It's Story Time at Your Library

Story time for kids of all ages begins Friday, July 3 from 10 -11 am at the Mayne Island Library. It continues every Friday morning through July and August.

Parents and grandparents are invited to bring their children or grandchildren to enjoy stories read by lively volunteers. Children will also be able to take out their own book choices even before the library opens at 11 am. Adults are welcome and encouraged to stay with their little ones. And while you are there, sign the kids up for the great Summer Reading Program! See you at the Library!

For further information please contact Diane Akey

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British Pub Night Karaoke & Quiz: Tue Jun 30

British Pub Night Karaoke on Tuesday June 30th, 2015. Doors open 7 pm at the Ag Hall, Mayne Island.

British Canadian Quizzes. Prizes for top and bottom scorers. Mini-Pool & Darts. Small British Pub Meals. $5 each, (Shepherd’s Pie, Meat Pie, Curry, & Ploughman’s).

British Themed Libations. Licensed event.

Net Proceeds Benefit Mayne Island Youth Fitness.

Entrance by donation. Minimum $3.

Just like our Country event in May where many came out to sing their favourite country songs, come on out and show us your fave Brit characters and/or song performances!

For further information please contact Anita McCamley (604) 785-2759

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Celebrate Canada Day At Miners Bay: Wed Jul 1

Canada's birthday falls on Wednesday, July 1. One hundred and forty-eight years ago, Canada became a self-governing country with four provinces, and her feet were set firmly on the path leading to the nation that she is today.

When the clock strikes twelve noon, there will be a flag-raising ceremony at Miners Bay Park to mark the proclamation of the British North America Act in 1867. The Legion will be there to raise the flag.

The Lions will offer hamburgers and hot dogs, and the Silver Maynes will have beverages for sale. Free ice cream for youngsters. This is a day worthy of celebration.

For further information please contact Allan Evans

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Mayne Island Music Society: 3 July Events

The Mayne Island Music Society is starting summer with a bang – and want to invite you to 3 great concerts in July under our new Pavilion at the Ag Fair Grounds. Our special thanks to everyone who worked hard to create and build this wonderful venue for all of Mayne to enjoy!

July Events:

Sat July 11 – Savage Rose and the Inevitables – Mayne Island’s own special rock/folk band; all proceeds will go to finishing the band-shell – come out to dance and have some fun!

Tue July 14 – Giambori Quartet – International performers producing some wonderful classic numbers at the church (Mozart G Major K387, Beethoven Opus 18 No 5, Borodin! – we’re so very lucky to have this calibre of musicians – please join us for a great evening at the church.

Sun July 26 – Mandolin Orange – this N Carolina duo has been gathering fans since their debut album in 2010. Their music is laced with bluegrass, country & folk. Their music is wistful, contemplative, the perfect entertainers for an evening under the stars.

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

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Wrap up Talking Circle: Thu Jun 25

This will be the last talking circle for this reading challenge.

Location: Mayne Island Library
Date: June 25, 2015
Facilitator: John Aitken
Time: 7 - 9 pm

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

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Mayne Lions Club Summerfest: Sat Jun 20

Summerfest is the year-end celebration for the Mayne Island Lions Club. Lions and their friends gather at the Mayne Island Community Centre for a gourmet feast prepared by Shaun Fitzgerald of Saturna Island, followed by entertainment. We scrub up to say good-bye to the 2014-15 Executive Council and welcome its new members. Richard Jarco yields the president’s gavel to Bill Warning.

Start time is 6:30 pm.

Tickets cost $25.00 and they are made available to Lions members first. Then, after June 12. they are offered to all friends of the Lions who want to come. But don’t delay. Make your reservations by contacting Kathy Maclachlan, (250) 539-2858, or e-mail

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Celebrate Aboriginal Day: Sun Jun 21

Join us at the Mayne Island School for the Gulf Islands first Aboriginal Day - 10 am - 2 pm. Musical performances, films, talks, food, book displays, children story telling. Sunday, June 21, 2105.

Mayne School Gym

・10:00-10:15 Opening Events: Introduction & Musical Performance
・10:30 - 11:00 Children’s story-telling :: Primary Class
・10:30 - 11:30 NFB short films :: Gym
・10:30 - 12:00 Book Challenge Display: “The Inconvenient Indian” :: Gym
・Other displays including Map of Aboriginal Territory Gym
・Drumming :: Outside
・11:00 - 12:00 Welcoming Figure Talk: John Aitken :: Felix Jack Park
Transportation is provided between the School & the Park
・12:00 - 2:00 Lunch, by donation (Chowder, soup, bannock, tarts, fruit) Mayne School :: Gym
・1:00 - 2:00 Children’s story-telling :: Primary Class
・1:00 - 2:00 NFB short films :: Gym
・1:00 - 2:00 Book Challenge Display: “The Inconvenient Indian” :: Gym
・Other displays including Map of Aboriginal Territory :: Gym

・Drumming following :: Ouside

・2:00 Casual ending, clean-up.

There’s still time to take the Mayne Island Reading Challenge & read “The Inconvenient Indian” by June 21st. Copies available at the Mayne Island Library!

For further information please contact: David Chase

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Total Fire Ban In Effect

Total Fire Ban In Effect.

No Campfires, No Beach Fires.

Q: How and why does the fire department decide when to ban all fires including campfires and beach fires?

A: The decision of when to implement a fire ban is made using science and weather data. Why fires are banned during recognized periods of extreme fire hazard is in the interest of public safety, of preventing loss of life and property values.

Depending on local fire hazards or dangers, the weather conditions forecasted and the level of risk that campfire activity presents, partial or total fire bans are implemented. In extreme weather conditions, campfires present an unacceptable risk and detract from detection and response capabilities of brush fires by increasing the number of ‘false-alarm’ smoke chases, smoke smell phone reports, and nuisance fires.

The decision to ban all fires is made using weather station data from three nearby sites and local experience. We eliminate opinion factors by measuring the data from instruments that report a variety of readings such as temperature, humidity, and wind speed, as well as readings taken from forest materials to determine how much fuel is available to burn and it's moisture content, which help us determine how easily a spark could start a fire and how fast a brush or forest fire would burn and travel. When data reaches the known threshold point, all fires including campfires and beach fires are banned.

Though Fire Departments exists to respond to fire emergencies and accidents, we focus much of our energy on fire prevention in effort to reduce the risks posed to life and to property by backyard fire and campfires. Protecting life and property by risk reduction is the primary purpose of the total fire ban.

If you see a smoke column, please help us by gathering as much information as you possibly can: location or address where the smoke is coming from, how large the fire is, what type of material is burning (ie: brush, grass, vehicle, or structure), are there any persons at risk or bystanders that could help determine how the fire started, and finally call 9-1-1 to report this information.

Have a fantastic and fire safe summer! For further information please contact Steve DeRousie (250) 539-0835.

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Return of the Firefighter's Ball: Sat Jul 4

The Firefighter's Ball is coming! Dust off your finery and practice your dance moves.

Brian Crumblehulme has offered a two hour crash course for those who feel a little rusty on the dance floor. Tickets are available now. $50.00 per person or $90.00 per couple. Get together with your friends and book a table for 8. First day of sales at the Farmer’s Market and 5 tickets are already sold! Only 100 tickets are available.

The School gym will be transformed for the evening. There will be a live and silent auction; bid on your favourite Firefighter for specialized services! (diving, catering, construction etc). Dance to the music of "The Hit" from Vancouver.

Email or contact Kyle or Eric at the Fire Hall at (250) 539-5156 or Bill at (778) 886-5110. Tickets will also be sold at the Farmer’s Market and at local stores. Updated information will be available through our Facebook page at or the Mayne Island Info Facebook group at

Come out and have fun! For further information please contact Bill Jamieson (778) 886-5110.

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Silver Maynes Picnic In The Park: Thu Jun 25

Come to beautiful Dinner Bay on Thursday, June 25, for the Silver Maynes "Picnic in the Park". Dinner is served in the Adachi Pavilion at 5:30 p.m., but come earlier to enjoy a game of disc golf before dinner, or play horseshoes, or just enjoy a drink with friends.

The cost is only $10.00. "Picnic in the Park" is meant for Silver Maynes members, but non-members can easily become members! Consider yourself welcome! Tickets are on sale at the Maynestreet Mall on Friday, June 12, 10 am to 1 pm, on Saturday, June 13 at the same time and on Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20, 10 am to 1 pm. This is a fun event!

For further information please contact Allan Evans

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Open Burning Restrictions Now In Effect

The Coastal Fire district and Mayne Island Fire Department has issued a Category 2 open fire prohibition to help prevent human caused fires and protect public safety.

• Category 2 open fires include 2m backyard piles, fireworks, firecrackers, sky lanterns, burning barrels (incinerators) or burning cages of any size or description.

This prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 16, 2015, or the public is otherwise notified.
• This order does not prohibit campfires that are a 0.5m high by 0.5m wide or smaller and burn only seasoned firewood (fire permit required), or apply to certified cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes.
• Campfires will be prohibited no later than midnight June 30th 2015 or when the Fire Hazard risk becomes "Extreme" - whichever occurs first.

No person may ignite, start or maintain, or allow or cause to be lighted, ignited, started or maintained, an Open Air Fire except in compliance with MIID Bylaw 161.

Further information can be obtained by visiting our website or contact the firehall at (250) 539-5156 during regular business hours. For all emergencies dial 9-1-1.

”If in doubt, put it out"

Stay informed with Mayne Island Fire Rescue:


For further information please contact the Fire Chief

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