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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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