Mayne-agerie: Sept. TCAC Library Show: Fri Sep 6

Andrew Ferneyhough at the Mayne Island Library in September

In September the TCAC exhibit in the Mayne Island Library will feature the work of recent Trincomali Community Arts Council member Andrew Ferneyhough. Andrew graduated with Distinction from the Ontario College of Art & Design in 2010, majoring in Drawing & Painting, with minors in both Art History and Material Art & Design.

His work varies from sharp graphic design to impressionistic wildlife; from fantastical illustration to stunning picturesque portraits and more. Taking inspiration from classical painting, graphic novels, Steampunk, Art Nouveau, Surrealism, graffiti, pulp Sci-Fi book covers, religious iconography, album artwork, anatomy, and his own imagination, Andrew's technique employs acrylic painting, pen, pencil & chalk drawing, wood, ceramics, jewellery, screen-printing, Photoshop, seashells, computer parts, or simply whatever suits the task. His artwork has graced the covers of numerous albums & band merchandise, posters, t-shirts, suitcases, websites and many thoroughly happy people's walls/skin.

Andrew currently lives on and works on Mayne, with his designer/artist wife Kat and cat/bear Mr. Moo, in a small house not far from a beach full of oyster shells/canvases.

Please join the artist for the opening of his debut TCAC exhibit on Mayne, Friday evening September 6th from 5-9 PM at the Library. The exhibit will run through to Saturday September 28th.

For further information please contact Andrew Ferneyhough

To see more of Andrew's work please visit his web site: and his DeviantART gallery:

Terry Fox Movie Night: Sat Aug 31

Please join us for an evening of inspiration & fun viewing the film "Terry" starring Shawn Ashmore.

Date: Saturday, August 31 at 7:00 - Ag Hall.

Tickets at the door - Admission by donation.

Popcorn and Punch.
T-shirts for sale and Door Prizes.

For further information please contact Colleen Proctor (250) 732-2801

Casting Call: Tue Aug 27

Mayne Island Little Theatre (MILT) is searching for cast and crew for John Gray’s wacky country musical, 18 Wheels — about the truckin’ life in Canada.

Cast includes 2 men and 2 women— who can sing!

Try-outs will be held at the Ag Hall on Tuesday, August 27th at 7:00 pm.

Come prepared to sing a country song (or reasonable facsimile!)

For more information, or if you are interested in being part of the production crew, contact Carol Munro (Director) at (250) 539-3497 or

Let's Talk About Deer: Wed Aug 21

Original fallow deer photo by Johann-Nikolaus Andreae
The ever-increasing population of deer on Mayne Island is steadily degrading our natural environment. You are invited to come and talk about solutions in an informal, relaxed setting where all opinions will be respected.

Wednesday, August 21, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Community Centre.

This event is sponsored by the Mayne Island Conservancy Society (MICS) and the Mayne Island Residents and Ratepayers Association (MIRRA).

Watch for our Deer Information Table at the Farmers' Market on August 24, and a follow-up public meeting on Saturday afternoon, September 7 at the Agricultural Hall.

For further information please contact Malcolm

Mayne Island Community Bus Schedule

It's finally here!

The forever promised bus schedule is now available at many locations around Mayne Island and can be downloaded from the dedicated page on the MayneNews blog. The link that says MI Community Bus Schedule will remain at the top of this page for the time being. (Edit September 2015: this link has new information currently).

Your community bus is currently 100% volunteer run. As such we ask for your support, input and patience as we work through the pilot project phase of this beneficial endeavour. The pilot project will take us into October and at that time we hope to have a permanent local transit system in place year round.

How can I catch a bus?

That sounds like the beginning of a joke but it is now a reality here on Mayne and the answer is simple. If you are on the route we will stop anywhere it is safe to do so, just wave down the volunteer driver.

What if I am not on the route?

With prior arrangement We may be able to veer off the route, to pick you up. Please call the "Bus Phone" to arrange.

What we are not?

We are not a taxi, please do not call for a ride outside of scheduled running times. We will however be available for some charter work for on Island events.

What can I do to help?

We look forward to serving the residents and visitors of Mayne island for years to come. To achieve permanent public transit on Mayne Island we need your support.

For Starters Please ride the Bus!

Beyond using the bus service you can help in other ways. We are looking for more drivers to ensure we have uninterrupted service. If you are interested please speak to one of the current drivers. As well, you can make financial contributions which are used to offset gas and maintenance costs. Cheques can be made out to the Mayne Island Community Bus and given to Brian Dearden or Richard De Armond.

For further information please contact Richard (250) 539-0851

Annual Lions Salmon Barbecue: Sun Sep 1

On the first day of September 2013, the Mayne Island Lions Club will hold its Annual Salmon Barbecue.

Wild salmon grilled to perfection, or a barbecued half-chicken, for those who don't like salmon, along with a baked potato, caesar salad, dessert, dinner roll and coffee, all for $18.00.

Children's menu (hot dog and pop) for only $3.00.

Starts at noon and continues until 5 pm.

There will be bingo games and the Lions annual 222 raffle. This year, the proceeds from the 222 raffle go to improve the playground at the Mayne School. There will be music, beer, wine and fun.

The Lions Salmon Barbecue is the right way to usher in the autumn.

For further information please contact Allan Evans

MIHCA Internet Use Survey

Thanks to everyone who has already completed the Mayne Island Health Centre Association's Internet Use Survey. The response has been a bit lower than we would have liked so we are extending the deadline for submission to August 31st.

The survey takes about 2 minutes to complete so please, if you haven't already, click on the following link to complete the survey:

Paper copies are also available at the Health Centre and in the brochure rack outside Tru Value.

You can leave completed paper copies in the box marked "Internet Surveys" in the waiting room at the Health Centre.

Or better still, come and see us at the fall fair on August 17th. We'll have hard copy surveys (and pens!) available at our booth.

Many thanks,
Lindsay, MIHCA Chair

For further information please contact Lindsay Allan

88th Annual Mayne Island Fall Fair - Sat Aug 17

The Mayne Island Fall Fair receives support from community members through sponsorship for door prizes, raffle items, and advertising in the Fall Fair booklet. We also have volunteers that help set up the Agricultural Hall, man the gates and assist in displays. It's this type of participation which makes the Fall Fair a special event. To our community we say, "Thank you for being a part of the 2013 Fall Fair."

This year's Mayne Island Fall Fair will be held Saturday August 17th.

Schedule of Events

9:00 am Road closure.
10:00 am Farmers Market on Minty Drive opens.
Fair grounds open to displayers.
10:30 am Parade assembly, Fernhill Road and Campbell Bay Road. Walkers at Mill Road and Fernhill.
11:30 am Parade begins.
12:00 pm Fair and Hall opened by Queen Victoria (Heather MacPherson).
Brian Haller will by Master of Ceremonies. Bob Connolly will perform throughout the day.
On-going activities include demos taking place across the road at the Gaol and Museum including a Hen House display, Wheat Grinding and Butter Churning, a miniature horse with a donkey and a scavenger hunt.
Displays and door prizes on-going on the grounds.
12:30 pm Jo-Jo the Lumber Jack Clown (Ben Lefler).
1:30 pm Pender Island Pipe and Drum.
2:15 pm Lumber Jack Meets Jill Show (Michelle and Ben Lefler).
3:00 pm Awards ceremony, trophies and raffle draw.
3:30 pm Fair closes, pick up entries and children’s prizes.

The 2013 Mayne Island Fall Fair booklet is available as an online pdf document - click here.

Fall Fair entry forms are available as a pdf - click here.

See the Mayne Island Agricultural Society's web site -

For further information please contact Carole Peacock, Agricultural Society President

Mayne Lions Bingo at the Fall Fair: Sat Aug 17

Photo by Toby Snelgrove
Here is a hearty invitation to everyone who is attending the Mayne Island Agricultural Society's Fall Fair on August 17th. Drop into the big Lions tent on Dixon Road next door to the fair ground, and play a game of bingo.

Proceeds from the bingo go to support the Lions Club's scholarships for Mayne Island students. And while you are there, buy a 222 ticket for the big Lions 222 Draw at the Salmon Barbecue on September 1.

There are eight cash prizes, ranging from $25.00 to $800.00. Tickets available from a Lions Club member. Proceeds from the 222 draw go to help refurbish the Mayne Island School's playground.

For further information please contact James Allan Evans

Kit Pearson Author Reading - Sun Aug 18

Part-time Mayne Island resident and Governor-General award-winning author, Kit Pearson, will be reading from her two children's novels, "The Whole Truth" and "Nothing But the Truth" on Sunday, August 18th at 2:00 pm at the Mayne Island Library.

The two books are both set on a fictional Mayne Island in the 1930's. All children and adults are welcome. Miners Bay Books will be at the reading with copies of the two books for sale.

For further information please contact Judi Walker

Training for the Mayne Island Terry Fox Run

Training to start after the August long weekend.

Would you like to walk, jog or run this year? Need encouragement and company for some training ahead of time? Informal, group sessions to be held for 4 weeks prior. Meet at the Community Centre to fuel up and get inspired.

Participation by donation; proceeds to The Terry Fox Foundation. Days and times to be determined based on response. If interested, please contact Irene & Nigel Barrett with your information: days/times available, distance (2, 5 or 10km), walk, jog or run.

Contact: or (250) 539-5070