Heritage Picnic celebrates Mission’s 125th year

Public can join in the fun at Fraser River Heritage Park on June 4

It’s time to kick Mission’s 125th birthday celebrations into high gear.

On Sunday, June 4, bring your blanket and picnic basket to Fraser River Heritage Park and join in the family fun at the Heritage Picnic event.

Step back in time and enjoy old time entertainment and games, historical activities and displays, and arts and crafts for young and old.

The Heritage Picnic is your opportunity to discover Mission’s heritage and enjoy entertainment and activities from the past 125 years and beyond.

The event begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. Some of the activities include the Chamber Chili Cook Off, live entertainment, characters in period clothing discussing Mission’s history, Save On Foods Watermelon Eating Contest, puppet show, covered wagon rides and more.

If you need a ride to and from the event, BC Transit is operating a special shuttle running from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. stopping at various locations around the community including the Mission Library and the Leisure Centre so you don’t have to drive to take part in this community event.

The Heritage Picnic is also one of the first opportunities to find special keepsakes to mark this important milestone. Local artists and artisans have created a collection of special 125th anniversary items that will be for sale at the event.

Each item is handmade in Mission and honours the local environment, history, and culture as well as the artists and artisans who contribute to the community.

For more, visit mission.ca/125-2/heritage-picnic/.