Home

Dedicated to initiating, encouraging and organising educational, cultural, recreational and community activities in Metchosin

Regular Office Hours

TUESDAY -  FRIDAY 10am - 2pm.

Please feel free to drop in and visit Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Wednesday by appointment only.

4430 Happy Valley Road, Metchosin BC V9C 3Z3

Otherwise send an email to mcahouse@telus.net or leave a voice mail 250-478-5155 and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Film night at the house 

Date: APRIL 26th

Time: 7 to 9 pm

Metchosin Community House

Honouring earth’s month (April) the Metchosin Community House and Pearson College Present the film: 

“KISS THE GROUND”.


Narrated by Woody Harrelson, this documentary is about a revolutionary group of activists, scientists, farmers, and politicians’ band together in a global movement of "Regenerative Agriculture" that could balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world. Despite being U.S. centered, this 1 hour and 24 min film and provides some insights of what is now considered a global existential threat and offers an optimistic possibility to address one of the main causes of climate change and global warming. The movie shows how powerful we can each be, literally, in our own backyard and provides some hope for the future.

A panel of Pearson College students from the Climate Action Leadership Diploma, Cald, will comment the film and provide their perspectives with the intention of engaging the audience into a wider reflection.


Watch the trailer here

 

Reminder: Volunteer Opportunities coming up for the Mighty Metchosin Garage Sale!

May 11, May 18th – May 26th, 2024

During the week before the actual Garage Sale the Community House is looking for Volunteers to help with many fun and exciting activities to prepare for everyone’s favourite Garage Sale!

If you have some free time and are interested in meeting some great friendly people in your community, come on down! We need all the help we can get for this fundraiser to help keep the Metchosin Community House and its many great community programs running.

There are many super fun things you can help with too! I will try to list them all but there are just too many:

·       Assisting with putting up and taking down the event tents

·       Accepting donations during the week before the sale

·       Sorting donations in the house before the sale

·       Night Security (no night vision goggles provided but a black turtleneck and a thermos of coffee are both highly recommended)

·       Selling amazing treasures at the actual Garage Sale!

·       Cleaning up after the madness

·       Entry cash money donation takers

·       Organising recycling

It is also important to note that Volunteers will get to wear a very cool high visibility vest, could have the opportunity to use the megaphone and get a lunch and snack too!

If any of this sounds like a good fit, give us an email at mcahouse@telus.net or call the office (250-478-5155) Tuesday – Friday from 10am – 2pm and we will get you on our list!

Mighty Metchosin Garage Sale Page 

Fire Smart Garden Project

The Community House is working in conjunction with our great District and the Metchosin Fire Department to do some planning for changes to the gardens surrounding the house. The Fire Smart program is a great program currently being offered by the Metchosin Fire Department that assists with ideas for making our properties more fire smart ahead of the summer!

For more info - https://www.facebook.com/MetchosinFireSmart/


MCA House Happenings 

March 2024

Mondays

Vancouver Island Health Authority Adult Day Program – 9:00am–3:30pm. Contact Mobile program coordinator Ken Hillicke at 250-213-2440. 

 

Knitting Café. The evening group will meet 7:00–9:00pm on the first and third Mondays monthly. For more info on the evening group, call Heather at 250-478-6590. Knitters of all levels are welcome.

Tuesdays

Drop-In Art Group. This friendly and supportive group of artists and hobbyists meets Tuesday mornings 9:30am–12:30pm at the MCHouse. Everyone is welcome. If you would like to join the group, contact Arlene at 250-391-7905. 

 

Knitting Café. The afternoon group will meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly 1:00pm–4:00pm. For more information on the afternoon group, call Nance at 250-478-7708 after 11:00am. Knitters of all levels are welcome.  

Wednesdays

Vancouver Island Health Authority Adult Day Program. 9:00am–3:30 pm (see Monday for details).

Thursdays

Weights and Measures. 8:30am–10:00am weekly. Weights and Measures is a weight loss and healthy lifestyle support group for anyone in the community. For more information contact Nancy at 250-478-7487

 

Creative Rug Hooking. The first and third Thursdays monthly, 10:00am–1:30pm, led by Sheila Stewart, certified Instructor of Traditional Rug Hooking. Free instruction for beginners; kit available for $25.  Contact Sheila (250-595-6406, email blueheronstudio@telus.net) to discuss supplies needed. Experienced rug hookers are invited to bring their own projects.

  

Fridays

Parent and Tot Program

9:30am–11:30am. Calling all Metchosin tots! The Parent and Tot Drop-In Program invites Moms, Dads, Caregivers and their young children to join us Friday mornings for our community program. Children will have access to toys, books and craft opportunities. You will enjoy our relaxed, supportive environment and connecting with other parents and children. We look forward to seeing you and your little ones. 


Friday Socials. The last Friday of each month from 1:00pm-3:00 pm. Drop in for coffee and conversation. Hosted by Baha’is of Metchosin and the Seniors’ Resource Centre. SRC offers drives to anyone who needs a ride; call 250-478-5150 or email SRC.  All ages, everyone is welcome!  Details https://metchosinseniors.ca/friday-socials/  


Ukulele Gathering. 5:00pm–6:30pm, third Friday of each month. Open to community members of all ages and levels of talent. Bring: a ukulele, capo, tuner, music stand, and a few songs you are willing to share/lead/teach with appropriate song sheets for others. For information contact Margaretha; memetopia@shaw.ca 


Friday Film Night  7pm - 10pm, last Friday of each month. In association with Pearson College, open to the community

For more information contact Samuel Perez de Leon at sperez@pearsoncollege.ca

 

 

Interested in Renting MCA House?

Please click on our rentals page for more information.


For inquiries please leave a message at 250-478-5155 or email mcahouse@telus.net.


Metchosin Community House - A Fun Place To Come To!

Social media!! 

We are working on building a new Facebook and Instagram presence that we can use to reach more of our neighbours in Metchosin and the surrounding municipalities. 

 You can find us on  Facebook and Instagram 

Please follow & friend us and look for new content highlighting activities at the Community House!


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 and or turn on the switch for the ventilation fan. The rental and program organizers are responsible for proper cleaning and disinfection of the house after each event.