On Aug. 9, 1959 over 100 people attended the official cornerstone laying ceremony for the new St. Andrew’s United Church on Grand Avenue. The stone was a gift from the Les Davies family. Sealed in it was a time capsule made by James A. Pearce at the shop of W. J. Windebank which contained mementos for future generations. The time capsule will be opened at the Community Archives on Feb. 15. Pictured at the ceremony are (top row, from left ) Mr. and Mrs. John Marchuk and Amos Gibbard and (front row, from left) Mr. J. L. English, Mrs. Elmer Beharrell, Reverend L.G. Sieber, Jimmie Davies, Les Davies, Mrs. L. T. Beharrell and Mr. W. J. Windebank. On August 9th, 1959 over 100 people attended the official cornerstone laying ceremony for the new St. Andrew’s United Church on Grand Avenue. The stone was a gift from the Les Davies family. Sealed in it was a time capsule made by James A. Pearce at the shop of W. J. Windebank which contained mementos for future generations. The time capsule will be opened at the Community Archives on Feb. 15. Pictured at the ceremony are (top row, left to right) Mr. and Mrs. John Marchuk and Amos Gibbard, (front row from left to right) Mr. J. L. English, Mrs. Elmer Beharrell, Reverend L.G. Sieber, Jimmie Davies, Les Davies, Mrs. L. T. Beharrell and Mr. W. J. Windebank. / Mission Community Archives Photo

Mission prepares to celebrate its heritage

February 17-23 is Heritage Week in BC and several local events have been planned

February 17-23 is Heritage Week in British Columbia, and Mission will be participating in the annual celebration through a number of events scheduled for the public to attend.

The following is a list of some highlights of what will take place:

Sunday, Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m.

Mission Community

Archives

33215 Second Ave.

Exhibit Opening:

Spiritual Places

Admission: By donation

This year Heritage Week will be launched by the Mission Community Archives with the opening of Spiritual Places – a new historic photograph exhibit focusing on the storied past of places of worship in Mission, including their diversity and evolution over time in the community.

At the exhibit opening you will also have the opportunity to witness the official opening of a 1959 time capsule from St. Andrew’s United Church and view its contents.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

10 a.m. to noon

Lifetime Learning Centre

32444 Seventh Ave.

Special Presentation:

PASS IT ON:

Caring for Your Family Records

Admission: info@ltlc@telus.net

604-820-0220

Professionally trained Archivist Val Billesberger will give a seminar on managing family records, addressing what you should keep and how to properly handle and store them for future generations.

Saturday, Feb. 22

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mission Museum

33201 Second Ave.

Exhibit Opening:

Tuned In: Tools and

Technology in Mission

Admission: By donation

At the Mission Museum you can get up close and personal with the technology of the community’s past through an interactive pop-up exhibit – Tuned In: Tools and Technology in Mission – and other family-friendly activities. The new exhibit features an array of objects which document Mission’s relationship with the local environment and the impact of changing technology. Take a look back at the impressive feats accomplished by Mission’s residents and how our use of manual skills has changed.

Make time to learn about your community’s historic legacy during this year’s Heritage Week celebrations.

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