Community Garden Dinner - Sat. Feb. 6

Hey, when it comes to gardening it may be all Greek to you, but that is what the Mayne Island Community Garden members are featuring on Sat Feb 06, 2010.

Yes, it's our second annual dinner and fundraiser and this year it's a Great Greek Feast and Silent Auction.

Get your tickets at Happy Tides and join us Feb. 6, at the Community Centre.

Doors open at 6pm and this year's menu is sure to please everyone including the Titans. If you are up to it wear your favourite peplos or chiton and release your inner Olympian.

Humus & Pita
Fasoulada Soup

Greek potatoes & Salad
Chicken/Tofu Kabobs


Tickets: $25 adult 12.50 child

Available at Happy Tides

Or Call 250 539-2122 to reserve your place.

For further information contact Vicki

Corbin Murdoch and the Nautical Miles - February 5th

Mayne Island Music Society Presents

Corbin Murdoch and the Nautical Miles

Ag Hall, Friday, February 5th; 7:30 pm.

Tickets at Happy Tides ($15) and at the door ($18).

Refreshments by Eden.

Corbin Murdoch began writing songs while engaged in Environmental Studies at York University in 2003 and dreaming of the greener pastures of his native Vancouver. The Nautical Miles (Tim Tweedale: dobros, pedal-steel, trumpet; Simon Rotheisler: electric bass; Lucas Schuller: drums, percussion) were recruited during his visits home.

The band’s first full-length record, 'Tell Me Again How This Place Got Its Name' was released in 2005, to wide acclaim, with many critics remarking on the quality of the writing and lush, intricate arrangements. The album was named one of the top ten albums of 2007 by Edmonton’s VUE Weekly. The group’s latest and third album, Wartime Lovesong, was released in 2009, again to critical acclaim.

Corbin and the band have toured across the country, showcased at Canadian Country Music Week and The Western Canadian Music Awards, and Corbin has toured solo in the UK, Sweden, Denmark and Poland.

His baritone voice has been compared to those of Stan Rogers, Bruce Springsteen a young Ian Tyson and Johnny Cash “Corbin's fine baritone vocals, along with his great song writing add to the mix to create a memorable folk/roots/alt-country experience.”

For further information contact:

Africa's Anita - Update

Africa’s Anita - update

As many of you know, the day before Christmas, we received some shocking news from Uganda regarding Anita Kemirembe (the child in “Anita’s Africa”) and a life-threatening accident which had happened to her.

Through a posting on Mayne News, we approached Mayne Islanders for their help. At the time of our appeal, the family was bankrupt and destitute the consequence of medical expenses and the fact that neither parent because of the accident was able to work. As a result of the tremendous response we received, Anita’s father was able to have her moved by ambulance from the public Mulago Hospital in Kampala to a private rehabilitation clinic for children in Entebbe.  Since her arrival there, she has endured nine surgeries and although weak and in considerable pain, continues her fight to recover.

Words cannot convey our gratitude and that of the Kemirembe family for the incredible generosity of Mayne Islanders in this time of crisis. Your support has helped in defraying Anita’s medical expenses and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Anita is expected to remain in hospital for six months. We will keep you posted as to her progress.

For anyone still wishing to contribute to Anita’s fund, cheques may be made payable to Coming Home Films Inc. (“Anita Relief” on the memo line) and either left at Gulfport Realty or mailed to PO Box 106.

Tamara Gagne has made a “get well” card for Anita from her friends and supporters on Mayne. The card may be signed at Happy Tides.

Beverley Reid,
Dereck Atha,
Sue Atha,
Peter Kellington.

Sand Lance Survey Volunteer Opportunities - Jan 18 - 21

The sand lance survey season is under way. Six beaches have been surveyed in November and December. An egg was found on Campbell Bay and is awaiting positive identification by an expert.  We need your help this month so don your wellies and your woollies and your miner’s lamp and join us for some interesting work: field work or indoor work or both!

No experience necessary, just pure enthusiasm!

January 18 (19th if the weather is poor on the 19th):
Field sampling from 12pm to 5pm during favourable tides. Dress for cold and wet weather. Bring a head lamp if you have one.

January 19(20)-21:
Egg searching 10-4pm,

222 Skana Gate Rd.      
Contact Leanna Boyer 539-5937 or

“Two Heads Talking” on Mayne – Jan 15

Hoarse Raven Theatre Presents

Two Heads Talking

A Lady of Letters & Her Big Chance

Two comedies by Alan Bennett

Hoarse Raven Theatre (Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, Angels in America I & II) presents two critically acclaimed, funny-bone ticklers from Britain's premiere playwright, Alan Bennett.

"A Lady of Letters" follows Irene Ruddock - passionate letter writer & concerned citizen - as she avidly campaigns to single handedly clean up the moral decay of Great Britain.

"Her Big Chance" features Leslie, an ever optimistic aspiring actress, somewhat past her prime, but who truly embraces the adage "There are no small parts, only small actors!”

Both are touching, real and very very funny.

Under the direction of Michael Fera (Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, Molly Sweeny, Hedwig and the Angry Inch ), Jessie nominated actress Tanja Dixon-Warren (Angels in America, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The L Word, Supernatural) is back on the islands in two of her very favourite roles.

Friday January 15, 2010 - Mayne Island Agricultural Hall 8 pm

Tickets $15 in advance (@ Happy Tides) or $20 at the door

For further information visit

Tanja Dixon-Warren tel: 604 258 4079