Hip Hop Dance Classes - Mar 5

Kids Class (Age 7-12) — 11:30 - 12:15

Adult Class (Age 13 and up) — 2 - 3:30

Cost: $12-$15 (Depending on class sizes)

Saturday, March 5th at the Community Centre

Wear loose clothing (sweats), clean shoes and prepare to have fun!!

To Register: Call Leanna Boyer, (250) 539-5937. Drop-ins welcome.

Instructor: Jesse Nordwell

Jesse started his dance training in Japan at the late age of 16 and has been dancing for over 10 years specifically training in Hip Hop, Locking, House, and other Street Styles. Within a year of starting, he placed 3rd in a competition in Japan with a crew and a few months later, placed 2nd at another competition, this time with his own choreography.

He has continued his dance training after moving to Canada in 2001 where he added Jazz to his repertoire. In 2005 he won two awards at Dance Works Festival for a Jazz solo and for Locking choreography.

In 2007 he decided to add Salsa under his belt auditioning, and being accepted for the International Touring Team for Salsa Caliente. Jesse toured and performed with them at the Puerto Rico Salsa Congress in summer of 2008.

Jesse has performed at club events in Vancouver, has made multiple appearances at Bounce Dance Cabaret in Victoria B.C., and in 2009 auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance Canada.

He is currently in the process of forming a crew and plans on taking the crew across Canada.

Joël Fafard & Jurgen Gothe - Feb 26

Mayne Island Music Society presents Joël Fafard

Critically acclaimed for his virtuosity as a slide guitarist, Joël Fafard has released three instrumental albums, leading to a Western Canadian Music Award and a Juno nomination. On his latest album, Cluck Old Hen he finds his niche as a blues vocalist through covers of traditional southern blues songs.

Check Joël's great music out at www.joelfafard.com

Jurgen Gothe, legendary host of CBC show Disc Drive, will provide radio show ambience as he introduces Joël's songs and provides background on the music along with his trademark patter throughout the evening.

Mayne Island Agricultural Hall; Saturday, February 26th.

Doors Open at 7:00; Open Stage at 7:30; Main Act at 8:00 pm

Tickets $15 - at Happy Tides and at the door. Refreshments.

Info: Carol Munro carolonmayne@shaw.ca

Mayne Island deer forum - Feb 25

In attendance: Representatives from BC Ministry of Environment. This meeting is to further explore the Fallow and Black Tail deer over population and to establish a committee to work with the Ministry to develop a workable set of regulations for Mayne to reduce the herd size.

The previous forum outlined the serious effects the deer are having on our sensitive ecosystem and the need to reduce numbers before the damage is irreversible.

If you require more information, please email us.

All encouraged to attend.

Friday February 25, 1 to 4 pm
At the Agricultural Hall

For further information contact David Maude maynedeer@hotmail.com

Garden Club Presents Des Kennedy - Feb 24

The garden club is pleased to bring garden writer and humorist Des Kennedy to Mayne Island on Thursday February 24th at 2pm in the Ag Hall. This presentation is open to everyone.

We ask that non garden club members please make a donation to help defray the costs. Refreshments will be served.

Des’ talk is titled Garden Artistry: A "how to" look at the use of art works and "artistic touches" in the gardens of Ireland, New Zealand, England and China, along with a self-deprecating review of the evolution of the speaker's own Gulf Islands country garden from stump ranch to aspiring garden art.

For further information contact Trish Hoff.

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve Speaker - Feb 25

Plants & Mammals & Birds … Oh My!

Invasive species such as Himalayan blackberry, fallow deer, and non-migratory Canada geese have had devastating effects on the unique ecosystems of this region. Since 2003 Parks Canada has been restoring natural areas on several of the islands within Gulf Islands National Park Reserve.  Eight years later Parks Canada is closer to achieving the restoration goals for these islands by removing key threats so that native plants and animals can thrive with minimum human intervention.

So what does the future hold for the islands we know and love? Join Nicole Kroeker, ecosystem scientist, for a discussion on the interactions between native and introduced invasive species found on Anniversary Island, Eagle Island, and other islets in the park. Find out about the work being done in your backyard to help restore these unique areas. Light refreshments provided.

Contact Susan MacIsaac, (250) 478-5122 for more information.

Mayne Agricultural Hall, Mayne Island, BC

Friday February 25th, 2011, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Volunteer Hospice Training - Feb 23

Mayne Island Assisted Living Society

MIALS is proposing the creation of a Hospice Volunteer Training program to fill the need in our community for ongoing support to Island members with life threatening illnesses.

We are holding a meeting on Wednesday, February 23 at 7:00pm at the Health Centre to discuss the possibility of creating a volunteer hospice training program.

In order for us to create a program for our Island that meets the needs of our community and reflects the services that we can ethically, safely and effectively perform, we need the assistance and collaboration of the many skilled professionals in our community: Medical/Emergency Professionals:  Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Community Nurse, Home Support Workers, Mayne Island Volunteer Fire Fighter’s Association, and the Ambulance Service.

Island Groups: Silver Maynes, Health Centre Association, Mayne Island Assisted Living, Lions Club, and Senior Resource Centre.

Interested Individuals:  All welcome.

For further information contact: May McKenzie (250) 539 2530

MICS Workshop: Softshores for Shoreline Care - Feb 19

Schedule: 11 am - 12 pm (and 2 - 4:30 pm): Coastal Shores as Living Systems. Nikki Wright, Seagrass Conservation Working Group, will illustrate important coastal processes that shape the BC coastline and how we can preserve shorelines as properties undergo development. All content is drawn from Green Shores.

Lunch ($12)

12:30 - 1:30 pm: Mapping the BC Coastline for Sensitivity to Sea Level Rise. Doug Biffard, Provincial Ministry of Environment, will talk about identifying places along the coast that are most at risk to sea level rise. BC Parks has developed a shoreline sensitivity rating to identify where adaptation actions are required.

Please RSVP by February 14th
Contact: Leanna (250) 539-5168 or lboyer@shaw.ca

For more details visit http://www.conservancyonmayne.com/stewardship.htm

Great Music & Art Show - Ag Hall - Fri Feb 4

Ptarmigan Music & Theatre Society presents the 3rd Annual Mosaic Arts Festival on Mayne & Pender -- A Community Spirit Festival Event.

The No Sh!t Shirleys: À cappella music full of joy, strength and courage. Original material and gorgeous, innovative arrangements of traditional world music, including love songs, protest songs, songs of hope and songs for peace.

Also Open Mic with local performers!

At the Mayne Island Agricultural Hall, Friday, February 4th 2011.
Doors open at 7:00 PM -- Music begins at 7:30 PM with the Open Mic Event.

“Shirleys”— 8 PM
Tickets $10—at the door only
Children under 14 free

Fun for the Whole Family

Plus Trincomali Community Arts Council Artists Exhibit 

This event is made possible with the kind support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Assembly of British Columbia Arts Councils, & the BC Gaming Commission.

For further information phone Tina (250) 539-2402

Native Pollinating Bees and Protecting their Habitats

Gord Hutchings worked as a field biologist for the B.C. Conservation Data Centre, the Royal BC Museum, the Canadian Wildlife Service and the Yukon Territory Gov't doing field entomology collecting. His research at UVic was on the orchard mason bees and he now volunteers with several groups on Vancouver Island and holds public awareness sessions about native bee pollinators, dragonflies and other insects. See more at http://www.conservancyonmayne.com/talks&walks.htm#bees.

When: Saturday February 12
Where: Agricultural Hall
Time: 7:30pm
By Donation

Gord promises this will be an awesome talk with lots of display materials, including cut-aways of ground nesting bees, photos of native bees, different socialities of native bee species, handouts and more.

For more info visit Gord's website http://sites.google.com/site/hutchingsbeeservice or  contact Leanna Boyer (250) 539-5168, email: ed@conservancyonmayne.com