Entries by Rick Rake

Early registration starts for Christmas Bureau hampers

Mission Christmas Bureau – Wish Campaign is launching nicely in the community with a team of new and experienced volunteers . . . and early registration of Christmas hampers starts on Oct. 23 (see poster below). The Rotary Clubs of Mission already provided support at the MCSS Festival of Light: Diwali where they collected donations for […]

What a Festival of Light: Diwali it was! Wow!

Many hands make light work, and the support from the community through volunteerism and sponsorship helped make the 2017 version of Festival of Light: Diwali one of the best ever. It was also an opportunity to celebrate Mission’s 125th birthday. Some 20 sponsors made it all possible, and the 21 community and commercial booths in […]

‘US and Them’ night: Realities of homelessness showcased

Mission Stone Soup Collaborative presented the documentary film ‘US and THEM’ Tuesday night at the Heritage Park Centre cafetorium as part of Homeless Awareness Week, an initiative with representation from Mission Community Services Society. Included on the panel held during the event was Tracy, the manager of MCSS second-stage Rivendell facility. The film reveals how […]

Seniors Slipper Swap helps prevent falls, injury

Mission Community Services Seniors Department was involved this week with the first Slipper Swap project in Mission, in partnership with Fraser Health, the Division of Family Practice and the Mission Seniors Centre. Forty-four seniors registered for the program where they received new slippers in return for their old ones. Aim of the program is to […]

Enjoy the food, live entertainment Oct. 11 at Diwali

Diwali: Festival of Light 2017 is almost here. We hope to see many of you at the event at 5 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Clarke Theatre and the Heritage Park Centre cafeteria for free ethnic food, two hours of live entertainment and a foyer of 21 commercial and community booths. Mission Community Services […]

MCSS Christmas Bureau – Wish Campaign continues legacy from 1972

    With new ideas and a freshly-minted team of volunteer leaders, the Christmas Bureau – Wish Campaign at Mission Community Services Society (MCSS) is already well into its planning for the 2017 season. “We are continuing a legacy started in 1972 of community engagement and supporting people who need our help,” said the bureau’s new […]

Support network for Mission Festival of Light: Diwali Oct. 11 is huge!

Mission Community Services Society (MCSS) is thrilled with the financial and in-kind support it has received so far for the Diwali: Festival of Light event set for Oct. 11 at the Clarke Theatre. Among donors providing more than $1,000 support in funding and services are:  The District of Mission, Mission Save-On Foods, Mission 125, the University […]

Lacey Developments, Telus donate backpacks with school supplies

MCSS settlement worker Annie Charker displays one of 20 school supply backpacks delivered to our offices on Aug. 28 by Lesa Lacey of Lacey Developments Ltd. based in Deroche. Thank you Lacey Developments and Telus Foundation for this wonderful donation. MCSS is working with Lacey Developments and the Telus Foundation to help make this kind […]

MCSS invited to Temple to see Trudeau

By invitation of MP Jati Sidhu, representatives from Mission Community Services Society were invited to see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on May 19, the Friday before the Victoria Day long weekend. Trudeau spoke on multiculturalism and acknowledged a ‘black day’ in history.  More than 250 people gathered for the event at the heritage Gur Sikh […]

Lining up sponsors for Festival of Light: Diwali

An organizing committee of community members chaired by Rick Rake, Local Immigration Partnership coordinator for Mission Community Services Society, has already begun work for Mission Festival of Light: Diwali, set Oct. 11 at Clarke Theatre. Mission Record newspaper has published a preliminary story about the event HERE: Interested sponsors are encouraged to contact Rake at […]