House Happenings

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

MCHouse Happenings April 24 - April 30, 2017

posted 24 Apr 2017, 10:16 by Metchosin Community House



For the week of April 24 – April 30, 2017


                                             *** UP AND COMING SPECIAL EVENTS AT THE HOUSE ***


CONCERT, Friday, May 12, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Knacker's Yard -performing traditional Celtic and English folk songs, instrumentals and ballads.  Doors 6:30, Suggested Donation $7-12.

Mighty Garage Sale - May 27 and May 28. Mighty Garage Sale – Donations start May 20. We need your unwanted “stuff’... including antiques, collectibles, clothing, books, furniture in reasonable condition, small appliances in reasonable working order, tools, sporting goods, china and household goods. Donations can be dropped off at the tents beside the Community House daily, starting Saturday, May 20th thru to Friday, May 26th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please no mattresses, exercise equipment, TV’s, pillows, old shoes, soiled clothing, microwaves, typewriters, BBQs, large appliances, old computers, ski equipment, cribs, car seats or magazines For more info call 250-478-5155. The Garage Sale is May 27 and May 28, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm




Buddies –2:45pm – 4:30pm. Buddies offers Reading and Math tutoring as well as help with homework for Metchosin students grades K-6. Students receive a half hour, one to one tutoring session with an adult or teen volunteer. Registration forms are available at Hans Helgesen School or call MCH at 478-5155 or the coordinator, Nancy Evans at 642-4613.



Art Group Gathering – Every Tuesday from 9:30am – 12pm.Come and join this creative group of individuals and let your artistic side show. All are welcome.

Knitting Café – Knitting Café – from 1pm –3pm.  The afternoon group will continue on the 2nd and fourth Tuesdays monthly.  Regular dates are the first and third Mondays for the evening sessions and second and fourth Tuesdays monthly for the afternoon knitters. The evening group will meet 7-9 pm, on the 1st and 3rd Mondays monthly.  Knitters of all levels are welcome. For More info call Laura Farquharson 250-478-1197.

Toastmasters  - Chosin Chatters Toastmasters – 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The next meeting is on May 2, 6:30pm – 8:30p.



Community Lunch, Thursday, April 27, 12pm – 1:30pm. Everyone welcome!



Parents and Tots – Friday, 9:30am – 11:30am. Fun for the little ones. Moms, Dads, caregivers and their young children are invited to join us Friday mornings for our community Parent & Tot program. Designed for babies and toddlers the program is action packed and parent participation is always welcome. We look forward to seeing you and your little ones. 

Pearson Tea – Every Friday from 2:30pm – 4:30pm. Enjoy a cup of tea and conversation with international students from Pearson College.

Film Night, Friday April 28 at 7pm, 80 minutes. Samuel In The Clouds 2016 film by Pieter Van Eecke. In Bolivia, the glaciers are melting. Samuel, an old ski lift operator, is looking out of a window on the rooftop of the world. Through generations, his family lived and worked in the snowy mountains, but now the snow fails. While scientists are discussing and measuring ominous changes (the world’s highest monitoring station), Samuel performs a ceremony honouring the ancient mountain spirits. This film doesn’t show anything like a climate change film. Yet within 10 to 20 years, the population of the Andes will face severe water shortages due to the disappearance of the glaciers.





The Metchosin Community Association has decided to shift its membership drive to the month of July.  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.

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 – April - Doug Gilbert. 'Near Light' an exhibition of contemporary landscape photography by Doug Gilbert.  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.


A Toyota key with the automatic key lock fob is sitting in the office at the House looking for its owner. If you think it may be yours please come and have a look.



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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