Metchosin Day postponed to 2021
After careful consideration, the Metchosin Day Committee and in consultation with Mayor and Council, has decided to cancel our 2020 Metchosin Day. Our next Metchosin Day will be Sunday, September 12, 2021.
Metchosin Day attracts over 5000 to the grounds and is a unique event to meet and socialize with friends and neighbours. Celebrating all that’s wonderful about Metchosin is something we look forward to every year.
In making this difficult decision, we are observing the guidance of the Provincial Health Officer that there are unlikely to be large gatherings this summer due to COVID-19 and the practical reality of impending timelines and upfront costs required to prepare for Metchosin Day.
We would like to thank all the volunteers, exhibitors, vendors, community groups, farmers and producers for their ongoing support – and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday, September 12, 2021 for an outstanding Metchosin Day.
Be kind, be calm, be safe.
Violaine Mitchell, Coordinator, Metchosin Day Committee
Thanks to everyone for a great Metchosin Day 2019!
It was a blast!
Special thanks to the many organizations and individuals who supported the day and all our community groups. A special shout out to West Shore Arts Council for supporting the entertainment stage, to Telus and Prism Imaging for their sponsorship of the photography contest, to the Broken Paddle Coffee Shop, My Chosen Cafe, Metchosin Country Store and so many, many more for supporting the day itself. Major thanks to all our volunteers – without your support Metchosin Day would not be possible!
Comments/suggestions for 2021 welcome – send us an email: email@example.com.
Date Sunday, September 8, 2019.
Time 8 am – 6:30 pm
Location Metchosin Municipal Grounds, behind the Fire Hall, 4450 Happy Valley Road. See map.
Cost FREE ADMISSION!
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-kilometre 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.
2019 Schedule of Events
- 8:00 am – 5km Run/Walk start at Metchosin Community Hall
- 8:00 am – Pancake Breakfast for runners, vendors, volunteers and public
- 10:00 am – Vendors, Exhibits, Food Vendors and Displays Open
- 10:30 am – Awards and prizes for the 5 km Walk/Run
- 11:00 am – Pet Show in the Village Green
- 10:00 am– Cakes, pies, and fruits and vegetables viewing in the district office
- 12:00 noon – Children Games – Village Green
- 12:00 noon – Sheep Shearing Demos every hour, on the hour
- 1:00 pm – 4 H judging, displays and demonstrations – Village Green
- 2:40 pm – Mayor of Metchosin presents Metchosin Community Awards on Main Stage
- All day viewing Photography contest At the Community House and stay for cobbler and tea and listen to Metchosin’s own Allison Marshall play her harp with some of her students on the piano.
NEW** in 2019!
Judging for the produce and baking contests will take place on Saturday, September 7; viewing on Sunday September 8. We hope this schedule will reduce the stress of chaotic family mornings spent trying to get the pie in the oven, picking the produce, squeezing in the 5K run, getting to the pancake breakfast, and making sure the kids and pets are ready for the pet show!
Children’s Sales Tables! By popular request we are adding a new opportunity for children aged 12 and under to bring a card table, chair, umbrella (rain or shine) and sell their handmade or locally-grown wares and produce on the village green. We will have 10 spaces available – email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot!
Parking is FREE. Remember – 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.
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 dispose of your waste responsibly in Sooke Disposal’s garbage containers to help keep Metchosin green! And recycle your waste in the proper containers from Emterra.
Entertainment Entertainers featuring “Metchosinites” and great singers and songwriters from the West Shore are featured throughout the day at the Main Stage. The Morris dancers will be around the field during the day. Tables and chairs around the Village Green for you to seat to sit, have lunch and enjoy the Pet Show, Children Races, 4 H judging, and more…….
Rides Hayride (.25 ); Backhoe Digger (.50). This year, find the digger at the front of the municipal building near the fire hall. Look for signs.
Tickets at the Info/Ticket Booth
On site Farmers Market, Horse Demonstrations, Vintage Cars, Motorcycle demonstrations, Old Barn Books, Sheep Shearing, Junior Fire Challenge, Beer Garden, Baking Contest, Vegetables and Produce Contest, Photography Contest, Children Games, Pet Show, 4 H judging and showmanship, Local Artisans, Galloping Goose Sausage, Food Vendors, L’Authentique Poutine, Mini Donuts, Snow Cones, Ice Cream, Hayride, Backhoe Digger, Morris Dancers, and more…
Contact Metchosin Day via email: email@example.com to volunteer.
The CRD Water Cart will not be at Metchosin Day this year but tap water will be available to refill water bottles.
Lamb and Salmon BBQ
The highlight of Metchosin Day is the Salmon and Lamb BBQ served at 5pm. You can watch the lamb roast all day under the careful eyes of the cooks. For only $20 you are served salmon, lamb, mint sauce, watermelon, corn on the cob, Fry’s Bakery sourdough bread, tomatoes & basil, and coleslaw. A amazing deal for only $20. Tickets sold at the ticket/info booth during the day. They go fast, so get yours early.
Not only is Metchosin Day FREE, so is the parking. There is space for hundreds of cars adjacent to the village green.
Remember – 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 2019
So much to look forward to this year!
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 51 years since Metchosin Day started.
Motorcycle Demonstration happens right beside the Antique Cars every hour. Come and watch the excitement and learn more about motorcycles.
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 have a chance to listen to Allison Marshall along with a couple of her students play the harp. Great way to enjoy your tea.
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 farm just by the grandstand.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org