Oceans Day Interpretive Beach Walk: Sat Jun 6

Come celebrate World Oceans Day with an interpretive walk in Miners Bay. Meet on the lawn in front of Tru Value on Saturday June 6 at 1:30 pm.

We will take advantage of the low tide to explore the weird and wonderful world of the intertidal zone. Focus will be on the animals that live in this area and their adaptations to life in this extreme environment.

Bring suitable footwear (boots or sturdy shoes that can get wet) and a sense of curiosity.

For further information please contact Carly carly@conservancyonmayne.com.

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Outdoor Music Event: Sat Jun 6

Mayne Island Music Society Presents Fans & Motor Supply Co. for an outdoor performance.

Where: Ag Hall Fair Grounds
When: Saturday, June 6
Time: 7:30 (Doors open at 7:00)
Tickets: $20 -- available at Home Hardware, Happy Tides, Farmgate

The first out-door concert of the season! -- come out and join us for some great rhythm & southern soul music!

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

Listen to tracks from the band's new album below.
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Mayne Reading Challenge Ends June 21

Since January 1st, Mayne Islanders have been reading Thomas King's "The Inconvenient Indian" as part of the Truth and Reconciliation/Healing process here on Mayne Island. The challenge ends at the National Aboriginal Day celebration on June 21st at the School.

If you have read the book and written a comment in one of the journals, you are wonderful. Give yourself a pat on the back.

If you have read the book but haven't yet written a comment, do it now. If you don't know what to say, just write your name; if you don't want to put your name just write, "I read it." NOTE: There is an extra journal at the library for folks who have read their own copy. (Library is open Wed, Fri & Sat 11 am - 3 pm).

If you have not read the book, read it now!

We need an estimate of the total number of readers (we are aiming for 100). If you have one of the journals in your possession, please count the number of readers, including yourself, and e-mail that number (plus the number on the front of the journal) to Judi Walker (judilu@live.ca) as soon as possible. Journals can be returned to the Library on June 19th and 20th or brought to the event at the School on June 21st.

For further information please contact Judi Walker judilu@live.ca.

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Home and Garden Tour: Sun Jun 28

Mayne Island Garden Club presents a Home & Garden Tour, Sunday June 28th 10 am - 3 pm. This is the 4th Home and Garden tour presented by the Garden Club.

The Tour committee tries to find houses that could be helpful to visitors, who may be planning to build or renovate. Rather than showcase only large, architect designed homes we try to give people ideas for their own projects. This year’s list includes; an addition that took on a life of its own, a home built almost entirely from recycled materials and a cottage that has been a work in progress for 10 years. Also included are 2 very different, but delightful gardens.

We hope you enjoy the tour we have put together and will join us at the closing reception with refreshments and strawberry shortcake at 3 - 4 pm. Tickets are $20 per person and available at; Gardenia, Trading Post, Home Hardware, Farm Gate and Happy Tides. All proceeds will go towards landscaping on Mayne Island.

For more information please call Ingrid (250) 539-5024 or Liz (250) 539-3658.

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Trivia Night is back! Thu May 28

Join us for another amazing evening of brain titillation and fun at the Springwater on Thursday May 28th.

The games begin at 6:30 pm, and there will be 8 tables of 6 people per term. Please call Olly with your team's name at (250) 526-0007.

A fundraiser for the Meredyth James Fund. For further information please contact Olly (250) 526-0007.

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Mayne Island Little Theatre Presents: May 21, 22, 23

Exposed — On Line Dating: A play written by Mayne Islander Judie Hancock, starring our own ingenue Karen Noyes and directed by the incomparable Brian Crumblehulme.

Entertaining, funny, dramatic and filled with emotional rides into the unknown, Exposed explores the motives, actions and consequences of some of the relationships we all aspire to in one way or another. Where do our dreams and desires take us, and what are the sometimes unexpected consequences? Exposed is a cleverly crafted play about one woman's adventures into the virtual world of dating.

Soul bearing and very daring, Exposed is a safe journey for everyone: a sharing of ideas and experiences in a supportive comfortable setting. Act 1 poses the question and brings us laughing, excited and terrified into the unknown. The click of the “Enter” button is the opening door into everything you never imagined. The actor is all of us learning to walk for the first time, applying for a job, traveling alone in a new city, or...?

Act 2 are the consequences. Here the actor takes on a new and very different role, wiser, reflective and stronger with a whole new and powerful sense of self. Exposed is an education and an optimistic philosophy for life. Not to be missed and lots to talk about.

A must see - don't miss out.

Playing for 3 nights May 21, 22 & 23 2015 at the Ag Hall. Doors open at 7 pm. Curtain at 7:30.

Tickets on sale at The Trading Post & Home Hardware $15.

For further information please contact Michele raylia3@shaw.ca.

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MI Lions Club Annual 222 Ticket Draw

222 Ticket Draw Tickets Available, Contact: m.fini@shaw.ca

Mayne Island Lions Club is supporting the restoration of the Old School House located on the Fire Hall grounds. The Annual 222 Ticket Draw on Sunday, September 6, 2015, at 3 pm at Dinner Bay Park is the place of the draw. All profits go to the Old School House project.

Draw is from sold ticket stubs. $1,600 in prize money is to be won. Largest prize is $800.00. Ticket cost: $20.00 each. 70 tickets remaining to be purchase. Act quickly and purchase one or more tickets.

For further information please contact Maya m.fini@shaw.ca.

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Pharis and Jason: Sun May 24

Mayne Island Music Society presents Pharis and Jason Romero – Album Release Tour.

Date: Sunday, May 24th.
Time: 7 pm
Where: St. Mary Magdalene Church
Tickets: $25 - available at Happy Tides, Home Hardware & Farm Gate.

Please join us for a fantastic evening of songs and harmony – simply beautiful!

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

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Talking Circle: Thu May 21

Event: Talking Circle. Facilitator: John Aitken. For those who have read the Inconvenient Indian as part of Mayne Island Reads thus far. Date & Time: Thursday May 21, 2015. 7 - 9 pm. Location: Mayne Island Library.

What is a talking circle? Why does John like this format? A talking circle creates an open, undivided space that enables all to be seen and heard in a respectful way that honours that we are all individuals, with something to say. Also, it is a space where someone can simply sit and listen. An object is circulated around the circle, whoever has this object is speaking. There is no cross talking and if you do not want to say something, simply pass the object to the next. John likes to use this format because it is inclusive and there is no judgment. A Talking Circle creates an opportunity to share and heal in tandem.

For further information please contact John Aitken MITandH@shaw.ca.

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Safe and Effective Medication Use: Wed May 20

Continuing Education: Next Presentation May 20th 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

“Safe and Effective Medication Use” Are you taking medications?

Heather McLennan, a pharmacist from Shoppers Drug Mart in Sidney, will be leading a discussion on “Safe and Effective Medication Use”. Learn what you need to know to get the most out of your medications – safely.

Please join us at the Agricultural Hall on Wednesday May 20th from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

For further information please contact Lindsay Allan lindsayallan100@gmail.com.

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10th Annual May Day Celebration: Sat May 16

Celebrate 10 years of May Day on Mayne Island.

Dress up in your Madcap finery and come to the first Farmer's Market of the season Saturday May 16. Make a garland or a wand, get your face painted then join the festivities at 1 pm. Don't miss out on the fun!

❖ Wacky costumes and festive garlands
❖ Morris Dancers
❖ Madcap Procession
❖ Crowning of the May Queen
❖ Dancing around the May Pole
❖ Raffles and Prizes
❖ Cake and Lemonade
❖ Grass Labyrinth
❖ Children's games

Sponsored by the Mayne Island Conservancy. For further information please contact Maggi Cheetham mcheetham@shaw.ca.

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Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast: Sun May 10

Come Join us for the 44th Annual Mayne Island Volunteer Firefighter's Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast. Sunday May 10th, 9 am - Noon at Dinner Bay Park.

For 44 years, Firefighters have been making breakfast for Mayne Island's Mothers (and everyone else!) The menu has changed over the years, as have the firefighters who prepare and serve the breakfasts.

Thanks to your donations to Tru Value's 1% program, over the past few years we have been able to generate some of the revenues which go back into the community for purchase of equipment, and maintenance of the Old Schoolhouse. This year, any revenues generated will be spent on the improvements to the Schoolhouse. We will be selling our "I Support Mayne Island Fire Rescue Tee Shirts in children and adult sizes and we will be accepting your donations of pennies and Canadian Tire Money as well.

Thanks for your support and enjoy a great breakfast. Still only $10 per adult!

In addition, if anyone has old photo's or stories, we would like to add them to our archives.

For further information please contact Bill Jamieson mivffa@shaw.ca.

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Three Session Workshop: May 7, 21, June 4

Mayne Island Assisted Living Society is hosting a three session workshop May 7, May 21 and June 4 from 2 - 4 pm at the Health Centre. Don McGinnis of Salt Spring Community Services Council will facilitate this workshop.

“Supporting Wholeness: Moving Closer When You Want to Run”. Meeting mental health and substance use issues 
with compassion and respect.

Week 1: Thursday, May 7. Understanding the basics of mental health and 
substance use issues and how they are interrelated.

Week 2: Thursday, May 21. Learn how to support the process of change through 
compassion and respect.

Week 3: Thursday, June 4. Strengthen your supportive presence with others.

Everyone is welcome! For further information please contact May McKenzie (250) 539-2530.

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Walk with your Doc: Sun May 17

Walk with your Doc: Take steps towards better health.

Who: Dr. Juliana Losier.
What: Walk with your Doc is sponsored by Doctors of BC.
Where: Bennett Bay Provincial Park.
When: Sunday May 17th. Meet at the parking area – walk begins at 1 pm.

Dogs (and ducks) are welcome too! For more information on this event, check out the Walk with your Doc web site at http://walkwithyourdoc.ca/. For further information please contact Lindsay Allan lindsayallan100@gmail.com.

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