Surprise! Sat Dec 3


The Mayne Island Conservancy has something thrilling to share with you on Saturday December 3, 2016, 2 pm at the Community Centre.

Please join us for cider, cake and find out about the surprise!

For further information please contact Helen O'Brian helenobrian47@gmail.com.

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Children's Movie Night: Fri Nov 25


Calling All Children! Bring your parents to Ag Hall on Friday, November 25, to the Library's NFB Children’s Program. Movie Time: 7:30 pm. Admission and popcorn by donation.

Finally, a film night designed for children. These 5 short animated films deal with the themes of parting, love and life changes: “With Grandma”, “Oma’s Quilt”, “Ludovic: Visiting Grandpa”, “Cuckoo, Mr. Edgar”, “Tzaritza”.

For further information please contact David Chase maynechase@yahoo.com.

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Silver Maynes Christmas Dinner & Dance: Sat Dec 3



The Silver Maynes Christmas Dinner and Dance will be held in the Mayne Island School Gymnasium on the evening of December 3. It is the Silver Maynes way of getting into the Christmas spirit. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner follows at 6:30. It will be a traditional Christmas dinner, roast turkey with all the trimmings, and the dessert table will be loaded with the products of Mayne Island kitchens, for we invite all members to donate their favourite desserts. Then you can dance to the music of Bob Connolly.

The dinner is free for members paid up for 2016, but reservations should be made by November 23. Call Barb Baldwin, (250) 539-3757, e-mail john.baldwin@shaw.ca. For memberships, call Tricia Hope, (250) 539-3273, e-mail punshooter@shaw.ca. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 draw. Bring along a donation for the Food Bank. Let's all have a very merry Christmas!

For further information please contact Eilene Verhuel (250) 539-3710.

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NU 2 U Sale: Thu Nov 24


The Women's Auxiliary is putting on a NU 2 U Sale of winter clothing from 10 am - noon on Thursday November 24th. There will be complimentary tea, coffee and muffins served.

Please join us at the Church House for a fun social morning. All monies raised go towards the needs of the church. See you on Thursday the 24th.

For further information please contact Frankie Gowing frankiegowing@gmail.com.

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Fifty Shades of Green: Sat Nov 26


Saturday, November 26th, 1 pm at the Community Centre.

The Mayne Island Garden Club invites you to a very special event. Claude Ledoux, Horticultural Manager of New Westminster, will be giving a presentation on the wonders and unexpected pleasures of gardening. Claude is a dynamic and knowledgable speaker with a terrific sense of humour, making him both educational and entertaining!

Thanks to a grant from the MI Parks and Recreation, there is no charge for attending, but a small donation by non-Garden Club members would be gratefully accepted at the door. For Garden Club members, watch your email for information on the potluck luncheon that precedes the talk. For further information please contact Julie Schueck ichlache@shaw.ca.

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Community Information Meeting on Housing: Mon Nov 28


The Mayne Island Local Trust Committee is hosting a Community Information Meeting on Housing on Mayne Island. Open to everyone, this includes all aspects of housing from seniors and families, long and short term rentals, STVR's, and so on.

Every island and municipality has a housing crisis that are being addressed in different ways. The CRD are launching a Housing Needs Assessment and John Riley, Manager of Planning Programs for the CRD will be our guest.

Please come with your ideas. 1 pm Monday, November 28th at the Agricultural Hall. Please contact Brian Crumblehulme (bcrumblehulme@islandstrust.bc.ca) or Jeanine Dodds for more information.

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MI Little Theatre Presents the Dixie Swim Club: Nov 17-19


The Dixie Swim Club. Mayne Island Little Theatre is opening their 35th Season this fall with a positively brilliant production of “The Dixie Swim Club.” The all-female cast delivers comedy, pathos, and warmth with equal ability. It’s bound to be a delightful evening.

The plot revolves around five southern women who all belonged to the same collegiate swim team and follows a few decades of their lives, as told through their annual get-togethers for a weekend in August. On the surface, this sounds like a ho-hum plot that has seen many renditions; to some extent, that is true. But isn’t that what life is? It isn’t all high drama, and the cast brings their characters to life in an appealing and charming production.

The cast includes many of the faces you will remember from last season’s opener, “Calendar Girls.” Jessica Easton, is brilliant in her role embracing the southern belle with a cynical twist while the rest of the cast – Glenda Goodman, Michele Steele, Karen Noyes and Eden Buday are equally matched in their delivery of characters you will not forget.

Written by Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones, and Nicholas Hope the team who brought us Golden Girls, over 30 Community and 3 Professional Theatre groups are running or planning to run this production in the coming year. I think that says something about the quality of this work. Directed by Brian Crumblehulme and Produced by Mary Crumblehulme, The Dixie Swim Club is sure to bring a smile to your face.

You are going to want to purchase your tickets soon, this fall`s production is a three-night run opening on November 17th and closing on the 19th by all accounts from the buzz I am hearing around the island it looks like the show will sell out quickly. Remember there are only 100 tickets printed per show.

Tickets are $15 and will have “dropped” at the Trading Post, Farm Gate & Home Hardware by the time you read this. Please do not delay. You will truly be sorry if you miss this production.

Mayne Island Little Theatre like all other volunteer groups on our Island paradise is always looking for new volunteers. Actors, directors, producers, set builders, stage managers and front of house staff. If you are interested or for any further information, please contact us via our FaceBook Page or email Michele Steele at raylia3@shaw.ca.

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Mayne Island Dock Repairs


Mayne Island Dock Update: Early this summer the CRD through the Southern Gulf Islands Harbours Commission (SGIHC) awarded a contract for the repair of the CRD docks to Pacific Industrial Marine Ltd. This contract followed an engineering review conducted over the winter and spring. Miners Bay Dock is owned by the CRD and is included in the subject repairs. Horton Bay is owned by Small Craft Harbours (SCH) and due to a legal challenge from the upland property owner has not been divested to the CRD (SGIHC).

Miners Bay Dock: Prior to year end Miners Bay dock will have defective decking replaced on the approach and wharf head (we have experienced delays due to the treated lumber required for repairs not being available). A grating will be installed at the top of the approach to redirect run off from the road.  Warped hand rails will be replaced. The docks gangways will receive new guide rails and roller hardware, new gangway transition plates will be installed. Pressure washing has been ordered. When weather conditions permit the wharf head railing will be painted; the gangways will be stripped and re-coated.

Horton Bay Dock: While the SGIHC manages Horton Bay dock repairs are made by its owner Small Craft Harbours. Over the last year the SGIHC has provided reports of required repairs at Horton Bay dock to Small Craft Harbours which has responded with a list of repairs expected to be made in November. These repairs include the repair of decking and installation of a grating at the top of the approach, repair of approach hand rails and wheelguard and replacement of cross braces on approach. The Gangway will receive new timber cleats and nonskid. The floats will receive safety ladders, a repair to a bullrail as well as repair and replacement of metal mesh nonskid.

Should you have any questions regarding our Islands docks please email or call Carl Bunnin, Mayne Island Harbours Commissioner, (250) 539-2311 cbunnin@gmail.com.

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Library Re-opens: Sat Nov 12


After our renovations closure, the library will re-open on Saturday, November 12th at 11 am and will be open on the usual days of Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from that date.

Come and see the changes and enjoy getting all the books you want to read again. See you at the library.

For further information please contact Sheila Dunnachie sdunnachie@shaw.ca.

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Association of Mayne Island Boaters AGM: Sun Nov 13


Members are invited to attend the 16th Annual General Meeting of the Association of Mayne Island Boaters (AMIB) on Sunday, November 13th, 2016, 10 am at the Mayne Island Community Centre

The AGM provides an excellent opportunity to socialize, renew memberships, participate in discussion/questions, and get the latest news about the Island's docks.

A review of the last year's activities will be featured in a short slide show presentation - "AMIB Events of the Year”.

Elections are always part of the AGM. New faces and fresh ideas are necessary to keep memberships active and vibrant. Please consider being involved with a great team of boating enthusiasts and let your name stand for election on the AMIB Board of Directors.

Membership renewals are $20 family, $10 single. Tickets for the Christmas Dinner (catered by Sue) on Sat Nov. 26th will be available at the AGM for $15 per person. Please contact Sharon if you have any inquiries (250) 539-2311.

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