Date Sunday, September 10, 2017     IT’S OUR 50th ANNIVERSARY 1967-2017

Time 8 am – 6:30 pm

Location Metchosin Municipal Grounds, behind the Fire Hall, 4450 Happy Valley Road. See map.

water-stationCost FREE ADMISSION!

Parking is FREE.   NEW –> VEHICLE ENTRY and EXIT  via ROCKY POINT ROAD

Bike Parking is just behind the Metchosin Community House. To get here from Victoria by bike just take the Galloping Goose Trail to km 25 1/2 and turn left down Rocky Point Rd to Happy Valley Rd and then right on Happy Valley and just a short ride to 4450 Happy Valley Road.

Pets Welcome. All pets must be on a leash. Bring your bags for poop and scoop please! We will have water dishes throughout the village and a refilling station at the CRD Water Cart on site.

Vendors 100+ Including the Metchosin Farmer’s Market, held here each Sunday, will be here selling vegetables, meat products, fruits, crafts, artisan creations and more. There are food vendors to curb your hunger. We encourage you to compost your food waste in Sooke Disposal’s pink or green garbage containers to help keep Metchosin green!

Entertainment Entertainers featuring “Metchosinites” are featured throughout the day at the Main Stage. If you are born or raised in Metchosin, here is a chance to share your talents. Check out the application form in the Entertainment section.
NEW –> Tables and chairs around the Village Green for you to seat to sit and enjoy the Pet Show, Children Races, and more…….

Rides Hayride (.25 ); Backhoe Digger (.50).
Tickets at the Info/Ticket Booth

On site Farmers Market, Horse Demonstrations, Vintage Cars, Old Barn books, Sheep Shearing, Junior Fire Challenge, Beer Gardens, Dunk Tank, Baking Contest, Vegetables and Produce Contest, Photography Contest, Children Games, Pet Show, Local Artisans, Galloping Goose Sausage, Food Vendors, Red Wagon Espresso, Mini Donuts, Snow Cones, Ice Cream, Morris Dancers, Hayride, Backhoe Digger, and more…

Contact Metchosin Day via email: info@metchosinday.ca to volunteer.

Outreach - Water Cart

The CRD Water Cart will be at Metchosin Day.

Bring your own bottle for free refills.

 

The Sunday right after Labour Day is always Metchosin Day. It is a fun day and free for the whole family. Starting at 8 am the five-kilometer run/walk leaves from the community hall and ends at the Metchosin Community House. There are valuable prizes (fresh Metchosin produce) for fastest in all age classes and terrific draw prizes. There will be  pancakes for sale for runners, vendors, volunteers and the public.

Not only is Metchosin Day FREE, so is the parking. There is space for hundreds of cars adjacent to the village green.

NEW –> Vehicle Entry and Exit off Rocky Point Road. 

More than 100 vendors/exhibitors, can be found around the Village Green – from CRD Parks and Community Groups, Farmer’s Market vendors, wool spinning, pottery, jewelry, produce, dog treats, soaps, plants, herbs, balloons, fashions, honey, aprons, baked goods, flowers, natural wood products, jams, body art and much more…

 

Highlights for 2017

So much to look forward to this year! – Special 50th anniversary surprises!

On the front field there will be the historical reenactment of the first century BC to the first century AD. Learn about food, crafts, armour, clothing and more.

The antique car show will fill the front field with many classic cars and some motorcycles to excite every car buff. Here is a chance to see what cars are still around after 50 years since Metchoisn Day started. If you want more information about the the car show, contact Nicole Valentine-Rimmer at nvalentinestudio@gmail.com

vcm Right beside the bike jump will be a motorcycle demonstrations by Victoria Motorcycle Club. The motor sport involves riding over obstacles, some manmade, others more natural like mountainous ruts. These riders will be riding their bikes over logs, walls and giant triangles. The skill of the rider is monitored by a checker who tracks the rider’s performance. The goal is for the rider to maneuver the bike in a manner that requires focused balance involving complete control of throttle and machine. The fewer the points collected the more skilled the rider has proven himself to be. Spectators will have an opportunity to speak with the riders and see their bikes up close between demonstrations. These young men are demonstrating their sport in an effort to promote it to other young people.

Old Barn Books has something for every book lover and right next door is the Pioneer Museum. Here you can learn about the history of Metchosin.  Then stop by the community house fresh berry cobbler and a beverage, where you can see the amazing photography contest on the walls and a chance to hear some nice music too.

The Metchosin Equestrian Society has a great day of events planned between 10am and 4pm at the Riding Ring at Metchosin Day. From the grandstand you will have a great view  of the action in the ring, as local trainers and coaches, horses and riders demonstrate their specialized skills throughout the day. Check out the MES information booth under the stands for more information about the Society. Take some time to enjoy their petting and pony rides just in front of the grandstand.

Volunteers

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 contact us at info@metchosinday.ca

See you at 2017 Metchosin Day!

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Vendors

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.

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Entertainment

On stage at the pavilion and on the Village Green. You can listen free to music from country to jazz to the blues. The Village green will have other demonstrations during the afternoon.

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Contests

View the winning pies, cakes, cupcakes and produce in the council chambers. Buy a ticket for the grand prize pie or cake, and vote for the People’s Choice decorative art produce carving.

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Food

Food is available all day. We have everything from ice cream to Metchosin grown hot buttered corn on the cob. Wine, beer or cider are available in the beer garden.

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