and habits by Kathy in Banff about 40 years ago. She is originally from Russia, her father, who is still alive was Concert Master in the TSO. Kathy, Mara and I were students together, but have not played together since that time. Everyone knows Elisabeth, our own veterinary celebrity. They will all arrive on the 9th of July to start rehearsing in the quiet and relaxing environment of Mayne Island.. This will be Kathy and Mara’s first time here in the Gulf Islands. Come join us for what should be a magical concert.

For further information please contact Christopher Redsell

posted July 2019

Kit Pearson Book Launch: Sun Aug 25

Please join Order of Canada and Governor-General Award-winning author Kit Pearson for the Mayne Island launch of her latest novel, "Be My Love", 2 pm at the Library.

Be My Love is the companion volume to "The Whole Truth" and "Nothing But the Truth". All three novels are set on a fictitious island called Kingfisher Island — which is actually Mayne Island. There will be copies of the book available for sale and for signing. Everyone is welcome.

For further information please contact Judi Walker

posted July 2019

Fumbling towards Reconciliation: Sun Jul 14

All are invited to hear John Aitken and Marie Weeks share their experience from when they attended the Santa Fe Art Institute's Residency: Truth and Reconciliation.

John and Marie will also be sharing some exciting news!

John and Marie attended this residency the month of February 2019. Their collaboration explored possible ways in which someone Indigenous, could work with someone non-Indigenous, to create healthy pathways towards reconciliation.

Their collaboration's title: Fumbling Towards Reconciliation. All are welcome and we look forward to sharing and answering questions. When: July 14, 2019. Where: Agricultural Hall. Time: 1 pm for tea and snacks, discussion will begin at 1:30 until 3:30 pm. A small donation at the door will be appreciated.

For further information please contact John Aitken

posted July 2019