Pooch-and-You Portraits - Sun Jul 31

Mayne Island Assisted Living Fundraiser

You and your Pooch Portraits

Come to the dog show and immortalize you and your pooch.

Toby Snelgrove (www.tobysnelgrovephotography.com) has volunteered his time to capture informal images any time between 1 pm and 3:30 pm.

Dog Show starts at 2 pm

All funds raised go to Mayne Island Assisted Living

$15 for a 5x8 and $20 for an 8x10

Donations also accepted.

For further information contact Jessica Easton jessica.easton@me.com

Leigh-Anne Maxwell Solo Art Show - Aug 5-7

Forty five paintings. It feels as though Mike and I live in an art studio.

New canvases, too big to drag downstairs into the work area, simply stay propped against a wall in the dining room. Nearly completed work, still wet, end up in the livingroom where they can be assessed in a different light.

Once in a while there is a "mini disaster" in combining work and personal space. The dog's tail, for example, is covered in green paint and I've just figured out he wagged some trees off a canvas. It's all fixable and almost finished.

I'm looking forward to showing the work.

You are invited. Please join me at the Ag Hall. 

Opening night: Aug 5  7 - 9 pm. 

Show: Aug 6th and 7th, 10 am to 4 pm

For further information contact Mike Maxwell writeus@leighannemaxwell.com

Deer protection for plants workshop - Fri July 29

Black-tailed Doe ~ Deer picture from Cortes Island Canada.
Photo courtesy of Island Light Photography
Deer protection for trees and shrubs
A hands-on workshop with the Mayne Island Conservancy Society at Henderson Hill
Are you having trouble letting trees and shrubs grow on your property without being munched by deer?  Join us for a short, informative and hands-on session on protecting your plants from deer browse.  We’ll go through some straightforward methods and the reasons for using them, and then put these ideas to practice in a current restoration zone at Henderson Hill.
When: Friday July 29
Where: Henderson Community Park, at the end of Beechwood Drive
Time: Meet at 10:00am
For further information contact Chris Frewell - c_frets@hotmail.com; (778) 433-6582

All Island Picnic and Dance - Sun July 24

Dance on Mayne invites everyone to celebrate summer at our 2nd annual Picnic and Country Dance, Sunday July 24, 2011, at the Community Centre on Felix Jack Road.

Time:  1 - 5 pm.

Bring a picnic lunch and libation of choice.  Join us for an afternoon of alfresco food and fun.

No dance experience required.  Two left feet are all you need; or sit back and enjoy the music.  

For further information email pamelarice.mayne@gmail.com

UHF at the Ag Hall outdoor stage - Sat Jul 23

The enigmatically named acoustic/vocal trio, UHF, are Shari Ulrich, Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes, as brilliant a teaming of three disparate talents as a Canadian West Coast accident could ever be.

When they first joined forces in 1989 for what was planned as a one off performance at Vancouver’s Winter Roots Festival, Vancouver born Henderson was best known as the long time lead singer and songwriter for the successful Collectors and Chilliwack bands. Ulrich, an ex-Californian, had been a key member of British Columbia's Pied Pumpkin, The Hometown Band and a respected solo singer/songwriter while Forbes, from Dawson Creek and known for years as Bim, was a long time formidable staple on the North American folk/roots circuit.

Ulrich, Henderson and Forbes are all seasoned and prolific songwriters - indeed, each continues a solo recording and performance career - but it took a special focus to come up with tunes that suited the trio and led to the critical success of two albums;  UHF and UHF II.

The trio will bring the outdoor stage to life at the Ag Hall on Saturday, July 23th. Tickets are on sale at Happy Tides and Home Hardware. Don’t miss this one!

For further information go to the Mayne Island Music Society website - www.mayneislandmusic.ca

Oliver Needs A New Home

Oliver has lived with me for 2 ½ years and he is a lovely companion. But my life has changed and I am looking at making a change in where I live and “no pets” seems to be the criteria for a move.

Oliver is a mixed breed terrier, approximately 30 lbs, about 10 years old, very healthy, he’s just been checked by Elizabeth and is up to date with shots, has had his teeth cleaned.

He’s very easy to live with, very quiet and accommodating to travel or staying home. He gets along with cats, is very gentle with children and likes other dogs once he gets to know them (he would probably enjoy living with another dog).

He would be a great companion for an older person who wants a pet for company, all he wants in life is his owner to be sitting down so he can lay next to them. He doesn’t require a lot of exercise but is capable to long hikes, he’s a quiet sleeper and doesn’t get up on the furniture or shed.

He’s a lovely little dog and I will miss him but I need to be able to respond to all offers to move.

Please contact Judi at 539-5710

Birders' Ramble - Sun July 17

Want to learn about island birds? How about this Sunday at 10am.

Join Michael Dunn for a look at the summer birds on Mayne Island. Both experienced and novice birders are welcome.

Sunday July 17th - 10 AM

Meet at the intersection of Dalton and Merryman ... just south of the ferry terminal.

Bring sunscreen and water.

For further information contact (250) 539-5619

Mayne Island Church Fair - Sat Jul 9

Photo from 2010 Church Fair by Toby Snelgrove
"Summer by the Sea" at St Mary Magdalene Church at 360 Georgina Point Road, Mayne Island, is this year's Church Fair theme. Children's games, musical entertainment by Bob Connolly outside, and Carol Barker inside the Church.

There will be baking, Parish Pies, Ice Cream and Floats, Hot Dogs & Hamburgers.

A Castle Contest - Cash Prizes for the best castle made out of recyclable materials. Judging at noon.

Joyce's Farm Goats Petting Zoo, Book & Treasure Tables, Garden Plants, Horseshoe Pitch, Sand Castle Cafe´ menu of Pulled Pork and coleslaw!

Large and always successful is the Silent Auction under the Big Tent from 10:30 to 2:30.

Children's Face Painting, Popcorn, and generally a lot of fun for everyone. Try the Bottle Booth and Guess the Height of the Bottle and pick something out at the Crafts Table. There might even be dancing!

And Cisco and Susie (horse & mule) may be here again this year.

Check it out! Mark your Calendars now! See you at the Fair.  

For further information email dereck@shaw.ca