House Happenings

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

December 11 - December 17, 2017

posted by Metchosin Community House




For the week of December 11 – December 17, 2017





BLUE MOON CHRISTMAS – December 20 – 7pm – 9:30pm. Dave and Lesley Preston host their annual Blue Moon Christmas, featuring a Yorkshire Lad's Christmas with festive songs and stories performed by local artists. Refreshments available. Admission by donation of cash or non-perishable goods for local food banks.


Merry Christmas

This is a big THANK YOU Card for you. December has no film or speaker at the Community House. I’ll be busy unwrapping my Christmas stocking of ideas. What’s coming (so glad you asked)!!

FILM: It was a great year at the movies and I appreciate your support, as it encourages me to find excellent, little know films. Next year has its promises already, and I believe they’re going to be better. Pearson College is co-hosting the event in January with a short film and a panel discussion (students and professors). Much more info to come.

GUEST SPEAKER: We had great guests with fascinating tales and abilities to entertain, either educationally, or heroically. Some themes I’m toying with are Community –the purchase of the new school: Art Brendon and guests in January; February onward, how about housing, travel (exotic), environment? I’m approaching it from an entertainment- educational perspective to appeal to a larger cross section of Metchosin.

See Ya Soon, Ric Perron




Singalong – METCHOSIN ROUGH VOICE CHOIR -The Rough Voice December 11, (7:00 pm) at the House. Affordable at only $2/person, this drop-in program promises a great line-up of familiar songs with accompaniment by local musicians.  Join us for two hours of fun, laughter and friendship if you love singing for pure enjoyment. This is not a performance choir so there are no auditions; "shower singers" warmly welcomed.



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.  For more info call Arlene at 250-391-7905.    


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.



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. 




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 – December, Doug Gilbert in collaboration with the Metchosin School Museum Society has compiled and organized a show of 18 historic photographs of Metchosin dating back to the early 1900’s. They are hanging on the Community House walls for all to come and enjoy. 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.

Immediate Volunteer Opportunity

The Metchosin Buddies Program is seeking after-school volunteers to help local, elementary school children with their homework.  No professional qualifications are required just a willingness to offer 1 hour weekly on Mondays from 3-4.  Good math and/or reading skills.

The Buddies Program, a Metchosin Community which has been offering this service since 2002, will be utilizing space offered through the Senior Information and Resource Centre.  Their offices are located on the ground floor of the old school on Happy Valley Road across the street from the Municipal Hall.

The current semester has been divided into 2 distinct blocks of 5 weeks each.  The first will run from the week of January 8th  the week ending February 9th; the second runs from the week of February 12th to the week ending March 16th.   Volunteers may choose one or both sessions and obviously, this will be determined by need.  We currently have 11 children hoping for a little extra help.

No special skills are needed beyond a facility in basic math and reading.  We hope high school and university students, grandparents, retired teachers from grade school through university, and parents will all be inspired to help the next generation.  New provincial regulations for volunteers working with vulnerable populations require a police check which takes about 2 weeks.  We encourage anyone interested in volunteering for the Metchosin Buddies Program to contact Michelle at as soon as possible.  A short application with instructions on how to proceed will be forwarded by email.


A pair of large framed tortoise shell eye glasses are sitting in the office hoping to find their rightful owner.



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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