Merry Christmas from MayneNews

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The photo is courtesy of Toby Snelgrove taken at the Japanese Garden Christmas lights display in 2010. To see more photos go here.

Christmas Lights Parade Photos

Toby Snelgrove has posted some nice pictures of Mayne Island's first annual Christmas Lights Parade that took place on Sunday December 18. Toby provides images of Mayne Island events to view and download. See his images of the parade here: (LINK)

For all who saw the parade or glimpsed it, all the lit up vehicles were very impressive. A fantastic new event for Mayne Island. Congratulations to all who volunteered to make this happen.

Solstice Yoga Fundraiser - Wed Dec 21

Come Celebrate Winter Solstice and the Returning of the Light

December 21st 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

Meet at  Community Gardens to walk the Labyrinth followed by gentle Yoga and Meditation in the Community Centre.

This event is a fundraiser for the Yoga programs at the Community Centre (suggested donation $15.00)

There will be several raffles of Gift Certificates for Farm Gate, Massage, Reflexology and Jewellery

Tickets $10:00 each or 3 for $25.00

Refreshments will be served.

Please bring a blanket and your own mat if you have one.

For further information please contact Donna

First Annual Christmas Light Parade - Sun Dec 18

Photo from Surrey’s Santa Parade of Lights - 2010. Courtesy of Shop Cloverdale 
Magazine. Truck owner: Slegg Construction Materials Ltd.

Dress up your truck, car, tractor, motorcycle or sleigh with bright colorful lights & decorations! All motorized vehicles are welcome to join the parade, which starts at 6:00 pm on Sunday, December 18th.

We’ll be assembling at the yard at 513 Fernhill Road at 5:00 pm. The parade will circle the island (route maps will be provided) and end at Maynestreet Mall with refreshments and treats for the kids and adults.

Please bring a donation of non-perishable food for the local food bank.

Call Doreen at (250) 539-9864 or Rose at (250) 539-2820 for more information.

Santa & Mrs. Santa will be there, and we’ll be offering prizes for the best lit floats!

Sponsored by Sunny Mayne Bakery, Home Hardware & J. Griffin Hauling

"Wassail" with Vox Trium - Thu Dec 22

Concert: Thursday, December 22, 2011, 7:30PM, Doors at 7:00PM
St. Mary Magdalene Church, Mayne Island

Songs to drive the Cold Winter Away! Music from several traditions and eight centuries including poetry, stories, and audience participation carolling. Come join us to welcome in the Yuletide Season with an evening of song and good cheer!

Tickets $15 - available at Happy Tides, Miners Bay Books and at the door. Includes free drinks and goodies at intermission.

More information can be found at or by calling (250) 539-2206