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

Regular Office Hours

TUESDAY -  FRIDAY 10am - 2pm.

Please feel free to drop in and visit Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Wednesday by appointment only.

4430 Happy Valley Road, Metchosin BC V9C 3Z3

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

MIGHTY METCHOSIN GARAGE SALE

at the

Metchosin Community House: 4430 Happy Valley Rd.

(no pre-sales or early birds please)   

Saturday, May 25      9:00am - 3:00pm            

First choice of sale items

Silent Auction (Saturday only; closes at 2:00)

Sunday, May 26      9:00am-3:00pm  

Cheaper prices

Clearance after 2:00 pm

 VolunteersRegister here or https://volunteersignup.org/3LKCT    
(If you have already volunteered there is no need to use the online signup - The online signup is just for Volunteers interested in Sale days May 25th and May 26th)                      

Donations - Saturday, May 18 until Thursday, May 23 (10:00-2:00)

(**note: new this year – no donation drop-off on Friday**)

            

Gratefully Accepted donations include:   Antiques & collectibles, Toys, Clothing (in good, clean condition only), Tools, China & Knickknacks, Furniture (no stuffed), Small appliances & lamps, Household goods & linens, Sporting goods (except for skis and exercise equipment) 

Things we are unable to accept: mattresses, stuffed couches or chairs, TVs or computers , Xmas decorations, trees, etc., cribs & car seats, skis or exercise equipment, magazines, suitcases or luggage and shoes.

 (We reserve the right not to accept some items: large appliances & similar to go into the metal bin)          

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 ***Please take all books to Old Barn Books at the Pioneer Museum****

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 Questions? - Call 250-478-5155 Tuesday – Thursday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm                                         

 

Proceeds from the sale support the continuation of programs and the maintenance of the Metchosin Community House. New volunteers are always needed and welcomed.                

Volunteer Opportunities for the Mighty Metchosin Garage Sale!

Register Now Online!  

(If you have already signed up to volunteer there is no need to use the online signup - the online signup is just for Volunteers on the Garage Sale days May 25th and May 26th)

May 11, May 18th – May 26th, 2024

During the week before the actual Garage Sale the Community House is looking for Volunteers to help with many fun and exciting activities to prepare for everyone’s favourite Garage Sale! Use the link above to sign up! (or you can put this address in your web browser https://volunteersignup.org/3LKCT)

If you have some free time and are interested in meeting some great friendly people in your community, come on down! We need all the help we can get for this fundraiser to help keep the Metchosin Community House and its many great community programs running.

There are many super fun things you can help with too! I will try to list them all but there are just too many:

·       Assisting with putting up and taking down the event tents (May 11)

·       Accepting donations during the week before the sale (May 18 - May 23)

·       Sorting donations in the house before the sale

·       Night Security (no night vision goggles provided but a black turtleneck and a thermos of coffee are both highly recommended)

·       Selling amazing treasures at the actual Garage Sale! (May 25 and May 26 9am - noon, noon - 3pm shifts available)

·       Cleaning up after the madness

·       Entry cash money donation takers

·       Organising recycling

Update - Still need people for the following positions: Gate, Clothing, Electrical, Housewares, Furniture, Holding Corral, Sporting Goods, Garden, Lamps, Security, Clean up ...

It is also important to note that Volunteers will get to wear a very cool high visibility vest, could have the opportunity to use the megaphone and get a lunch and snack too!

If any of this sounds like a good fit, give us an email at mcahouse@telus.net or call the office (250-478-5155) Tuesday – Friday from 10am – 2pm and we will get you on our list!

Mighty Metchosin Garage Sale Page 

Metchosin Soup Making

Are you interested in some delicious home-made soup for yourself or know of neighbours that would welcome some soup?


Delicious, wholesome soup has been prepared in large quantities, frozen, and is available for neighbours who could benefit. This soup could be for seniors, who may find cooking for just one or two a pain; it could include families, who don't always have time to make a home-cooked dinner; it could include anyone else, who might find themselves in need of an extra meal, whether for financial reasons or otherwise.

 

There is no cost, but if you would like to make a small donation to cover the costs for the ingredients it would be welcome.

 

A group of friendly Metchosinites have come together recently, with the idea to Make Soup for members of our community.  These volunteers included members of the Metchosin Community Association, Metchosin Seniors Resource Center, and Pearson College.


The plan was to gather at a place like the Community House kitchen (under the watchful eye of experienced cooks).  Delicious recipes were selected from the Soup sisters Cookbook; 1. Chicken Creole with Ancient Grains, and 2. Marvelous Minestrone (vegan and gluten free) 

The soup was placed in individual sized containers (either with 1 or 2 servings) and frozen. It is currently at the Metchosin Community House and could be available for delivery or pickup.

 

If you are interested in soup for yourself or know of neighbours that would welcome some home-made soup, please contact Wendy at the Metchosin Seniors Association(250-478-5150),  Barrett Fullerton (778-584-7243), Brian Grant (778-535-6200) or Mike at the Metchosin Community House (250-478-5155) to coordinate pick-up and/or delivery.

 

Hurry, there is a limited supply!!

THis month's featured "art on the walls" artist

will gordon

Will Gordon was born and trained in the UK and emigrated to Canada in 1975 where he taught art at the University of Calgary before moving to Victoria with his wife, Cindy. He then taught at Uvic and has participated in an art show at the Metchosin Art Gallery in 2013 so he is no stranger to our community. Cindy participates in the Metchosin Community House Knitting Group where she learned about the Art on the Walls program and passed on the information to her husband. Will said that it is a “wonderful place to display” and has now hung some of his work which shows his wide-reaching interests from birds to found objects and abstract paintings. His art will be “On the Walls” for the next month leading up to the Mighty Metchosin Garage Sale so please stop in to view it.  

Greeting Cards Now Available!

Greeting Cards featuring the art of Will Gordon are now available at the Metchosin Community House Office. Cards are $30 for the set or $5 each. Get them while they last!

Tues - Fri 10am - 2pm

Thanks for recycling metchosin!!

A big thank you to everyone who came out to support the recent recycling event held at the Community House!

With the help of Electro Recycle we all helped to keep a few more things out of our landfills and responsibly recycled!

We will have them back as soon as we can, so start putting aside accepted recyclables (check their  website  for details) and watch here for news of the next event! (OR on our Facebook Page)

Fire Smart Garden Project

The Community House is working in conjunction with our great District and the Metchosin Fire Department to do some planning for changes to the gardens surrounding the house. The Fire Smart program is a great program currently being offered by the Metchosin Fire Department that assists with ideas for making our properties more fire smart ahead of the summer!

For more info - https://www.facebook.com/MetchosinFireSmart/


This month's MCA House Happenings 


Mondays

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.

Tuesdays

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 1:00pm–4:00pm. For more information on the afternoon group, call Nance at 250-478-7708 after 11:00am. Knitters of all levels are welcome.  

Wednesdays

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

Thursdays

Weights and Measures. 8:30am–10:00am weekly. Weights and Measures is a weight loss and healthy lifestyle support group for anyone in the community. For more information contact Nancy at 250-478-7487

 

Creative Rug Hooking. The first and third Thursdays monthly, 10:00am–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.

  

Fridays

Parent and Tot Program

9:30am–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 1:00pm-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. 5:00pm–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 


Friday Film Night  7pm - 10pm, last Friday of each month. In association with Pearson College, open to the community

For more information contact Samuel Perez de Leon at sperez@pearsoncollege.ca (No film night in May 2024)

 

 

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.


Metchosin Community House - A Fun Place To Come To!