METCHOSIN MINUTE: Events on tap starting Feb. 17

Calendar of upcoming happenings at the Metchosin Community House

Friday, Feb. 17

The Kicks hit the stage at the Metchosin Golf Course, 4100 Metchosin Rd., for this month’s Metchosin Band Wagon. Restaurant and bar open at 5:30 p.m. with music getting underway at 7. A $5 donation is suggested with all proceeds going to the musicians.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

This month’s emergency preparedness information session, at the Metchosin Fire Hall (4440 Happy Valley Rd.), will feature a hands-on first aid workshop dealing with bones, strains, sprains and breaks. The event gets underway at 7 p.m.

Ongoing events at the Metchosin Community House:

– If you’re an avid knitter, grab your needles and head over for the Knitting Cafe from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month, and from 1 to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday.

– Also on the first and third Mondays of the month is Creative Rug Hooking, led by Sheila Stewart from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Beginners are asked to contact her to discuss supplies, call 250-595-6406 or email There is no fee, but donations will go to covering the costs of refreshments.

– Compiled by Frank Mitchell