Hallelujah, a play with music — Apr 7, 8, 9

The Mayne Island Little Theatre presents Hallelujah - a play with music. It is an original play written by one of our own Mayne Island residents, Sam Israel, and based on the novel "The People from Heaven" by John Sanford.

Three nights only:  April 7, 8, 9, 2011 at the Ag Hall.

Doors open at 7:30, and the curtain rises at 8 pm.

Tickets are on sale at the Trading Post and are only $12 each for this premier event.

For further information contact Sam Israel (250) 539-3574

NOTE: This play is not suitable for young children.
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Mayne Island Youth Fitness Soccer Camp - Mar 24

Mayne Island Youth Fitness presents a one-day Soccer Camp, Thursday March 24, 2011, 12:30 to 4:30 pm at the Mayne School Field.

This camp is free to all MIYF members who are enrolled in the ongoing soccer program or $10 plus MIYF membership for non-soccer program participants.

This event will focus on passing, teamwork skills and theory. Snacks and drinks provided.

Facilitated by Andrew Latham, Head Coach, Lower Vancouver Island Soccer Association.

Pre-register by contacting Anita: telephone (250) 539-2790, email: miyf@shaw.ca or at 12pm on the field.

Mexican Fiesta Dinner and Silent Auction - Mar 19

Mexican Fiesta!
3rd Annual Fun(d) Raiser Dinner & Silent Auction

Saturday, March 19th, 2011
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Location: Community Centre

Tickets: $25 adults, $15 children under 16

Hot Tamales! The tickets for the Community Gardens Mexican Dinner are selling like jumping beans. To be part of this Fun Fiesta; the remaining tickets can be purchased from our amigas and amigos at Happy Tides and Mayne Island Home Hardware.

For further information contact Vicki Turay (250) 539-9946 or vturay@hotmail.com or Barbara McIntyre barbaramcintyre@shaw.ca

Mayne Island Conservancy AGM - Mar 19

Date: Saturday March 19th 2011
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Ag Hall

Business Meeting:
Members may vote.
Memberships are available before the call to order.
Annual Reports
Election of Directors

Froggy Festivities & Salamandrid Shindigs:
Presented by David Cunnington. David is the Ecological Gifts Program Coordinator at Environment Canada’s Canadian Wildlife Service. He has worked to protect endangered and threatened wildlife for the past 10 years. Before he became involved in species at risk, he conducted surveys of bats, amphibians and reptiles in the South Okanagan, researched control of introduced tree snakes on the island of Guam, and investigated the effects of fish stocking on amphibian populations.

Everyone is welcome! Refreshments will be served.

For more information visit http://www.conservancyonmayne.com/agm.htm#key

Questions: Contact Helen O'Brian at (250) 539-5619 or (250) 405-5194 or email us: info@conservancyonmayne.com

Helen O'Brian (250) 539-5619 or (250) 405-5194

Help with picture of ship run aground

A request from Saturna resident Andrée Fredette.

Hi. My name is Andrée Fredette, I live on Saturna and I have been interested in the ships that anchor in Plumper Sound and Navy Channel for a few years now. I have taken countless pictures of the gypsum unloaders.

I would like to request info about the Hebei Lion, specifically whether anyone on Mayne Island had actually got a picture of that ship while it was aground off Mayne Island in 2009.

Did anyone from Mayne Island get a snap of that event?

There is an effort to get as much "evidence" of this type of incident, to exert pressure and have the ships anchor closer to the actual port of Vancouver.

Anything you can share will help. Contact andree dot fredette at gmail dot com

Casting Call–MILT production of 18 Wheels—Mar 7

Casting Call! Auditions for MILT production of 18 Wheels

Monday March 7th; Ag Hall at 7:00 pm

18 Wheels is a musical salute to some of Canada’s finest, our long distance truck drivers. The show leans toward country with a little bit of gospel thrown in. Director Carol Munro is hoping to cast 2 men and 2 women with good singing voices. For more information, call Carol at (250) 539-3497

Yoga at the Community Centre

Beginners: This class is suitable for those with little or no previous yoga experience. Emphasis is on foundation and structural aspects of asanas (postures) with an introduction to pranayama (breath control).

Pre-registration is required. 10 week session begins Tues March 8th - May 10th,  5:30 pm - 6:45 pm. Cost $70:00.

Gentle: This early morning class is suitable for those with previous experience who are seeking a gentle approach to practice.

7 week session begins Fri Mar 25th - May 6th, 7:30 am -8:45 am.  Pre-registration is required. Cost $48:00.

Level One: This on-going, level one class combines dhyana (meditation), pranayama (breath control) and asana (postures) as a guide to deepen self awareness, enabling peace to be more present in our lives. Thursdays 5:30 pm – 6:55 pm.

10 sessions $70:00 or $8:00 drop in fee.

Classes held at the Mayne Island Community Centre led by, certified yoga instructor, Donna Williams. To register or for information call Donna at (250) 539-3693.