Confounding Fungal Expectations at the Fifth Annual Metchosin MycoBlitz

The fifth Metchosin MycoBlitz took place on Saturday, November 4, 2017. A sharp frost and a light snow on Friday, combined with an unusually bad year for mushrooms in general, had the organizers of the MycoBlitz wondering whether they would find much at Metchosin’s fifth MycoBlitz event. A record crowd showed up, however, and the twenty experts and thirty helpers collected over 200 mushroom sample ...

Metchosin Foundation Receives Bequest

It is with great gratitude and respect that the Metchosin Foundation has received a bequest in the amount of $20,000 from the estate of long-time Metchosin resident Professor Charles Priester.  We who serve on the board of this Foundation will honour this bequest as his true bond with the future of this land and community. Professor Priester passed away in February 2016 at the age of 80 years, ...

Scholarships

Metchosin Foundation Awards High School Scholarships   Four $500 scholarships have been awarded by the Metchosin Foundation to Metchosin High School students who plan on furthering their education to a post-secondary level. The funds are available thanks to the generous donation of a Metchosin resident who has asked to remain anonymous. The scholarship for Academic Achievement has been awar ...

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Nature Cards

Nature Cards Designed for Metchosin Kids Kem Luther A deck of cards can be fun.  Can they also be educational? The Metchosin Foundation’s new set of plant cards, featuring 50 of the most common plants around Metchosin, feels to the hand like a pack of overly large playing cards. The cards are printed on glossy, water-proof, heavy stock paper.  But there the resemblance ends. Instead of sui ...