Notch Hill Town Hall Association
This unique heritage site includes Notch Hill Hall, the White Church and a One Room Schoolhouse. It is located in a picturesque valley, approximately 5 km. south east of the town of Sorrento, B.C. The Notch Hill Community Hall was built in 1909-1910 by pioneers and settlers from all over the surrounding area, on land donated by Nels and Carolina Sjodin. Notch Hill Hall is open year round and is on the coffeehouse circuit from September though to May each year. It is available to rent for weddings, memorials, family gatherings/reunions and celebrations. It is also available for activity groups to rent on an hourly basis...such as exercise classes, craft fairs, youth clubs, seniors recreational and theatrical productions. Notch Hill Hall has recently installed an upgraded, state of the art heating/cooling system. It has a kitchen and features a stage with a portable PA microphone.
Many fundraising events and concerts are hosted throughout the year; starting with Scottish Dancing in the Spring, featuring Wendy Dean and her group of Scottish Dancers.
Notch Hill Hall rocked on Friday night, July 18, 2014 when 'Elvis' came on stage and sang many classic songs to a sold out audience. Elvis impersonator, Adam Fitzpatrick, thrilled fans with a fantastic performance....singing a special song to 105 year old Lena Johnston -- and surprising her by wrapping an 'Elvis' scarf around her neck.
Routes and Blues came on Sunday, August 10, 2014. Many thanks to the Vernon Model Railroad Club and President George Copley for supporting the Notch Hill history. They set up a model railroad in the one room schoolhouse and were on hand to discuss historical aspects of the 'good ol' days of steam' to visitors. There was a self-guided history tour of 8 historic areas of Notch Hill. A special thank you to Carol Goudie and Vickie Barron who spoke to visitors on the history of the site of where 'Copelands' General Store was once located. They withstood the extreme heat of the afternoon, with an umbrella and large sunhats. A community meal began at 5 p.m. and featured chicken parmesan, scalloped potatoes and 3 choices of pie: blueberry, strawberry/rhubarb and banana cream. Three cheers and many thanks to the chiefs for their dedication in producing a wonderful community meal. At 7:00 p.m. in the Notch Hill Hall, the concert featured David Vest Quartet; which delighted the enthusiastic audience and was thoroughly enjoyed by one and all.
Beginning on Saturday, September 20,2014, the Coffeehouse Circuit starts at 7:30 p.m. in Notch Hill Hall. For only $ 3.00 admission -- Come and enjoy an evening of musicians and singers--which includes coffee, tea and sweets. Every 3rd Saturday at 7:30; from September through to May 2015 -- there will be a chair for you at the Coffeehouse in Notch Hill Hall.
In November, the Celtic singing group Kinship will be coming to Notch Hill Hall and in December the CPR Christmas Train will make it's regular stop, providing assistance to the Sorrento Food Bank and musical entertainment.
The non-denominational White Church is also available to rent for weddings, funerals, baptisms and regular church services. Historically, it was built in 1906 as a Presbyterian church, then a United Church in 1925 and by the 1960's was abandoned. In 2004-2005 it was moved to it's present location and renovated.
The 1921 one room schoolhouse will also be renovated and currently the basement is serving as an office for the Notch Hill Town Hall Association. The office is open on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. - noon during the month of July and August 2014. Tickets for all the concerts and fundraising events can be purchased at Conkers Fine British Imports, 250-675-3786 or phone Louise 250-253-5776.
Sorrento BC V0E 2W1 Phone: 250-835-4721