About Our Programs

The Mayne Island Community Centre hosts a diverse number of ongoing programs for fitness, health and well-being, education, arts, crafts, and more.

We also host a diverse range of sessions, meetings and events including flu clinics, courses, concerts, craft fairs, dances, fundraising events and AGMs. Schedules for these can be found on our calendar. Please also check our Facebook page for upcoming events and announcements.

If you are interested in holding a program at the Centre, please get in touch through the Board and Bookings page. Rates are very reasonable and may present an economic opportunity for you and a place to share your skills.

Check the calendar and Facebook pages for program dates and times.

Fitness, Health and, Well-Being

MIALS New Horizons Program: Every Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

MIALS received a grant to offer weekly programs available to anyone in our community. Programs include organized activities, educational series, therapeutic arts and music, support groups, community integration and a place for people to come together.

Contact Nevah Eyton for information, 604-562-1944

MIALS Support Groups: Held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 1:30 PM -3:30 PM

These groups are to support families, couples and individuals on the journey of Alzheimers & Dementia. They will include facilitated support group dialogue as well as therapeutic activities such as music and movement.

Contact Nevah Eyton for information, 604-562-1944

Stretch and Strength Fitness

A 1-hour fitness session on Thursday mornings concentrating on resistance exercises and stretching, some cardio elements as well. Registration required.


Tai Chi/QiGong

This class is slow, measured movement done to music. Yang-style Tai Chi is a gentle upright form which promotes balance and flow. Tai Chi is offered from January through April, and September to December on Monday mornings. Contact Dell Maxwell email: 250-539-3351

TOPS is a well established support program that runs every Wednesday morning throughout the year at 10 a.m. Contact Karen-Gary Teager:

Yoga with Carol

A variety of Hatha poses will be taught from Beginner to Intermediate level. Pre-registration is required as classes will be restricted by size. Fee:  $12 / class or 8 classes for $90.

Monday 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Thursday 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Contact: Carol Meldrum, CYA Registered Hatha, Yin, & Children’s Yoga Instructor, RYT-250 email: 778 242 3626

Yoga with Donna

Yoga Intermediate

Drawing from the full spectrum of Classical Eight Limb Yoga, infused with mindfulness, and working with the guidance of the breath, this class offers stability for body and mind, cultivating inner awareness, harmony and balance. Suitable for those with previous yoga experience.

Tuesdays 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Yoga Gentle

This early morning practice is infused with mindful movement, steady postures and gentle breath works, to establish oneself in ease of both body and mind. Suitable for those new to yoga, or for experienced practitioners seeking a slower pace. Pre-registration required. Contact Donna for drop-in options.

Fridays  7:45 – 9:00am

Classes led by, Donna Williams, CYA-E-RYT * 550 hr

*Canadian Yoga Alliance – Experienced – Registered Yoga Teacher / Ayurveda Yoga Wellness Consultant.

To register or for information call 539-3693  Or email / www.donna-williams.

Join Sue Duncan and the great Mayne Island Lunch Bunch the first and third Thursday of each month at 12 noon for a lovely lunch with interesting topics and guest speakers.  All ages welcome.

Registration required:  Contact: Sue Duncan, Program Coordinator, 250-539-3640

Mindful Somatic Movement is on throughout the year in sessions runs, generally on Friday mornings. Sensory motor amnesia  (SMA) is a term to describe chronically tight muscles that have learned to stay tight due to habitual holding patterns and long term stress in the body. Engaging in this gentle movement we reset the neuromuscular system, releasing tension and stress, establishing new patterns of ease and comfort, greater range of motion, strength and flexibility. Contact certified instructor Donna Williams, 250-539-3693

Starting again July 15th, Fridays from 9:15 AM-10:15 AM

Arts and Recreation

MayneVoices” Community Choir – If you love to sing, want to have fun, and meet new people, join MayneVoices!  No experience is necessary!  We explore the world of choral music, from classical to contemporary, including gospel, jazz, folk, world music, madrigals, and musicals. Cost is $150 for 15 sessions (sliding scale discount as needed).

Director:  Mary Hansen  778-773-0468

Not currently running

The Watercolour Painter’s class runs Monday afternoons from 1:15 pm – 4:30 PM January to May and October to December and plein air painting other times.

Contact Dell Maxwell for information, 250-539-3351