Movie Night at Miners Bay Park: Sun Aug 4

Movie Night at Miners Bay Park: Sun Aug 4 starting at dusk. Everyone is welcome.

Bring warm clothes, blankets, chairs. Drinks are available; free popcorn. Admission is free, or by donation. All proceeds go to the Terry Fox Foundation.

Come out to support Terry Fox and start thinking about the Terry Fox Run-Walk in September. For further information please contact (250) 539-0444.

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Made on Mayne Midsummer Market: Sun Aug 4

Come see what Mayne Island artists and crafters have to offer at our Made on Mayne Midsummer Market. Sunday August 4th at the Community Centre from 12 to 4 pm. From baked goods to jams and jellies to home decor, soy wax candles and beeswax food wraps, cards, artwork and organic juices, we’ve got it all on Mayne. See you then.

For further information please contact Heather Harris

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Library Annual Book Sale: Sat Aug 3

The Mayne Island Library will be holding the annual book sale on Saturday August 3 from 10 am until 2 pm.

Great bargains! Please bring your own bag. For further information please contact Marilyn Winterbottom (250) 539-5506.

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Plants for Pollinators: Mon July 29

Join guest expert Lori Weidenhammer, author of Victory Gardens for Bees, to learn how to transform your gardens into habitat for wild pollinators.

Monday, July 29th, 7 pm at the Ag Hall. Admission by donation.

You’ll come away with insight into the factors limiting the availability of food for pollinators and what you can do to help. To support you in the creation of pollinator habitat in your backyard, we will be handing out native plant seeds collected right here on Mayne Island, and providing instructions on how to get these plants established. We’ll also share some preliminary results of our inter-island citizen science project, highlighting some of the pollinator-plant relationships our community has uncovered.

For further information please contact

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Giambori Concerts at the Community Centre: Jul 16 & 18

Giambori presents: Live at the Community Centre. Tue Jul 16, 7:30 pm and Thu Jul 18, 7:30 pm. Tickets $25 (under 18, $10) available at Farm Gate, Home Hardware, Happy Tides & the Trading Post.

Music: Schubert Roasamunde String quartet, Dvorak piano quintet no 2, Piazzola. Elisabeth Jahren, Piano and Accordian; Eric Wilson, Cello; Mara Milkis and Kathy Caswell, Violins; Chris Redsell, Viola.

This summer's concerts are of particular interest because not only do we have a fantastic program, with, arguably one of Schubert's greatest pieces. But a "stunner" from Dvorak, plus some little gems..... to be played by 5 people who are all, somehow connected. The two violinists have had their careers in New York and Eric, whom we all know on Mayne from the many concerts performed here. Kathy comes from 30 years in the Met and Mara was eased into our Canadian culture and habits by Kathy in Banff about 40 years ago. She is originally from Russia, her father, who is still alive was Concert Master in the TSO. Kathy, Mara and I were students together, but have not played together since that time. Everyone knows Elisabeth, our own veterinary celebrity. They will all arrive on the 9th of July to start rehearsing in the quiet and relaxing environment of Mayne Island.. This will be Kathy and Mara’s first time here in the Gulf Islands. Come join us for what should be a magical concert.

For further information please contact Christopher Redsell

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Kit Pearson Book Launch: Sun Aug 25

Please join Order of Canada and Governor-General Award-winning author Kit Pearson for the Mayne Island launch of her latest novel, "Be My Love", 2 pm at the Library.

Be My Love is the companion volume to "The Whole Truth" and "Nothing But the Truth". All three novels are set on a fictitious island called Kingfisher Island — which is actually Mayne Island. There will be copies of the book available for sale and for signing. Everyone is welcome.

For further information please contact Judi Walker

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Fumbling towards Reconciliation: Sun Jul 14

All are invited to hear John Aitken and Marie Weeks share their experience from when they attended the Santa Fe Art Institute's Residency: Truth and Reconciliation.

John and Marie will also be sharing some exciting news!

John and Marie attended this residency the month of February 2019. Their collaboration explored possible ways in which someone Indigenous, could work with someone non-Indigenous, to create healthy pathways towards reconciliation.

Their collaboration's title: Fumbling Towards Reconciliation. All are welcome and we look forward to sharing and answering questions. When: July 14, 2019. Where: Agricultural Hall. Time: 1 pm for tea and snacks, discussion will begin at 1:30 until 3:30 pm. A small donation at the door will be appreciated.

For further information please contact John Aitken

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Poetry Reading by Ronaye Hudyma: Sun Jul 21

There will a poetry reading at the Library, Sunday July 21 at 3 pm.

The poet, Ronaye Hudyma is a Mayne Islander with a gift for poetry and a fascinating life story. Her lifelong career has been in the entertainment business beginning at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto where she studied piano and voice, and continuing as a solo performer on the stage, in television and in nightclubs on several continents.

Later she became a contracted songwriter for publishing companies in Nashville, TN. She is the author of the books "With a Broken Wing" and "How Many Heartbeats" She will read for us from her books and possibly add some new works as well. All are welcome on this summer afternoon to come, meet Ronaye, enjoy the poetry and have some refreshments.

For further information please contact Eleanor Cocker

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