Mayne Island Mural Unveiling - Sun Sep 25

The beautiful new Mayne Island Mural on the outside of the Mayne Street Mall will be publicly unveiled Sunday September 25 at 12:30 pm.

For 3 years Tina Farmilo, Susanne Leddingham and Annette Witteman have been working on this labour of love as a gift to the community. Please join them to celebrate its debut.

Play Again - A documentary Mon Sep 26

Date: Monday September 26, 2011
Time: 7 pm
Place: at the Agricultural Hall.

This 80 minute award-winning documentary is both emotionally moving and humorous. It offers an important message to parents, grandparents and teachers about the need to balance exposure to digital worlds with that of the natural world.

The film follows six teenagers who, like the "average American child," spend five to fifteen hours a day in front of screens. Play Again unplugs these teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure - no electricity, no cell phone coverage, no virtual reality.

This showing is presented by the Gulf Islands Centre for Ecological Learning and will be introduced by Michael Dunn. A discussion will follow.

For further information please contact Michael at (250) 539-5745.

Play Again trailer

The Geezers - Fri Sep 30th

Mayne Island Little Theatre Presents

The Geezers

The comedy duo of Sid Filkow & Arvid Chalmers – back again, whether we want them or not…

In God We Trust – Laugh!!!

One night only! Friday, September 30th at 8:00pm at the Ag Hall
Tickets $16 – Available at the Trading Post.

For further information contact Carol

2011 Mayne Island Fall Fair images

Mayne Island photographer Toby Snelgrove has once again provided his photos of the Mayne Island Fall Fair for anyone to view and/or download free of charge.

Go to and click on the "2011 Fall Fair" to enjoy the memories.

Need a Chimney Sweep?

Are you having difficulty finding someone to clean your chimney? 

Judi Wilson has found a company from Pender Island that will come over and clean chimneys, if they have several appointments in one day.  The day is Saturday October 1st and they need 2 or 3 more appointments to make the trip over.

Call Judi Wilson for more information if you're interested. (250) 539-5710.

A fundraiser for Pat Hennebery - Sat Sep 24

Let's Come Together
A fundraiser for Pat Hennebery, Kit and the kids

On Saturday September 24th at the Ag Hall.
Time: between 6pm and 11pm.

Join the Mayne Island Volunteer Firefighters in supporting one of this community's most generous families.

There will be a potluck dinner in the best tradition of our community. Many of our Island and off-island musicians will provide entertainment.

* Bid on your favourite firefighter in the Slave Auction.
* Bid on your favourite item in the Live Auction
* There will also be a Silent Auction for services and donated goods.
* Buy your raffle tickets for the ongoing raffle.

To donate items contact Christie Meers at the Gas Station. To pre-purchase raffle tickets, contact any firefighter. For cash donations, contact Bill Jamieson (250) 539-3437

Silver Maynes Annual General Meeting - Sat Sep 17

Silver Maynes, a Mayne Island association that provides services for seniors, will hold its annual general meeting on Saturday, Sept., 17th, at the Ag Hall.

Come at 12 noon for a light lunch.

In terms of members, the Silver Maynes is the largest service organization on Mayne Island. It provides excursions for members, and seeks to provide services to promote the interests and physical well-being of seniors. Our annual Christmas turkey dinner is a major event every December.

We need new members on the executive. Pick up a copy of our brochure at the Mayne Library.

For further information contact James Allan Evans

Mayne Island Youth Fitness Sports Day - Sat Sep 17

Mayne Island Youth Fitness Track & Field Sports Day.  For all youth ages.  Ribbons for participation and trophies for highest points!

Start at 10 am, come early if you haven't pre-registered.  Finishes at around 2 PM.

Healthy Snacks and drinks available for $1 each.

Registration is $5 for MIYF members and $10 for non-members.

25, 50, 100 metre runs, hurdles, shot-put, long-jump, baton relay and modified events for the younger ones!

Mayne Island Youth Fitness is a non-profit group under the Community Centre that provides events and activities for any youth who wishes to participate! Come on out and get in the fun.

For further information contact Anita McCamley

MICHA Health Education Series - Wed Sep 21

Mayne Island Health Centre Association would like to invite you to meet Dr. Martha Reid, a Naturopathic Family Physician, who will help us to learn quick and easy natural remedies to support our immune system through the fall/winter season changes ahead.

Join us at the Agricultural Hall Wednesday, September 21st at 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

For more information contact Sharon at (250) 539-2311.

MI Speakers Series - Dr John O'Brian - Fri Sep 16

Dr. John O'Brian UBC Professor of Art History (and Mayne Island resident) opens the series with "Radioactive Postcards and the Atomic Era", an illustrated exploration of the important role postcards, produced during the cold war, played in creating a public image of The Bomb and nuclear power.

Copies of John's latest book, Atomic Postcards: Radioactive Messages from the Cold War, co-authored with Jeremy Borsos, will also be on sale.

Where: The Ag Hall
When: Friday, September 16 at 7:30 pm
Admission by donation

Slide show and Lecture to be followed by informal discussion, book signing and coffee, tea and cake.

If night driving is an issue, Assisted Living has kindly agreed to provide rides. Contact May McKenzie  at (250) 539-2530

For further information contact Brenda Webster (250) 539-3574 or Mary Crublehulme (250) 539-3027.