Annual General Meeting — Trustee Election: Sat Apr 13

Mayne Island Improvement District's Annual General Meeting and Trustee Election will be held on Saturday, April 13th at 1 pm in the Fire Hall Meeting room, 520 Felix Jack Road.

For further information please contact the MIID office at (250) 539-5116 or go to the web site at

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The Great Adventure: Fri Feb 22

The Library is pleased to present National Film Board film "The Great Adventure" on Friday, February 22 at 7:30 pm in the Ag Hall. Admission by donation, with free popcorn.

In this film, Jean Lemire and his crew undertake an arduous journey in their three-mast sailing ship through the Northwest Passage, documenting the breathtaking northern scenery, the impact of global warming on this fragile ecosystem and the daily struggle of the sailors just to survive.

For further information please contact Eleanor Cocker

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Mayne Island Library AGM: Sat Feb 23

Mayne Reading Centre Society is holding our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2 pm in the Library. All are welcome. If you wish to vote, the membership fee for the Society is $5.

Please note that the Library will be closed at 1 pm that day for the meeting. Cookies and sparkling water will be served. For further information please contact Eleanor Cocker

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Seedy Saturday Events: Feb 15 & 16

Film: Seed—The Untold Story: Fri Feb 15

Friday February 15, 7:30 pm at the Ag Hall.

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. Seed: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food.

In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. Seed features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

This event is co-sponsored by the Mayne Island Agricultural Society. Entry by donation. For further information please contact Deb Foote

Seedy Saturday: Sat Feb 16

Saturday Feb 16, 12 - 3 pm, at the Agricultural Hall. Join the Mayne Island Agricultural Society & Mayne Island Conservancy for a Seedy Weekend. We are honoured to announce that Tsartlip Elder Dr. John Elliott will be giving an opening welcome at Seedy Saturday.

Anxious to get out in the garden? Bring your saved seeds, cuttings, plants, bulbs and tubers to exchange, share and connect with other keen gardeners. Kids, plant seeds to take home. Speakers and demonstrations through the afternoon. Gardening advice. Seed exchange table. Exchange package for package. Have no seeds to exchange? Purchase for a loonie per package. Kids planting table. Fresh, local salad greens and shoots available.

For further information please contact Deb Foote

Family Day Weekend Museum Opening: Sat Feb 16

The Plumper Pass Museum will be open Saturday February 16, 2019 from noon until 2 pm. Tsartlip Elder STOLCEL Dr. John Elliott will officially open the event at noon in the Agricultural Hall.

For further information please contact Trish Hoff

Mayne Island Housing Society AGM: Sat Feb 16

The Mayne Island Housing Society is pleased to welcome all community members to our first Annual General Meeting on Saturday, February 16 at 2 pm at the Church House.

The agenda includes typical AGM business: presentation of Financial Report, Director's Report, election of Board of Directors, and special resolutions to amend MIHS bylaws.

Following the business meeting, we are very pleased to welcome Peter Robinson who will explore the topic: "How rental housing projects can demonstrate environmental and economic leadership in small communities."

Residents of both larger urban neighbourhoods, and smaller rural communities, sometimes worry that purpose built rental housing will have a negative impact on their own homes and properties. The perception is that such housing might not reflect community aspirations for environmental performance, appearance, or ongoing operations.

Peter Robinson, the former CEO of both the David Suzuki Foundation and BC Housing will speak to why this perception is often wrong, and how small scale rental housing projects can actually be a positive legacy for communities such as Mayne Island.

Curious? Come to ask questions.

Want to be more involved as a member, director, volunteer, consultant? Contact the Board Nomination Committee, David Lindquist, We hope you will join us to mark this milestone for the Mayne Island Housing Society. Refreshments will be served. For more information please contact Deborah Goldman, or phone, (604) 828-5784.

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Gaming and Gambling: a Discussion: Wed Feb 6

Retired Pender Island educator, David Nickoli, will facilitate an introductory discussion around gaming. Enjoy an interactive game of “Trivia” and learn about gaming, gambling and media technology. Discover the connections between gaming and gambling evident in today’s online media-focussed world. Discuss ways to engage your children or grandchildren around the topic of gaming and screen-time use.

Wed February 6th at the Church House at St. Mary Magdalene Church.

David Nickoli is the Prevention & Community Engagement Provider for Southern Gulf Islands, BC Responsible & Problem Gambling Program. For further information please contact Janet Guy (250) 539-9876.

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