Heritage Week celebrated in Mission

Monarchy and Memorabilia event on Feb. 18 kicks off week-long celebration

Heritage Week happens later this month and the 10th annual event will feature exhibits and displays.

Monarchy and Memorabilia jump starts the week-long celebration Feb. 18 at Lifetime Learning Centre, located inside Fraserview Elementary School, 32444 Seventh Ave.

On Feb. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. Mission District Historical Society highlights this year’s theme through the exhibition, Turn on the Juice: The Development of Electricity in Mission, at the Stave Falls Power House. This exhibit will introduce you to the vast history housed at the local museum and community archives, and the satellite Heritage Places Branch.

Prior to the opening at the Stave Falls Visitor Centre, Mission Community Heritage Commission will be presenting its annual Heritage Awards.

Enjoy the popular Heritage Tea with traditional scones and blackberry jam at the Senior Activity Centre on Taulbut Street. You are also invited to bring a show and tell item for curiosity and conversation.

Memories and stories are shared at the annual Pioneer Social acknowledging our early settlers rooted in Mission’s early history. Local artistic talent will entertain while refreshments are served. An inspiring display of Heritage Family Memorabilia by the Mission Genealogy Club will also be on display while members will be present to answer questions.

The Creative Energy Art Show at the Mission Art Centre on First Avenue is sure to be a hit where Nature’s energy, air, earth, fire and water blend into a captivating expression of artwork and activities.

If you’ve never been to the Mission Friendship Centre, here’s an opportunity to go. Bannock is a real “power” treat, plan to drop in and enjoy a new experience. While downtown, catch the creatively awesome student artwork from Heritage Park and Hatzic Secondary Schools created for Heritage Week and displayed in downtown store windows.

Look for further coverage of Heritage Week in The Mission Record on Feb.16. Brochures with schedule will be circulated throughout the downtown.