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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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"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

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"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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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