Notch Hill Hall
In the old days, the Notch Hill Hall was the centre of the community and was well used
for dances, basket socials, masquerade balls, concerts and meetings. While the hall is
now closed during the winter to save on heating costs, it still gets used for regular potluck
suppers and bake sales, as well as for private functions such as weddings, birthday
parties, and family reunions and as a polling station during elections.
The biggest yearly event at the hall is the Canadian Holiday Train. Last year, there were
1200 people taking part in the festivities, enjoying the entertainment and providing
donations for the Sorrento food bank. Over 3,000 pounds of food was donated along
with $800, which was topped off with an additional $1000 from the CPR. Also, the hall
association invited the train employees into the hall for a dinner prepared by volunteers.
The hall property also includes two heritage buildings, the Notch Hill School built in
1921 and the old Presbyterian Church built in 1906 and moved to its current site in 2004.
Restoration efforts for the church included new windows that were built locally to match
the original ones. Although it is not used by a congregation, the church is still a popular
place for local weddings. Inside the old school are some of the original desks and
blackboards, along with some old photos.
Sorrento BC Phone: 250-835-8577