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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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