Each year on the Sunday after Labour Day is always Metchosin Day
Municipal Grounds (behind the Fire Hall on Happy Valley Road)
Not only is Metchosin Day free, so is the parking. There is space for hundreds of cars right next to the village green. Enter off Happy Valley Road and exit out Rocky Point Road.
Metchosin Day is a fun day and free community event for the whole family held each year. For more information, contact Mary Gidney at 250-474-6145 or email at email@example.com.
5 km Run/Walk
The day begins at 8 a.m. with the 5k run/walk leaving from the Community Hall and ending at the municipal grounds, followed by the Scouts pancake breakfast. Stick around for the prizes of fresh vegetables and trophies given at the pavilion at 10:30 a.m. This year participants are encouraged to get sponsors for the run to help support seniors at Metchosin's Senior Information and Resource Centre (SIRC). Race day registration at the Community Hall from 7 to 7:45 am or preregister at the Metchosin Country Store, Frontrunners Westshore, or at www.raceonline.ca.
Scouts Pancake Breakfast
The pancake breakfast runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Scouts tent after which hotdogs and hamburgers will be served.
On our front field there will be an astral show. Check out the Space Bus and models of the solar system and an Ecliptic Calendar setup across the field. Sharing the field will be the Project Germani, a historical reenactment of the first century BC to the first century AD. Learn about food, crafts, armor, clothing and more.
Entertainment - On the stage at the pavilion, there is an excellent lineup of entertainment starting at 11 a.m. You can listen free all day to music from country to jazz to the blues. You can sip on a glass of wine as well as beer or cider while tapping your toes in the beer garden next to the stage. And while you are relaxing take time to win at Chicken Bingo – a chance to help raise money for Scouts. The Village green will have other demonstrations during the afternoon. Farmer Vicki, Historical Reenactment with ancient Germanic tribes, and fly dogs. Come to see what it is all about.
Food and Refreshments
Food is available all day. Scouts Canada will be selling hot dogs and hamburgers. Mr. Softie has ice cream and the Lions cool you down with snow cones. Donuts are available for your sweet tooth. The community house offers hot buttered corn on the cob. Smoken' Bones pulled pork sandwiches or Galloping goose sausages can fill you up.
Thirsty? Grab a glass of wine, beer or cider in the beer garden. While listening to the music and having your beverage, you can take a chance on Chicken Bingo right next door. Guess just where the chicken will drop its poop. Win money and support the Scouts!
If you need to take a break and sit for a bit, the Community House will be offering tea and scones. Sit and relax while you take in the photography contest.
The best part of Metchosin Day has to be the lamb and salmon BBQ. For only $15 you get a delicious tasting, mouth-watering meal that includes both salmon and lamb, corn on the cob, coleslaw, a bun, watermelon and famous Metchosin mint jelly. . The wood fire is lit at 5 a.m. to have the lamb cooked just right by the end of the day and the grilling of salmon is grilled to perfection right nearby. It is the best meal deal in town. For a few dollars more you can buy pieces of pie from the pie contest!
Pet Show and Children’s Events
The pet contest - from the smallest to cutest to hairiest starts at 11am in the centre of it all, the Village Green. Everyone is a winner. At noon there are children's games organized by West-Mont School. The old fashioned kind, three-legged race, water-balloon toss and egg and spoon race, fun for all kids. This year we encourage grandparents to take part in the races with their grandkids, fun for the whole family.
At noon there will be children’s games – the old fashioned kind – three-legged race, water-balloon toss and egg and spoon race, fun for all kids. Farmer Vicki will be there from 12:30pm - 2:30pm.
Junior Firefighter Challenge
For the children, the Metchosin Volunteer Fire Department is staging their annual Junior Firefighter Challenge. Come and see how you will do as a firefighter! Check out the Emergency Operations Centre and see if you are prepared for a fire emergency, the good, the bad and the ugly. Learn how to protect your home from fire.
Equestrian Events at the Riding Ring
Check out the riding ring for events taking place all day. This year they will be showcasing a demonstration of Woof and Hoof.
More than 100 vendors will be set up on the village green. A chance to see everything from CRD Parks, the environment, sheep shearing or buy some pottery, jewelry, produce, dog treats and more. This year the Metchosin Cricket Association will be teaching us all about cricket. Learn how the game is played and try your hand at batting.
In the council chambers there is a chance to view the winning pies, cakes, cupcakes and produce. Yummy! Buy a ticket for the grand prize pie, the grand prize cake and vote for the People's Choice decorative art produce carving. Lots to see!
On the Grounds
Around the grounds at Metchosin Day you can watch and be part of the Malahat Marauders, the Ranns’ water pump, blacksmiths, face painting, dunk tank, backhoe digger and hayrides for kids, and more!!
A vintage car display is right beside the barn, check out some of those old timers.
If you need to take a break and sit for a bit, the community house will be offering tea and scones. Sit and relax while you take in the photography contest.
Pioneer Museum and Book Store
Our newly painted and spruced up Old Barn Books has a selection for every book lover and cheap. The museum is also been fixed up to showcase Metchosin's history.
At 2pm the Mayor and councilors will honour the citizen of the year, the volunteer and volunteer group of the year and the friend of the earth award. Come and show your appreciation for these people who have done so much for Metchosin.
And last but not least, VOLUNTEERS. Metchosin Day works because of the volunteers. If you would like to help out for one or two hours or more, please give Mary Gidney a call at 250-474-6145 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you at Metchosin Day!
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