­

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.

Our World

With Harold Rosen In a day of partisan division and nationalist tension, we do well to ask: How has humanity envisioned ‘One World’? Exploring the roots of Cosmopolitanism, we draw from many traditions. We unearth [...]

Travel to Israel

With Roger Neill Travel to Israel with Roger Neill as he shares his experience with the country and culture.       Date: April 18, 2018 Day: Wednesday Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Fee: [...]

Writers Group: Projects and Progress

With Sharon Syrette Bring your Memoir and family history projects, discuss progress, challenges and creative solutions in this lively group of writers. Weekly in-class exercises will challenge you to take your writing to a new [...]

By |January 10th, 2018|Categories: February 2018, History Programs, January 2018, March 2018, Program Month, Writing|0 Comments

Bus Tour: Historic Stave Falls Powerhouse

Historic Stave Falls Powerhouse. This 100-year-old power generating facility is also a National Historic Site of Canada where guests can comb through archival photos, artifacts and explore the original mechanical and electrical components installed over [...]

Bus Tour: BC Farm Museum – Fort Langley

Visit the BC Farm Museum in beautiful Fort Langley, BC. The museum is a place where the past greets the present, through the rich and vibrant stories of the pioneer settlers of the Fraser Valley. [...]

Nordic Pole Walking Group

Nordic Pole Walking Group New walkers welcomed Meets every Wednesday 9:00 AM Starts up again on January 10, 2018 and goes through to August 2018 at Fraser River Heritage Park Parking One hour pole walk on the Heritage Park [...]