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.

Opening Nite Theatre Fundraising Event for Lifetime Learning

  Special Fundraising Event for Lifetime Learning 50 percent of ticket prices and concession revenues go to Lifetime Learning to support our programs. Date: March 10, 2016 Day: Thursday Time: 8:00 p.m. Location: ONT 33223 Railway [...]

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Bus Tour: Chinese New Year in Vancouver

Chinese New Year & Festival, Year of the Monkey, 2016 at the International Village Mall (‘Tinseltown’), Downtown Vancouver. This four days event starts the celebration with a ceremonial eye-dotting ritual and lion dance, attended by [...]

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Bus Tour: The Twelfth Night Theatre Presentation

Directed by Bruce Kirkley and Raina von Waldenburg  Shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria, the young and resourceful Viola finds herself a stranger in an even stranger land. Shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria, the [...]

Bus Tour: UBC Botanical Gardens

UBC Botanical Gardens, Tree Talks & Walks, Presented by Douglas Justice, Associate Director and Curator of Collections, UBC Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research. Enjoy the colours of Spring! Afternoon mooch about in Kitsilano. [...]

Bus Tour: Gastown Tour

Oldest Neighborhood This is more than just a food tour, our guides will share the secrets of this historic part of town. Hear the stories that built Gastown while enjoying incredible foods at some of [...]

Bus Tour: Ryder Lake Tour

Whether you come for the llamas, the gardens or the soup, the Ryder Lake Ramble has something for everyone. Peter Whitlock, who has organized the ramble since 2007, says this year’s tour includes two kinds [...]