House Happenings

Here's a weekly update on what's happening in and around the Community House.

July 16 - July 22, 2018

posted by Metchosin Community House



For the week of July 16 – July 22, 2018



                                                    *** UP AND COMING SPECIAL EVENTS ***


Film Night July 27, 7pm. Babe (92 minutes). The talking animals movie from 1995. Who hasn’t seen the sheep-pig movie!! A piglet that trains to herd Aurther Hoggitt’s flock of unruly sheep. In support of the Metchosin Sheep Dog Trials on the following two days, we can refresh our knowledge of how trials “really” work, with a lateral stretch of the imagination.


    Art Show and Sale – Sunday, August 12, 1pm – 4pm. Country life. Featuring Penny Woodworth and Carolyn Wheatcroft. The show will have many scenes of nature and animals, some local and some farther afield.


FILM NIGHT – Friday – August 31, 7pm. Surviving The Siberian Wilderness For 70 Years (52 minutes). The documentary follows a 70 year-old female hermit in Cyan Mountains, Siberia. In 1978 a team of geologists had discovered her, Agafia, and her family of “Old Believers”. For the first 35 years of Agafia’s life, she had no contact with anyone outside of her family. Now at 70 she is alone and has never lost her “Old Believers” faith. Comments, suggestions




It is summertime at the Community House and our usual Activity User Groups are on hiatus for the months of July and August so it’s a quiet week for activities at the House. The afternoon knitting group will be back next week, July 24 from 1pm – 3pm and then they will take a hiatus for the month of August. VIHA continues through the summer on Monday’s and Wednesday’s at the House. We will keep you posted of up and coming events and if you are looking for a venue for any summer entertaining we have some open time on our calendar and would love to help you out. Just call or drop by the House and we can fill you in on our rental rates and availability. Also as a reminder memberships run July 31 – July 31 of each year. Individual membership are $10 yearly and Family memberships are $20 yearly. Your support through your membership is invaluable to the MCA and helps to support the many fun, free social gatherings held at the House. If you are unsure if your membership is due or would like to know more about the House please feel free to come and visit us or call for more info 250-478-5155 or visit our website We look forward to seeing you!





This memo is a heads-up for all community-minded folks who the MCA would love to include as new members.  Consider joining. Be active in our community. For more information please call 478-5155. All memberships run July 31 – July 31.


The Metchosin Community House has a drop box at the House for any food donations of non-perishable items for the food bank. Please bring and drop off your donations to the House Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm. 


Art on the Walls – July, August - Arlene Welch and members of the Drop in Art Group. One wall features the Drop in Art Group, the remaining walls are works by Arlene Welch. Many pictures are for sale, drop in and have a look. The group will be at the House all of June and July and the first week of August.Viewing times are Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm. The Art on the Walls program offers the House as a wonderful venue for artists to show and display their works. For more information, please call the MCH at 250-478-5155.


The Art On The Walls program offers the House as a wonderful venue for artists to show and display their works. For more information please call the MCH at 250-478-5155. The community house likes to support the local artists by displaying artwork on the walls while the house is being used for community programs. Your art will be seen by very diverse groups of people throughout the month while the house is open. The office is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and many programs are held in the afternoon. Many private and public functions occur on the weekends as well.  This allows for good exposure for your art but please remember that the venue is a community house and not an art gallery. We keep the commission and fees low for this reason. Don’t expect too many sales.

You can hang your show for up to a month and there is no charge for renting the space but the community house takes a 15% commission from any sales. This is payable at the end of the show, during the take down.

The house is well designed for presenting your art work. The lighting is good and there is a picture rail for hanging your art.

Artwork must be properly framed and wired, ready for hanging or it will not be accepted.

There is space for up to 45 small pictures/ 22 medium / or 12 large.

Artist’s Reception. You are welcome to have an Artist’s Reception which can be booked through the office Mon –Thursday 9a.m. to 1p.m. at 250-478-5155.


Volunteer Opportunities

The Metchosin Community House has many fun events throughout the year that always rely on the volunteer support of our members, to which we are very grateful. We always place a callout for volunteers at times of our largest fundraisers, but there are always other ways to become involved throughout the year that gives people the chance to be active and have fun in this wonderful community and creates the opportunity to meet some new friends as well. If you would like to become more involved in your community and lend a hand give us a call, we’d love to hear from you. 478-5155.





If you haven’t already take a look at our website by going to  and check out our online calendar of events. You might find it handy for booking your next event at the House. To book the House or for more info please call 250-478-5155.







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