Coming to a Beach Near You? GIA Lecture: Fri Nov 8

Formed in 2006, the Gulf Islands Alliance is a non-profit, grassroots organization of islanders dedicated to preserving our fragile environment, protecting our small rural communities and ensuring that the Islands Trust mandate is effectively implemented. Several Board members are former Islands Trust trustees.

Because the threat to the foreshore of the Gulf Islands concerns most residents, GIA is sponsoring a six-day, six-island speaking tour by the Association of Denman Island Marine Stewards to inform people about the unregulated growth of the shellfish industry and the environmental problems they have faced in Baynes Sound.

Please join us on Friday, November 8, at 2 pm at the Church House for an eye-opening Powerpoint presentation by Shelley McKeachie, spokesperson for ADIMS. Admission is free. Refreshments and discussion afterwards.

For further information please contact Marie,

Mayne School PAC Bottle Drive: Wed Oct 30

Bring your returnables to the Mayne Island Recycling Centre on Wed Oct 30, 2013 between 10 am and 2 pm and support Mayne School's education and activities!

Can't get to recycle that day? No worries, phone Christie Meers (250) 507-2761 or email to arrange for a pick up!

For further information please contact Christie Meers

Fashion Show - Fundraiser for MIALS: Sat Nov 2

The Tree Frog Gallery is pleased to do a fashion show as a fund raiser for the Mayne Island Assisted Living Society on November 2, 2013. The event will be held at the Mayne School. Bring your partners with you. The more tickets sold, the more funds raised for the Society.

There will be a 50/50 draw, raffle draws for items donated by suppliers to the Tree Frog Gallery, wine bar and refreshments.

Come and see the new styles and colours for winter. Featuring men's, women's and young girl fashions.

Transportation can be arranged by calling the Mayne Island Community Bus at 250-539-0851 or 250-539-9876.

Doors will open at 7 PM, and the fashion show will commence at 7:30 PM.

Tickets are $15.00 and are available at the Tree Frog Gallery.

For further information please contact Bob Boettcher (250) 539-3551

Stripes: The Mystery Circus - Fri Nov 8th

Mayne Island Little Theatre is proud to sponsor Stripes: The Mystery Circus — a play with songs.

Written and performed by Sarah Hayward, this unique one-woman show is about an audition for the circus that humorously and touchingly goes awry. People-pleasing Pollyhymnia will do anything to get into the circus as she brazenly re-invents eight out-of-this-world circus acts including The Two-Headed Lady, The Bittersweet Bearded Lady and The High Wire Act.

Sarah is connected to Mayne Island through her brother Bill Hayward and her many Mayne Island friends. She has toured Stripes through the Canadian Fringe Festival Circuit, the New York Fringe and show cased at the Edinburgh Festival. The show has also had professional productions across Canada. Reviews can be seen on Sarah’s website/blog:

Date: Friday November 8th; 8 pm at the Ag Hall

Tickets: $20 – on sale at Home Hardware and Farm Gate Store.

Not suitable for children under the age of 15.

For further information please contact Carol Munro

Mayne Island Lions Charter Night: Sat Nov 9

The Mayne Island Lions Club will celebrate its 42nd Charter Night with a dinner and dance at the Mayne Island School. You do not have to be a Mayne Lions Club member to join us for Charter Night.

Buy a ticket ($25.00 each) from Rob or Karen Noyes at the Mayne Island Home Hardware on Fernhill Road. Enjoy a roast beef dinner, and entertainment by the Mayne Island Little Theatre. Dance to the music of Bob Connolly.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., November 9th. Lions and Friends of the Lions alike: You are very welcome!

For further information please contact Allan Evans

Updating the 2014 Mayne Island Phone Book

What is the most important book on your book shelf? Why, of course, it is the Lions Mayne Island Phone Book!

We want the phone book to be perfect so we need you to stand up right this moment, get out your 2013 phone book and check your listing. If there is a mistake or if, egad, your name is not listed here is what you need to do: turn to page 44 of the 2013 book and rip (yes rip) out the whole page; correct any errors, add your e-mail address if it is missing; fill in the whole page if we don't have you listed.

If you do not have a phone book or page 44 is gone, you can pick up a blank form at the Trading Post.

Please submit a form only if there any changes from 2013, or new listings. You don't need to submit anything if the listing is to remain the same.

Then you have two options: you can take the completed page and drop it in the box at the Trading Post or you can mail the page to 615 Williams Place, Mayne Island, V0N 2J2. All changes and additions must be submitted by January 6, 2014.

For further information please contact Judi Walker

Family Resource Centre Arrives on Mayne: Tue Oct 29

Salt Spring Island Community Services, in partnership with Mayne Island Strong Start program & Mayne School, will be offering a Family Resource Centre every other Tuesdays in the Strong Start Room at the school.

The drop in hours are 1 to 4 pm, where you will be able to find printed resources covering a diversity of information that is in support of families of all ages.

Cindy Clark, SSI Family Counsellor, will be on site during the drop in hours to distribute the resources and find out what other resources can be brought in to better serve the needs of your community. The next drop in date will be on Tuesday October 29th. Hope to see you there.

For further information please contact Cindy Clark

The LTC Wants To Hear From You!

Recently, the owners of the Oceanwood Country Inn at Dinner Bay submitted a re-zoning application to the local Trust Committee (LTC), requesting the appropriate zoning to build a Senior’s Supported Living facility at the Oceanwood site.

About the Oceanwood Proposal: Depending on demand, the owners plan to build (in stages) up to 37 handicapped accessible, one bedroom and one bedroom den residences - all with ocean views, a full bathroom and kitchenette. It is proposed that an all-inclusive monthly rental fee will include services typically offered in supportive living housing. Details of the proposed facility can be seen at:

Following a public presentation of the Oceanwood application, the LTC decided to gauge the level of demand for such a facility. A survey, conducted by an independent consulting firm (Munro & Associates) is intended to do that. At this point, surveys have been mailed to every Mayne Island homeowner.

The survey can also be completed by any Mayne Island homeowner or renter online at

Please take a few minutes to complete a survey for your household before October 31st - and help the LTC to make a well-informed decision on behalf of all Mayne Islanders!

For further information please contact Carol Munro

Anny Scoones reads from new book: Sun Oct 20

Library Author reading: Well known Gulf Islands and Victoria author Anny Scoones will read from her new book, "Hometown: Out and about in Victoria's Neighbourhoods" at a special author reading on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 pm in the Library. All welcome. Free!

For further information please contact Ed Pedersen

Library Movie Night "Stories We Tell": Fri Oct 18

Mayne Island Library presents a public screening of the National Film Board new release, “Stories We Tell”.

In this inspired, genre-twisting new film, Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who’s telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interrogates a compelling cast of characters, eliciting candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. Polley unravels the paradoxes to reveal the essence of family: always complicated, warmly messy and fiercely loving.

7:30 pm Friday, October 18, at the Ag Hall.

Admission and popcorn by donation.

For further information please contact David Chase

Dance to Saltchuck Highway: Fri Oct 25

A Little Dancing in the Fall. Saltchuck Highway at the Mayne Island Agricultural Hall on Friday October 25th.

Doors at 7 pm, dancing at 8 pm

Tickets $10 at the door. Kids 12 and under get in free.

Come out for a fun community dance!

For further information please contact Lou Keating

Firefighter's Oktoberfest Fundraiser: Sat Oct 19

Come celebrate Oktoberfest, Mayne Island style at the second annual Mayne Island Volunteer Firefighters Association Oktoberfest.

Saturday October 19th at the Community Centre. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Tickets are $20.00 and include sausage, fresh made pretzel and a beer. Firefighter glass steins will be on sale (With one beer included).

Prizes will be awarded for best stein, best lederhosen, best fräulein, best yodel and for the first time on Mayne Island...(that we know of) the pickle eating contest!

Additional food and beer tickets for sale at the festivities. Vote for your favourite style of sausage. Beer from Phillips brewery, sausages from Farm Gate and the Bowen Butcher Shop, pretzels from Sunny Mayne Bakery.

Come with an appetite!

Tickets are available at Sunny Mayne Bakery, the Mayne Island Building Centre and at the door.

Let us drive you home! Mayne Island Community Bus and firefighters will drive you home.

For further information please contact Bill Jamieson (250) 539-3437

Tree Planting at Bennett Bay: Thu Oct 24

On October 24th and 25th from 10 am to 4 pm the Mayne Island Conservancy and Parks Canada will be planting trees as part of the ecosystem restoration work at Bennett Bay. We will be planting arbutus, Garry oak, big-leaf maple, red alder, and Douglas fir.

Come join us for a fun day! All tools and training will be provided. Please bring water and appropriate clothing/footwear. Please RSVP because we will be supplying a light lunch. Look forward to seeing you there!

For further information please contact Rob Underhill

Henderson Hill Ecosystem Restoration: Fri Oct 18

Join the Mayne Island Conservancy staff and volunteers for a fun afternoon outside from 2 pm to 4 pm. We will be removing young broom from the Vulture Ridge, which is starting to show promising signs of recovery. With many native wildflowers blooming last spring, I expect we will get quite a show in the spring of 2014!

Yearly maintenance is a crucial part of managing Scotch broom. This year we have an opportunity to complete our maintenance work early so we can move on to removing mature broom at previously unmanaged sites.

We will meet at the trailhead kiosk at 2pm. Please RSVP so we know you're coming!

For further information please contact Rob Underhill

Monday Painters at Fernhill Centre: Fri Oct 11

Opening Friday October 11, 2013, 7:00 - 9:00 PM at Fernhill Centre. Exhibition October 11 - 13.

This year, the Monday Painters are trying something new. We're changing our location, as the library just doesn't have enough room for all our paintings. Please join us in celebration of this year's offerings. Lots of painters and lots of paintings to see.

For further information please contact Bev Whitney (250) 539-2764