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Oral History

At Lifetime Learning we believe that one of our duties is to preserve Mission’s unique history. Through our Oral History Archives we collect and make available to researchers and the public, the little-told stories of the people of Mission.

In our collection, there are stories from Missionites who remember raised sidewalks on Main Street, the original “swimming pool”, summer jobs at the King Beach factory, and businesses, families, community events and clubs from Mission’s past. Oral Histories preserve the sights, the smells, the sounds of yesterday, and tell the story of creating the Mission we know today.

Lifetime Learning’s Oral History Program owes its continued success to the volunteers who graciously donate their time and talents to digitizing, summarizing and transcribing these histories.

The collection consists of audio recordings on cassette tapes. Some of the oral histories have been transcribed, and some have been summarized. A number of the audio tapes have been digitized and converted to CDs. Tapes and CDs are not available for borrowing, but researchers and members of the public are most welcome to to consult the collection by appointment during our office hours.

Book Launch of “I Have a Story to Tell” – Writing Memoir and Family History

Reflections – Our Canadian Experience     an anthology by Lifetime Learning Wednesday Writers, is now in print. Copies are available for $12 a copy at the Lifetime Learning Centre. Sales of this anthology will help the Lifetime Learning Centre Society provide [...]

From the Ashes of Vesuvius: Pompeii and its Afterlives

With Jill Bain of UFV Jill Bain teaches Art History and Visual Studies in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of the Fraser Valley. Her research focuses on the arts of Italy in [...]

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Diabetes Self-Management Program

Start Date:  November 3, 2017 (6 sessions) End Date: December 1, 2017 Day: Friday Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fee: No Charge Location: 32444 7th Ave. Mission V2V 2B5   With University of Victoria [...]

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Travel: Israel & the Shofar

  With Paul and Iris Harnett The Shofar, in Judeo-Christian tradition, is the silver trumpet by which God and His Angels will announce significant events signaling the End of Days. Paul has been fascinated by [...]

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10th Annual Mission Writers & Readers Festival

Linking Generations of Writers & Readers How Dreams Influence Writing The organizing committee is pleased to announce that the 10th Annual Mission Writers and Readers Festival will be on Saturday March 4, 2017 at Heritage Park [...]

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Summer 2017 Fitness and Wellness Classes

Level 3: Low Impact Fitness Day: Tuesday & Thursday Time: 10:00 a.m. Fee: Member 10 class pass is $35 Non-Member pass is $45 Dates: On-going begins July 4, 2017 Location: 32444 7th Ave. Mission Please [...]

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