Metchosin community news in brief

From art to movie nights, find out what's going on in the Metchosin community

If the walls could speak … The month of November and beyond is a little prettier because of Art on the Walls. The paintings of Kimberly Thompson and Metchosinite Bonnie Tipton Rennie will be on display from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday through December at the Metchosin Community House, 4430 Happy Valley Rd.

Who you gonna call? … Anyone with questions about Metchosin’s emergency programs and social services can attend an Emergency Social Services question-and-answer session Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Metchosin fire hall at 4440 Happy Valley Rd. Queries can be directed to Stephanie Dunlop at

Need more art in your life? …Windrush Gallery is Metchosin’s newest arts exhibitor and retailer, with original paintings and sculptures on display at 4357 Metchosin Rd. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Around the corner Glow Gallery, inside the Old Metchosin Elementary at 4495 Happy Valley Rd., continues to showcase local art, including that of Metchosinites, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. For more information on the former, contact, or for Glow call 250-590-9939.

Friday movie night … On Nov. 27 at 7 p.m., Metchosin Community House hosts Metchosin Film Night, screening Eco Pirate, the story of Greenpeace co-founder Paul Watson. He’s a man on a mission to save the planet and its oceans, and willing to do whatever it takes to do it, including breaking the law. For questions on the film nights, contact Ric at

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