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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.

Theatre With UFV

With a Member of the UFV Theatre Department Come discover the wonders of theatre and learn how the world of theatre is evolving in the wake of cultural, social, and economic shifts. Get a sneak [...]

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The Book Cover As Art

With Brian Murdoch Click Here for Murdoch's Bookshoppe The dustwrapper of a book, its evolution in the twentieth century, and its reflection of, or innovation upon, the ideas of beauty and functionality, is celebrated in [...]

Women Mystics

With Harold Rosen In this course we explore the lives, thoughts and deeds of 9 outstanding women of history. Their spiritual radiance, intellectual brilliance and moral courage overcame the barriers of their patriarchal cultures.  They [...]

Art Appreciation: Face Value – 700 Years of the Flemish & Dutch Portrait Tradition

With Aleksandra Idzior From the Flemish and Early Netherlandish through the Dutch Golden Age and Flemish 17th century portraits depicting individuals and groups of people, to the current painted and photographed portraits, this lecture series [...]

Bus Tour: Valentines Lunch Special Tour

A surprise outing on this cold February day, includes lunch and a visit to the beautiful Tanglebanks Garden Nursery.       Date: February 16, 2018 Day: Friday Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fee: Member [...]

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Heritage Test of Time “Show and Tell”

A presentation and discussion of ‘heritage’ and how the past influences our lives and decisions today. Bring and article, family heirloom, or memory to share. Offered as part of the “Linking Hands through the Generations [...]