Entries by Rick Rake

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

MCSS held a small appreciation party for our fantastic team of volunteers supporting number of our programs, ranging from Seniors, Food Centre and Tax Clinic to mark the National Volunteer Week. Here are some photographs from the day.

Spring break: Newcomers instructing newcomers

A trio of  instructors from Algeria, Kenya and Japan helped build confidence in more than a dozen students from Syria, The Congo and Germany  during Mission Community Services Society’s New to Canada young learners six-day spring break program. “I get a sense of fulfillment when I give back,” said Mission’s Sonia Sirere, 24 from Nairobi, […]

Note: New MCSS Food Centre hours

New MCSS Food Centre hours have been posted, effective April 3. Check our Food Centre page on this Website for any updates/changes related to the centre.  Click on this LINK. Thank you!

Richards to lead new MCSS Food Centre

Mission Community Services Society is excited to announce that Lexi Richards (on the right in photo) is heading up the new MCSS Food Centre as of April at the current Food Centre location on Logan Avenue. Richards, who was with Community Kitchens, most recently taught food preparation and cooking for MCSS programs serving a range […]

MY Bike Courier Service supported by MLAs

A MY Bike Courier Service employing the skills of vulnerable youth in Mission will be launched later this year thanks to the support of Simon Gibson (Abbotsford-Mission MLA) and Marc Dalton (Maple-Ridge-Mission MLA) who visited Mission Community Services on March 17 to make their announcement. Thanking the two MLAs for their support were MCSS board of directors chair […]

Diversity, inclusiveness, hard work honoured at awards night

With CBC broadcaster Fred Lee as emcee and CTV News anchor Tamara Taggart as guest speaker, the 14th annual Fraser Valley Cultural Diversity Awards honoured some 50 nominees in seven categories on March 3 at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre in Abbotsford. Mission Community Services Society was there with its New to Canada team, […]

Inclusiveness theme of settlement promotion

When the 2017 version of the Mission Visitor Guide hits the streets through the Mission City Record, the Mission Community Services Society New-to-Canada advertising will take on a new theme. Rather than promoting the specific MCSS settlement and Local Immigration Partnership features of programming as MCSS has done in the last two years in the […]

Crawford honoured with Chamber President’s Award

Cal Crawford, known as the kind of guy “every profession and community wants and needs because more selfless people like him are needed,” was awarded Friday with the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce President’s Award for exemplary service. The special award is not pre-announced in the community, and is presented at the Chamber’s annual Business […]

MCSS marks 45th anniversary

Happy 45th anniversary, Mission Community Services Society! MCSS has a rich history, and is celebrating at the same time Mission marks its 125th anniversary and Canada fetes its 150th birthday. MCSS has humble beginnings on the second floor of the old Recreation Centre in Mission.  It was launched in 1972 by Glen Barkman (director) and […]

Sharing Christmas joy on Dec. 25 at MCSS

Misson Community Services Society doors were open Dec. 25 for Christmas joy and holiday spirit for newcomer refugee families, enjoying their first Christmas in Canada. Gifts, foods, stories were part of the fun . . . thanks to donations from community partners and members, and those directly involved with MCSS. The Night Before Christmas was […]