John Aitken's Historic Photographs: Feb 28

John Aitken, Amateur Photographer – Exhibition and Open House. February 28, 2018, 1 – 4 pm, Mayne Island Agricultural Hall. Refreshments available.

With a photographer’s eye and a 4” x 5” camera, amateur photographer John Aitken captured images of his Gulf Island life in the late 19th, early 20th century. Settling on Mayne Island in 1909 he and his family lived in and operated a grocery store in Miners Bay. Aitken’s legacy includes over 300 glass plate negatives, now a treasure of the DeRousie family. The family have kindly allowed the Mayne Island Museum to make digital and print copies of these historic photographs.

The collection will be available for viewing at the Mayne Island Agricultural Hall on Feb 28th, 1 – 4 pm and permanently at the Mayne Island Museum. This project is made possible by the generous cooperation of the DeRousie family, and financial support from the Mayne Island Agricultural Society and a BC|Canada 150 grant.

For further information please contact David Lindquist

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NFB Film Night - The Road Forward: Fri Feb 23

The Mayne Island Library presents The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Marie Clements, that connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. The Road Forward’s stunningly shot musical sequences, performed by an ensemble of some of Canada’s finest vocalists and musicians, seamlessly connect past and present with soaring vocals, blues, rock, and traditional beats. A rousing tribute to the fighters for First Nations rights, a soul-resounding historical experience, and a visceral call to action.

Friday February 23rd, Ag Hall, 7:30 pm, admission by donation. Free popcorn. For further information please contact David Chase,

The Road Forward (Trailer) from NFB/marketing on Vimeo.

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Island Trust Budget Consultation

I’m writing to let you know that the Islands Trust Council is looking for feedback on the 2018 - 2019 budget proposal. We are genuinely interested in hearing your thoughts about how the Trust allocates funds in support of its work to preserve and protect the Trust Area.

All feedback sent in by February 12th will be shared directly with trustees on both the Financial Planning Committee (the group overseeing the budget process) as well as the members of Trust Council. The Islands Trust budget consultation webpage ( has information about the proposed budget and how you can share your feedback with us, including through an anonymous survey.

If you have any questions, please do get in touch. -- Brian Crumblehulme, Mayne Island Local Trust Committee, (250) 539-3027.

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AMIB Courses for February 2018

The dates for the following courses are now set. Please contact Bryan Westby, or (250) 539-3412, if you wish to attend them. All courses are at the Church House (360 Georgina Pt. Rd.) from 7 - 9 pm. As usual, courses are free to AMIB members except for Radio. Non-members can become members for $10 (single) or $20 (family).

1. Introduction to Electronic Navigation – One evening – February 8. How to use a chart plotter, depth sounder and radar.

2. Knots – One evening – February 15. There are 8 essential knots that boaters should know. Learn how to tie them and WHY.

3. Preparing for the boating season – One evening – February 22. Getting your sailboat or power boat ready for the season – motors, plumbing, canvas, etc.

For further information please contact Bryan Westby

posted February 2018