BC Ferries Community Forum - Sat. Mar. 6th

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Mayne Island Residents and Ratepayers Association

Community Forum
British Columbia Ferry Services
past, present, future

Guest Speaker: Captain Chris Frappell, Marine Superintendent, BCFS

An opportunity for the community to meet with BC Ferries to offer direct feedback on suggestions, issues, concerns or accolades with regard to service to and from Mayne Island.

Saturday, March 6, 1:00pm Ag Hall.

"Beautiful Mayne Island" Photo Album - add your pics

MayneNews has created a photo album on Picasa Web Albums for anyone to upload photos of or about Mayne Island to. You can view the public MayneNews album here: Beautiful Mayne Island. You can view it as individual pictures or click the "Slideshow" button to see a slideshow.

So far, I've placed in a few pics that have been posted on the MayneNews blog.

I invite you to add your own pics to the album.

Here's how:

Address an email to 114188038864316168499.PublicPics@picasaweb.com

In the "Subject" line enter exactly:    Beautiful Mayne Island     This will sort it into the correct Picasa album automatically.

Attach your .jpg and send.

Size limitation: Google Picasa Web Albums only gives me 1 Gb of space for free. Therefore reduce your image size to less than 1000 pixels by 1000 pixels, or less than 500 Megabytes in size, so that the album doesn't become quickly filled. Anything larger will have to be removed.

If you don't know how to do that, and have a Mac, I can probably help you figure it out. If you're using Windows, you'll have to ask your expert geek friend. :-)

All pics posted are subject to Creative Commons Copyright rules. Free to share, free for non-commercial use. 

Of course, keep the pictures PG folks. Anything not for a general audience will have to be removed.

Thanks ... now send those pics!
UPDATE: I didn't see anything on the Google Picasa instructions about how people could email additional info such as a caption or other info about the shot. A few folks have posted some nice shots but I don't know who they are or where their pics are from.

If you have a Google Account you can add Picasa or sign up for a free Picasa account and add this info in the comments below the photos. Or you can email it to me: info [at} maynenews.ca and I'll enter it under the photo. Also, if you give the file a descriptive name such as LookingAcrossActivePass.jpg, that can be seen in the photo info along the side and I'll add that as a caption.

Mayne Island Conservancy Open House - Feb. 20

MICS display at the Farmer's Market

Open House at the Ag Hall

Saturday, February 20, 2010 1-4pm

Come and see what MICS and its dedicated volunteers accomplished in 2009. Enjoy displays, slideshows and speak with project coordinators.

Refreshments provided and a Kids Corner.

For further information contact: Leanna 539-5937

Final Sand Lance Survey For The Season - Feb. 15

The Conservancy is conducting the final sand lance survey for the winter. Please come join us in the field.

We will start at 12pm.

We found eggs in December and January and it is very exciting and rewarding.

Please contact Leanna if you are interested in helping out! — 539-5937

Mayne Islander Toby Snelgrove is blogging in Vancouver on the Olympic hoopla

Toby photo

Toby is in Vancouver blogging and taking photos for the Metro News blog site Metro-Blenz News.

Growing indoor winter pea shoots - from Mayne Island's Christina's Garden

an indoor winter pea shoot garden

We've been enjoying delicious peashoot salads for the last 3 weeks. It has been a mild winter here on Mayne Island so we have lots of delicious greens and other veggies for eating still growing outside in the garden but there's just something about that fresh green new growth taste that is such a luxury and joy at this time of year. And for folks who live in snowier climes, it's really a treat!

Below is a photo of the first harvest of peashoots mixed with outdoor winter spinach. What a delicious wintertime salad, yum!!

winter peas

I've been growing these decorative pots for the past 3 winters and almost everyone who sees them on my table wants to grow them too! They're really fun and easy to do.

So here's how I do it:

Read the rest of it at Christina's blog

Weekly Community Singing at the Community Centre

MayneNews Illustration Jim Traversy Artifact Designs artifactdesigns@gmail.com
Based on the singing classes organized by former island resident Samantha Taylor, the Weekly Community Sing will be an hour of singing some of the familiar songs from her classes along with new material.

The songs will be learned by ear and no experience is necessary. Bring water, a donation for the rent ($5) and an eagerness to raise the roof with your voice.

At the Community Centre
Friday's 6 - 7 pm

For more information contact: Gail Noonan 539-3379, g.noonan@shaw.ca

illustration by Jim Traversy © Artifact Designs

MayneNews Twitters

The MayneNews executive braintrust is still trying to wrap its tired grey matter around using Twitter. Somehow we understand Facebook, which is actually more complex, but Twitter seems moreso. Not writing the "tweets", that's simple, just trying to figure out how to use all the various tools. I'll have a side of hashtags with my omelette. :-)

Follow maynenews on Twitter

Corbin Murdoch and the Nautical Miles - February 5th

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 and the Nautical Miles are an awesome live band. I was blown away by their unique musical style and synergy as a band. Corbin's fine baritone vocals, along with his great songwriting add to the mix to create a memorable folk/roots/alt-country experience.".J. Fowler, Artswell Festival

"What made Corbin Murdoch and the Nautical Miles' eclectic roots performance so memorable was the harmonious ease of their musical style... most captivating." C. Anderson, Minstrel Bar and Cafe, Kelowna

"It’s not so much that his dark prairie baritone, with its hints of Johnny Cash and Ian Tyson, breaks the mood. It’s more that, from the first few lines of the disc’s title track, he’s giving notice that we’re in for something different, a new kind of folk music that is at once plainspoken and sophisticated, deeply sentimental and yet somehow also pointedly analytical." Georgia Straight review of Corbin's latest album, Wartime Lovesong.


for further information please contact: www.musiconmayne.ca