Dedicated to initiating, encouraging and organising educational, cultural, recreational and community activities in Metchosin

Welcome Autumn!! In October the Community House office will be staffed two mornings a week by temporary MCA Co-ordinator Linda Spiller. 

Please feel free to drop in 09:30-12:30 October 2, 5, 10, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 and 30th.

Otherwise, please send an email mcahouse@telus.net or leave a voice mail 250-478-5155 and we will get back to you as soon as we can.



The Metchosin Community Association is looking for a new MCA Coordinator; accepting resumes through Friday October 6, 2023. 

The Metchosin Community Association (MCA), 4430 Happy Valley Road, is seeking a part-time Coordinator. This is an in-office position, providing clerical support to the MCA Board and House. Hours are 16 hours/week (generally four weekdays a week with four hours per day, no statutory holidays). The successful candidate must have proven experience and be knowledgeable with office procedures and polices, enjoy working with the public, be highly organized and able to multitask. The MCA Coordinator position is the MCA’s front-line representative and spokesperson to the public, volunteers, renters, and community groups.


Requirements and skills:

        High school diploma plus additional education or hands-on experience

        Familiarity with computer data processing and accounting software programs, especially Microsoft Office 365 and Google Docs

        Basic bookkeeping

        Maintaining internal databases

        Self motivated and task oriented

        Strong written and oral communication skills

Social media platform awareness and proficiency      



        Manage electronic, telephone, standard mail and in-person communications

        Book meetings, House rentals and schedule events for both the MCA and Metchosin District grounds; prepare rental contracts and update calendars accordingly

        Co-ordinate House projects and develop and maintain lists of members and volunteers

        Maintain routine updates to the MCA website and social media platforms in consultation with the Board Executive

        Provide clerical support to MCA Board Treasurer to organize and maintain financial data and documents

        Collate monthly Board meeting agendas, attend monthly Board meetings, take minutes and distribute in a timely manner

        Prepare a monthly Coordinator’s Report for Board meetings

        Regularly update the roadside signboard

        Update and distribute monthly ‘House Happenings’ to members and the Metchosin Muse

        Check state of House at the start of each shift, fill soap dispenser, toilet and paper towel rolls and remove any litter if necessary; order and stock office, kitchen and washroom supplies as needed

        Manage office waste and recycling as needed

This is an in-office position, providing clerical support to the MCA Board.

• 4 weekdays a week (no statutory holidays)

• 16 hours a week

• 3 weeks of paid vacation

• Pay scale, starting between $23–$26/hr

• Minimum two references required

Applications accepted by email only to: mcahouse@telus.net Application deadline: Friday, October 6 at 4:00pm

🎵 🎵 It's FUN to work at the __ M*C*A* 🎵 🎵 


If you haven’t had the chance to renew your MCA membership for the 2023 - 2024, please consider continuing your support of the Community House. Membership enables you to stay active within this wonderful community facility and show appreciation for our many MCA programs and events. Memberships are still only $10 for an individual, or $20 for a family or organization. Memberships can be easily renewed by:

1. E-transfer: send your e-transfer (auto-deposit, no security question required) to mcahouse@telus.net (with your full name in the comment field + membership renewal) OR,

2. Drop Off: cheque or cash in an envelope (stating your first + last names) in person at the Office or in the locked drop box at the door of the Metchosin Community House OR,

3. Mail: send your cheque to 4430 Happy Valley Road, Victoria, BC, V9C 3Z3

**Please include your name(s) and any changes to your contact information with your payment.

**Renewing members are no longer required to fill out the MCA Membership Form.

**Not a member yet? Send us an email and we'll set you right up!!


🥧 IT'S TIME FOR ................Made-In-Metchosin Mince Pies 🥧

Enjoy a locally created Christmas dessert. 

Fill your kitchen with the delicious smell of baked mince pies to impress your Dinner Guests or to give as a Holiday Hostess Gift. 

The pastry is created by the generous folks at the Royal Bay Bakery in Colwood. 

The light and spicy mince is enhanced using tart, local Metchosin apples. 

Pies are sold frozen and unbaked, 8” pies @ $15 each. 

Only a limited number of pies are made each year. Place your order NOW at 250-478-5155, or mcahouse@telus.net

Pick up pre-orders at the Community House, 4430 Happy Valley Road, Saturday, December 2, 10am–2pm, or by arrangement when ordering. 

Baking instructions included.  Pop several pies into your freezer – or oven – if you can’t wait ! 

This is a Metchosin Community Association fundraiser. 


MCA House Happenings 

October 2023


Vancouver Island Health Authority Adult Day Program – 9:00am–3:30pm. Contact Mobile program coordinator Ken Hillicke at 250-213-2440. 


Knitting Café. The evening group will meet 7:00–9:00pm on the first and third Mondays monthly. For more info on the evening group, call Heather at 250-478-6590. Knitters of all levels are welcome. 


Drop-In Art Group. This friendly and supportive group of artists and hobbyists meets Tuesday mornings 9:30am–12:30pm at the MCHouse. Everyone is welcome. If you would like to join the group, contact Arlene at 250-391-7905. 


Knitting Café. The afternoon group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly 1:00–3:00pm. For more information on the afternoon group, call Nance at 250-478-7708 after 11:00am. Knitters of all levels are welcome.  


Vancouver Island Health Authority Adult Day Program. 9:00am–3:30 pm (see Monday for details).


Weights and Measures. 8:30–10:00am weekly. Weights and Measures is a weight loss and healthy lifestyle support group for anyone in the community. For more information contact Nan at 250-478-7688. 


Creative Rug Hooking. The first and third Thursdays monthly, 10:30am–1:30pm, led by Sheila Stewart, certified Instructor of Traditional Rug Hooking. Free instruction for beginners; kit available for $25.  Contact Sheila (250-595-6406, email blueheronstudio@telus.net) to discuss supplies needed. Experienced rug hookers are invited to bring their own projects.



Parent and Tot Program. **There will be no Parent and Tot session Friday October 20th due to a Pro-D Day.**

9:30–11:30am. Calling all Metchosin tots! The Parent and Tot Drop-In Program invites moms, dads, caregivers and their young children to join us Friday mornings for our community program. Children will have access to toys, books and craft opportunities. You will enjoy our relaxed, supportive environment and connecting with other parents and children. We look forward to seeing you and your little ones. 

Friday Socials. The last Friday of each month from 1:00-3:00 pm. Drop in for coffee and conversation. Hosted by Baha’is of Metchosin and the Seniors’ Resource Centre. SRC offers drives to anyone who needs a ride; call 250-478-5150 or email SRC.  All ages, everyone is welcome!  Details https://metchosinseniors.ca/friday-socials/  

Ukulele Gathering. Returning Oct 20th. 5:00–6:30pm, third Friday of each month. Open to community members of all ages and levels of talent. Bring: a ukulele, capo, tuner, music stand, and a few songs you are willing to share/lead/teach with appropriate song sheets for others. For information contact Margaretha; memetopia@shaw.ca 



Interested in Renting MCA House?

Please click on our rentals page for more information.

For inquiries please leave a message at 250-478-5155 or email mcahouse@telus.net.

MCHouse A Fun Place To Come To!

Communicable Disease Prevention Plan for MCA

The Metchosin Community Association (MCA) requests that all program leads, and private renters review our organization’s Communicable Disease Prevention Plan and follow its guidelines. These guidelines are based on recommendations from BC Health.

Community House user groups and private renters are required to self-monitor and not use the facility if they are ill or/and have symptoms of communicable disease, or have had recent contact with someone who has a communicable disease.

The House capacity is current 100% (80 people).

Masks and Proof of Vaccines are no longer a requirement, however, the MCA strongly recommend that rental and program organizers err on the side of caution and consider masking and vaccination requirements, especially when there are high-risk participants or activities. The MCA also encourages that rentals and program organizers leave windows / doors open to promote better ventilation and or turn on the switch for the ventilation fan. The rental and program organizers are responsible for proper cleaning and disinfection of the house after each event.