History of Metchosin Hall

 

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 above picture is the first hall.  It 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.
 
In addition to the income from hall rentals, this non-profit society raises additional monies through table rentals and concession from the three annual arts and craft sales and other fundraisers to cover the cost of operations.
 
This is not a municipal hall, but a community hall owned by all the people of Metchosin.
 
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. 
 
For hall rentals or info call Wendy 250-478-6424 (please leave a message).

 

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