Karaoke Fun Night - GREASE 50s-style - Apr 30

It's back. And it's back in time as Saturday night brings us 50s-style Grease themed Karaoke Fun Night at the Ag Hall.  Come dressed as your favorite 50s or Grease musical character!

We now have over 4000 entries in our catalogued Karaoke library, so there will be something for everyone to try out.

If you're not a singer, but just need a night out, come for the entertainment value..we also have board games and you can bring your own.  

We'll also be celebrating the 12th birthday of one of our Karaoke Regulars, Pink Lady: Jazzy C. and I hear there will be birthday cake!

In keeping with the 50s theme, we'll be selling ice cream floats for $2 each.

Doors open at 6:30 and the we'll close down at 10ish.

Entrance fee: $1 minimum donation per person.

This is an all-ages event and we welcome everyone. Come sing, Dance and have a blast with your friends and family.

For further information contact Anita (250) 539-2790

Fish & Bird - Friday April 22

Mayne Island Music Society presents Fish & Bird

Known for their unusual time signatures and funky approaches to traditional sounds, Fish & Bird have grown from a duo on their first album in 2006 to a crew of five musicians hailing from four cities across the country.  Adam Iredale-Gray (fiddle, vocals) Ryan Boeur (acoustic & electric guitars) Ben Kelly (drums, percussion) Zoe Guigueno (upright bass, vocals) and Taylor Ashton (vocals, banjo) are as diverse sonically as they are geographically. www.fishandbird.ca

Mayne Island Agricultural Hall; Friday April 22

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: www.mayneislandmusic.ca

Mayne Island Assisted Living Society AGM

Mayne Island Assisted Living Society Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers.

9:30 am, Thursday, April 21st at the Church House.

Refreshments will be served.

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

Community Beach Clean Up - Apr 17

Clean ups start at 10:30 and end at 12:00; the Depot will be ready to take in all the debris by 11:30 and will stay open until 1:00 pm. Last year we covered 14 beaches and hope to do as well or better this year.

Choose your beach and contact the 'captain' for your area, making certain that each group has a truck available. Beach Captains & phone numbers are:

    Kim Harris - Piggott & Gallagher Bays: (250) 539-9878
    Peter Askin & Al Maxwell - Edith Point & Campbell Bay: (250) 539-2199 or (250) 539-3351
    Eden Evans - Bennett Bay: (250) 539-5566
    Larry Barker - David's Cove, Reef Bay & Oyster Bay: (250) 539-5808
    Barbara McIntyre - Horton Bay: (250) 539-5972
    Marian MacLean - St John's Point & Kadonaga Bay: (250) 539-9995
    Jessica Willows - School for Miners Bay: (250) 539-5745
    Sue Miyazaki - Lighthouse Point & Maude Bay: (250) 539-3449
    Ann Johnston - Village Bay: (250) 539-2888

Beach Clean up is co-sponsored by the Conservancy, the Recyclers and the Boaters.

For more info and details of what was achieved last year please visit The Mayne Island Conservancy Society's web page at: http://www.conservancyonmayne.com/comm.htm

Panel on Alcohol and Drugs - Apr 13

Panel and Forum on Alcohol and Drugs on the Island: How to make a difference!

The purpose of this forum is to increase awareness of drug and alcohol use and how to make a difference with family and friends.  A panel will address the prevalence, impact, signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug use.  Following the panel presentation there will be small group discussion on how family, friends and community can support individuals and families faced with these issues.

Chair: Jessica Easton, Ph.D.
Cheryl Bell-Gadsby, Director of Adult Services
Melissa Weigel, Youth Alcohol and Drug Counsellor
Salt Spring Island Community Services
Tim Dyck, AA Member
Toby Snelgrove, Family Member

Wed. April 13th 1 - 4pm
Agricultural Hall
Admission by donation

For further information contact Lynda Campbell (250) 539-9965 or Katherine Stevenson (250) 539-3417

Journey Below the Surface - Apr 16

Join the Mayne Island Conservancy in welcoming Doug Biffard for a slide-show journey into the undersea world of British Columbia and abroad.

He will offer an historical perspective about what long time divers are saying about what they see below the surface. Doug is an aquatic ecologist with BC Parks and a lifelong SCUBA diver. He is a passionate conservationist and spends as much free time as possible with his wife Bev collecting fish observations.

A Mayne Island Conservancy Event

Saturday April 16th, Ag Hall 7:30 pm

For more details visit - http://www.conservancyonmayne.com/talks&walks.htm or contact Leanna (250) 539-5168 or lboyer@shaw.ca

Planning a More Engaged and Politically Aware Community - Apr 17

Join CRD Director Ken Hancock at the Ag Hall on Sunday, April 17, for a round-table community discussion on the role of the Capital Regional District in the governance of Mayne Island. Potential points of discussion might be:

1. How can we better coordinate activity and services between CRD and MIID?
2. How does the CRD work with the Islands Trust?
3. What is CRD's policy regarding advocacy positions?
4. What is the CRD's role/position on sustainability?

Time permitting, additional topics may be introduced.

This is unique opportunity learn how our community interacts with the CRD. Please mark the date on your calendar and join the conversation.

Discussion begins at 1:30 pm and light refreshments will be available.

Sponsored by the Ad Hoc Committee for Community Dialogue

For further information contact Helen (250) 539-5619

Mayne Island Housing Options Needs Survey

Our housing needs often change over our lifetime and it is important that communities have the flexibility to meet these changing needs. This survey will help us to learn more about housing for residents in our community.

Mayne Island Housing Options Needs Survey is now available for completion before April 18, 2011 at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MayneIslandHousing

If you have questions about the survey or the work of the Task Force, feel free to write or call Terrill Welch during business hours at (250) 539-5877 or via email at tawelch@shaw.ca.

Thank you so much for your participation.

All Candidates Meeting - Apr 15

Federal Election All Candidates Meeting.

Friday April 15, 1 - 3 PM
Ag Hall

Presented in a town hall format, all are encouraged to hear the candidates and bring your questions.

Sponsored by Mayne Island Residents and Ratepayers Association

For further information contact mayneratepayers@shaw.ca

An Evening of Heart Songs - Apr 10

An Evening of Heart Songs 

Marley Daemon & Myriam Parent with Zoe Guigueno

Sunday, April 10th 8:00 pm
Agricultural Hall

Tickets $12
Kids are free!

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Marley Daemon (a.k.a. Marley Iredale) serves up a musical feast for the heart - with flavours ranging from faery-tale folk, creative post-bop soul, sassy cabaret and epic orchestral art songs. www.marleydaemon.ca

Quebecoise chanteuse Myriam Parent (Les Mains D’Isabelle) accompanies herself on ukelele and piano. Her whimsical songs are “what you get when youwrap French poetry in a modern folk, classically-rooted sound.” www.myspace.com/myriamparent

For further information contact Lael Whitehead (250) 539-9818