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Open House – Winter/Spring 2018

Come out and learn about our Winter/Spring 2018 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. Watch for more information. Featuring tips on "Safety for Seniors" how to get around safely in your home and community during winter conditions.   [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Remembrance Day: Tea & Remembrances

Remembrance Day takes on an important significance as we are in the anniversary of the period that coincides with the events of WWI and many Canadian Service Personnel are on active duty around the world. Please come out as we remember in music and peace the sacrifices of our veterans and peace keepers. Offered as part of the "Linking Hands through the [...]

TailWaggers

With Margaret Evans It features a fun look at dogs from their evolution and split from wolves, their domestication, and their enduring companionship. The talk will look at some of the fascinating research done with dogs on their intelligence, their social abilities, their skills and why we have such a deep bond with dogs. Margaret [...]

Walking to Camelot

Walking to Camelot with Author John Cherrington Fraser Valley Author John Cherrington will read from his new book “Walking to Camelot” and share some tips on walking in England.   John Cherrington and his seventy-four year old walking companion set out one fine morning in May to traverse the only English footpath that cuts south [...]

Save Your Photos

With Sharon Syrette Preserve your family memories.  Get some guidance for sorting and preserving photographs.  These will be a 'hands-on' working sessions: bring a box of photos or an album to get started.  Learn some basic steps for organizing your collection, and selecting the photos that are most important to you.  Get some advice for [...]