Birdhouse Fundraiser Auction: Sat Jul 4

Saturday, July 4, 4 – 8 pm

Join the Mayne Island Housing Society's Outdoor (& Online!*) Fundraiser in support of 
affordable housing on Mayne Island, on Saturday, July 4th, 4 – 8 pm. It will be held outside the Mayne Island Community Centre, 493 Felix Jack Road. 

There will be live music, a silent & live auction of local arts, crafts & baking. Tickets $10, available at Farm Gate Store, the Trading Post & Home Hardware. Physical attendees is limited to 50, so get yours soon. Tickets from the cancelled April event will be honoured.

Physical distancing will be in place, or you can “Zoom” in from home, online* Bring your own mask & pencil.

To make a monetary donation, or or click the button below:

*To join the auction on Zoom, go to in advance to download the Zoom program or download the Zoom app on your smartphone. On July 4th between 4 to 8 pm open Zoom and click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the Zoom meeting ID, 895 856 02233. Zoomer-bidders please donate $5 via our website (optional, but please).

Auction donations or for further information contact Pam, (778) 384-1194.

posted June 2020

Library Takeout Service

The Mayne Island Library will open for our new "Holds/Pick up Service" (Takeout Service) Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 am until 12 noon, beginning Wed. June 17.  If this works, we will likely continue this type of service into the summer months.

To Place a Hold: You will need internet access to the catalogue, your library card number and PIN number to place a hold on a book. (You can request a PIN or reset your PIN by following the instructions on the library site.). What to do?  Google "Mayne Island Library", click on "Mayne", go to the catalogue to find your book and follow the instructions to place your "hold".  You may request up to 5 titles.  Do this several days before pick up, as the "holds" list will be processed a day in advance of pick up dates. Parents can call Judi Walker at (250) 539 2208 if you need assistance choosing books for your children.

OR: Email the library, with your name and titles of your choice. You can also phone the library, (250) 539-2597, Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 am to 12 noon to request your books. Be aware that this last option may not be processed until the following library day as volunteers will be busy with the pick up schedule.

Pick up: You will be phoned and given a designated pick up time slot.  Please do not come to the library until you receive a phone call.  You need to bring ID to show the volunteer. Worksafe BC protocols for distancing will be posted and in place.  Please wear a non-medical face mask.

*More detailed information is in the June Mayneliner, on Facebook and the library website. For further information please contact Marilyn Winterbottom,

posted June 2020

Donations Please, Church Fair: Sat Jul 11

St Mary's Church will hold a different kind of fair this year. We will be holding various garage type sales around the island on July 11th. As in previous years, we are looking for donations of gently used items or baked goods.

We will also be having an online silent auction and would gratefully appreciate something special that you might consider giving us.

If you can help us or for further information, please contact Pat Gasston at (250) 539-5519 or MJ Tiller at (250) 539-3777 or email

posted June 2020

Mayne Island Tennis Association AGM: Sun Jun 21

The Mayne Island Tennis Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Sunday, June 21st starting at 9 am. Memberships dues for the 2020/2021 season will be collected prior to the meeting. The meeting will be held at the Mayne Island Community Centre grounds.

For further information please contact Adrian Gowing (250) 539-5817.

posted June 2020

Renew affordable-housing support ($10)!

The time has come for you to renew your membership with the Mayne Island Housing Society. Let’s keep growing together.

By establishing or renewing your membership today, you will be bringing us one step closer to our goal of supporting affordable housing on Mayne.

Only $10! (Higher amounts as donations gratefully accepted. All donations over $20 receive tax-deductible receipts)

1. Go to: or just click this button:

(Please identify your contribution as being “membership renewal” in the comments box.)

2. Make your cheque payable to Mayne Island Housing Society and mail to Treasurer, MIHS, c/o 625 Fernhill Rd., Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J2

3. e-transfer funds to
Question: “name of Gulf Island.” Answer: Mayne (with capital M)

Thank you!

For further information please contact Pam,, or

posted May 2020

Library Book Return: May 27 & June 3

The Mayne Island Library would like patrons to return books checked out before the library closure. We will be collecting books Wednesday, May 27 and Wednesday June 3 from 10 am until 2 pm. Drop them in the boxes outside the library.

The book drop box is also open for book returns. Please no book donations. Thanks from the Mayne Island Library Board. For further information please contact Marilyn Winterbottom

posted May 2020

Mayne Island Early Childhood Announcement

The Mayne Island Early Childhood Society (MIECS) has received a grant from the Provincial Government’s Childcare BC New Spaces fund to build a new community facility on Mayne Island. The MI Community Centre Society has leased out a parcel of land on the Centre grounds behind the tennis courts for the construction of a multi-purpose building. The new space will host an expanding number of childcare spaces, including an infant/toddler program and an after-school program for school-aged kids, as well as the existing multi-age program currently housed at the Mayne Island school. Programming for children and families of Mayne Island will also be possible through the Family Place facility, which will be legacy amenity for the community for generations to come.
Architects Sean McEwen and Mark Hamilton and General Contractor Chris Wolfs have been retained to provide design and construction of the site. The Early Childhood Society is convening a committee of community representatives to provide guidance to carry out the build, and is committed to providing as much local labour and trades opportunities as possible for the completion of the project. This project will include many opportunities for community partnerships, and many individuals and groups have already lent their support to make this grant possible.

The Childcare BC New Spaces fund provides funding to create new licensed child care, helping families access affordable, quality child care and strengthening communities across British Columbia. Through the fund, the Province is providing 90% of the total project costs to the MIECS. The CRD has generously provided Community Works funding for much of the remaining costs of the new facility.

Given the current pandemic and related circumstances, all parties are engaged in developing plans that meet the most recent health orders and keep Mayne Islanders safe. More details of the project and its development will be released in the coming weeks. For further information please contact Meaghan Feduck

posted May 2020

Mayne Island Quilt Show Postponed

The Mayne Island Quilter's Guild is sorry to say we have had to postpone our quilt show, planned for July 18, 2020. We do plan to hold the show next summer - stay tuned for details in the near future.

For further information please contact Pam Withers

May 2020

Summer Student Employment Opportunity

The Agricultural Society has received a grant from Canada Youth Works to hire a student for our Museum from June into August 2020. The work will be for 47 days, 6 hours per day at $25/hour.

The student must comply with CYW criteria:
■ the student must be between 16 and 30 years old,
■ have attended school last year and
■ be returning to school full time this fall.

The details of the position and an outline of duties are posted on our website Please send resumes and any questions to, Attention: Trish Hoff before May 15, 2020.

For further information please contact: Trish Hoff

posted May 2020

Simplified Recycling Depot Pre-Sorting

To reduce waiting time at the Depot (Updated May 2020):

Simplified pre-sorting for recycling

The Recycling Society is working to streamline the process for your next visit to the depot and reduce waiting times.

Please pre-sort before coming to the depot. Each category has it's own bin/bag. New pre-sorting categories:

Hard plastics, metal containers, wax cartons (milk, soup, soy) Mix together
★ Corrugated cardboard: in storage tent
Drink containers: alcoholic and non-alcoholic: consult signs on totes
Non-deposit glass (Jam, pickle jars)
Stretchy plastic bags (Sort into one bag)
Crinkly plastic bags (Sort into one bag)
Coloured styrofoam food trays
Packing styrofoam (no styrofoam peanuts!)
Electronics, Batteries, Lightbulbs: each go in a different bin

Visit depot according to your postal code:
V0N 2J1: 9 am — 12:30 pm
V0N 2J2: 12:30 pm — 4 pm

Depot Hours Saturday 9 — 4 pm

For further information please contact Don Eadie

posted May 2020