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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.

Intergenerational Communications – Bridging the Gaps

Different motivating factors, skill sets, and expectations can make it difficult to communicate effectively in community and family settings. This workshop will help understand generational motivating factors and influences, identify generational communication preferences, generational myths, [...]

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Bus Tour: Christmas at Hycroft Manor

There is loads to see and do as you wander through all the nooks and crannies of the beautiful Edwardian mansion. Inside you’ll find ALL THREE FLOORS decked in seasonal splendour thanks to our fabulous [...]

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My Very Own Book

With Brian Murdoch An exploration of the impact of that treasured childhood memory that was the foundation of a life-long love affair with books. We will study together the stories related in memoirs of the [...]

Bus Tour: Fort Langley Cranberry Festival & Farm Tour

The family-friendly Fort Langley Cranberry Festival celebrates its 23rd year in 2018 and, as always, it promises to be a great event. The festival takes place rain or shine each year from around 10 am [...]

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Journaling for Personal Change

With Jason Wong There are many formats and techniques for journaling. Journaling is a method to create a disciplined daily or weekly journal of hand-written notes to identify and explore thoughts, feelings, judgments and opinions [...]

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Writers: Continuing Group

With Sharon Syrette Experienced writers will continue their writing journey, make decisions and work toward publishing their second LTL Anthology. Registration is open only for the on-going Wednesday Writers group, or with prior agreement of [...]