Entries by Rick Rake

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 […]

Spirit of giving very much alive: Dolls, toques, gifts

MCSS Spirit of Christmas, the one of giving, is very much alive we are discovering during this festive season. Raman, leader of our Meals on Wheels program, is shown here with colourful donated boxes of Christmas chocolate, baked goods, oranges and tea for all of the Mission Meals on Wheels clients. These boxes went out with the […]

MCSS secret Santa makes rounds with seniors

Smiles were found everywhere on Dec. 13 at Mission Community Services Society when our secret Santa made his rounds, bearing carefully-wrapped gifts at Welton Towers and Pleasantview in Mission. Debbie from our Seniors department served as a very helpful elf with the bounty of sparkling presents. Click VIDEO link for some festive cheer. Some 104 gifts, […]

Starfish Pack donations ensure meals for kids

Want to donate to the Starfish Pack program in Mission,  click HERE and when the donate page comes up, select STARFISH PACK from the menu where the word GENERAL is initially listed. What is STARFISH? First of all, let us tell you  it is estimated that more than 100 local Mission school students arrive at school each morning having […]