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Metchosin Community Hall

 

Metchosin Community Hall

Phone: 250.478.6424

Website: metchosinhall.com

E-Mail: metchosinhall@gmail.com

Address: 4401 William Head Road

Metchosin Community Hall

Metchosin Community Hall is held in trust for the benefit of those living in the Metchosin and surrounding areas. For decades this heritage building has been the centre for community events. With three available rental rooms, the Metchosin Community Hall has been providing affordable rental facilities for public meetings, receptions, business seminars, local organizations, community services, recreation, education, youth groups, sports, seminars, and more since opening in 1889. It is also the place we vote in municipal, provincial and federal elections.

Building amenities include main hall, 2 meeting rooms, washrooms, bar area, stage, tables, chairs and kitchen facilities. The Metchosin Community Hall is available for rent any day of the week, for any type of function or community event 365 days a year. It is a non-smoking facility, and the parking lot is free. Our meeting rooms can accommodate groups ranging in size from 5 to 180 people. Also available for rent is a large 20 x 40 marquee tent.

The Metchosin Community Hall offers many services to enhance the community. Some of the programs, classes and services currently offered by various groups in the hall include:

  • Fitness Classes - Jazzercise 3+ times a week, 2 Badminton clubs, summer martial arts classes, yoga.
  • Youth Groups - Scouts Canada - Beavers, Wolf Cubs and Scout meetings, Homeschooling Functions, Bible Studies
  • Public Functions - 3 Weekend Craft Fairs, pottery shows, art shows, fiddle dances, dances, Christmas concerts, Choir, Public Voting, and much more ...
  • Private Rentals - Weddings, Wakes, Fundraisers, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Staff Parties, etc.

Yearly events include:

History

The Present site of the Metchosin Community Hall was donated by owner Mr. William Fisher husband of Elizabeth Fisher, the first school teacher at Metchosin School. The date was April 10, 1888 when the transfer of 2 chains by 2.5 chains was given to the people for a public meeting hall.

The land was deeded to the residents of Metchosin to be held in a trust. This is one of the few remaining deeded halls' in British Columbia. The first three trustees were Arthur Peatt, Thomas Stothard and William Fisher The current trustees are Steve Gray and Jim Russell.

The first hall was built by many of the early pioneer families of Metchosin, Helgesens, Weirs, Witty, and Fishers just to name a few.

The second and present hall was built during the late 1930's with labour and monies donated by the residents of Metchosin. A Friday night entertainment and dance in December 29, 1939 opened the new hall.

It has been home, during its history, to teen dances, badminton, bingo, amateur entertainment evenings, adult dances, weddings and many parties.

Volunteers of the Metchosin Hall Society and formerly the Metchosin Hall Committee have carried out the hall's daily operations and maintenance. Metchosin Hall Society is always looking for energetic volunteers to keep the hall open and operating for the residents of Metchosin. Meetings are held upstairs in the hall at 7:30 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of every month except July, Aug., and Dec.

Background painting by Robert Chabot


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