Call for artists - Festival Active Pass

Call for artists for Festival Active Pass - A Birding, Nature and Arts Festival focused on the Salish Sea.

Festival Active Pass is in the process of planning for its 2015 event. In its inaugural year, this three day event will be held April 17 - 19, using Mayne Island as its first location. The festival will focus on local flora, fauna, and creativity and occurs during the highest migratory period of several bird species in Active Pass. The Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council will be partnering with the Mayne Island Conservancy Society to hold this event and encourage both tourism on the islands and an appreciation of our unique ecosystem.

We are sending a call out to any artists who would be interested in being added to the festival map, included in the open-air art market in Miners Bay Park, or has any ideas for events to include in the festival programming.

We will be including art in the following formats:
• Open Studios around the island (possibly organizing a studio tour)
• A Group show in one of the many venues on Mayne Island
• Plein-Air painting/creating in Miners Bay Park or the Lighthouse
• Demonstrations/Workshops in differing art techniques
• Tables in the tented Art Market in Miners Bay Park ($30 for the weekend)

The artwork can be of any media. Ideally, we would like to showcase art that focuses on local flora & fauna, Active Pass & The Salish Sea, birds & marine life and the Southern Gulf Islands.

If you would like to submit an idea for an arts segment of the festival, or would like to be part of the Festival Active Pass Art Market or Group Exhibition, please e-mail us at sgiartscouncil@gmail.com. Please include your contact information.

For further information please contact Andrew Ferneyhough bedowynn@gmail.com



posted July 2014

BC Ambulance Open House: Sat Jul 26

To celebrate the BC Ambulance Service's 40th Anniversary, the Mayne Island Ambulance Station invites Mayne Islanders to an Open House from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, July 26th at the Ambulance Station at 524 Felix Jack Road.

Come for refreshments, meet your Mayne Island Ambulance Crew and have a tour of the Station.

We look forward to seeing you.

For further information please contact Sue (250) 539-5530




posted July 2014

Mayne Lions Present Molly Bushell: Thu Jul 24

The Mayne Island Lions Club is proud once again to sponsor a song recital this year by Molly Bushell at the Agricultural Hall, Miners Bay, on July 24, 7 pm.

Molly Bushell, who is well-known to summer patrons of the Sunny Mayne Bakery and the Bennett Bay Bistro, has completed her second year in the music program at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, and she will be presenting pieces by Strauss, Henry Purcell, Gabriel Faure, Johannes Brahms and others.

At the piano will be Elizabeth Jahren, the talented pianist who is also our Mayne Island veterinarian. The well-known Mayne Island tenor, Stephen Cropper, will also take part in the programme.

Admission is by donation. Proceeds will go to help pay the costs of Molly's final year at Newcastle University.

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



posted July 2014

17th Annual Mayne Island Dog Show: Sun Aug 3

Get ready for the Mayne Island Dog Show!

It's in Miner's Bay on Sunday, August 3rd. Proceeds go to the Mayne Island Community Centre, Rescue Animals, and the school playground.

Registration for dog entrants is at 1:30 pm and the show starts at 2 pm. You can also register your dog at the Farmers' Market on Sat. Aug. 2nd. There are door prizes and trophies for many categories including Best Trick for children 12 yrs and under.

Please bring a chair and a hat. You don't even have to bring a dog to enjoy the show!

For further information please contact carolashwell@hotmail.com



posted July 2014

Movie Night Under the Stars: Sat Jul 26

Where: Dinner Bay Park
Time: Movie will start at 8:30 pm
Movie: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

No charge -- although donations appreciated in support of the Terry Fox Foundation.

Bring your drinks, chairs and blankets. Free popcorn and water.

Everyone Welcome!

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



posted July 2014

May Q. Wong: "A Cowherd in Paradise" - Sat Jul 26

Join May Q. Wong as she reads from her memoir, "A Cowherd in Paradise: From China to Canada". All are welcome Saturday, July 26, 3 pm to 4:30 pm at Mayne Island Library.

Her memoir is the remarkable true story of Wong Guey Dang and Jiang Tew Thloo. Married for over 50 years, they were forced to spend 25 years apart because of Canada' exclusionary immigration laws. Ah Thloo survived natural disasters, wars and revolutions in China, while Ah Dang overcame discrimination in Canada to become a successful Montreal restaurateur.

This is a moving tale of one couple's search for love, family and forgiveness. "Required reading for anyone who cares about citizenship and human rights."

For further information please contact Eleanor Cocker iecocker@shaw.ca



posted July 2014

Mayne Island Car Show: Sat Jul 26

The 6th annual Mayne Island Car Show is being held at the Community Centre 0n July 26th, 2014. The hours are 11 am to 3 pm, with show car entry at 10 am.

All cars, trucks and motorbikes are welcome, restored or original condition.

Food, including beef, salmon and mushroom burgers, is being served by the Bennett Bay Bistro. Excellent music is on tap by Ric Martin.

A number of great cars are promised this year including the 1932 Ford in the photo. Come out for a great time with your family and friends.

Check www.mayneislandcarshow.com for more info, pictures and a great video.

For further information please contact Mike Maxwell (250) 539-5971



posted July 2014

Comedians Wanted for Comedy Night Fri Aug 1

Are you always getting your friends to laugh - do they tell you that you should do stand-up comedy?

Well here is your chance. Mayne Island Little Theatre is hosting a Comedy Night on Friday August 1st. If you are ready to share your jokes with your fellow islanders give Charles a call at (250) 539-2524.




posted July 2014

Mayne Island Little Theatre AGM: Tue Jul 22

MILT will be holding its annual general meeting at 7:30 pm on the evening of July 22nd 2014, at the Gazebo behind the Library.

Everyone in the community is invited to attend. The agenda will include an update on activities, a financial report and election of officers. We look forward to seeing you.

For further information please contact Deb Foote organicdeb@shaw.ca




posted July 2014

St. Mary Magdalene's Fiesta by the Sea: Sat Jul 12

Missed a Mexican holiday this year? You are in luck!

Come celebrate a Fiesta by the Sea at St. Mary Magdalene Church on Saturday, July 12th from 10 am to 3 pm.

Fun for the whole family! Just what you would expect to find at an old-fashioned church fair. We've got it all -- fun, food and music. Lots of children's games, contests, and horse shoes. Not to mention our two guest donkeys.

And the food. Sit down and enjoy delicious enchiladas, cole slaw and dessert in Santa Maria's Cantina; take home some frozen meat pies or goodies from the Bake Table.

Want to eat while wandering around the fair? There are ice cream cones, hamburgers and hot dogs for dining on the go. Lots of books in the Buy the Book stall, real finds in the Treasure's from the Attic stall, a huge array of plants. Who knows what you will find at the Bottle stall. You will be amazed at the selection at the Silent Auction. New this year: home-made sombrero contest for adults and children.

Don't miss this wonderful, fun-filled family activity. You won't find this in the city -- only on Mayne Island.

For further information please contact Pat Gasston (250) 539-5519



posted June 2014