Shaw TV's feature on Mayne & Galiano's school boat "The Scholarship"

From Shaw TV's "Go Island".

 "Ever wondered how students who live on the smaller southern Gulf Islands get to school? Shaw TV's Jen Muranetz shows us as she takes a ride with the teens on 'The Scholarship'."

Celebrate Canada Day at Dinner Bay Park - Mon Jul 1

As the headline event for the 2013 Canada Day Celebration at Dinner Bay Park, the Mayne Island Lions Club presents the "Kouskous", the duo of Amber Woods and Gary Cohen, who will bring the music and songs of the Mediterranean to Mayne Island.

The Lions and the Terry Fox Society will jointly host a joint garage sale, and the Silver Maynes will be selling gently-used antiques and collectibles. Donations to both sales are welcome.

Join us at 12 noon for our 2013 flag-raising ceremony to mark Canada's 146th birthday.

Bingo, beer, hamburgers, hot dogs and fun.

For further information please contact: Allan Evans

Getting into a routine! Conservancy Volunteer Offer. Mon Jun 24

Routine: (roo-ten) (n.) 1. A prescribed, detailed course of action to be followed regularly; a standard procedure. 2. A set of customary and often mechanically performed procedures or activities. (adj.) 1. Habitual; regular.

At the Mayne Island Conservancy Society we understand the benefits of a regular schedule or routine and as such we would like to offer volunteers the chance to get outside, meet new people and be engaged in your community.

Therefore throughout the summer we will be hosting bi-weekly Henderson Hill Restoration events. Running Mondays 9:30 - 12:30: June 24, July 8, July 22, August 12 and August 26 (taking Aug. 5th off so everyone can enjoy the long-week, Fall Fair and MICS 10th Anniversary Event).

We will be working to remove broom along the ridge and in other previously treated areas, so as to limit its extent. All equipment is provided and this event is open to all skill levels. Please bring appropriate footwear, hats, long sleeves (recommended), sunscreen or rain gear.

We will meet at the kiosk in the parking lot of the park.

Please RSVP if you will be joining, need a ride, can offer a ride or if you need directions. Ask for Rheanna at (250)-539-5168 or email

We will work in light rain, however if it is really coming down I will cancel the event via email.

Thanks, hope to see lots of people as we develop our summer restoration routine.


Library Book Sale - Sat Jun 29

Here's the sale you have all been waiting for: the Annual Library Book Sale.

Come and stock up on your summer reading, get great bargains and support our lovely local Library all at the same time.

When: Saturday, June 29th from 11:00 until 3:00.
Where:  at the Library, 411 Naylor Road, right across from the mall.

For further information please contact Lori (250) 539-2334

MIHCA Launches new web site

The Mayne Island Health Centre Association (MIHCA) is delighted to announce the launch of its new web site.

In addition to Health Centre schedules and membership/donation forms, you'll have access to information on upcoming education events, links to articles and resources that may interest you, and much more.

MIHCA is also conducting an "Internet Use" survey. Some of you will have received the survey in your mail boxes. You can also complete it on line through a link available on any page of the new web site.

Please have a look at our new web site and take a few minutes to respond to the survey - either in hard copy or on line.

Thank you.

For further information please contact Lindsay Allan

SUV crashes off Mayne Island ferry terminal

 Click the following link to view some video from CTV's helicopter of the Mayne Island Fire Rescue attempting to rescue the driver.
SUV crashes off Mayne Island ferry terminal | CTV British Columbia News

CBC photo

From CBC's web site:  "An elderly woman has been rescued after she drove her SUV off a BC Ferries dock and landed upside-down on some rocks at the Village Bay ferry terminal on Mayne Island.
BC Ferries spokeswoman Deborah Marshall said the woman was driving down the ramp to board one of the ferries around 5:30 p.m. PT when her vehicle went through the wooden railing and plunged to the rocks below.
The vehicle did not land in the water, Marshall said.
A doctor at the scene confirmed the woman's injuries were not life-threatening and the local fire crew managed to remove her from the vehicle around 6:30 p.m.
The woman was transported on a stretcher to a waiting air ambulance and flown to Victoria General Hospital for treatment. She was the sole occupant of the vehicle. Her name has not been released."

From the Times Colonist:  "A woman was injured Thursday afternoon when her vehicle went off the ramp at the Mayne Island ferry terminal and landed upside down on rocks.

Mayne Island Fire Chief Steve DeRousie said it took about 40 minutes to extricate the female driver.

She was removed on a stretcher and airlifted to Victoria General Hospital.

The SUV breached a wooden barrier during the incident, witnesses said.

B.C. Ferries spokeswoman Deborah Marshall said the vehicle ended up on a rock barrier formation known as “rip-rap” — material used to limit erosion on the shoreline.
Marshall said a doctor was in the ferry lineup at the time and assisted the victim.

B.C. Ambulance Service spokeswoman Chris Harbord said local paramedics responded to the accident, and an air ambulance from Vancouver transported the driver to hospital in View Royal.

Marshall said the RCMP is investigating the matter.

She said B.C. Ferries will conduct its own internal investigation, and one of the island’s two ferry berths will remain closed until workers can repair the wooden barrier.

— With a file from The Canadian Press"

It looks to be Berth 1. If anyone has any more info, please send it to or post a comment below.

Fashion Show Fundraiser - Sat Jun 22

(Note Change of Date from previous announcements)

The Tree Frog Gallery is pleased to hold a fund-raising fashion show for MIECS - Mayne Island Early Childhood Society. The show will be held June 22, 2013 at 7 P.M. at the Mayne School Gym.

The show will feature local models, new summer fashions, a silent auction, and a wine bar. Please come out and support the young children on Mayne Island.

Tickets are $12 and are available at the Tree Frog Gallery. For further information please contact Bob at (250) 539-2551 or (250) 539-5003