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Open House – Fall 2017

Come out and learn about our Fall 2017 program, meet the instructors. Program features speakers, program registration & information,  and refreshments.  Come catch up after the summer break, & see what’s in store for this semester.     Guest Speaker To be Announced Meet our Instructors. Date : September 20, 2017 Day: Wednesday Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 [...]

Writers Group: Memoirs

It is all in the Details - Family stories often depend on often-repeated anecdotes.  Next term we will explore how to add description and character to create writing for a broad audience.  We will look at examples of how authors succeeded in going beyond the known facts.  Weekly word-play exercises will challenge you to try new [...]

Mission Genealogy Group

Mission Genealogy Group This group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month with guest speakers on the various related topics. In September, Brenda Smith will speak about how we can incorporate the context of where our ancestors lived, their daily work and habits, their Sunday beliefs and what was happening around them into our [...]

French Conversation (Intermediate) with Nicole Bellay

Quebec City This course builds on your foundation knowledge to improve your French-language skills for travel or to help kids or grandkids with their French homework. Increase your vocabulary, learn key words to form a sentence, practice situational conversation, all in a fun and casual way.This course builds on your foundation knowledge to improve your French-language [...]

Tech Time: Learn to Use Your Tablet, Computer or Cell Phone

With students from Fraserview Learning Centre & Valerie Sprott Please bring your cell phone, ipod, tablet, e-reader, or other device, and we will have students on hand who can show you how to get the most from your device.  Workshop will cover anything from the basics of turning it on, to various features and apps.  The workshop will provide one-on-one [...]

Bus Tour: Interurban Heritage Train

Interurban Heritage Train Tour After your ride on Car 1225, take a guided tour of the Carbarn and see the restoration process underway! During the  Carbarn Tour, you will: Learn all about the history of the Interurban as it used to run throughout Vancouver and the Fraser Valley; See the restoration of Car 1225, and [...]

Art Appreciation: The Exhibition: Focus on Contemporary Art & Artists

Within the art world every few years there are organized major international events showcasing contemporary art. This year “documenta 14” is taking place in Kassel (Germany) over the period of 100 days with approximately 160 participants, while in Venice (Italy) the 57 Art Biennale –established in 1895– runs for almost 200 days exhibiting artists from [...]

Escaping Death and Other Adventures

This thrilling and informative Power Point presentation will take you back to another time and to another world. A few artifacts pertaining to the discussion will be displayed. Tony Mayo lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia where he is an established artist, published author, researcher and traveler. To date, Mr. Mayo has traveled to 95 countries [...]

Bus Tour: Bad Rock Tour

Bad Rock Tours Discover Stolo history in this guided tour with First Nation’s historian Sonny McHalsie. Naxaxalhts'i is currently the Cultural Advisor and Stó:lō Historian for the Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre. Naxaxalhts’i has studied Halq’eméylem place names for 21 years. Naxaxalhts'i will narrate the land – telling the Sxowxiyám and Swelqwels, the legends [...]

Banned and Censored Books

With Brian Murdoch This two-hour presentation will provide a glimpse of the history of works which have been censored or banned, together with a consideration of some of the common themes underlying such actions.  Specific titles will be used to illustrate the phenomenon, with books ranging in theme from classic literature to books for children. [...]