Entries by Rick Rake

Learning is Fun: Spring Break camp for newcomers

MCSS New to Canada department is offering a Newcomer Spring Learning Camp.  It strikes a balance between learning, keeping skills sharp and having fun. It is open to newcomer children aged 6 to 14 years old. To register for the camp, email info@missioncommunityservices.com or call MCSS office at 604-826-3634. A host of activities are planned […]

Mission LIP addresses District of Mission Council

Mission Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) coordinator Rick Rake appeared as a delegation before District of Mission Council on Feb. 19 with some interesting interactions. Rake outlined the LIP activities since it was launched in 2014, highlighted the work, partnership building and membership of the influential LIP Council, and shared the fact that almost 5,000 people […]

Golf and Christmas Bureau: May 25 fundraiser

If you like golf and cherish the work of the MCSS Christmas Bureau – Wish Campaign, now is the time to combine your interests. The 2018 Christmas Bureau Texas Shotgun Scramble Golf Tournament is set for Friday, May 25, 2 p.m. at Mission Golf and Country Club. Fee of $85 includes nine holes of golf […]

Donate your bread gift cards to Mission Food Centre

Many people are choosing to donate their $25 bread Loblaws and Save-On-Foods rebates to charities like Mission Food Centre. If that is what you wish to do, let us know. If you don’t have the internet, Mission Community Services Society Food Centre can provide support during regular operating hours. How to apply for $25 bread […]

TELUS Fibre for Good donates $2,750 to MCSS

After participating in TELUS Fibre for Good program, Mission Community Services Society has received a cheque for $2,750. New TELUS PureFibre Internet, Optik TV and Mobility subscribers in Mission were directed to www.telus.com/fibreforgood to select which Mission charity that would receive the $25 grant on their behalf, courtesy of TELUS. Ravi Sidhu, Senior Regional Marketing Manager for […]

Tolerance is Not Enough: Keynote speaker at March 17 forum

Mission Record newspaper published the story of our March 17 immigration forum which will be presented at the Copper Hall on Railway Avenue. Admission is limited, so get your names in now to MCSS if you wish to go.  Email rick.rake@missioncommunityservices.com or Annie Charker at annmariecharker@missioncommunityservices.com.  Rake is coordinator of the Mission Local Immigration Partnership […]

Check out our MCSS events to keep up

Keep up with our activities for the month of February by clicking on our activities calendar at MCSS. Click HERE to view the calendar.   See everything from Balanced Parenting Group to Nobody’s Perfect  . . .  and more.

Dual purpose for West Coast Express Santa train

  A huge Thank You goes out to the people behind West Coast Express who offered two Saturday Santa Trains in December. Mission Christmas Bureau reports the give-a-gift, get a free return ride to Vancouver on the train proved to be very popular. Some 1,200 toys were collected for children of all ages for the […]

Baltej Dhillon keynote speaker at March 17 immigration forum

SAVE THE DATE: March 17 in Mission. Baltej Dhillon is keynote speaker at We’re Your Neighbours immigration conference put on by Mission Community Services Society New to Canada department. Baltej’s compelling presentation is on ‘Tolerance is Not Enough.’ Baltej is the first RCMP member to be permitted to wear a turban. Here is a sampling of […]

ECGs (Engaged Community Guides), supervised by MCSS, hit the streets

  They are called ECGs.  And just like an ECG measures a patient’s heartbeat, Mission’s ECG (Engaged Community Guides) program through Stone Soup and supervised through Mission Community Services Society (MCSS) are out on Mission streets as guides and ambassadors. All ECGs have had direct experience with homelessness and the many factors that can cause it. The […]