**SOLD OUT - Thank you Everyone!!**
"Made-In-Metchosin Mince Pies"
Enjoy a locally created Christmas dessert. Fill your kitchen with
The delicious smell of baked mince pies
To impress your Dinner Guests
Or to give as a Holiday Hostess Gift.
The pastry is created by the generous folks at the Royal Bay Bakery in Colwood.
The light and spicy mince is enhanced using tart, local Metchosin apples.
Pies are sold frozen and unbaked
8” pies @ $15 each
Only a limited number of pies are made each year.
Place your order with MCH at 250-478-5155.
Pick up pre-orders at the Community House parking lot Saturday November 26, 10am – 2pm, or by arrangement when ordering
From the Metchosin Community House at 4430 Happy Valley Road
Baking instructions included.
Pop several pies into your freezer (or oven – if you can't wait !!).
Please forward this gift giving idea on to family and friends. Gift locally, it helps our community.
This is a Metchosin Community Association fund raiser.
Our Community Shows Its Spirit
By: Jim Challenger, Vice President MCA
The recent Mighty Metchosin Garage Sale sponsored by the Metchosin Community Association was a huge success in a multitude of ways. Although many may think of it as primarily a fundraising event it goes far beyond that. Yes, it brought in a record amount of money to support the Metchosin Community House operations but as importantly it was embraced as a coming together of community members as we emerge from our two-year COVID timeout.
The involvement of people from our community was evident in so many ways. Starting back in January, organizers dusted off our aging memories of how to get all the pieces together to make it happen.
A crew of able-bodied volunteers set up the tents in early May. Corporate sponsors Titanium Tents, Thrifty Foods and REMAX donated extra tents. And word went out…the Mighty Garage Sale was a go!
Hundreds of people from our community came by to drop off their donations, including many valuable items that they chose to give to us to show their support. Many volunteers came out for 7 long days of taking in those donations, sorting them, setting up the Silent Auction, Chic Boutique, toys, tools, garden gear, sporting goods, electronics, furniture, crafts, kitchen wares, and clothing. Books went to the Pioneer Museum Book Barn for them to sell as a fundraiser.
A big team of volunteers showed up to sell items during the two-day sale, hold the Silent Auction, and to help customers with their purchases. Galloping Goose Sausage was there to help supply lunch for the volunteers along with food and drinks supplied by the MCA. Thousands of people came to shop and buy items – many showing their support by paying generously for what they bought. In an amazing show of giving, they donated more than $5,000 at the gates as they came in.
After the sale, a team began the daunting task of cleaning up all the leftovers, including several charities that gathered up clothing and other household items for shelters and to send overseas to those less fortunate. People dropped by to browse through the remaining items and take what they could use, many leaving a cash donation in the MCA’s drop box.
It was heartwarming to see our neighbours and friends smiling and chatting after what for many was a two-year break. It made us realize how important that feeling of belonging and being involved in a wonderful community like Metchosin is. Our collective thanks go out to all those who gave their time, brought us their donations, and came out to support us by buying up items. And a big “You’re welcome!” goes out to all those who thanked us for finally enabling them to get rid of that big pile of stuff in their storage area marked “For Garage Sale”. Time to start a new pile for next year!