Winter 2013 News
Masons Island Announcement
This property totaling approximately 19 acres in the middle of the island joins to the existing MODL property in the big cove on the eastern side and with several adjacent lots on the western side of the island.
Masons Island Plot Plan
The property will complement the northern end which was jointly acquired by MICA and MODL in 2008. Upon closing, the entire very popular big cove on Masons will be conserved, protected and available for traditional public use.
Masons Island from the air showing the big cove and the northern end
If you would like to donate toward this exciting acquisition on Masons Island, or renew your membership, you may do so by cheque to MICA, PO Box 427, Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0, or online at www.mahoneislands.ns.ca through PayPal or CanadaHelps.org.
This property will then join Andrews, Backman, Covey, the northern end of Masons, Sacrifice and Shag Islands that MICA has jointly acquired in partnership since its beginnings over 10 years ago. This is in addition to the donation of Long, Dry, Centre and Snipe Islands.
MICA extends a sincere and hearty 'thank you' to all our members, our private supporters, our corporate supporters, our partners the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and the Province of Nova Scotia and our countless volunteers who have enabled the association to be so successful with these acquisitions. Together we are creating a legacy.
We are also very excited to announce that the 11th Annual MICA Gala Dinner and Auction (GDA) has been set for November 1, 2013 at the Atlantica Hotel, Oak Island. The committee is working on making this year's event even more memorable. The wheels are in motion on our Corporate Sponsorship Committee who have set a goal of 50 Corporate Sponsors for the GDA. If you wish to enquire about becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact anyone on the committee.
Corporate Sponsorship Committee:
Martin Balcome: firstname.lastname@example.org 902-543-2446
Georg Ernst gernst@GrantThornton.ca 902-521-1140
David Nicholson email@example.com 902-627-2800
John Meisner firstname.lastname@example.org 902-634-2104
Lunenburg Hardware a long time MICA supporter has facilitated the donation of the first auction item - a Napoleon Gourmet Grill valued at $2200 donated by Lunenburg Hardware, BMR and Napoleon Gourmet Grills. Thank you to Lunenburg Hardware for this very generous donation – a great start to our collection of auction items!
Brom Hart, Co Chair of the MICA Gala Dinner and Auction Committee
accepting the BBQ from Bill Towndrow of Lunenburg Hardware
“Lunenburg Hardware, BMR and Napoleon Gourmet Grills are pleased to donate this BBQ
as an auction item at November's Gala. The fundraising and awareness work performed by the
volunteers of MICA to bring islands in Mahone Bay into the public domain for all to enjoy is
commendable. Together, communities accomplish great things! Congratulations on the
acquisition of the Masons Island property”….. Bill Towndrow
The MICA Gala Dinner and Auction is our major fundraiser. The overwhelming support for this event has been instrumental in allowing us to continue with our island acquisitions.
Sincere thank you,
MICA Board of Directors