Earthquake! Are We Ready? Sat Sep 27

Mayne Island Emergency Program is sponsoring an Earthquake presentation on September 27 at 1 PM at Mayne Island Community Centre.

Come and learn how earthquakes might affect our community, and how to prepare for them.

Listen to a first-hand account from Captain Brock Henson, Saanich Fire Department and Saanich Emergency Program Officer, who assisted in the recovery process after the 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand earthquakes.

Light refreshments, information handouts, and door prizes will be available.

There is no charge for this presentation.

We live in an extremely active earthquake zone. Records show that 6 of the 10 largest earthquakes in Canadian history occurred in BC. Recently, we have experienced many earthquakes locally, including a 6.7 in April, 2014, off North Vancouver Island, and smaller earthquakes in Victoria (2.4) and Sidney (3.3). Over the past 3 years, major earthquakes have occurred in Alaska (7.5 and 8.0), Haida Gwaii (7.7 and 6.2), Japan (9), New Zealand (6.3) and last month in Napa Valley, California (6.0).

We all know that the “Big One” is coming. It may not be for another hundred years, or it could happen 5 minutes from now. But when it hits; depending on the epicentre, it will likely cause devastating widespread damage to our infrastructure and have immense physical, psychological, and economic impacts on all our lives.

Join us September 27th to learn more.

For further information please contact Gerrie Wise

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Truth and Reconciliation Discussion: Wed Sep 24

John Aitken hosts a relaxed discussion on rebuilding and renewing the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians. 7 - 9 pm, Wed. September 24th, Agricultural Hall.

The official commission is over: now what? What does Truth and Reconciliation mean to you? What can we do in our community?

Truth and reconciliation commission of Canada website.

For further information please contact John Aitken (250) 539-3437 or

All welcome!

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Movie Night - Award Winning Short Films: Fri Sep 19

The Mayne Island Library presents 5 short films September 19th, at 7:30 pm.

The Danish Poet. This whimsical animated short about a young poet’s search for inspiration and love will amuse and delight both young and old! Oscar 2006 Animation 15 min.

Flamenco At 5:15. This visual and emotional thriller is an impressionistic record of a flamenco dance class given to senior students of the National Ballet School of Canada. Oscar, 1983 Documentary 29 min.

Bob’s Birthday. Surprise birthday parties can be risky. Especially when the guest of honour is turning 40! When Margaret plans a celebration for her husband, Bob, she underestimates the sudden impact of middle age on his mood. Oscar, 1994 Animation 12 min.

The Sand Castle. This charming and humorous fable tells the story of the Sandman and the creatures he sculpts out of sand. Oscar, 1977 Animation 13 min.

Neighbours. Two neighbours live side by side in harmony until a flower grows on the dividing line between their properties. Who does it belong to? Oscars.1952 Animation 8 Min.

At the Ag Hall. Admission by donation. Free Popcorn!

For further information please contact David Chase

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Mayne Island Community Choir: starts Wed Sep 17

The Community Choir begins meeting at the Community Centre, weekly at 7 pm from Wednesday September 17th.

New voices are wanted for all parts and we'll welcome anyone who is keen and can sing in tune. It's likely that enthusiasm will carry you a long way as we will work on individual parts as needed. We plan on learning some new music (yes, including a short chorale by J.S. Bach) and relaxing with the well known tunes from Les Misérables.

If we can increase our numbers just a little we would like to stage a concert made up of four part arrangements of popular carols sometime before Christmas. We will be booking the date at the Church in mid October if it's a "go."

A new element in our weekly routine is that we plan on having a visiting expert to help us rehearse once a month. Stephen Cropper will be our guest in September and Gail Noonan will drop by in October; we're delighted that they have agreed to help us out. Lauren Underhill will be our accompanist on most Wednesdays.

If travel or other business means that you cannot come along on the 17th, just join us when you can. For those who don't drive after dark we can arrange car pooling!

Remember - every Wednesday at 7 pm.

For further information please contact Alan Ryder (250) 539-2673.

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Terry Fox Run - Miners' Bay: Sun Sep 14

This year's 14th Annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research is on Sunday, September 14;

Time: registration starts at 10:30 / run starts at 12 Noon.

Everyone welcome -- there's no entry fee -- just come out and enjoy the day and share in Terry's legacy. Pledge forms are available around the island -- no minimum pledge -- all donations welcome.

Thanks to all the generous volunteers who help to make this event successful and fun! Hope to see you there!

For further information please contact Kathie (250) 539-2399

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Fans & Motor Supply Co. - Sat Sep 13

The Mayne Island Music Society is pleased to present a great band Fans & Motor Supply Co. -- on Saturday, September 13.
Time: 7:30 (doors open at 7:00)
Date: Saturday, September 13
Tickets: $20 (children under 12 free)

Southern Soul, Rock, Rhythm & Folk with Dan Wisenburger - Electric and Baritone Guitars, Daniel Tate - Organ, Oliver Swain - Upright Bass, Matthew Pease - Trap Kit.

For further information please contact Kathie (250) 539-2399

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Meredyth James Fund Fundraiser: Sat Sep 27

The Mayne Island Community Centre and the Meredyth James Fund present: "All Dressed Up and Somewhere To Go”. A formal evening event featuring dancing, drinks and appetizers. Other entertainment includes a photo booth, raffle draws and themed games.

This is a chance to dress to impress. Break out that old wedding or prom dress, tuxedo or top hat! This is an event not to be missed.

Saturday, Sept. 27th, 2014 at the Community Centre, 7 pm and 19 years +.

For further information please contact Jillian Rice (250) 539-2070.

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Tai Chi - Sessions begin Mon Sep 15

Tai Chi - 24 Form Yang Style.

You’ve thought about taking or returning to Tai Chi classes? Want a gentle exercise that improves your balance, improves your health? Need to learn something new to stimulate your brain?

Come join us for Tai Chi on Mondays at the Community Centre. Experienced 9:30 - 10:30, Beginners 10:45 – 11:45. $25 for the Fall Session (9 or 10 lessons) or $5 drop-in fee. Fall Session begins Monday, September 15. For more information or to register please contact Dell at (250) 539-3351 or

Tai Chi is a Chinese ancient martial art based on Qigong and “internal” or soft style. There are several styles of Tai Chi. The Yang style postures are wide and comfortable. Yang style is more suitable for common people with no martial art training. In Yang style Tai Chi, the structure is not strict and demanding, the body is upright, and the movements are smooth, light, agile and rooted. Yang style 24 Form was created in China in 1956. It is a simplified form that contains all the essential principles of the 108 Form. This shortened form reduces the time required to learn the exercise. It is a nice introductory Form.

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Art Show: Sat Sep 6

"Recent Works" by Nikki Spooner and Donna Williams runs September 6th - September 30th at the Library.

Please join us for the opening on Saturday September 6th, 7 pm - 9 pm.

For further information please contact Donna

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