Monitoring Climate Change in the North: Sat Jan 10

David Barrett, PhD student, Water and Climate Impacts Research Centre, University of Victoria, will present “Monitoring Climate change in the North”. Jan 10th 2015, 7 pm at the Ag Hall, Mayne Island.

David will discuss the methods used to monitor a remote, harsh environment and the implications for climate change.

For further information please contact Irene Barrett

posted January 2015

Come Join Monday Morning Tai Chi: Starts Mon Jan 5

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 9:15 - 10:15 am, Experienced Beginners 10:30 – 11:30 am, New Beginners 11:45 am – 12:45 pm.

$25 for the Winter Session (9 or 10 lessons) or $5 drop-in fee, plus a 2015 MICCS membership. Winter Session begins Monday, January 5th.

For more information or to register 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.

posted January 2015

Christmas Lights at the Japanese Gardens: Fri Dec 19

Bring family and friends to see the annual, magical display of lights at the Japanese Gardens, Dinner Bay.

We are open: every night from 5 - 7 pm from Dec 19th, up to and including, Jan 1st. Closed Christmas Eve.

Sneak preview after the Santa Ship, on Saturday, Dec 13th from 5 - 7 pm.

Volunteers have worked hard to adorn the gardens with thousands of lights and ornaments to make this a special experience. Come join us for hot cider, cookies, and holiday ambiance. Donations appreciated.

For further information please contact Ingrid (250) 539-5024

posted December 2014

Last Chance Christmas Market: Sun Dec 14

Merry Crafters — Last Chance Christmas Sale at the Ag Hall from 10 am - 2 pm this Sunday.

Mayne Island produced and hand-crafted.

For further information please contact Cecila

posted December 2014