BC Islands Mensa

Website for Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands Members

Regular Events

Wednesday Lunches

This event occurs every Wednesday at a specified location For details see the Announcements page under the Upcoming Events heading.

Movie Nights

Some volunteer member organizes attendance at a movie for members.


Members gather at a member’s residence for an evening of fun and games. Volunteer organizer wanted.



This event happens every Friday, members and guests meet at a designated restaurant and time for an evening meal.


Members and guests gather at a the residence of the Hosting member for a potluck dinner and games/conversations.

Explore the World of Mensa

There are two ways to join Mensa:

  1. Take a supervised entrance test.
  2. Provide evidence of eligibility.                      Details at : mensa.ca/join/  Contact us                                                                                             for  more info.

Upcoming events

Dear BCIM:
We will be having a Mid Island Mensa Experience (MIME) at Rathtrevor Provincial Park on Sunday, September 24th, from 10 AM – 4 PM
All are welcome – please join us and visit with your Island Ms! 
(This is a no-cost event; BCIM is paying for the site booking.)
  • We have booked Group Picnic Area S1-Picnic Shelter (see Group Sites & Picnic Shelters map here🙂
  • Directions to Rathtrevor PP here:
  • It’s a potluck event – bring your own food and (non-alcoholic) beverages; (smoking/vaping is prohibited, as is alcohol consumption.)
  • If you want to grill, please bring your own bbq and propane – there are no cooking facilities at the Group Picnic Shelters.
  • Games and activities are welcome, and the beach is nearby  – very family and kid-friendly – feel free to hike and bike about!
  • Dress for the weather – it may be cool the last week of September – 🤞 for sunny skies!
  • If you need to carpool and don’t know an attending M, please contact me, (jjpugh57@gmail.com), and I’ll do my best to connect you with a ride from another M.
  • Confirmation of your attendance is appreciated for numbers – please let me know by email.
  • Any questions? – please give me an email or a call (204-881-0089)
(And – a heads up for the next MIME event – a visit to the Courtenay Museum & Paleaontology Centre in October!)
Hope to see you soon!
Jeffery Pugh
3 rd Sunday Potluck
This month’s Potluck event will be hosted by Jim and Ute on 17th September 6 pm at 4870 Lochside Dr. Saanich, for fully vaccinated members and guests only. RSVP.
Members in the area: Volunteers welcome to propose/organise additional events or host Potlucks. Please contact G.May: gamay@shaw.ca
The Second BC Islands Mensa Picnic
Reminder: The 2nd Annual BC Islands BBQ picnic is 4 days away! (13 Aug. 2023, 4pm – 8pm at Gyro Beach Area ‘B’ Saanich BC)
We still need another potable BBQ unit and volunteers for cook duties. Please contact George at gamay@shaw.ca, this is the correct email address! Please bring eating utensils for your group to minimise waste.
***Please note changes to the date, time and site of the 2nd Annual BC Islands Mensa Picnic!***
The Second BC Islands Mensa Picnic
The event will be held on the 13th August 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Site ‘B’ Gyro Park. Free hamburgers, hot-dogs and soft-drinks will be provided but attendees are encouraged to bring extra food to share. We need another BBQ and volunteers, please contact George May.
Chow and Chat”
Every Wednesday at noon.
Currently meeting at Spinnakers for the summer. Inside/outside spaces, on bus route, bike route, and free parking.
Will rotate venues in fall; suggestions welcome.
If you wish to attend, please call or e-mail Bill Dexter by 11 am so he can secure an appropriate sized table. 250-383-1804 bill.dexter@telus.net

The Second BC Islands Mensa Picnic (pending site confirmation).

The event will be held on the 6th August 3:30 to 7:30  pm at Gyro Park. Free hamburgers, hot-dogs and soft-drinks  will be provided but attendees are encouraged to bring extra food to share.

Third Sunday Potluck July 16th 6 pm.

Mary Freeman is hosting this month’s Potluck. All Members welcome. Mary’s address is 9-909 Carolwood Drive, Saanich, BC.