Citizens can help tell Mission’s story

Event featuring Bob Rennie takes place Sept. 25 at the Clarke Theatre.

Help define Mission at a free community event on Sept. 25 at the Clarke Theatre.

Mission’s Chamber of Commerce has been asking local organizations to tell Mission’s story all summer long, and the discussion will broaden to include those from outside the community later this month.

The community event will feature Bob Rennie, Vancouver real estate promoter and developer.

“Bob Rennie is a master in communicating lifestyle values associated with a place,” said Allan Main, executive director for Community Futures, North Fraser, who is one of the leads in the initiative. “His opinions are highly valued in the region and we are looking forward to his perspective and insights for Mission.”

Following Rennie’s address will be a moderated panel discussion about how Mission looks from the outside.

“It’s hard sometimes to hear what others think of Mission, but it is valuable to understand what they see as our strengths as much as our weaknesses,” added chamber manager Michelle Favero, who is a driver behind Mission’s Brand summer engagement.

Attendees will be encourage to spend some time after the presentation to share their views of Mission’s story.

“It is important to us to be able to capture all views of our community and give space for everyone to share their story,” noted Sanjay Gulati, executive director of Mission Community Services Society, a supporter of the program.

Doors to the Clarke Theatre on Sept. 25 will open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are not required.

For more information contact the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce at 604-826-6914.