Mayne Island Community Refugee Meeting: Sat Dec 5

Saturday December 5 from 1 to 3 pm at Church House the community is gathering to discuss how Mayne Island might help support refugees from Syria. Everyone is welcome. We need to figure out what our role could be.

Speakers who have expertise in this area will provide information and then we'll see who is ready to help in some way. Bring your hearts and minds.

For further information please contact Eric Partridge (250) 514-1017.

posted December 2015

Folk Music Video filmed on Mayne Island

Folk band Aerialists have released a new video filmed atop cliffs over Campbell Bay, Mayne Island last June. Enjoy some great music.

posted November 2015

Honour A Life At The Japanese Gardens: Fri Dec 11

Honour A Life at the Japanese Gardens.

The holidays are a time of wonder but they can also be a time of challenge. For those of us who grieve the loss of loved ones or pets in our lives, a time of reflection and commemoration can bring a sense of peace into the holiday season. The Board of Mayne Island Assisted Living would like to invite the community to join us in our fourth annual Honour A Life event.

Please join us on Friday, December 11th at 4:30 pm at the Japanese Gardens. For those who would like to participate, we will provide mementos that you can personalize and hang on a tree.

The Mayne Island Singers will be singing and there will be refreshments.

For further information please contact May McKenzie

posted December 2015

Mayne Island Fire Hall Grand Opening: Sat Nov 28

Saturday, November 28th, 2015
1 pm to 3 pm
Ribbon Cutting 1:30 pm

Everyone's invited to join us at the Grand Opening and meet the Trustees, Staff and Firefighters, and be among the first to see and tour your new fire hall.

Everyone Welcome - Coffee, Tea, and Cake will be served.

For further information please contact Steve DeRousie, Fire Chief

posted November 2015

Agricultural Society AGM and Membership: Fri Nov 27

On Friday November 27th we will hold the AGM for the Agricultural Society, 10:30 am in the Ag Hall. At this meeting we will hold our yearly election of new officers for the upcoming year. We will then hold our regular monthly business meeting followed by a light luncheon.

We really want the involvement of more members of the community and we are asking people to come out and join the society. Yearly membership costs are only a twoonie ($2).

The Agricultural Society plays an important role in the community and we need input from all, The society runs the annual Fall Fair - coming up this year #91, the Ag Hall and museum, the Thrift Store and programs to promote agricultural and well being on the island. All moneys raised by the society are returned to the island in the form of grants to various groups and activities or individuals for education and personal development.

Please come and join us. For further information please contact Heather Dow

posted November 2015

Whisky Minstrels: Fri Dec 4

Mayne Island Music Society is pleased to present the Whisky Minstrels for Friday, December 4!

When: Friday, December 4, 2015.
Where: Ag Hall.
Time: 7 pm doors open (show starts at 7:30).
Cost: $25 (kids under 12 free).

Award winning Canadian songsmith (Bruce Coughlan) and American award winning multi-instrumentalist (Nolan Murray) team up to share music and stories from nearly 4 decades on the road. Songs of life, love and passion. The music (as the name suggests) possesses a smoky flavour and a smooth finish.

This is going to be a fun-filled evening -- two fantastic musicians and some great music! Please come out and support the Mayne Island Music Society for our last performance of the season.

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

posted November 2015

Flu Season - Immunization Information

The best way to protect yourself and your family from influenza (the flu) is to get immunized. For more information or to find out if you are eligible for a free influenza shot:
• visit
• call the local Public Health Unit toll free at (250) 539-3099
• call Health Link BC at 8-1-1.

If you are eligible for a free influenza shot, please bring your Care Card to the local Mayne Island Influenza Clinic on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 from 12:30 – 3:30 pm at the Mayne Island Community Centre.

If you are not eligible, please contact your family physician or nearest pharmacy about vaccine availability and cost.

Coffee, tea and cookies provided compliments of the Mayne Island Community Centre Association.

For further information please contact Lindsay Allan

posted November 2015

Village Bay to Miners Bay pathway update

As many of you know a survey of the route for the proposed path was completed in early 2015.
Representatives from CRD and Mayne Island Pathways and Trails Association (MIPATA) met on site in June 2015 to review the route and requirements.

Subsequently CRD has appointed an Engineering and Design company to complete the next phase of the project which is to deliver a plan for the pathway. At this point we do not have a definite timeline for completion of this phase. The contract is between CRD and the engineering company.

The pathway is to be within the public road allowance on the north side of Village Bay Road. Along the route are a number of difficulties to overcome such as change in elevation, ditches etc. One big issue is preservation of as many trees as possible. To assist the engineer/design company it was requested that trees of significance be flagged for addition to the survey map. It is intended that the flagged trees be preserved if at all possible.

We would like to stress and clarify to the community that the flagging does not indicate trees slated for removal.

If you have any questions, concerns, comments about the project please do not hesitate to contact MIPATA – Irene Barrett – Our local elected commissioner David Howe is supportive of this project and is working closely with CRD on our behalf.

posted November 2015

Mushroom Open House: Sat Nov 21

Photo by Martijn Roos

Mushroom Afternoon
Saturday November 21, 2 to 4 pm at the Ag Hall.

It's fun-gy time! Bring as many mushrooms and fungi types as you can find. Assisted by guide books and local experts, we'll do our best to identify them.

There will be a prize for the largest collection and another for the largest fungi. Mike Nadeau is making chaga chai, said to be one of the most beneficial herbal drinks available. Don't miss it!

For further information please contact Helen O'Brian, or visit the Mayne Island Conservancy’s web site.

posted November 2011

REDress Project: an Invitation: Sun Nov 22

On Sunday November 22. Emma and Felix Jack Park will become part of the National REDress Project. The Project, started in 2008 by Jamie Black, a Metis artist from Manitoba raises awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women across Canada by hanging empty red dresses in public places. The project is a thought provoking way of addressing the issue of the murdered and missing women.

Red dresses are showing up in locations on the island in advance of the installation on Sunday. These offerings are how some in the community have chosen to participate.

Many of us have experienced the effects of violence directed towards women, in our families and in our communities. If you feel inspired to be a part of the project you can contact John Aitken to contribute a Red Dress, or you can meet up at Emma and Felix Jack Park on Sunday at 1:30. The dresses will be hung at that time and a ceremony will be held at 3:00 to remember the women and girls. The installation will remain up over night and will be removed on Monday. All are welcome.

For further information please contact John Aitken

Below is an interview with REDdress Project creator Jaime Black.

posted November 2015