Mayne Islanders reach out to their friends and neighbours who need a hand.
We're here to help
The Mayne Island Assisted Living Volunteer Program was developed by islanders as a way of connecting people who need some assistance to remain independent with people who are willing to offer that assistance. Our services are not just for seniors, but are available to all Mayne Islanders at no cost.
Stay tuned! The MIALS board, with the help of our LIONS, is about to announce a great fundraiser on June 11th at the school. A Mac and Cheese Cook Off competition! Get together with your friends/ neighbours/ book club/ Island group and prepare an amazing mac and cheese! There will also be a jellied salad competition! Get out those old cookbooks!
All proceeds will go to Assisted Living. Please come out and support us..and have some fun.
Details are coming soon.
Thank you to our recent Donors in April-
Brian & Colleen Dearden
Libbie Bake & Judith Walker
Linda & Bruce Steele
Sharon & Carl Bunnin
Our 2016 AGM:
Our MIALS AGM was held Thursday, April 14th at the Church House. It was a packed house! Our co-chairs Mary Aikins and Colleen Ming, treasurer Barb Baker and co-ordinator May McKenzie presented our year's reports and thanked everyone who came out to support us. We signed up 138 members this year!
MIALS has some serious fundraising to do this year and it looks like we have the support from the island to do it! Stay tuned!
Board members for 2016:
Where We Live
Mayne Island, BC
New on the Web - History of MIALS
Lending a Hand
Our Circle of Care Volunteers:
Donna William, Glenda Goodman, Mairi Munro-Kerr, Michael Crovato, Lael Whitehead, Cathy Brown, Jessica Easton and Toby Snelgrove. Story here.
"It is not hyperbole to say that MIALS would not exist or operate without its dedicated community of volunteers who contribute their time to help our clients in a variety of ways.
Over the coming months, to mark and celebrate MIALS’ 10th anniversary, this column will share stories both of our volunteers and of our clients. For this issue, we spoke to one of the three founders of MIALS and an active volunteer today, Cilla Brooke, and her husband and equally active volunteer, Dennis Watts."
Read more in the June newsletter...