Oral History2019-11-27T22:13:07+00:00

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.

Healthy Relationships

With Jason Wong Relationships are an important part of leading a healthy and fulfilling life. Some bring out the best in the individual and others leave you with a mixture of negative emotions. All of [...]

By |August 10th, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness, November 2019, October 2019, Program Month, Programs|1 Comment

Healthy Coping for Unhealthy Behaviors

With Jason Wong Habits are a critical to both creating and sustaining health. Approximately 45% of daily life consists of key lifestyle behaviours and habits that drive health.   In order to cope, we sometimes [...]

By |August 10th, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness, October 2019, Program Month, Programs, September 2019|0 Comments

Travel to Kenya

With Brian Antonson The snow-capped peak of mighty Mt Kenya, the Masai Mara's golden, grassy plains, the pink blush of Lake Nakuru and the annual migration of millions of wildebeest are but some of the [...]

By |August 10th, 2019|Categories: August 2019, Multicultural, Program Month, Programs, September 2019, Travel|0 Comments

Art Appreciation: Art Collecting: Galleries and Museums of the World – History and Controversies

With Aleksandra Idzior from UFV Please join us as an armchair travel to view the  art amassed by the best institutions. After familiarizing with the history of art collecting we will examine some of the great art collections [...]

By |August 10th, 2019|Categories: Art Appreciation, October 2019, Program Month, Programs, September 2019|0 Comments

Quilts the Story They Tell

With Sharon Syrette & Karin Edberg -Lee Quilting has attracted generations of people to express themselves in fabrics and decorative stitches. From practical crazy quilts using scraps to artistic wall hangings, quilts have told the [...]