Mayne Mushroom Muster: Sat Nov 3


It’s shaping up to be a great year for fungi! We hope you’ll join us for a Mayne Island tradition; the Mayne Mushroom Muster. Saturday November 3rd from 1 - 3 pm at the Agricultural Hall.

If you haven’t joined us before, this is an opportunity to check out the amazing diversity of mushrooms on Mayne Island. We encourage you to bring in samples for discussion and identification with the help of other local mushroom enthusiasts.

There will be prizes for largest mushroom and most diverse collection. For further information please contact Don E comms@mayneconservancy.ca.

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Grant Lawrence: Music and Stories: Sat Nov 10


CBC Broadcaster and acclaimed author Grant Lawrence is coming to Mayne Island for an evening of stories and songs.

Joining him is some local talent, Kathryn Calder of the New Pornographers, Lauren Mann and Luke Wallace. Come and join us for a fantastic evening.

Tickets available at Farm Gate, Home Hardware and the Trading Post. Show time, 7:30 pm.

For further information please contact Michele Steele raylia3@shaw.ca.

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Mayne Island Local Election Results

Illustration © 2014 Jim Traversy

Official Election Results as of 1:30 pm Sun Oct 21

Mayne Island Local Trust Area Trustees
Jeannine Dodds, 420 votes. Elected.
David Maude, 268 votes. Elected.
Brian Crumblehulme, 266 votes.
Christie Meers, 99 votes.

Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area Director
David Howe, 1223 votes. Elected.
Ken Hancock, 1075 votes.

Mayne Island Board of Trustees of School District No. 64 (Gulf Islands)
Janelle Lawson, elected by acclamation.

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Annual Harvest Supper: Wed Oct 24


Please join us for our Annual Harvest Dinner at St Mary's Church House on Wednesday, October 24th.

Two Seatings - 5 pm and 6:30 pm.

Tickets $10 and available at Farm Gate Store or please call MJ (250) 539-3777 or Pat (250) 539-5519.

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Mayne Island Speakers Series: Sat Oct 27


Saturday, October 27th, At the Ag Hall 7:30 pm.

Does Life Really Speed Up As We Get Older?
Guest Speaker: Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson's professional and academic experience has largely focussed on how change occurs for organizations and individuals. His talk will consider how social and personal change occurs, and why "generational change" is likely the most enduring.

Peter holds a Doctor of Social Sciences, a Masters of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography. He has a long history of humanitarian work, and served most recently as CEO at the David Suzuki Foundation.
He and his wife, Christine Weber own Hedgerow Farm on Mayne Island where they actively combine agriculture and conservation in their long term vision for the property.

Join us at 7 pm for refreshments before the talk. Admission is by donation. For further information please contact Mary Crumblehulme (250) 539-3027.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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