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"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!

July 2022

Communicable Disease Prevention Plan for MCA

The Metchosin Community Association (MCA) requests that all program leads, and private renters review our organization’s Communicable Disease Prevention Plan and follow its guidelines. These guidelines are based on recommendations from BC Health.

Community House user groups and private renters are required to self-monitor and not use the facility if they are ill or/and have symptoms of communicable disease, or have had recent contact with someone who has a communicable disease.

The House capacity is current 100% (80 people).

Masks and Proof of Vaccines are no longer a requirement, however, the MCA strongly recommend that rental and program organizers err on the side of caution and consider masking and vaccination requirements, especially when there are high-risk participants or activities. The MCA also encourages that rentals and program organizers leave windows / doors open to promote better ventilation. The rental and program organizers are responsible for proper cleaning and disinfection of the house after each event.

Interested in Renting MCA House?

The MCA House is a great venue to hold events!! Do you have any upcoming community events, private functions (dinner party, a family gathering, a wedding reception), or a commercial functions (team meetings or workshop)?

Consider utilizing your community house for your next gathering! The rental prices are very reasonable.

House Rentals Rates Effective - 2018/10/22

Community Service Events - No Charge

Community Group Event - $7.50 hour

Private Functions - $22.50 hour

Commercial Functions - $40.00 hour

The expectations are that the renters are responsible for cleaning after the event, a damage deposit, and follow the MCA House COVID safety rules and guidelines (consistent with BC COVID mandates and guidelines).

If you plan to serve alcohol at your event, you must take responsibility to meet additional requirements in advance of your event date. To serve liquor in a public place or sell liquor anywhere, you will need either a private or public Special Event Permit which can be obtained at a BC Liquor Store near you.

Please continue to visit our website for any updates about availability. For inquiries please leave a message at 250-478-5155 or email mcahouse@telus.net.

Please stay safe.