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2022 Christmas light displays in Abbotsford and Mission

Local homes in both communities are all lit up for the holidays

On Saturday afternoon (Dec. 10) the doors at the Mission Leisure Centre will be open for free, family-friendly activities to kick off the holiday season. / City of Mission Photo

Mission offers public a little Holiday Magic!

On Dec. 10 the Mission Leisure Centre will be open for free, family-friendly activities

Mission Fire Rescue Service will be going door-to-door in several neighbourhoods on Dec. 7 and 8 collecting food and unwrapped toys to support Mission Community Services. /Web Photo

Mission Fire Rescue Service to collect donations door to door for Christmas Bureau

The fire department will collect food and toy donations door-to-door on Wednesday and Thursday

The Santa Train left from Mission City Station on Sunday morning (Dec. 4) after the Mission Community Services Christmas Bureau braved the cold weather and collected over 30 bags of donated toys. /Dillon White Photo

Mission Christmas Bureau inching closer to goal after Santa Train fundraiser

The bureau has raised $94,000 of their $160,000 target after collecting donations at Mission Station

The Santa Train left from Mission City Station on Sunday morning (Dec. 4) after the Mission Community Services Christmas Bureau braved the cold weather and collected over 30 bags of donated toys. /Dillon White Photo
Mission Museum on Second Avenue is restoring its roof as part of a larger plan to maintain historic sites. /Submitted City of Mission photo

Mission Museum to restore its roof by new year

The project started earlier this month and will be completed early in the new year

Mission Museum on Second Avenue is restoring its roof as part of a larger plan to maintain historic sites. /Submitted City of Mission photo
YES International Academy in Mission helps Korean students improve their English while keeping up with their math curriculum. The organization also plans weekend activities for the students. /Submitted Photo

South Korean students thriving in Mission with YES Academy

Seven students will graduate from YES International Academy on Dec. 15, with more arriving in the new year.

YES International Academy in Mission helps Korean students improve their English while keeping up with their math curriculum. The organization also plans weekend activities for the students. /Submitted Photo
Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: How much do you know about toys and games?

This is the season when new games and toys capture the attention of young and old alike

Do you know when the Slinky was first created? (Pixabay.com)
This house at 9365 Edward St. in Chilliwack was completely covered in lights in 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Help make Lower Mainland brighter by adding favourite Christmas lights displays to map

Anyone can add Christmassy homes, decorated public spaces to Black Press Media’s holiday lights map

This house at 9365 Edward St. in Chilliwack was completely covered in lights in 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good

Do Some Good Receives National Award for Social Impact

B Corp and tech-for-good platform Do Some Good is being recognized on…

  • Dec 2, 2022
A look back at the early days of Do Some Good when the team was first forming. Photo courtesy Do Some Good
I Love Mission presented a free night at the movies so the public could enjoy the Hallmark film The Christmas Ring. The evening also included live entertainment, free snacks and prizes. / Bob Friesen Photo

PHOTOS: I Love Mission presents free holiday movie

Sold-out event featured the film, The Christmas Ring, a Hallmark Holiday Special

I Love Mission presented a free night at the movies so the public could enjoy the Hallmark film The Christmas Ring. The evening also included live entertainment, free snacks and prizes. / Bob Friesen Photo
An 80-foot tree will light up at Centennial Park in Mission on Friday night (Dec. 2) /Mission Fire Photo and City of Mission Photo

Eighty-foot tree to light up Mission throughout holiday season

Starting Friday, a tree in Centennial Park will light up nightly until January

An 80-foot tree will light up at Centennial Park in Mission on Friday night (Dec. 2) /Mission Fire Photo and City of Mission Photo
Santa and his elves are available for photos at Junction Shopping Centre in Mission throughout the month of December. /Dillon White Photo

Santa has arrived in Mission

You can visit with Santa and get a photo at the Junction Shopping Centre

  • Dec 1, 2022
Santa and his elves are available for photos at Junction Shopping Centre in Mission throughout the month of December. /Dillon White Photo
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Werner Karsten shows one of the two turtlepod prototypes he brought with him for display at the Walk With Me event in Courtenay, on Nov. 26. The insulated, mobile  pods are intended to provide safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness. Photo by Terry Farrell
Mission Firefighters raised an estimated $3,600 for the Movember Foundation with a dodgeball tournament on Saturday (Nov. 26) /Bob Friesen Photo

Mission firefighters’ dodgeball tournament raises $3,600 for Movember Foundation

Twelve teams competed at Heritage Park Middle School on Saturday with a Langley team winning the tournament

Mission Firefighters raised an estimated $3,600 for the Movember Foundation with a dodgeball tournament on Saturday (Nov. 26) /Bob Friesen Photo
The Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen Photo

Dirt Church 4×4 Toy Run raises an estimated $10,000 for Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau

Upwards of 1,000 vehicles attended the event on Sunday at the Stave Lake mud flats

The Dirt Church Lower Mainland 4x4 Toy Run returned on Sunday morning (Nov. 27) at the Stave Lake mud flats on Second Beach with over 1000 vehicles, a half dozen boats and a helicopter participating. /Bob Friesen Photo
Mission RCMP will post a life-sized cut-out of a police officer alongside speed readers throughout the city in coming weeks to combat speeding. /City of Mission Photo

Mission RCMP recruits ‘Constable Scarecrow’ to combat speeding

The life-sized cut-out of a police officer is part of a province-wide initiative to deter speeding

Mission RCMP will post a life-sized cut-out of a police officer alongside speed readers throughout the city in coming weeks to combat speeding. /City of Mission Photo
Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about world cup soccer?

Soccer is enjoyed around the world and is played by people of all ages

Canada’s Scott Kennedy, left, and El Salvador’s Nelson Bonilla compete for the ball during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
This home at 34314 Woodbine Crescent in Abbotsford was all lit up for the holidays in 2021.

Let us know about your Christmas light displays

2022 holiday list to be shared online and in print

This home at 34314 Woodbine Crescent in Abbotsford was all lit up for the holidays in 2021.
The Mission Candlelight Parade will take place on Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. / Bob Friesen File Photo

Mission’s Candlelight Parade returns

The parade takes place on Friday, Dec. 2, starting at 7:30 p.m., along First Avenue

The Mission Candlelight Parade will take place on Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. / Bob Friesen File Photo
Dillon White

Dillon White joins Mission Record news team

He comes to the Record after working with the Canadian Elite Basketball League as a beat reporter

  • Nov 25, 2022
Dillon White