Community Foundations Conference visits Metchosin–June 6, 2019

Canada's annual Community Foundations Conference took place in Victoria this year, hosted by the Victoria Foundation (VF). The Metchosin Foundation helped the VF to organize an outing in Metchosin for conference participants. Two dozen of the more than 700 participants arrived on a bus on Thursday, June 6, to look at rural life in Metchosin and some of the work of the Metchosin Foundation.Metchosi ...

2019 Metchosin Foundation AGM

On June 1, 2019, the Metchosin Foundation hosted its Annual General Meeting at the Metchosin Community House. The meeting began with a retrospective of the last year's work, reported by Chair Chris Pratt and the other Directors. After the report, local eco-futurist Guy Dauncey challenged the audience to continue and intensify local efforts to counter anthropogenic global warming. The talk was foll ...

Insect biomass study, first year

Over 25 years of research hints at a stark, harsh truth: worldwide, both the bio-diversity and biomass of insects has declined dramatically, leading to such alarming phrases as “insect Armageddon” and “insect apocalypse.” We suspect this decline is happening in our own backyard, but we don’t have the data to prove it yet. This is changing, however. In a multiyear project sponsored in part by Metch ...

Metchosin Challenge schedule

 Communication received from Sharleen Thompson about the upcoming Lenten series at St. Mary's.St Mary's Church is again having a Metchosin Challenge. Thus a series of interactive talks on issues facing the world. This is the third year we have done them. This year the theme is empowering people into action. The list of speakers for this year isMarch 7th Kara Middleton and Robert Gifford on Climate ...