Photos from Oct 29 All-Candidates Meeting

Toby Snelgrove has once again made some of his photos taken at a major Mayne Island event available for anyone to view and download.

Go to his photo download site here: LINK

Lions Charter Night - Sat Nov 12

The Mayne Island Lions Club will hold its annual Charter Night Dinner and Dance at the Mayne Island School Gymnasium on November 12th.

Dress: casual. Tickets: $25.00 each.

For further information email:

Heads Up: An Intro to Brain Health - Wed Nov 9

The Mayne Island Health Centre Association would like to invite you to a workshop presented by the Alzheimer Society of B.C. to learn more about brain health and how to protect and maintain your brain.

This will be held at the Community Centre on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 9:30am - 11:30am. Come join us to learn for self and family.

Refreshments served. For further information contact Sharon Bunnin (250) 539-2311

Conservancy Movie Night - Green Fire - Sat Oct 29

Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time

An important early environmentalist, Aldo Leopold's pioneering ideas about the protection and restoration of wilderness, watershed and wildlife have greatly influenced the stewardship of public and private lands around the world.

7:30 pm at the Ag Hall

Admission and popcorn by donation

More info at the Conservancy web site or contact Alan Ryder (250) 539-2673

MI Music Society presents May Moore - Sat Nov 5

Mae Moore’s Folklore is anything but straightforward folk music. In a way that’s reminiscent of Bruce Cockburn, Moore draws on many musical traditions, but fuses them so carefully as to make their origins indistinguishable. The result is so organic that to even speak of origins seems counterproductive. Moore has perfected an orchestral-jazz-soul-folk synthesis that floats effortlessly. Moore’s voice is unadorned and ethereal – somewhere between Norah Jones and Neko Case.

Saturday, November 5th
Ag Hall
Doors open at 7:00 - Main act at 8:00
Tickets $15 - At Happy Tides, Home Hardware and at the door

For further information contact Carol Munro or go to the MIMS web site

Halloween Contra Dance - Sat Oct 29

Dance On Mayne Presents:  A Halloween Family / Contra Dance

Saturday Oct 29, 2011,  Mayne School Gym 7:30 pm

Live music by the Sybaritic String Band. Special guest caller
Bellingham's Marlin Prowell.

Marlin calls a variety of fun and easy dances and knows how to make sure
that everyone has a great time, from first time dancers to experienced

Come In Costume (something lightweight - and wear comfortable shoes)

This is a great activity to do as a family.   Each dance is taught on
the spot with a walk through before the music starts.  If you can walk,
you can dance!  (Knowing right from left is a bonus, but not absolutely required)

Admission $15 adults; $10 for kids.  Families with more that one kid?
Flat rate of $40 / family.

Have questions? Call Dieter at 250-539-2205, e-mail or talk to Laara

MICHA Health Education Series - Wed Oct 26

Mayne Island Health Centre Association would like to invite you to a presentation by Janet Holland, from the Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre (IDHHC).

We will learn more about hearing, communication and aging as it applies to us personally and with our friends and family.

Join us at the Agricultural Hall, Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 1:30-3:00pm. See you there!

For further information contact (250) 539-2311.

Banquo Folk Ensemble - Sat Oct 22

Banquo Folk Ensemble presents:
Seven Deadly Songs (and more!):
Ancient ballads of murder, madness and mayhem for All Hallows Eve.

7:30, Saturday, October 22nd, St. Mary Magdalene Church, Mayne Island
Tickets $15 at the door, or in advance for a lucky $13 at Happy Tides.

Banquo Folk Ensemble performs music from the 12th Century to the present. Their wide range of instruments include: voice, fiddle, Celtic harp, hammered dulcimer, bagpipes, recorders, cittern, hurdy-gurdy, banjo, percussion, jaw harp, theramin and Indian Surepeti.

For further information contact Lael Whitehead

MI Speaker Series - Vanishing Beacons - Thu Oct 20

The second event in the Mayne Island Speakers Series. In recent decades our coastal lighthouses have been de-staffed or decommissioned. How and why has this happened? Do we still need these beacons?  This is the story of our disappearing lighthouses.

Mr. Ivan Bulic of the Gabriola Island Historical and Museum Society will deliver this fascinating slide show presentation.  Mr. Bulic is a sailor, boat builder and journalist.   He is a founding director of the Canadian Lightkeepers Association.

Agricultural Hall,
Thursday, October 20th, 2011
At 7:30 pm

To be followed by informal discussion and refreshments. Admission by donation.

If night driving is an issue please contact Assisted Living.

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

MI Chamber Fall Dance - Sat Oct 15th

The Mayne Island Community Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Fall Dance at the Mayne Island Resort at Bennett Bay on Saturday, October 15th, 2011.

The band playing is the Wharf Street Band from Victoria. They are a well known and popular dance band and work regularly in the Greater Victoria and South Island area. Their music covers rock, blues, Motown and funk.

Their main goal is to get people of all ages on the dance floor by playing crowd pleasing danceable songs. They played here in May and were a great hit. Check them out live at

Hours 8:00 - 12:00 with doors at 7:00.

Tickets $15 at the door or in advance at Home Hardware.

For further information contact Collen Dearden (250) 539-5971

Land Mammals of the Gulf Islands - Sat Oct 15

7:30 pm Saturday October 15th at the Ag Hall

Crossing the Salish Sea: Land Mammals of the Gulf Islands

Going back to last ice-age, Dave Nagorsen will trace the history of the land mammals on the Gulf Islands, and the conservation issues associated with these animals.

Dave was the mammal curator at the Royal BC Museum for many years and has written four handbooks on the province’s mammals.

Read more on the MI Conservancy Society web site:

For further information contact Helen O'Brian (250) 539-5619

Chili Cook Off! - Fri Nov 4th

The Mayne Island Early Childhood Society is challenging any and all groups or individuals to join in the fun at our Chili Cook Off.

Any group is welcome - book clubs, boaters, firefighters, restaurants, businesses, knitters, artists, anyone!
This will be a fun evening, and we would appreciate your support.  See you there!

Please join us on November 4th, 6:00 at the Mayne Island School gym. It’s a western theme, so come appropriately attired.

There are three categories -- chili, cornbread or dessert.

• Each team or individual will be encouraged to have an entry in the food fashion show.
• Winner of the fashion show will be determined by an Applause-A-Meter.
• Teams will be limited to 1 to 4 members
• Voting will be conducted by the members of the community who pay $10.00 to come in, judge and eat.
  Each team will have a container in front of their entry for contributions, and MIECS will be selling
 $10.00 rolls of quarters at the door. The team with the most money in front of them at the end of the night is the winner! If you happen to end up with some $20.00 bills in your container, well that’s fine too!
• For chili, each team will need to provide sixty 1/2 cup portions. For cornbread and desserts, sixty 1”x1” squares.
• Each team provides all fixin’s for the chili, or cornbread or dessert.
• Teams to provide ladles and serving utensils. MIECS will provide tables, dishes, sample containers, cutlery, napkins and glasses.
• There will be trophies for the winning teams, with great public acclaim as the biggest prize of all.

Please call Emily at (250) 539-5738  or Janelle at (250) 539-2350.
Check out the posters around town for more details.