July 08, 2015 by Ron in Art Appreciation, History Programs, Literary Programs, October 2015, Program Month, Programs, September 2015, Writing

Book Launch “The Stone Ship”

Father Dunstan Massey is a familiar figure at Westminster Abbey, the Benedictine monastery and seminary here in Mission. In his eighties, he has finally published a book that he has been working on for many years, since 1955 – ‘The Stone Ship’. It is a poetic drama: a lengthy play

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July 08, 2015 by Ron in August 2015, History Programs, Language, Literary Programs, Multicultural, November 2015, October 2015, Program Month, Programs, September 2015

Cultures & Religions in the Fraser Valley

This course offers two complementary views of the cultures and religions of the Fraser Valley: ‘respect for diversity’ and ‘working toward unity’. We select several cultures and religions that have played key roles in Fraser Valley history and in wider regional developments. We look broadly at Western Canadian Native cultures,

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July 08, 2015 by Ron in Art Appreciation, History Programs, October 2015, Program Month, Programs, September 2015

From Rationing to Ravishing: Women’s Clothing of the 1940’s and 50’s

Join Fashion Historian Ivan Sayers in this compelling review of how women’s fashion changed during and after the war. Silk paracute wedding dresses, changing hemlines and necklines, and more…  About the Instructor Ivan Sayers is a fashion historian who specializes in the study of women’s, men’s, and children’s fashions from

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July 08, 2015 by Ron in History Programs, October 2015, Program Month, Programs, September 2015, Travel

Route of Santiago de Compostela Travel Presentation

The Camino de Santiago, or Route of Santiago de Compostela, also known by the English name Way of St. James, is the name of any of the pilgrimage routes to the shrine of the apostle St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern

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July 08, 2015 by Ron in August 2015, History Programs, Multicultural, Program Month, Programs, September 2015, Writing

Celebrating Women’s Week: Women in Politics

Join us in celebrating Women’s Week as we explore the past, present & future women of politics in Mission. Listen to the discussion panel of current, past Mission City Councilors, and future leaders.   Date: September 30, 2015 Day: Wednesday Time:10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Fee: Member Fee $7/ Non-Member

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July 08, 2015 by Ron in August 2015, Bus Tours, Health & Wellness, History Programs, October 2015, Program Month, Programs, September 2015, Travel

Bus Tour: Cranberry Festival in Fort Langley

Presented by the Fort Langley BIA, this free festival will have a pancake breakfast, food trucks, entertainment, kids’ play areas, unique vendors, participation from local shops and studios, nearly 100 vendors, and of course the freshest of cranberries. The Fort itself will also have 50% off admission (Saturday only) with

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July 08, 2015 by Ron in August 2015, Health & Wellness, October 2015, Program Month, Programs, September 2015, Writing

Living Well and Leaving Well Workshop

With Kevin Holt, Canada Purple Shield Discover everything you, your spouse, your children and your Executor need to know in preparation for ‘end of life’. Have “all your ducks in a row” to alleviate stress, overspending, and mistakes.   Date: October 14, 2015 Day: Wednesday Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00

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July 08, 2015 by Ron in Language, Literary Programs, Multicultural, Music, November 2015, October 2015, Program Month, Programs, September 2015, Writing

Music Appreciation: North American Folk Music

In this course we will explore an overview of music from Canada and the US starting at the end of the 19th century through to the present. In particular, early rural music, the blues tradition and 60′s folk revival will be examined from a sociological and musical perspective. About the

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July 08, 2015 by Ron in History Programs, Literary Programs, November 2015, October 2015, Programs, September 2015, Writing

Writing Family Stories

Write about day-to-day moments, record stories from your personal journey or capture family history. After an initial discussion of the weekly theme, each week you will have ample time for writing. ‘Progress check in times’ provide one-on-one appointments with your writing guide to get feedback on your writing, or talk

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July 08, 2015 by Ron in Health & Wellness, History Programs, October 2015, Programs, Travel

Travel: Canoeing Northern Rapids

With Freda & Ted Mellenthin The most strenuous and most remote of their canoe trips Ted and Freda did alone. They paddled many thousands of kilometres on remote arctic rivers. From the mouth of several major tundra rivers they canoed to various northern communities which sometimes involved paddling stretches of

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