Entries by Rick Rake

Big thank you to Diwali supporters

How can we, Mission Community Services Society (MCSS),  possibly thank all of the wonderful people, organizations and sponsors of the 2016 version of Festival of Light: Diwali? We were pleased with the food, entertainment, commercial/community booths and army of volunteers who overwhelmed us with their generosity. From the moment patrons walked toward the Clarke Theatre […]

Diwali food, festivity, fun: Festival of lights

Festival of Light: Diwali produced by Mission Community Services Society with 24 sponsors, 22 commercial/community booths, eight stage acts, 50 student volunteers and a delicious ethnic dinner attracted a huge crowd to Mission Clarke Theatre on Oct. 26. In addition to Bhangra dancers, the event featured stage acts offering a touch of Ireland, the Ukraine and Mexico […]

Honda Way, Costco also sponsor Diwali celebration

When businesses like Abbotsford Costco and The Honda Way called Mission Community Services Society to sponsor Festival of Light: Diwali set for Oct. 26, the organizing committee was thrilled to have them as part of a family of 24 sponsors for the annual show. Costco supplied 1,000 bottles of water and The Honda Way paid for […]

Laing, Rake leading national workshop in Ottawa

When Karen Laing and Rick Rake are at the national Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) immigration conference in Ottawa in late November, they will not only be attending but leading a special workshop on behalf of Mission Community Services Society (MCSS). “We’re pretty excited about this,” said Laing.  “It was new for us to provide an abstract of […]

Ready for Festival of Light: Diwali on Oct. 26 at Clarke Theatre

Festival of Light:  Diwali is set for Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Clarke Theatre at Heritage Park Centre in Mission. “It promises to be a multicultural night of food, festivity and fun for the Fraser Valley,’’ says Sanjay Gulati, executive director of Mission Community Services Society (MCSS). This year the theatre lobby will be transformed […]

Festival not incorporating Illuminaria

  Due to logistical issues, Mission Community Services Festival of Lights on Oct. 26 at Clarke Theatre will not be incorporating Illuminaria into the event. The inconvenience caused is regretted.  

Blackberry Kitchen produces frozen Meals on Wheels

Alright Mission seniors! Blackberry Kitchen crew is producing the frozen meals for Meals on Wheels (Mission Community Services Society) during the month of September. Menu is attached and now offers salmon! The menu is also posted to our MCSS Facebook page. Prices stay where they are. Get yours delivered by an MCSS volunteer. Thanks t o Kerry […]

Beating the heat at MissionFest: MCSS was there!

What a weekend it was! We’re talking about MissionFest put on by the Mission Downtown Business Association on Aug. 13. The scorching heat that day ensured MCSS ice-cold lemonade flowed like a river to the happy patrons who visited our tents on Second Avenue.  Our booth included cotton candy, popcorn and the ever-popular spin-to-win with some […]

School supplies for newcomers: Donation box

A special thanks to HR West Consulting for the generous donation of school supplies (as pictured) for our newcomers to Canada. Donations, especially for middle and high school students, are gratefully received at Mission Community Services Society Second Avenue office . . . a donation box is located in the reception area. If you have […]

Festival of Light contributors generous

Mission Community Services Society is thrilled with the financial and in-kind support it has received so far for the Diwali: Festival of Light event set for Oct. 26 at the Clarke Theatre. Among donors providing more than $1,000 support in funding and services are:  The District of Mission, MCSS, Multicultural Unit at the Ministry of […]