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

Summer Office Hours

The Metchosin Community Centre Office will be closed from July 6th, 2024 - August 12th, 2024.

Someone will be checking the e-mails sent to mcahouse@telus.net as well as any voicemail left at 250-478-5155

Have a wonderful summer Metchosin!!

Regular Office Hours - When not on Summer Vacation!

TUESDAY -  FRIDAY 10am - 2pm.

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

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.

MCA Memberships!

Its that time of year again to renew your MCA membership for 2024 / 2025!

Family memberships are $20, individual memberships are $10 per year

All money goes towards keeping the programs running at the Community House 

What does a membership get you? Well, besides helping to support your community it gives you the opportunity to rent the Community House for meetings, birthdays, celebrations of life, baby showers ... anything that you would rather not have at your house!  The house has a capacity of 80 people, a full kitchen, A/V equipment for presentations and a number of seating arrangements for the big room.

A membership also gets you added to our Monthly Membership e-mail list which helps keep you informed of events going on at the Community House that you might be interested in coming down to enjoy with us! 

So how do you get your membership?

Come on down to visit the MCA office Tuesdays - Fridays from 10am to 2pm (summer hours might be in effect for July and August so please check the website to make sure someone will be in the office!)


You can send your information to mcahouse@telus.net (Name, Address, Phone Number, e-mail address and you can e-transfer your membership to this e-mail address too! (Please make sure to leave a clear description in the "Comment" field of the e-transfer so we can make sure the funds go to the right place!)


You can download the membership form from our website - MCA Membership Form

Print it out, fill it out and drop it in the locked drop box on the front door of the Community House along with your Membership Donation!

Thanks for being a great community Metchosin! 

Remember that you are always welcome at the Community House, so stop by and say Hi!

2024 Mighty Metchosin Garage Sale Video

In case you missed the garage sale this year our local neighbour Tony made a great video of the whole event! I wasn't able to attend the actual sale so I really enjoyed watching this video and seeing all the familiar faces and all the wonderful treasures donated by our great community! Hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. Thanks Tony!!


Meet the 2024 / 2025 Metchosin Community Association board

Following our recent AGM meeting on June 13th 2024 we are happy and so excited to announce our newly elected board!

Some people are staying on for another year, the executive gets a bit of a change and we have 3 new board members this year!

Thank you to everyone who attended and a big thanks to everyone on our board for everything that you do to help make the Metchosin Community House such a valuable part of our great community!

Back L-R: Jim MacPherson, Garry Lamb, Kyara Kahakauwila (Pres), Norm Hardy, Tamara Ballard, Barb Sawatsky, Marie Thompson

Front L-R: Lori Murray, Mojdeh Baghaei (Treasurer)  Heather Showers (Secretary), Kirsten Quealey (Vice Pres)

Missing: Sarah Gray, Christel Kaiser

Photo by Brian Grant (Past President)

Metchosin Drop In Art - En Plein Air 2024

The drop in art group at the Community House is taking their summer break and the schedule is now available! This is a free, everyone is welcome group and for the summer they take advantage of our beautiful island to hold their Art gatherings outside! 

Bring your Art, a lunch and a drink and meet up from 9:30am - 11:30am on the following dates and locations!

July 2 - Royal Roads - Charlie's Trail

July 9 - Kayak Landing

July 16 - Japanese Garden & Pavillion - Gorge Park - Esquimalt

July 23 - Esquimalt Lagoon by the bridge

July 30 - Fort Rodd Hill

August 6 - Albert Head Lagoon

August 20 - Peddar Bay

August 27 - Alexander Mackie Lodge - Lunch at the Legion!

If you have any questions feel free to email Arlene at linaarlenewelch@gmail.com

Happy Painting and have a wonderful summer!!

Art on the Walls - June - July Artist Samantha Salvat

The Metchosin Community House is delighted to be hosting the Art of Samantha Salvat during the month of June and part of July!

Please feel free to swing by the House to view her beautiful artwork!

A bit about Samantha in her own words:

"As an artist, I strive to create work that invites the viewer to explore the nuances of the human experience. Through my art, I aim to capture the beauty and complexity of life, as well as the struggles and triumphs that shape us all. I draw inspiration from the world around me, from the landscape's natural beauty to the intricate patterns of human interaction. My work is a reflection of my journey, as well as an invitation for others to reflect on their own experiences. Whether through painting, drawing, or video, I aim to create poetic and thought-provoking work that challenges and inspires and ultimately helps us all better understand ourselves and our world."

Samantha is a visual artist from Mexico City who lives in Vancouver Island, BC. Her mediums are painting, photography, digital art, and land art. Her inquiry about human nature inspires her work, fuelled by an embodied approach to contemplative practices and philosophies.

Visit her other online Art pages for more!



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!!

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

This month's MCA House Happenings 


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. (Summer Break July and August)


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. 

(Summer Break July and August - Check outdoor meeting spots above)


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.  


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


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. (Summer Break until September 2024)



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. (Last day June 21st before Summer Break - Back September 13th)

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 (Summer Break until Sept)

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 (Film Nights resume in Sept)



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!