Mission celebrated its 125th birthday on Sunday with a Heritage Picnic in the Park. There were plenty of family-friendly events, including horse drawn carriage rides. Bob Friesen Photo

PHOTOS: Happy 125th Birthday Mission

Heritage Picnic in the Park brings community together for old-fashioned fun

Missionites came out in full force on Sunday to help Mission celebrate its 125th birthday.

The Heritage Picnic in the Park attracted a large crowd to Fraser River Heritage Park to enjoy the festivities.

The picnic featured everything from three-legged and potato sack races, to a logging show and watermelon eating contest. Visitors could take a leisurely stroll around the park and see volunteers dressed in old-time clothing discussing different historic moments.

The event also featured a chili cook-off, horse carriage rides, face painting , displays picnic lunches, a birthday cake and more.

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