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/.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Abbotsford police arrest man suspected of using pepper-spray against another man

Police cruisers collide in pursuit of suspect fleeing on a stolen bicycle

Donor of stolen Chief Dan George sculpture frustrated at middle school

Fraser River Lodge owner baffled how nobody missed it

Voters will have their say whether Mission becomes a city

Alternative approval process should begin at the end of August

Purple fentanyl among items seized in drug bust in Abbotsford

Youth being recruited as drivers for more-established drug dealers, police say

Meet Mission’s first Grand Inner Guard

Kari Senko is only the second woman elected to the Elks of Canada, grand executive

VIDEO: Langley Ribfest met with protesters

Groups that oppose the event for various reasons plan to be on site each of the three days.

Young balance-bikers race in B.C.’s inaugural Strider Cup

The course has several obstacles including ‘Mount Scary’ and the ‘Noodle Monster’

Canadians killed in Afghanistan honoured during emotional dedication ceremony

One-hundred-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died during the mission

‘I’m just absolutely disgusted’: Husband furious after B.C. Mountie’s killer gets day parole

Kenneth Fenton was sentenced to prison after he fatally struck Const. Sarah Beckett’s cruiser

Sea-to-Sky Gondola in B.C. likely out of commission until 2020

Sea to Sky Gondola carries between 1,500 and 3,000 people every day during the summer season

It’s snow joke: Up to 30 cm of snow expected to fall in northeastern B.C.

Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson to be hit with August snowstorm, according to Environment Canada

Helicopter-riding dog Mr. Bentley now featured on cans of new B.C.-made beer

Partial proceeds from every pack go to Children’s Wish

PHOTOS: Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests

Not all who gathered Saturday were with right-wing groups or antifa

Maple Ridge’s first retail cannabis store opens Monday

Spiritleaf is just the second private pot shop in the Fraser Valley

Most Read