Exploring Painting Through Yoga: Sun Nov 11

Two longtime friends Corre Alice and Donna Williams come together to share their passions in this offering. A day of exploring the commonality between the practice of yoga and the abstract study of form and figure in acrylic painting.

Developing an understanding and curiosity of how these two practices can inform and support each other, we will spend the morning exploring various limbs of yoga, pranayama, asana and dyhana. Drawing from this quiet inner landscape we cultivate an intuitive expression of that which manifests as we expand into an afternoon of painting.

Sunday November 11th 9 am – 4:30 pm, Mayne Island Community Centre.
Fee $85 includes lunch, supply list provided upon registration.
To register or for further information contact correjalice@gmail.com or dwillow40@hotmail.com.

Corre Alice is a professional artist and enjoys leading workshops. Her work is represented by several galleries throughout BC.  www.correalice.com.

Donna Williams has been teaching yoga on Mayne Island for the past decade, she offers retreats locally and internationally.

posted October 2018

Lorna Moffat, Textile Artist - Talk: Tue Oct 16

The Mayne Island Quilters are excited to host textile artist Lorna Moffat for a presentation on her work and travels on Tuesday, October 16 at the Community Centre, at 1:30 pm.. Please join us. Entrance fee is $2.

Lorna grew up in Scotland, and has lived in Turkey, Borneo and South Africa, before moving to Vancouver in 2012.

Her work has been sold and displayed around the UK and North America, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Liberty and Bergdorf Goodman NY. She uses wool melton as a base for her fabulous fabric collages.

Visit Lorna's website at www.lornamoffat.com to see her work.

For further information please contact Darryl Golding (250) 539-5122.

posted October 2018

South Pacific Adventure Night: Fri Oct 26

AMIB (Association of Mayne Island Boaters) invites the Mayne Island community to the first of the new season's boating Film Nights on Friday, October 26th.

Norm and Beth Cooper will be presenting their South Pacific Adventure slide show at 7 pm at the Ag Hall. Admission is $10. AMIB members free.

Norm and Beth are Mayne Island residents who have been featured in Pacific Yachting magazine. They have made many presentations about their blue water travels aboard their yacht Sarah Jean II. Hope to see you there!

For further information please contact Cliff Kiyooka ckiyooka@shaw.ca.

posted October 2018

2018 Local Elections Information

Important information for the upcoming elections for Islands Trust Trustees and SGI Electoral Area/CRD Director on Mayne Island.

When: Advance polls: Wednesdays Oct 10th and Oct 17th, 8 AM - 8 PM.
General Voting Day: Saturday Oct 20th, 8 AM - 8 PM.

Where: Mayne Island Community Centre
Off-island voting alternatives: Advance polls: Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney, BC.
General Voting Day: Richmond Secondary School, Richmond, BC

Who can vote?
Resident electors: Renters & owners who live on Mayne
Canadian citizens at least 18 years old.
BC residents for at least 6 months and Mayne Island residents for at least 30 days.

Non-resident property electors: Owners of property on Mayne who live elsewhere
Canadian citizens at least 18 years old.
BC residents for at least 6 months.
Own/hold registered title to property on Mayne for at least 30 days.
Do not qualify as resident electors.

Are you registered? If not, you may register at the time of voting.

Bring id with you. Two documents proving your identity and residence. One must have your signature.

Good info here: www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/british-columbians-our-governments/local-governments/governance-powers/voter_guide_english.pdf

Here are a few more details that may be helpful for participation in the upcoming local election…

Citizenship, age (18 yrs), residency and ownership requirements (6 months in BC & 30 days on Mayne) are measured relative to General Voting Day (October 20, 2018).

The regulations governing non-resident property electors are complicated. For example:
• Non-resident property electors who own two or more properties on Mayne may vote in relation to only one of those properties.
• For co-ownership among non-resident property electors, only one non-resident owner may vote, and at the time of registration/voting that person must present written consent (with original signatures) of the majority of other owners designating that owner as their elector.
• Corporations, businesses or individuals who are on title with corporations are not entitled to vote.
• For more information, check this website: www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/british-columbians-our-governments/local-governments/governance-powers/voter_guide_english.pdf

The Provincial voters list will be used for Resident Electors.
If you are not sure you are on that list, try calling one of the following offices to check.
• CRD Legislative Services, Victoria – (250) 360-3127; 1 (800) 663-4425, local 3127.
• Islands Trust, Victoria, (250) 405-5151

If your name is not on the Provincial list of resident electors, you must register to vote when you come to the polling station. (See ID requirements below.)

The CRD maintains a list of Non-Resident Property Electors for the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area. To see if you are already on that list contact CRD Legislative and Information Services during regular office hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm), (250) 360-3127, or 1 (800) 663-4425, local 3127.

Identification requirements to register:

To register as a resident elector at the time of voting, you must provide two documents proving your identity and residence. one of those documents must have a signature. You may use
• BC driver’s licence
• BC ID card issued by the Motor Vehicle Branch
• BC CareCard or Gold CareCard
• Request for Continued Assistance form SDES8
• Social Insurance Card (Canada)
• Citizenship Card (Canada)
• Real property tax notice (municipal or rural)
• Credit card or debit card issued by a savings institution
• Utility bill
For more examples of valid identity documents, refer to www.crd.bc.ca/about/how-we-are-governed/elections-other-voting/voter-qualifications-registration

To register as a non-resident property owner you must present evidence of the legal description of the property in relation to which you are registering to vote (e.g., title certificate, property tax notice, recent title search; these documents must show the names of all registered owners). There will be a form to fill out. There is also a form to use when serving as the designated elector for multiple-owner properties. The forms are available at www.crd.bc.ca/about/how-we-are-governed/elections-other-voting/voter-qualifications-registration

Mail ballot voting: Voting by mail is an option if an elector has a disability, illness or injury that precludes getting to the voting place or an elector will be absent on the advance and general voting days. For mail ballot information, see: www.crd.bc.ca/about/how-we-are-governed/elections-other-voting/how-and-where-to-vote

If you have other questions, answers may be found in this comprehensive online guide to local elections in BC:

For other enquiries or concerns, contact Herbie Rochet, presiding officer on Mayne Island for this election: rochet@shaw.ca or (778) 977-7278.

posted October 2018

Casting Call for MILT Play: Mon Oct 8

A live Radio Play (yup, with scripts in hand) by Joe Landry. Directed by Glenda Goodman & Jessica Easton.

Production Dates - November 29, 30 & December 1, 2.

We are casting for 4 males and 3 females. Each character has multiple characters to
read - so try out that voice. Monday, October 8 - 7 pm Ag Hall for cast. Wednesday, October 10 - 7 pm  Ag Hall for cast & crew*.

*If we can’t cast all parts on Monday here’s another chance - plus we need crew for set, advertising, music, lights, props, hair, makeup, costumes, & house.

This should be a fun production, we hope you give it a try. For more info please call or email Glenda (250) 539-5432, gggewels@gmail.com or Jessica  (250) 539-2123, jessica.easton@me.com.

posted October 2018

Fall Native Plant Sale: Sat Oct 13

On Saturday October 13th from 10 am to 1 pm at the Agricultural Hall Grounds, the Mayne Island Conservancy will be holding the Fall Native Plant Sale. Come down and see our excellent selection of native plants, all of which have been grown on-island from locally collected seeds or cuttings.

Experienced staff and volunteers will be available to help you choose the right plant for the right place. Fall is the best time to plant trees and shrubs so that they can establish roots before the summer drought.

If you hold current membership with the Mayne Island Conservancy, you are invited to pre-order plants for pickup on the date of the sale. Sales will be on a first come first serve basis, as stock of some of our species it limited.

Check out our availability and pricing on our website: mayneconservancy.ca/event/fall-native-plant-sale-2018. For further information please contact Rob Underhill biologist@mayneconservancy.ca.

posted September 2018

Mayne Island Apple Festival: Sat Oct 6

Mayne Island celebrates all things apple at the Farmers' Market, Saturday October 6 from 10 am to 1 pm in the Ag Hall grounds.

It's time for the Annual Community Apple Squeeze (max. 2 boxes/ bring your own bottles). Special apple treats provided by market vendors. Look forward to a display of local apples, a chance to vote for Mayne's Best-Tasting Apple, a cider-making display, examples of delicious apple-preparing possibilities from soup to pie, plus apple information, apple games, apple fun for everyone.

Sponsored by the Mayne Island Agricultural Society. Proceeds & extra juice goes to the Mayne Island Food Bank. For further information please contact Trish Hoff trishhoff@shaw.ca.

posted September 2018

Giambori on Thanksgiving Weekend: Oct 7 & 8

We will be playing again this year with Daphne Moody , an English violinist who you all enjoyed , last Autumn. She flies over on Monday 1st, when we will be starting our rehearsals. The group will be augmented from the piano quartet that we quite often use, to include two more colleagues of Eric Wilson, our cellist - a singer and saxophonist.

Tickets are sold at the usual places -let me know if you would like to attend a rehearsal. For further information please contact Chris, chrisredsell@shaw.ca or (250) 885-0365.

posted September 2018

Film Night at the Ag Hall: Fri Sep 28

Prize-winning short films by Indigenous directors will be presented Friday, September 28 at 7:30 at the Ag Hall. The Library is sponsoring this NFB event and entrance is by donation. As usual, delicious free popcorn!

The films include "Three Thousand" , an artistic look at the Inuit universe by artist Asinnajaq; "The Mountain of Sgaana", a magical journey into the Haida underworld; "To Wake up the Nakota Language", about rediscovering one's language and self; "Holy Angels", presenting the residential school experience from a child's viewpoint and the resilience of a people who have found ways to heal; and "The River", the first hand perspective of people searching for a loved one who has disappeared.

For further information please contact Eleanor Cocker iecocker@shaw.ca.

posted September 2018

Old Man and The Vultures: Wed Sep 26

Join the Mayne Island Conservancy on September 26th at 7:30 pm at the Agricultural Hall for a presentation by Naturalist Dave Manning about the 3 Vultures of North America, with special emphasis on a Turkey Vulture nest site on Pender Island that was observed from mating to migration.

Dave, a birder for over 50 years, fell in love with vultures at age 65 when he stumbled upon a small Turkey Vulture chick peeking out of its nest cave. His Turkey Vulture book will be available for viewing and signing. Dave lived on Mayne Island long ago, taught in the one room school at that time, and monitored Bald Eagle and Osprey nests on Mayne.

For further information please contact Rob Underhill info@mayneconservancy.ca.

posted September 2018

New Mayne Island Choir First Rehearsal: Wed Sep 19

Singing enthusiasts are getting together on Wednesday 19th to inaugurate a new choir on Mayne Island at the Community Centre, beginning at 7:30. Everyone is welcome - all voices, all abilities (no auditions!) There will be a short discussion about the start time of future rehearsals, and other items of a business nature after which Leah Jones our conductor, new to the island on that very day, will be introduced.

After careful vocal warm up routines we'll run through music selected from repertoire familiar to members of last year's M.I. Singers, the Community Choir or both! Leah will likely bring something new for us to work on. We will learn part by part as we go and practice files will be available before our second rehearsal.

Singing is good for your health, both mental & physical - and singing in a group is even better! For further information please contact Alan Ryder (250) 539-2673.

posted September 2018

Monday Painters Art Show: Sep 14 - 16

Join the Monday Painters for a celebration of our recent work. Opening Friday, September 14, 7 to 9 pm, at the Ag Hall. The show is open on Saturday, September 15, 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, September 16, 10 am  to 3 pm.

For further information please contact Bev Whitney bev.whitney@shaw.ca.

posted September 2018

Monday Evening Fitness Returns Mon Sep 10

Monday evening Fitness returns at the Community Centre starting Monday September 10, 2018. Drop-in from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.

Strength and stretch class from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. This class concentrates on resistance exercises and stretching with a little bit of cardio mixed in. You pick the weights to use, so anyone with basic fitness can participate.

If you have a card for Community Centre Fitness, this session can be used on the card. Costs for drop-in are $5. Costs for class drop-in is $10.

For further information please contact Dave Ewanchuk djewanchuk@gmail.com.

posted September 2018

Mayne Island Music Society AGM: Mon Sep 24

The Mayne Island Music Society Annual General Meeting will be on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 7 pm at the Mayne Island Library.

Please come out to join us, as we talk about music updates and future plans for the Music Society. For further information please contact Kathie Warning (250) 539-0444.

posted September 2018

MIPATA AGM: Sat Sep 15

Mayne Island Pathways and Trails Association 2018 AGM will be at 3 pm, in Mayne Island Conservancy Society's Resource room upstairs at 478 Village Bay Road (Root Seller). Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments available.

For further information please contact Irene barrett@shaw.ca.

posted September 2018

Terry Fox Run/Walk/Skip/Bike: Sun Sep 16

Mayne Island's Terry Fox Run/Walk/Skip/Bike/Stroll is happening at Miners Bay Park on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Registration starts at 10:30 am. Run/Walk warm-up (ice-cream eating) starts at 11:45. Run starts at 12 noon.

Come out and enjoy a great day of exercise, eating (Lions providing hot-dogs, hamburgers, drinks) and free ice-cream from MI Parks and Recreation Commission. And mostly, It's a great day to celebrate Terry Fox's legacy with all proceeds going to the Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research.

Please call Kathie at (250) 539-0444, if you'd like to volunteer for this worthwhile event. For further information please contact Kathie (250) 539-0444.

posted September 2018

Naturally Mayne: Opening Fri Sep 7

Drop by the Mayne Library for the opening of “Naturally Mayne” featuring the art of Jennifer Peers and Jerryann Haggart, presented by the Mayne Island Chapter of the Southern Gulf Arts Council. September 8th to October 8th.

Opening Friday, September 7th 4 pm to 5:30 pm. For further information please contact Jerryann Haggart (250) 830-7175.

posted September 2018

Community Apple Pressing: Sat Oct 6

The great community apple press is ready to go into action for another season.

As well, a dehydrator was donated for community use by Barbara Hughes before she left the island. To rent the community press ($20/day) call Rob Underhill (250) 893-7110. If this is the first time you've used the press we ask you participate in the Community Pressing on October 6th before using it yourself, or get someone familiar with the equipment to show you how. To borrow the dehydrator, call Helen O’Brian at 250-539-5619.

If you have no more than two boxes of apples for pressing bring them to the Apple Festival/Community Squeeze Saturday October 6 at the last Market of the season. If you have more than two boxes please get together with others and rent the press. For further information please contact Rob Underhill (250) 893-7110.

posted September 2018

Fall Tai Chi Classes begin Mon Sep 17

Fall Classes begin Monday, September 17th.

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 am, Beginners 10:45 – 11:45 am. $25 for the Fall Session (8 to 10 lessons) or $5 drop-in fee. One must have a 2018 Community Centre Society membership ($5 individual/$10 family). Payable at registration if necessary.

For more information or to register contact Dell at (250) 539-3351 or dell29.m@shaw.ca.

Tai Chi is a Chinese ancient martial art based on Qigong an “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 September 2018

Nancy Turner - Native Plants: Fri Sep 7

Join us for an engaging talk by distinguished Ethnobotanist and author Nancy Turner on the uses of native plants. Friday September 7th, 8 pm at the Agricultural Hall. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10, available at the Farm Gate Store or Mayne Island Home Building Centre.

Nancy Turner is an Emeritus Professor with the University of Victoria’s School of Environmental Studies. She has worked with First Nations elders and cultural specialists for more than 40 years on topics related to traditional knowledge, resource, and land management systems, especially within northwestern North America.

Her research combines botany and ecology with anthropology, geography and linguistics. She has written more than 20 books and more than 125 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles, as well as numerous other popular and academic publications. She has received both the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia.

For further information please contact Rob Underhill info@conservancyonmayne.com.

posted August 2018

Giant Skrabble: Sat Sep 1

Giant Skrabble will be played free-form on the grass at Miners Bay Park on Saturday, September 1st, 1 - 3 pm. All kids and adults are invited to this fun, free, vocabulary-crazed, scrabble event by Arts on Mayne (Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council).

For further information please contact Julie Emerson alwayssunny@telus.net.

posted August 2018

Mayne Island Cribbage Club: Tuesday nights

Are you looking for an entertaining evening out during the winter? Come and meet new people at the Ag Hall Tuesday nights from 7 pm to 9:30-ish. We play 6 games each evening with 4 players per table revolving per game. No experience is necessary.

The Club provides coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Bring your own mug and 1 sandwich or 4 cookies or 4 squares to share at the end of the night.

We will be starting up on Tuesday September 4. Registration is $10 per year with a $3 charge per night.

For more information please contact Tricia Hope (250) 539-3273, Bill Warning (250) 539-2399, Doreen Williams (250) 539-5749. or email micribbage29@shaw.ca.

posted August 2018

Painters Six Art Show: Aug 24 -26

Please mark your calendars for our upcoming art show at the Ag Hall, Friday, August 24th to Sunday, August 26th. The group "Painters Six" consists of Mayne Island artists David Boal, Bob Graham, Tania Godoroja Pearse, Kathy Kaiser, Jim Marsh and Ian McLeod. All the paintings are new and are being shown for the first time. We represent a broad range of styles and are excited to share our latest work with you.

Our opening reception is on Friday, August 24th, from 7 to 9 pm and we hope to see you there! For further information please contact Kathy Kaiser kathykaiser48@gmail.com.

posted August 2018

Afternoon Tea at Church House: Thu Sep 13

UPDATE: High Tea at Church House Deferred

The tea and accessory sale originally planned for September 13th has been deferred to a future date. Those who have purchased tickets will receive a refund. We are so very sorry to disappoint you.

Please join us at Church House on Thursday, September 13th for Afternoon Tea and Accessory Sale from 2 to 4 pm. Tickets are $15 and available on Saturdays August 25 and September 1 at the Mayne Street Mall.

If you have any accessories you would like to donate, or need any further information please call Pat Gasston at (250) 539-5519 or MJ Tiller (250) 539-3777.

posted August 2018

"Stowaway" Book Launch 2 pm Today

Sunday, August 19, 2 to 3:30 pm at the Mayne Island Library, Mayne Island author Pam Withers launches her 18th young adult novel Stowaway. Come for homemade cookies, readings, and autographed books.

Inspired by Horton Bay, Mayne Island (which the novel identifies as Horton Island), Stowaway puts an adventurous twist on the topic of people smuggling. Owen, a bored Canadian teen, decides to stowaway for fun, only to find 6 Guatemalan teens whose parents have paid to have them smuggled into Canada. To survive, the characters must redefine trust, friendship and family.

For further information please contact Eleanor Cocker iecocker@shaw.ca.

posted August 2018

"Feeling In Public" Poetry Open Mic: Mon Aug 13

Located at Don Eadie's house - 625 Fernhill Road. (Look for the yellow flower indicating his driveway! - It's a bit steep if you have difficulty walking.) This event will be collecting donations for the MIECS efforts to open a Daycare on Mayne Island.

6 pm We gather at Don Eadie’s home (625 Fernhill Road)
6:15 pm Poetry Readings Begin (Open Mic: we probably won’t use a microphone.)
7 pm We take a break & discuss the poetry read
7:30 pm Continue Reading Poetry/ Potential Feature Poet

Read your own prose, read a piece from your favourite poet, or just enjoy the words and emotions tumbling from those who have chosen to share. You don't need to have anything memorized, you don't need to confine yourself to a particular style of spoken word (this is not a slam poetry competition).

Bring: Poetry, Potluck Snacks, hydration, a lawn chair, a sweater for the evening & a donation for the Mayne Island Early Childhood Society. Readings will begin around 6:15 pm. For further information please contact Kat Ferneyhough (778) 886-8258.

posted August 2018

Mayne Island Quilters Open House: Thu Aug 23

Have you thought about joining the Mayne Island Quilt Guild? Wondering what we're all about? Join us on Thursday, August 23 for an Open House, 10 - 3 pm at the Ag Hall. We'd love to meet you and talk about quilting.

For further information please contact Beth Cooper (604) 679-8858.

posted August 2018

Book Launch at the Library: Sun Aug 26

Join Governor-General Award-winning author Sarah Ellis at the Mayne Island Library for the launch of her latest Ben book, Ben and the Scaredy-Dog, on Sunday, August 26th at 2 pm.

The dog in the book was inspired by Mayne Island's own SallyDog (Judi and Libbie's gentle black lab). If she is brave enough Sally may join us out on the patio.

There will be copies of the book available for sale and the author will sign them. Sally might too. Refreshments and dog biscuits will be served. The event is free and everyone is welcome.

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

posted August 2018

Summer Pages: Writing for Kids!

Do you have a budding writer in your house? Someone who needs a little inspiration? This summer Amber Harvey is offering a great program for them at the Mayne Island Library. Kids ages 9 to 12 are welcome to come, gain fresh ideas and be supported in their writing. There are 4 sessions, August 9, 16, 23 and 30. Times are 10 am to noon.

For further information please contact Amber Harvey (250) 539-5436.

posted August 2018

Giambori Concert: Jul 10-11

Eric Wilson, cello; Elisabeth Jahren, piano; David Gilham, violin; Chiharu Iinuma, piano; Chris Redsell, viola. Program will include music by Brahms, Mozart, Rachmaninov and Schubert. Tuesday, July 10th and Wednesday, July 11th at 7 pm at the Mayne Island Community Centre. Tickets $25 (under 18, $10) sold at Farm Gate, Trading Post, Home Hardware & Happy Tides.

It’s June and we are already looking at concerts being just around the corner, at the beginning of July. Sadly again this year John and Jane from the UK who usually come in the “July slot” are unable to come due to ongoing right arm problems with John. I miss playing with my old colleague John but am consoled by the quality of the replacements that we have booked. Again we will have David and Chiharu who have been here now twice and along with Eric, your VET Elisabeth and I, and we will spoil you with another mixed program. This will include a good variety of music from each of our personal repertoires, duets for four hands, and some fabulous piano quartet music. Who knows, maybe even an accordion or 2 might appear?

Some of the music we do here this summer will be repeated at a UBC concert in September - but Mayne Islanders will hear it first!

For further information please contact Chris chrisredsell@shaw.ca.

posted July 2018

Story Time at the Library: Friday Mornings

Come to Story Time at the Library this summer. Every Friday morning at 10 am from July 6th until August 31st. Great stories! Great fun!

For further information please contact Libbie Bake libbie@shaw.ca.

posted July 2018

Vintage & Antique Sale: Sat Jun 30

Vintage & Antique Sale and Live Auction. All proceeds to the Terry Fox Foundation. On Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at 423 Felix Jack Road, Mayne Island. The auction will be at 10 am.

Come along and check out this great sale & auction and support the Terry Fox Foundation. For further information please contact Colleen Proctor (250) 732-2801.

posted June 2018

Mayne Island Library Survey

The Mayne Island Library wants to hear from you on how we are doing. Please fill out a survey during the month of June, 2018. The survey is online, or paper copies are available at the library. We will also have a table set up at the mall on Saturday, June 23.

The website link is: surveymonkey.com/r/milibsurvey

Looking forward to hearing from as many library users as possible, whether you are full time, part time, weekender, summer vacationer or even an occasional visitor to the island. All responses are welcome. For further information please contact Marilyn Winterbottom (250) 539-5506.

posted June 2018

Midsummer Dreams Art Show Opens Fri Jun 29

Please join the Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council for the opening evening of the Arts On Mayne Summer Group Show "Midsummer Dreams - Spirits of Summer" this coming Friday, June 29 at the Ag Hall, from 7-10 pm.

All welcome! Live Music, refreshments and conviviality, plus the famous annual pie draw! The exhibit continues through the weekend: Saturday June 30 from 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday July 1st from 11 am - 4 pm. For further information please contact Tina Farmilo (250) 539-2402.

posted June 2018

5th Annual Amateur Nature Photo Contest

The Mayne Island Conservancy Society is running our 5th annual amateur Nature Photo Contest for Mayne Island residents and visitors. If you have a camera, like exploring Mayne Island, and want to share your enthusiasm for the natural world, this is the event for you! Categories for this year’s contest are: native plant(s), native animal(s), fall & winter, ocean/beach scene, insect(s), nature’s colours (contains red, yellow, pink, orange, and/or purple) and young photographer (nature photo taken by anyone 18 or under).

To enter, check out the contest rules, send us photos taken between September 1st, 2017 to August 22nd, 2018 on Mayne Island, tell us the category into which you are entering it, and send it to lauren@conservancyonmayne.com prior to the end of August 22nd, 2018. If your photo is chosen as a winner by our judges, Jeanine Dodds, Grant Buday, and Barbara McIntyre; it will be published in our 2019 calendar and you will receive a free calendar as a prize.

Rules are listed on our website; also our posters will be displayed on the Island in all the usual spots. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lauren at: lauren@conservancyonmayne.com or (250) 539-5168, or visit our office and the Mary Jeffery Resource Room at 478 Village Bay Rd, otherwise known as The Root Seller.

posted June 2018

MLA Townhall: Tue Jun 19

On June 19 Adam Olsen will be on Mayne Island as part of his spring town hall series. The town hall will feature a brief update on British Columbia politics and Saanich North and the Islands followed by a question and answer period.

With the Spring legislative session complete and the first full budget of the BC NDP government there is a lot to discuss.

There has been a number of challenging issues raised by the community and that have arisen in the province over the past several months and I invite you to join me at a town hall to discuss them.

At the Mayne Island Community Centre, 6:30 - 8 pm. For further information please contact Adam Olsen adam.olsen.mla@leg.bc.ca.

posted June 2018

St Mary Magdalene Church Fair: Sat Jul 21

St Mary Magdalene Church will host their annual "Summer by the Sea" Fair on Saturday, July 21st. 10 am to 1 pm.

Kids Games, Prizes, Treasures, Books, Meat Pies, Baking, Italian Trattoria, featuring pizza and pasta. Silent Auction, Karaoke ... and so much more. Come on out and help support this popular summer event. Fun for all!

For further information please contact Pat Gasston (250) 539-5519.

posted June 2018

"Only Skin Deep" Day: Thu Jun 21

“Only Skin Deep” Day at the Mayne Island Health Centre on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. By appointment only.

Do you have a mole, blemish, skin discolouration or wart you’ve been wondering about? To find out if it needs further investigation, call the Health Centre at (250) 539-2312 to make an appointment and Dr. Losier will look at it on Thursday, June 21st between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm. For further information please contact Diana King diana@dianaking.ca.

posted June 2018

Marley Daemon Iredale Quartet: Thu May 17

Don't miss the Marley Daemon Iredale Quartet Thursday, May 17th, 7:30 pm, at the Ag Hall! With art on display by Julia Iredale. Marley will be joined by her mom, Lael Whitehead, partner, Jesse Thom and cellist, Dusty Townsend. Opening set by Gail Noonan, Toby Snelgrove and Jim Heshedall. Tickets $15 at Farm Gate store, or at the door. For further information please contact Lael (250) 217-8533.

posted May 2018

Marley Daemon "Shadow Friend" (Live at Herman's)

Tennis Society's Giant Garage Sale: Sun May 20

Image used under license from Freestock.com
The Mayne Island Tennis Association is holding their annual Giant Garage Sale on Sunday, May 20th at the Felix Jack Road tennis facility. Lots of treasures and items you never knew you needed! Sale starts at 10 am. Come out and support this local activity and go home with some great stuff. For further information please contact Adrian Gowing (250) 539-5817.

posted May 2018

Spring Art Gala: May 18, 19, 20

Over 55 Artists will have their work shown on this May long weekend. The Gala will open Fri May 18 at 7 pm and continue Sat 10 - 4 and Sun 10 - 3. For further information please contact Ingrid Marsh (250) 539-5024.

posted May 2018

MIPATA Trail Building Work Parties in May

Mayne Island Pathways & Trails Association (MIPATA) Trail building work parties for May: Bring shovels, rakes, wheel barrows if you can. Meet at the Village Bay Road entrance to the trail. Look for the big pile of dirt! Light refreshments provided.

Tues May 15, 10 am   |   Thurs May 17, 10 am   |   Tues May 22, 10 am   |   Thurs May 24, 10 am   |   Tues May 29, 10 am   |   Thurs May 31, 10 am

For further information please contact Irene Barrett barrett@shaw.ca.

posted May 2018

May Day Celebration: Sat May 19

The event begins while the Farmers’ Market is still in progress (10 am to 1 pm), with face painting (by-donation), garland, mask and wand making, plus a prize draw. And the minute the market closes at 1pm, Morris Dancers explode on to the market grounds and the fun begins. Raffle draws, children’s circle pledge to the earth, singing and then the pole bearers gather and are sworn in. The pole bearers will carry the Maypole (yes, we have one of those) down to Miners Bay Park in a great procession. All sorts of music, drums and noisemakers accompany the pole and very importantly, our soon to be crowned May Queen and her Green Man (a mythical figure who embodies the spirits of plants & trees). Last year’s May Queen is in this noble entourage too because she will crown the incoming queen. Accompanying the VIPs we always have fairies, nymphs & elves. We have bees, ladybugs, brave knights and dragons and a couple of gentlemen dressed in their best summer frocks. What will you wear? You can always make a garland at the market.

In the park, we have a mown grass labyrinth and that is where the coronation will take place. The new queen swears allegiance to the earth and promises to look after the crops and the land and the sea ensuring that we do no harm so that we can all enjoy the fruits offered to us. Following the coronation, the Maypole dances begin: first the children dance and then the island “maidens” perform the colourful ribbon dance. This could be followed by a spiral dance which includes everyone. As all of this is thirsty work, refreshments (by donation) of lemonade and cake are served to all. Children’s games start and they are great fun. Maybe there will be more dancing. We never quite know.

This event is free but donation baskets are at the market and the Gazebo in Miners Bay Park where the refreshments are served. All the proceeds go to the Mayne Island Conservancy to help in the work we are doing on the island. The event finishes mid-afternoon. For more info and to volunteer please contact Maggi Cheetham mcheetham@shaw.ca.

posted May 2018

First Aid Training: Wed June 27

The Mayne Island Health Centre Association (MIHCA) is sponsoring another annual First Aid Training Program on Wednesday June 27th from 11:30 to 4:30 at the Community Centre.

To register, please email Judi Walker at judilu@live.ca and include your phone number or call Judi at (250) 539-2208.

The class is limited to 21 participants so register early if you want to be assured of a space. For further information please contact Judi Walker judilu@live.ca.

posted May 2018

Mayne Island Tennis AGM: Sun May 6

Everyone is welcome to the Mayne Island Tennis Annual General Meeting on Sunday May 6 at the Community Centre at 1 pm. You can renew your membership and hear about all the exciting activities planned for a great tennis season.

For further information please contact Carol Ashwell carolashwell1@gmail.com.

posted April 2018

Silver Maynes Annual General Meeting: Sat May 5

The Silver Maynes will hold their Annual General Meeting at 10:30 am. on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Mayne Island Agricultural Hall. Please plan to attend. For further information please contact Mike Bullis (250) 539-2795.

posted April 2018

Movie Night with Leonard Cohen: Sat Apr 21

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Ag Hall. The Mayne Island Library Program Committee presents "Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. Leonard Cohen."

Produced in 1965, this 44 minute film is an informal portrait of Montreal poet, novelist and songwriter Leonard Cohen, seen here reading his poetry to a rapt audience, relaxing with family and friends, and spending time on his own.

Along with this film is another, The Boy Next Door, a short film about a relationship transitioning through language differences. When French-speaking Jacques moves next door to English-speaking Jimmy, each is amazed to find that the other doesn’t speak his language. But when it comes to exploring and playing together, language just doesn’t seem to matter. Each soon finds himself venturing into the other’s language.

Popcorn and movie by donation. For further information please contact David Chase maynechase@yahoo.com.

posted April 2018

Silver Maynes Tea, Plant & Bake Sale: Sat May 12

Saturday, May 12th from 1 - 3 pm at the Agricultural Hall and Grounds. Everybody is Welcome!

Plan to attend this annual Sale & Tea to take advantage of the opportunity to stock the freezer with delectable home baking, and acquire a variety of plants for your garden. The Tea Room will be serving tea with an optional assortment of sweet treats. Four raffle ticket holders will go home with beautiful hanging baskets. Tickets for sale at The Mall on Saturday mornings from 10 am - Noon, on April 14th, 21st & 28th, or at the door on May 12th.

For further information please contact Angela Pike (250) 539-5870.

posted April 2018

Disc Golf Tournament 2018: Sat May 5

On Saturday May 5th 2018 we will host the 4th annual Mayne Island Disc Golf Tournament at Dinner Bay Park!

This family friendly event is open to all ages and skill levels. There are divisions ranging from New Player to Youth to Advanced. Everyone will receive a custom disc with registration. All youth entrants will receive non-cash prizes. Check out the website for full details here: mayneislanddiscgolf.weebly.com. For further information please contact Rob Underhill robunderhill@shaw.ca.

posted April 2018

Mayne Island Assisted Living Society AGM: Thu Apr 19

The Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers will be held on Thursday April 19th at 9:30 am at the Church House.

Refreshments will be served. We hope you will come out in support of our vibrant organization. Bring a friend.

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

posted April 2018

Mayne Island Beach Cleanup 2018: Sun Apr 22

This event will be held Sunday April 22nd. Call your local Beach Captain today to find out how to get involved with this important annual event.

Each year our community gathers together to remove more than 1,000 kg of debris from our beaches. Removing plastics and styrofoam before they break down into small pieces is an important part of preventing these materials from entering into our food web.

Contact information for Beach Captains can be found here: mayneconservancy.ca/event/beach-cleanup. For further information please contact Vicki Turay vturay@hotmail.com.

posted April 2018