Monday Night Fitness starts Sep 18



Community Centre open for drop-in fitness from 5 pm - 6:30 pm Mondays until further notice.

Strength and Stretch class from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm on Mondays. A bit of movement to keep our heart rates up, mostly resistance exercises with handheld weights followed by a good stretching session.

As you pick the weights, a class for anyone. Come and try it out if you want.

If you already have a card, the class is like any other class.

If you want to drop in for the class, cost is $10. A group of 15 sessions is $90

For drop in for the cardio equipment, cost is $5.

Dave and Deanna. For further information please contact Dave Ewanchuk djewanchuk@gmail.com.

posted September 2017

Tai Chi Classes Begin Sep 25



Fall Classes begin Monday, September 25th.

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. The fall session begins Monday, September 25th. 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 and “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.

posted September 2017

Mayne’s Terry Fox Run: Sun Sep 17



Mayne Island Terry Fox Run on Sunday September 17, 2017 at Miners Bay Park. Registration for the run is at 10:30 am. The run starts at 12 noon.

Come out and support this wonderful event for the whole family. Walk, run, bike, wheel, stroll, blade. There are 10 km, 5 km and 2 km routes. Remember to get your ice cream sundae at the end. Hot dogs and hamburgers by the Mayne Island Lions Club.

For further information please contact Colleen Proctor maynecolleen@gmail.com.

posted September 2017

Launch of Lunch Program: Thu Sep 21


Please join the Mayne Island Assisted Living Society and the Mayne Island Health Centre Association on Thursday, September 21st 2 - 4 pm at the Church House for lemonade, cake and live music for the launch of a new twice monthly Lunch Program for Mayne Island Seniors.

For further information please contact May McKenzie (250) 539-2530

posted September 2017

Mayne Island Fall Fair: Sat Aug 19


Don't miss the excitement and fun of the 92nd Annual Mayne Island Fall Fair!

Starting at 10 am, the Fair grounds, Gold Nugget Cafe, Museum and Farmers' Market open. Watch the parade at 11:30.

The Fair and Hall exhibits officially open at noon. Ongoing during the day located on the grounds will be Mr. Bubbles Magic Show, Pender Highlanders Pipe Band, Zucchini Races, Eric the Juggler, Trophy Awards and Raffle Draw.

Behind the Museum, try your hand at Gold Panning, pet a Miniature Horse and talk to Eden about her Chickens. Wander through the Barn and Museum and view the household wares and farm equipment of the past.

See you at the Fair! For further information please contact Heather Dow mayneagsociety@gmail.com.

posted August 2017

Art Show and Opening: Aug 4, 5 & 6


Please join us on Friday, August 4th, 7 - 9 pm for the opening reception of our art show, “Island States”, at the Ag Hall. All paintings by Tania Godoroja Pearse and Kathy Kaiser, are recent and have not been shown before.

We are delighted that, in addition, Bill Hayward is showing some of his wonderful wire sculptures and Kristine Webber is including her beautiful ceramics. See you there!

The showing continues Saturday & Sunday August 5 & 6th, 10 am - 3 pm.

For further information please contact Kathy kathykaiser48@gmail.com.

posted July 2017

Giambori presents “Live at the Vet” Aug 29 & 30


Concerts on Tuesday, August 29 and Wednesday, August 30 at 7 pm at the “Vets”, 390 Navy Channel Road.

What is Giambori?  It is a chamber music festival that has it’s roots in the hills of Tuscany where it was born and flourished in  the beautiful  rural  valleys  north of Lucca and just into the “Garfagnana”.  Chris Redsell founded and directed it in Italy where he lived  and it eventually attracted high calibre musicians from around the world who came for the music making and festive environment they found there. Giambori played in the most beautiful mountain side villages, in stunning walled piazzas and churches and then were feasted by the very generous and hospitable villagers well into the night.

In 2014 Chris and his wife Donna moved to a new Mediterranean climate here in the Gulf Islands and now live on Mayne. Provoked by many musicians who hankered after that Rural Italian Chamber music experience Giambori has been reborn here in the Gulf Islands and this will be the third season –playing on Mayne, Saturna and Galiano. In the past two summer seasons the emphasis has been on string quartets. This summer the concerts will be based around The Piano Quartet.  This season the musicians are made up of one musician (cellist Eric Wilson)) who has played in the Italian Giambori, two of his fellow faculty members from UBC, David Gillam (violin) and Chiharu Iinamu (piano), Chris Redsell (violist) and Elisabeth Jahren (piano and accordion).

Music will include a piano quartet from Dvorak and music from Mozart, Schubert and Rachmaninov.

Tickets are $25 (under 18, $10) and are available at Farm Gate store, Home Hardware & Happy Tides. Parking is limited so please carpool.

For further information please contact Chris chrisredsell@shaw.ca.

posted July 2017

Movie Night Under the Stars: Sun Aug 6


Annual Movie Night Under the Stars -- Sunday, August 6 at dusk - approximately 9 pm - at Miners Bay Park. Bring your own cozy blankets and chairs. Popcorn, drinks, & snacks will be available. The movie will be the 1981 classic “Raiders of the Lost Ark”.

Come out and enjoy the evening. Everyone is welcome. All donations will go towards The Terry Fox Foundation.

Don't forget the Mayne Island Terry Fox Run/Walk on Sunday, September 17 starting at Miners Bay Park. For further information please contact Kathie (250) 539-2399.

posted July 2017

Free Fall Fair Workshop: Mon July 31


Have you wondered what makes a prize winning fruit, vegetable or flower? Join Julie Schueck for a free workshop Monday, July 31 from 1 to 3 pm at the Agricultural Hall. Learn how to best present your exhibits and what judges look for in determining the winning entries.

For further information please contact Heather Dow mayneagsociety@gmail.com.

posted July 2017

Artists on The Point Auction & Party: Sat Jul 29


Mark your calendars Mayne Islanders - This is an event you will not want to miss.

Starting in May of this year, creative people of many disciplines have spent some rich inspirational time on St. John Point. The objective, to create a piece of work to donate to a fundraising auction. The work that has been delivered thus far is amazing.

There will be music & prose featured through out the evening, kindled, again by the Point. Be prepared to be entertained by your favourite Mayne Island musicians.

Artwork will be up for auction. Stop by on Friday July 28th between 4 pm & 8 pm, or Saturday July 29th between 10 am & 4 pm to spend time looking at the artwork and planning your auction strategy! The art work is sure to amazing. This is an event you will not want to miss out on.

The Auction and party starts at 7:30 pm on Saturday, July 29.

There will be a cash bar (offering Mayne Island Brewing Co. beer as well as wine) and things to nibble on.

All proceeds from the Auction & Bar sales will go to the Campaign to Save St. John Point.

For further information please contact Deb Foote organicdeb@shaw.ca.

posted July 2017