Healthy Community

 

Healthy Community Advisory Committee

The role of the Healthy Community Advisory Committee is to support community activities that seek improvements in all those aspects of living in Metchosin which reflect on our health, well-being and happiness while strengthening our sense of community.

The Committee usually meets on every other 4th Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm in the Municipal Hall council chamber.

Metchosin Village Square Project

In early 2016, a conversation began around the lack of places for young children to play in Metchosin. This conversation evolved into a larger discussion of a potential public space that would be accessible to residents of all ages and abilities to gather, socialize, and play.

After holding a community-wide consultation on the topic in April 2017, the Healthy Communities Advisory Select Committee decided to apply for a grant that would allow for the planning and creation of a new public space in Metchosin that would foster both physical activity and community connection.

In August 2017, a grant of almost $30,000 was received from a partnership between BC Alliance for Healthy Living, BC Healthy Communities Society and the Province of BC. The money was awarded to help create more active communities in BC, and for our project specifically, to begin community consultation and design of a new active public space in Metchosin.

The grant project spans from October 2017 - October 2018, and will include a number of different events, meetings, discussions and consultations. The project is headed by a Healthy Communities steering committee that is working with the firm RC Strategies + PERC to complete the project and produce a report that can be referenced for future planning and funding.

By the end of the consultation, we will have answered the following questions:

  • What is this space going to consist of?
  • Where is it going to be located?
  • What amenities will it require?
  • How much will it cost?
  • Who/what grants can help build it/finance it?
  • What body will take care of it and oversee it?

Included on the project steering committee are representatives from a number of community organizations, including:

  • Metchosin Community Association (MCA)
  • Metchosin Arts and Cultural Centre Association (MACCA)
  • Metchosin Museum Society
  • St. Mary's Church
  • Metchosin Hall Society
  • Seniors Information Resource Centre (SIRC)
  • Metchosin Co-op Preschool
  • Metchosin Fire Hall
  • Metchosin Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)
  • Metchosin Centre/Business Association

What are the three most important things for people to know about this space?

  • That it will be built with grassroots support from the community, taking full advantage of all the knowledge, connections, and abilities of Metchosin’s residents
  • That is will an attractive place that fits with Metchosin’s rustic and rural aesthetic, and not at all an “urban” space
  • That it will welcome people of all ages and mobilities, encourage activity and nurture community engagement

Metchosin Active Public Spaces Steering Committee Notes:

November 15, 2017

March 13, 2018

Metchosin Village Square Public Space Planning - PHASE I Planning Context Report

2018 Agendas and Minutes    
January 10, 2018 Agenda Minutes
February 7, 2018 Agenda - Quorum not met  
March 7, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 4, 2018 Agenda Minutes
May 2, 2018 Agenda - Quorum not met Minutes
May 30, 2018 Agenda Minutes
July 19, 2018 Agenda Minutes
     
2017 Agendas and Minutes    
February 8, 2017 (Postponed to February 15, 2017) Agenda Minutes
March 1, 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 5, 2017 Agenda Minutes
May 3, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 7, 2017 - CANCELLED Agenda  
June 14, 2017 - NO QUORUM Agenda  
September 6, 2017 Agenda Minutes
October 4, 2017 Agenda Minutes
November 1, 2017 Agenda Minutes
December 6, 2017 Agenda Minutes
     
2016 Agendas and Minutes    
September 7, 2016 Agenda Minutes
October 5, 2016 Agenda Minutes
November 9, 2016 - NO QUORUM Agenda  
     
2015 Agendas and Minutes    
January 22, 2015 Agenda Minutes
March 26, 2015 Agenda  Minutes
April 30, 2015 Agenda  Minutes
     
2014 Agendas and Minutes    
February 19, 2014 Agenda Minutes
March 19, 2014 Agenda Minutes
May 21, 2014 Agenda Minutes
September 17, 2014 Agenda Minutes
October 22, 2014 Agenda Minutes
November 19, 2014 Agenda Minutes
2013 Agendas and Minutes    
January 16, 2013 Agenda Minutes
March 20, 2013 Agenda Minutes
April 17, 2013 Agenda Minutes
May 15, 2013 Agenda Minutes
June 19, 2013 Agenda Minutes
August 28, 2013 Agenda Minutes
September 18, 2013 Agenda Minutes
October 16, 2013 Agenda Minutes
November 20, 2013 Agenda Minutes
December 18, 2013 - CANCELLED Agenda Minutes
2012 Agendas and Minutes    
January 24, 2012 Agenda Minutes
February 15, 2012 Agenda Minutes
March 21, 2012 Agenda Minutes
April 18, 2012 Agenda Minutes
May 16, 2012 Agenda Minutes
June 20, 2012 Agenda Minutes
September 19, 2012 Agenda Minutes
November 7, 2012 Agenda Minutes

For Historical Agendas and Minutes click here

Committee Members
Councillor Kahakauwila - Council Liaison
Shannon Carman, Chair
Betty Hildreth
Jane Hammond
Peter Havers

Russ Chips (BFN)
Joel Roszmann

Sarah Wade
Shelly Donaldson
Dawn Boshcoff, SIRC Rep