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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.

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 [...]

Enhance Your Photos with Digital Processes

Enhance Your Photos with Digital Processes With Sharon Syrette This workshop will provide you with helpful and simple hints on how to digitally enhance and improve your photos, ideas on how to restore old family [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

Bus Tour: Londsdale Food Tasting

North Vancouver's Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood hosts its emerging foodie scene! On this food tour, you will learn about the early shipbuilding industry and other settlers to the area as you savor a delicious culinary experience. [...]

Escaping Death and Other Adventures

This thrilling and informative Power Point presentation will take you back to another time and to another world. A few artifacts pertaining to the discussion will be displayed. Tony Mayo lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia [...]