10th Annual May Day Celebration: Sat May 16

Celebrate 10 years of May Day on Mayne Island.

Dress up in your Madcap finery and come to the first Farmer's Market of the season Saturday May 16. Make a garland or a wand, get your face painted then join the festivities at 1 pm. Don't miss out on the fun!

❖ Wacky costumes and festive garlands
❖ Morris Dancers
❖ Madcap Procession
❖ Crowning of the May Queen
❖ Dancing around the May Pole
❖ Raffles and Prizes
❖ Cake and Lemonade
❖ Grass Labyrinth
❖ Children's games

Sponsored by the Mayne Island Conservancy. For further information please contact Maggi Cheetham mcheetham@shaw.ca.

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Three Session Workshop: May 7, 21, June 4

Mayne Island Assisted Living Society is hosting a three session workshop May 7, May 21 and June 4 from 2 - 4 pm at the Health Centre. Don McGinnis of Salt Spring Community Services Council will facilitate this workshop.

“Supporting Wholeness: Moving Closer When You Want to Run”. Meeting mental health and substance use issues 
with compassion and respect.

Week 1: Thursday, May 7. Understanding the basics of mental health and 
substance use issues and how they are interrelated.

Week 2: Thursday, May 21. Learn how to support the process of change through 
compassion and respect.

Week 3: Thursday, June 4. Strengthen your supportive presence with others.

Everyone is welcome! For further information please contact May McKenzie (250) 539-2530.

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Walk with your Doc: Sun May 17

Walk with your Doc: Take steps towards better health.

Who: Dr. Juliana Losier.
What: Walk with your Doc is sponsored by Doctors of BC.
Where: Bennett Bay Provincial Park.
When: Sunday May 17th. Meet at the parking area – walk begins at 1 pm.

Dogs (and ducks) are welcome too! For more information on this event, check out the Walk with your Doc web site at http://walkwithyourdoc.ca/. For further information please contact Lindsay Allan lindsayallan100@gmail.com.

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Campbell Bay Fest: Jun 19-20. Local Tickets Discount

Campbell Bay Music Fest is offering discounted advance tickets to Mayne Island locals, available at Farm Gate Store on Fernhill Road. The special advance tickets are $40 per person for the weekend, and do not include camping - they're meant for folks staying offsite. These are hard-copy tickets, and must be purchased in person at Farm Gate Store, discount is not available online. Kids under 12 are always free!

Campbell Bay Music Fest runs June 19 - 20th 2015 on Iredale Farm, 327 Campbell Bay Road.

For further information please contact Elise, campbellbaymusicfest@gmail.com, or visit the Campbell Bay Music Fest web site for artist bios and links.

2015 Campbell Bay Music Fest Artist Lineup: 
Brasstronaut (Vancouver, BC)
The Choir (Victoria, BC)
Crikey Mor (Victoria, BC)
Dirty Grace (Canada)
Elise Boeur / Nate Sabat (Vancouver, BC / New York, NY)
Entangados (Argentina)
Fist Full O' Snacks (Vancouver, BC)
Hutch (Duncan, BC)
Mile Twelve (Boston, MA)
Moody / Amiri (Victoria, BC)
Rachael Cardiello and the Warm Electric Winter (Toronto, ON)
Slow Spirit (Winnipeg, MB)
Speaker Face (Toronto, ON)
Wax Mannequin (Hamilton, ON)
Wooden Horsemen (Vancouver, BC)

Forest Stage Lineup
Bonney You Bastard (Vancouver, BC)
DJ Blake Wrinkles (Saltspring Island, BC)
Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron (Vancouver, BC)
Marina Lagace (Victoria, BC)
Red Haven (BC)
Up Folk (BC)

Square dance in the field with Mile Twelve! Live art with Annalee Kornelsen. Storytelling with Juniper Tree.

Amateur Nature Photo Contest

Starting April 2015 and closing on August 22nd, the Mayne Island Conservancy Society will be running an amateur Nature Photo Contest for Mayne Island residents and visitors.

If you have a camera, like exploring Mayne Island, and want to share your enthusiasm for the natural world, this is the event for you! Categories for the contest are: native plant(s),native animal(s), people in nature, ocean/beach scene, insects, kids only (nature photo taken by anyone 16 or under)

To enter, check out the contest rules, take a photo (or photos) during 2015 on Mayne Island, tell us the category into which you are entering it, and send it to lauren@conservancyonmayne.com prior to August 22nd, 2015.

If your photo is chosen as a winner by our judges, Paul Van Giesen, Michael Dunn and Lynn Tanaka; it will be published in our 2016 calendar and you will receive a free calendar as a prize.

Rules are listed on the Conservancy website, and Facebook page; also our posters will be displayed on the island in all the usual spots.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: lauren@conservancyonmayne.com or (250) 539-5168, or visit our office and the Mary Jeffery Resource Room at 478 Village Bay Rd, otherwise known as The Root Seller.

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Stephen Harper: The Musical. Wed May 20

Stephen Harper: The Musical. After successful runs in the rest of Canada, talented musician and playwright James Gordon brings his engaging one man show to Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Gordon skillfully blends humour, political commentary, pathos, original songs, spoken word, projected images and audience participation.

Wednesdday May 20th at the Ag Hall.

See a video of one of the numbers in the show.

Tickets $20. For sale at Farmgate, Home Hardware, Trading Post and Camassia Cafe. Proceeds go to the Mayne School Playground Fund.

For further information please contact Anita Bates (250) 539-8056.

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Plant Sale, Baked Goods Sale and Tea: Sat May 9

On Saturday, May 9th the Silver Maynes Society of Mayne Island will hold its annual Mother’s Day weekend Plant Sale on the grounds of the old Agricultural Hall, and within the venerable Ag Hall itself, there will be a sale of baked goods and a Mother’s Day Tea.

Plants are for the most part donated from Mayne Island gardens and are used to island conditions. The baked goods come from Mayne Island kitchens. The Tea will be a proper Tea, served in china cups, with assorted goodies, and everyone is welcome.

The Silver Maynes will also hold its annual hanging baskets raffle at the Tea. Raffle tickets for the Hanging Baskets draw can be bought in advance at the Maynestreet Mall on May 2, 10 am to 1 pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Tea itself. Cost: $2 per ticket or three for $5.

The Silver Maynes extends a warm welcome to all comers. For further information please contact Maureen maureenpearl@shaw.ca.

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Otters Swim Club Summer Registration: Fri May 1

Friday, May 1 is registration day and the first practice of our summer season. Look for the neon green T-shirts with our club logo in the viewing area beside the pool at Panorama Rec Center to sign up. Registration starts at 10 am, followed by deck warm ups and pool times between 11 am - 2 pm.

Our club practices on Fridays until the end of June when we switch to Tues - Thurs workouts. We welcome members from all the Gulf Islands and our swimmers range in age from 5 thru 75. Programs include, Learn to Swim, Competitive and Masters. Our membership fees with special family rates make the Otters Swim Club the best deal around.

For registration forms and more information check out our website penderislandotters.webs.com and contact us at penderislandottersswimclub@gmail.com. For any further information please contact Laara Jarvey (250) 539-2205.

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Dirty Grace and Redhaven at the Ag Hall: Fri May 1

Bring your dancing shoes! Dirty Grace and Red Haven at the Ag Hall May 1st.

The three song-writing members of Dirty Grace (Marley Iredale, Jesse Thom and Beth Stupple) produce a playful mix of music ranging from the provocatively cheeky to the intimately introspective. With lush three-part harmonies, and musical flavours ranging from dixieland, swing, tribal indie-pop to alternative hip hop, Dirty Grace offers up a soulful, circusy soundtrack for the times we're living in.

Dirty Grace is joining forces with Red Haven, a hot indie-swing blues band from Vancouver. Mayne Island will be the 2nd stop on their double CD release cross-country tour. Come out and help them celebrate Beltane with an evening of intimate folk songs followed by some lively, hip-swingin,' toe-tapping tunes.

Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8. Tickets $15, kids are free! For further information please contact Lael Whitehead lael@gulfislands.com.

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Silver Maynes Annual General Meeting: Fri May 1

The Mayne Island Silver Maynes Society will hold its annual general meeting on Friday, May 1, at the Agricultural Hall, Miners Bay. Doors open at 11:30 am.

A light lunch will be served, followed by a business meeting, where the slate of officers for 2015-16 will be elected. Members and would-be members are urged to attend. Memberships will be available for sale at the meeting.

So, too, will raffle tickets for the hanging baskets draw at the annual Silver Maynes Mother’s Day Tea on May 9th. Raffle tickets cost $2.00 each or three for $5.00. Also available will be the new “I ♥︎ Mayne Island” T-shirts sponsored by the Silver Maynes.

For further information please contact Allan Evans jaxevans@shaw.ca.

posted April 2015