Community Hall

Centre of our Community

The primary purpose of the Hornby Island Community Hall is to support the social and cultural well-being of Hornby residents. Our Community Hall hosts many of the events that make our community great. It is available for renting by locals and non-locals alike for events, meetings and classes.

For reservation availability and all other Community Hall questions, please leave a message for the Booking Agent: (250) 335-1848 or email hall@hirra.ca. HIRRA abides by all public health requirements regarding Covid-19 protocols.

In mid-September an annual pre-booking meeting is held to reserve dates until the next September pre-booking meeting. Contact the Booking Agent for details.

 

Statement of Significance for Community Hall and Old School

In partnership with the Comox Valley Regional District and the Islands Trust Local Trust Committee (LTC), HIRRA contracted with a consultant on Denman to prepare a Cultural Heritage Statement of Significance for the Hornby Island Community Hall and Hornby Island’s “Old School.” This work is the necessary first step towards the development of a Hornby Island Community Heritage Registry Bylaw, a recently approved LTC small project for the 2023/24 year. 

The Statement of Significance assesses what is important about a building, how and why the historic place is important for the community to be protected. When the Islands Trust staff have completed the background work to create a Hornby Island Community Heritage Registry, the Community Hall and Old School will be included on the registry. This would not limit making modifications or improvements to the buildings, if needed, but would document the importance of the buildings to the community.

 

RENTAL FEES AS OF Sept. 1, 2020

Hall rental fees were updated as of Sept. 1, 2020. Please click the link below for current fee schedule.

Event Insurance

HIRRA strongly recommends that all renters ensure they have adequate event liability insurance or partner with a group that has liability coverage for their type of event. HIRRA requires that renters provide proof of event liability insurance for all large higher-risk events (dances, concerts, weddings, auctions, fairs).

Annual water reports

As per directions from Island Health, the 2022 Annual Reports on the Community Hall’s water system are available here:
Annual Report HI Com Hall 2022

Community Hall inspection report Oct 27 2022

Hall Management Committee 2023

  • Hilary Wood-McDonnell
  • Vicki Bale
  • Judith Lawrence
  • Gabriel Jeroschewitz
  • Margaret Birch
 
Main room of the Hall set up for a wedding reception 2022