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.
With Harold Rosen Join us for a comparative, synoptic and appreciative group study of eight scriptural traditions, investigating five significant historic themes: God or Ultimate Reality... the Founder's Station... Universality or Justice Principles... Racial & [...]
Slide Show Presentation With Judith Ray Judith will share travel experiences in December 2019 to Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu. She will provide some history and cultural information about the countries as [...]
Lifetime Learning is pleased to participate in Mission's BC Culture Days 2020 A MESSAGE FROM THE BC CULTURE DAYS ORGANIZERS Culture Days 2020 For those of you who are new, Culture Days is a free, [...]
OFFERED AS PART OF BC CULTURE DAYS Zoom presentation with slides, discussion, sharing memories. Thousands of Chinese people had come to the west coast to work on the railroad, or prospect for gold. By [...]
OFFERED AS PART OF BC CULTURE DAYS Zoom slide presentation, with follow-up discussion, questions; At one time, the area surrounding Mission was a series of neighbourhoods, each with a distinct personality. Enjoy a series of [...]
OFFERED AS PART OF BC CULTURE DAYS Zoom presentation, with follow-up discussion, questions; Meet us via Zoom to discuss the benefits and challenges of being part of an on-going writers' group and how we have [...]