Mayne Island Dog Show: Sun Jun 30


Don't miss this year's Annual Mayne Island Dog Show coming up on Sunday, June 30th at 2 pm in Miners Bay Park.

Enter your dog for only $5; owners are $2. Registration begins at 1:15 pm. Audience members pay only $2 while kids 6 and under are free! Showtime is at 2 pm. Lots of categories & prizes. Bring your dog, a lawn chair, and get ready for a tail-wagging good time! Proceeds go to our local Lions Club.

For further information please contact Carol, carol@carolashwell.com or Jeff, hansen1917@shaw.ca.

posted June 2019

Summer Reading Club at the Library: Starts Jun 28


The Mayne Island Library invites children ages 5 to 12 to participate in the 2019 BC Kids’ Summer Reading Club: Imagine the Possibilities. The SRC runs from June 28th until August 23rd.

Children receive a Reading Record, bookmark, and postcard when they register. Every time they visit the Library over the summer they can pick up a sticker for each week they spend time reading. At the end of the summer, participants will receive a Reading Club medal.

Children are encouraged to set their own reading goals. We recommend a goal of 15 minutes/day. They can read anything they like: Library books, their own books, magazines. If parents are reading with them, that counts too.

Regular reading throughout the summer helps kids maintain and improve their reading skills. Everyone is welcome to attend Library story time sessions on Fridays at 10 am at the Library, There will also be a fun Craft Day on Thursday, August 8th from 1 - 4 pm.

For further information please contact Judi Walker judilu@live.ca.

posted June 2019

National Indigenous Peoples' Day: Thu Jun 20


Please join the Mayne Island School and Mayne Island Public Library in acknowledging National Indigenous Peoples' Day on Thursday, June 20th. The event begins at 12:00 noon in the school gym for lunch and will move to the Public Library at 1:30 pm for the unveiling of the Library's new window, designed and made by Anthony Jamieson Design Studio.

Following the unveiling the students will be sharing information on the Coast Salish peoples in Miners Bay Park. Everyone is welcome. The Community Bus will be available to transport participants from the school to the library and back.

For further information please contact Judi Walker judilu@live.ca.

posted June 2019

Silver Maynes Annual Picnic In The Park: Wed Jun 19


Join your fellow Silver Maynes members for our Annual Picnic In The Park on Wednesday, June 19th at 5 pm in Dinner Bay Park.

Smokies, hamburgers & garden burgers, bun fixings, potato salad, desserts, and refreshments will all be served along with warm smiles, a few laughs, and great fun!

Look for ticket sales at the Mall on June 15th from 10 am to 12 pm. Tickets are only $10 for members. Membership renewals and new memberships will also be available. If you haven't got your tickets yet, don't miss out. Get yours soon! For further information please contact Mary Hansen hansen1917@shaw.ca.

posted June 2019

Ag Society Special General Meeting: Sat Jun 15


As the Ag Society moves towards Charitable Status we are required to update our constitution and by-laws. A quorum of members is needed to ratify these changes.

The proposed constitution and by-laws are posted on the bulletin board at the Ag Hall and on our website at www.mayneagriculturalsociety,com on the Minutes and Meeting Agendas page. Please see our ad in the June MayneLiner.

Come out to the meeting at 1:15 to 2 pm on Sat. June 15 -- right after the Farmers' Market closes. Door prizes and refreshments are offered. For further information please contact Trish Hoff (250) 539-2598.

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St. Mary Magdalene Church Fair: Sat Jul 13



St Mary Magdalene Parish will once again be hosting their Church Fair this summer. Mark your calendars, it will take place on July 13, opening at 10 am and closing at 2 pm.

There will be lots of fun for the whole family. You can search through the Treasures from the Attic for that very special item that you can't live without; bid on Silent Auction items or part with some cash at the bottle roulette stand.

Don't miss the Bake Sale and sale of our special, already prepared, meat pies, frozen and ready for your
freezer.

Children's games will have several new additions this year, with field games and piƱatas thrown in. For the younger children there will be a fish pond, face painting and a chance to pet Susie and Cisco, our favourite little horse and donkey.

Bring your calculators and guess the height of a bottle or how many candies in a jar. Guys, this is your chance to beat the odds at playing horseshoes. The Lions Club will be there with their Bun Wagon, cooking up hamburgers and hotdogs. The Church House Cafe will host A Ploughman's Lunch with beverages and a great dessert.

Don't miss this Mayne Island tradition. The Fair co-ordinator is Pat Gasston. For further information please contact Jeannine Merinuk, jedmerinuk@hotmail.com.

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New Mayne Island Choir Shares The Stage: Sun Jun 9


Our community choir welcomes the Vivaldi Chamber Choir to St. Mary Magdalene at 3 pm on Sunday June 9th for a concert of songs about our rivers, lakes and seas, almost all from Canadian composers & arrangers.

Some of this music was presented at Vivaldi's Spring show last March. Quite coincidentally our Mayne Island choir has been working on sea shanties and songs about water as well - so getting together comes naturally.

Speaking of the March concert an anonymous admirer wrote "You sang so beautifully! And with such gusto and good humour. I hope you will take this performance to others. St Helen’s is gorgeous, but not exactly approachable. The wider world would so love to hear you, and this particular programme.” So, here they are.

Tickets are $20 at the door or in advance at the Trading Post, Farm Gate and Home Hardware. For further information please contact Alan Ryder (250) 539-2673.

posted June 2019

Through S.W. Africa by Motorcycle: Thu May 23


Mayne Islanders Allen Slade and Don Eadie had a dream to ride motorcycles from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, via Namibia, Botswana and Zambia.They were joined by three other intrepid guys and a formidable South African guide.

Join them as they present pictures of exotic African landscapes, wildlife, challenging riding, and share stories of their epic adventure!

Thursday May 23rd, 7 pm, at the Ag Hall. For further information please contact Don Eadie dteadie@gmail.com.

posted May 2019

MICS May Day Fundraiser 2019: Sat May 18


The 14th Annual Mayne Island Conservancy Fundraiser, May Day, is upon us!

Join us in your most fantastically "green" madcap costumes and celebrate the return of abundance of the flora and fauna to our gorgeous island!

The Farmer's Market returns with fervour, the raffle prizes are incomparable, and the events are not to be missed. Participate in our best nature-inspired costume contest (as judged by the honourable Elizabeth May, representing the Southern Gulf Island in Parliament), wreath and wand making, face-painting, a parade, cakes, lemonade, music, dancing, field games, and frivolity.

Come to the Ag Hall Grounds between 10 am - 1 pm to enjoy the market, then partake in the fabulous stream of events as we all parade to Miners Bay Park and celebrate the coronation of the new May Queen in the Labyrinth, the weaving dance around the Maypole, and how lovely a spot in the world Mayne Island is. Events run in Miners Bay Park to approximately 4 pm.

Don't miss out, and help the Mayne Island Conservancy with some FUNdraising! For further information please contact Kat Ferneyhough kat.ferneyhough@gmail.com.

posted May 2019

3rd Annual Spring Art Gala: May 17-19


More than 50 Mayne Island artists working in a variety of media will be exhibiting their work in the premier art event of the season. All are welcome to attend the Friday evening reception or drop by and see the show on Saturday and Sunday in the Ag Hall.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 7 pm. Exhibition Hours: Saturday, May 18, 10 am - 4 pm & Sunday, May 19, 10 am - 3 pm.

Presented by the Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council on Mayne, www.artsonmayne.org. For further information please contact Deborah Strong southerngulfislandsarts@gmail.com.

posted May 2019