Re-scheduled - Introduction to Brain Health - Thu Dec 8

Mayne Island Health Centre Association has been able to re-schedule "Heads Up", a workshop presented by the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Healthy aging and the health of our brain is important to us all. This workshop encourages us to actively engage in protecting our brain by learning strategies that improve the health of our mind, body and spirit. Understanding more about brain health benefits us personally, and for friends and family.

Join us at the Agricultural Hall Thursday December 8, 2011 at 1:30-3:30pm.

Refreshments available.

For more information please contact (250) 539-2311.

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Nov 24, 25, 26, Dec 1, 2, 3

Mayne Island Little Theatre presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Tickets still available for all performances.

Matinees: Thursdays, November 24 and December 1  at the Ag Hall at 1:30. Doors open at 1pm.

Evening performances: 8pm Friday November 25, Saturday November 26 & Friday December 2, Saturday December 3. Doors open at 7:30pm.

Tickets available at The Trading Post and Home Hardware.

For further information contact Sam (250) 539-3574

Vivaldi Chamber Choir Concert - Sun Dec 4th

In Search of Saint Nicholas

"In the dark, a robed figure reaches up and drops a parcel through a window.  The three purses of money in it give the three sisters in the house each a dowry and save them from a life of poverty – or worse."

Thus runs the best-known story of Nicholas, the fourth century bishop of Myra who is thereby established as a protector of children and giver of gifts.  Whether he is called Father Christmas, Sinterklaas, or Santa, the Byzantine bishop still plies his trade today.

Music and readings exploring the life and career of St. Nicholas, from Bishop of Myra to Santa Claus.

Choral works by Gallus, Guerrero, Matthias, Warlock, ZieleĊ„ski and traditional Christmas favourites.

Reader: Matthew Lazin-Ryder of CBC’s “On the Coast”

Guest Accompanist: Elisabeth Jahren

Sunday December 4th, 3:30 pm at St Mary Magadalene Church, Mayne Island BC.

For further information contact Alan Ryder (250) 539-2673 or visit the Vivaldi Chamber Choir's web site

Health Centre Christmas Fundraiser - Sat Nov 26

Get a start on Christmas!

Mayne Island Health Centre Association is selling Christmas wrap, cards, labels, candy bags and cookie boxes.

Come out to purchase your Christmas supplies and support the Health Centre Emergency Room Expansion project. (100% of proceeds go to funding the expansion.)

When: Sat Nov 26
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Ag Hall

For further information contact (250) 539-2311

Mayne Island Election Results

Dodds and Crumblehulme Win!

Jeanine Dodds and Brian Crumblehulme have won the 2 Trustee spots for Mayne Island according to preliminary election results posted on the Islands Trust web site, late last night.

The votes were as follows:
Jeanine Dodds - 348 - Elected
Brian Crumblehulme - 307 - Elected
David Maude - 223
Aubrie Karagianis - 152
Stephen Cropper - 123
Paul Dumond - 98
Christie Meers - 16

View the results at the Islands Trust Election Results page, as well as results for some of the other Gulf Islands.

As of midnight, Salt Spring, Bowen and Galiano results still were not posted.

Upcoming Silver Maynes Christmas Events

Silver Maynes Christmas Dinner
Sat Dec 3

The Silver Maynes society will hold its annual Christmas dinner, for its 2011 members in good standing on Saturday, Dec. 3rd, at the Mayne Island School gym. Join us for Christmas carol singing!

Members can reserve by e-mailing Pat Campbell at or telephoning Bev MacKenzie (250) 539-5285 or Mary Bushnell (250) 539-5430. We must have reservations by Nov. 20th, for seating capacity is limited. For further information contact James Allan Evans, (250) 539-5790.

Excursion to Butchart Gardens
Wed Dec 14

The Silver Maynes society will sponsor an excursion on Wednesday December 14th to see the Christmas Lights at Butchart Gardens.

We shall catch the 11:15 ferry from Village Bay to Schwartz Bay, have lunch at the White Spot along the way and get to the Butchart Gardens about 3:00 p.m.

Entrance fee: $24.25 each. Return by the 7:40 p.m. ferry to Mayne Island. To RSVP or for fourth information contact Maureen Pearl

MI Speakers Series: Dr. Sid Katz - Thu Nov 17

Join us for our final speaker of the season!

Dr. Sid Katz, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, UBC will speak on "The myths and Realities of Biotechnology."  Do we welcome biotechnology's contributions to predicting and curing  devastating genetic disease and solving world food shortages or should we be wary of  resistance to disease and ecological disaster? Dr. Sid Katz discusses the science and the issues that surround  this controversial topic.

November 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm at the Agricultural Hall.

Talk followed by informal discussion and refreshments.

Assisted living has kindly offered to provide ride for those not able to drive at night.

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

Mayne Island Artist Christmas Studio Tour - Nov 12 & 13

Seasons Greetings!

The artists of this year's Christmas Studio Tour invite you to spend a glorious fall day discovering the diverse artistry of Mayne Island. Along your way sip cider and enjoy seasonal treats while browsing the newest creations of some of Mayne’s finest artists. Find the perfect handcrafted gift for that someone special.

Unique locations offer pottery, bath products, jewellery, art cards, paintings,  photography, silk works, native carvings, wood craft, food, clothing, leather goods glass, sculpture and more.

Mayne Island’s artisans and shop owners thank you for your continued support.

For further information contact Richard De Armond - ph: (250) 539-3693 email:

Below are the front and back of the Artisans Christmas Studio Tour Brochure and Map.

Click on each of the images to see a full size version. You can print the map or cover for use when you are touring the island.

Click on above image to see large version for printing

Click on above image to see large version for printing

Joey Wright and Band with David P Smith - Fri Nov 25

Joey Wright and his 4 piece band are on a West Canadian Tour - and we snagged them!

They will be performing on the Compound @ Core 490 Fernhill Rd., Mayne Island on Friday, November 24th, 2011.Tickets are only $15 at the door or pre-sales from Annette Witteman - phone (250) 539-5011

Doors open at 7:30 pm
David P Smith opens the Show at 8:00 pm
limited seating available or to read more or hear samples of the music

For further information contact Annette Witteman