MIQG host Trunk Show & Tea: Tue Sep 8

Judy Irish will be visiting from Arlington, Washington, and she calls herself a fabric/quiltaholic. Quilters on Mayne have “stashes” but Judy’s fabric stash fills a 1600 square foot studio. The studio also houses a long arm quilting machine and several other sewing machines.

Judy will share her travel adventures and teaching travels which all include, of course, shops and vendors to help build that stash. Judy will also share her long arm quilting experiences for quilt book authors Kaffe Fassett, Liza Prior Lucy and Freddy Moran and she will have many of her quilts to show and share with our group. Yes, Judy is responsible for the quilting on all those quilts you see photos of in all of their books. Judy can produce more quilts in a week than most of us do in a year!

Not a quilter? Like fabric and colour? Maybe you sew/quilt part-time? You are invited to join the MIQG for the Judy Irish “Kaffe Kolour“ Trunk Show and Tea on Tuesday, September 8th from 2 pm to 4 pm. Non-members $5 for the Tea/Trunk show.

For further information please contact Sandra Sandvik ssandvik@shaw.ca.

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Phantasms: Thu Sep 3

Andrew Ferneyhough will be exhibiting his third solo show in as many years, since moving to Mayne in the Mayne Island Library for the month of September. Andrew's work ranges from science-fiction to surrealist wildlife to personal pieces dealing with themes of loss, love, solitude, awe and the unconscious.

"Phantasms" is a new body of work tied together by a loose narrative, often left up to the viewer for interpretation. Working in acrylics and aerosols and while incorporating reproduction methods and found objects, the pieces are a combination of traditional and non-traditional techniques.

Please join us for opening night on Thursday, September 3rd 7 - 9pm. The show runs until September 30th.

For further information please contact Andrew Ferneyhough bedowynn@gmail.com.

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Music Society presents Jenny Ritter: Fri Sep 11

Mayne Music Society is pleased to present Jenny Ritter on Friday, September 11 at Ag Hall. Show starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets $20 available at Home Hardware, Happy Tides and Farm Gate.

We are very fortunate to have Jenny perform for us. She's a talented, energetic, engaging musician performing pop tinged landscapes; an accomplished instrumentalist.

And performing with Jenny will be Rachel Ries; lyrical singer-songwriter with electric guitar. Don't miss this show!

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

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Mayne Lions Club Annual Salmon Barbecue: Sun Sep 6

Come to Dinner Bay Park, Mayne Island, on Sunday, September 6th for the annual Lions Club Salmon Barbecue.

Dinner will be served at the Adachi Pavilion from noon until 5 pm. Enjoy a sumptuous meal of barbecued salmon, along with baked potato, Caesar salad, roll, dessert, and coffee or tea, all for $20. Pork tenderloin medallions can be substituted for salmon.

Keep an eye on the Lions 222 draw, while having a drink with friends in the refreshment tent. Proceeds from the draw help fund the Old Schoolhouse restoration project, which the Mayne Island Volunteer Firemen's Association has undertaken. Play a game of bingo -- all proceeds go to fund the Lions Greenslade scholarship for post-secondary students. Listen to the performance of the David Ens trio on stage! Music will add to the flavour of the salmon and the ambience of beautiful Dinner Bay. This will be a memorable picnic for everyone.

For further information please contact Richard Jarco (250) 539-2062.

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MIALS Celebrates 10 Years: Wed Sep 2

The Mayne Island Assisted Living Society has been providing services to the community for ten years. Please join us for a celebration on Wednesday September 2nd, from 2 - 4 pm at Dinner Bay Park. Cake and lemonade will be served.

For further information please contact May McKenzie (250) 539-2530.

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Our Library's Last Summer Story Time: Fri Aug 28

BC Summer Reading Club 2015. Friday, August 28th at 10 o'clock is going to be our last Mayne Island Library's Summer Story Time.

During this Story Time we will have a draw for two children's t-shirts and we will also be giving out medals to our Summer Readers. All children who participated in our Summer Reading Program should join us for our last Story Time, so that they can receive their Reading Medal.

If you are the adult, grandma or parent who signed a Child Reader up for the Summer Reading Program, please drop into the Library to pick up their Medal. Happy Reading!

For further information please contact Diane Akey diane@starrynightfarm.ca.

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Calling all Calendar Girls: Thu Aug 27

Mayne Island Little Theatre is holding auditions at 7:30 pm on Thursday August 27th 2015 at The Ag Hall for the fall 2015 production Calendar Girls. The play will show for 4 nights in November, the 20th, 21st, 27th & 28th. While not quite a musical, Calendar Girls is a brilliant, action filled play with music, colour, laughter and tears, a wild and hilarious ride on a dark winter's evening.

We are looking for 10 women and 4 men for a variety of roles as well as a strong support team including, Producer, Stage Manager, Props & Costumes, Front of House Manager and more.

A full length comedy, Calendar Girls is based on a true story of a women’s social group in Yorkshire, England who produced a nude calendar in 1999 to raise money for leukaemia research. They ended up capturing the attention of international media and went on to produce calendars for 7 years raising over 3 Million British Pounds.

Described by critics as: Dazzlingly funny, shamelessly sentimental and utterly captivating ... the mingling of pathos and comedy here is simply unbeatable" this is bound to be a fabulous show.

For further information please contact Deb Foote organicdeb@shaw.ca.

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Emergency Program: Helping our Neighbours: Tue Aug 25

The Emergency Program relies on the principle of neighbours helping neighbours as a vital part of preparedness, making our community stronger, more resilient and better able to respond to, and recover from a disaster, whether limited to a single residence or a large portion of a community.

On Mayne Island, your volunteer Mayne Island Emergency Program has organized approximately 70 neighbourhoods, each with a volunteer Neighbourhood Contact.

We are planning a get-together for all our Neighbourhood Contacts and interested volunteers on Tuesday August 25th at 7 pm at the Community Centre to meet our new Volunteer Neighbourhood Program Co-ordinator, Tricia Hope. If you are presently a Neighbourhood Contact, or if you are interested in volunteering in the Neighbourhood Program, please join us on August 25th for dessert and tea or coffee.

Concerned about how much time it takes to do the volunteer “job”? The tasks should take no more than 10 to 12 hours in a year. Most of that time can be just a conversation with your neighbours. Here is a description of the duties of a Neighbourhood Contact.

Regular duties:
1. Maintain up-to-date information list of your neighbourhood (existing information will be provided)—names & phone numbers.
2. Create and update a telephone tree, to pass along messages.
3. Inform the Coordinator of any changes: For instance, changes in contact information, telephone, newcomers and move-aways.

In case of an incident:
1. Receive instructions from your Coordinator or Zone Leader/Deputy to contact residents and relay a message.
2. Provide the Emergency Program with information from your neighbours/ neighbourhood and any relevant information (Eg. Road or driveways blocked, etc).

We need neighbourhood contact volunteers for the following areas: Edith Point Rd; Bayview Dr; Wilkes Rd; Campbell Bay Rd; Horton Bay Rd (near Gallagher Bay Rd; Charter Rd & Caddy Dr; Seaview Dr; Orchard Cresc; east and central Mariners Way; east end of Spinnaker Dr; and the east end of Wood Dale Dr.

Our program needs volunteers to lend a hand when incidents or emergencies strike. Recent fires and evacuations in Saskatchewan and BC, as well as recent natural disasters in other parts of our world remind us that we need to be prepared. Participation in training and exercises is always free and open to everyone.

Be a part of Mayne's Emergency Program. There are no monthly meetings, no fund-raising, and no dues, just the satisfaction of helping your neighbours when it really counts.

If you are interested in joining us please contact the Neighbourhood Coordinator Tricia Hope (250-539-3273) or Irene Barrett, Deputy Emergency Program Coordinator, at (250) 539-5070 for more information.

Gerrie Wise, Mayne Island Emergency Program Co-ordinator.

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Hazardous Waste Day On Mayne Island: Tue Aug 18

Every two years in conjunction with the Capital Regional District, Mayne Island Recycling Society hosts a Hazardous Waste Collection Day. This is your opportunity to dispose of your household hazardous waste. This includes any leftover household products that marked with a Flammable, Corrosive, Explosive of Poisonous symbol. This includes pesticides, cleaners, pool chemicals and more.

Drop your hazardous waste at the Mayne Island Recycling Depot, 390 Campbell Bay Road on Tuesday August 18th between the hours of 9 am and noon.

Please note this is a special event. There will be no "regular" recycling on Hazardous Waste Collection Day. The Depot is open for regular business on Wednesdays between 10 am & 2 pm and on Saturdays between 10 am & 4 pm.

MIRS Celebrating 30 years of Recycling on Mayne Island.

For further information please contact Mayne Island Recycling Depot (250) 539-3383.

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Mayne Island's 90th Fall Fair: Sat Aug 15

Join us on Saturday August 15th as Mayne Islanders come out to celebrate our annual Fall Fair - our 90th in fact.

The activity begins tomorrow as registration opens for all of the exhibit entries. Registration take place Monday and Tuesday, in the Ag Hall from 1 to 5:30 pm. No entries will be accepted after this time. Entries are still only 10 cents a piece and free for children. Thursday is the day to bring in your entries; the times are listed at the beginning of each division in the booklet and on our website, mayneagriculturalsociety.com Fall Fair Booklet.

The deadline for parade entries is 5:30 pm Thursday. Entry forms can be taken to the hall or dropped off at Gulfport Realty or the red mailbox at 415 Minty. The parade lines up along Fernhill Rd by Campbell Bay Rd. Judging is at 10:30 and the parade starts at 11:30 making its way to Miners Bay Park. Fernhill Road will close at 9 am. The road from Dixon to past the Thrift Store and Minty (the site of the Farmers Market) will be closed for the duration of the fair.

The gates ($2.00 for adults) and the Farmers Market open at 10 am. The fair will be officially be opened by "Queen Victoria" at 12:00. Brian Haller our MC will be making announcements throughout the afternoon handing out door prizes, awarding the bicycle prize, the trophies and raffle prizes after 3:15.

Starting at noon on the main grounds - The Event Circle - you will find the Pender Pipe and Drum Band, the nail driving competition, children's races, log sawing and the tug of war. Mr. Bubbles the clown is back by popular demand along with face painting and weaving and knitting demonstrations. Ice cream and popcorn will also be available.

The tea room, in the back corner off the side patio, opens at noon. We hope our plus ninety year old guests will relax here and join "Queen Victoria" for a cup of tea.

Across the road the Thrift Shop ladies will have a sale of Thrift Shop treasures. Animals, mason bees and historical displays will be behind the Thrift Store. The water pumps, wheat grinding and the old wringer washing machine will be in service for the day. Kids can have some fun either planting or digging up potatoes.

On the main grounds the Lions will be selling their hot dogs and hamburgers and the Silver Maynes will have pop and water for sale. There will be ice cream and popcorn available and vendors at the Farmers Market will have an assortment of foods for sale - check these out early as they tend to sell out fast.

We have made a few improvements to the facilities this year. In addition to the washrooms in the hall (accessed from the side door off the patio) and the washrooms at the library, we will have the port-a-potties located in the back corner of the Tru Value parking lot. The Recycling Society will be there to help you sort out any materials that can be recycled. We hope everyone will join in and help keep the area clean.

Many of the islands community service groups will be on hand to tell you of the services they provide and hopefully entice you to join their group and cause.

A detailed list of all the events is available on our website (mayneagriculturalsociety.com) or Facebook (Mayne Island Agricultural Society Fall Fair) or you can pick up a printed copy at the gate.

We hope you will enjoy all these activities and thank you for coming to and supporting our Fall Fair.

For further information please contact Carol Haller (250) 539-2847.

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Play in a Mayne Island Junk Band: Wed Aug 12

The Mayne Island Recycle Society is hosting a Musical Instrument Workshop for kids of all ages, which will be conducted by the talented Pam Carr. Musical instruments, made from recycle materials, will be used by these kids in the Fall Fair parade on Sat. Aug. 15th.

Date of Workshop: Wed, August 12th 3:00 pm
Place: Recycling Depot 390 Campbell Bay Road

Open to all kids who would like to participate in the parade and are looking for fun and fame.
Questions? Phone Carol at (250) 539-9880 to sign-up or for further information.

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MI Music Society Concert: Sat Aug 22

Wooden Horsemen! Outdoor concert.
Saturday, August 22, at the Ag Hall Fair Grounds.
Time: 7:30 (gate opens at 7:00).
Tickets: $20 available at Home Hardware, Happy Tides, & Farm Gate Store (children under 12 free)

Come out and enjoy this great band! Wooden Horsemen -- they'll deliver lots of energy with guitars, trumpet and more -- an infectious charge of electrified grooves, commanding a mix of gritty, blues driven vocals combined with soulful, driving rhythms.

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

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