Entries by Rick Rake

Hungry? Need a hot meal? Contact Catherine.

Meals on Wheels provides low-cost, hot meals delivered by volunteers between 12 noon and 1 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday except on stat holidays.  They are prepared by kitchen staff at The Cedars in Mission. On Fridays, frozen meals are also available on order. This will be done through the efforts of the kitchen […]

MP-elect Jati Sidhu promotes Diwali

Enjoying his first visit to Mission Community Services Society as MP-elect for the Mission Matsqui Fraser Canyon electoral riding on Oct. 21, Jati Sidhu took the time to promote Diwali: Festival of Light scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 3 at the Mission Clarke Theatre. To see details of an earlier story on the event, click here. Media release […]

Spirited debate at The Clarke

Almost 400 people were at the Clarke Theatre Sept. 29 for one of the first all candidates meetings for the Mission Matsqui Fraser Canyon riding in Mission. All candidates were there except for Elaine Wismer, representing the Marxist-Lenninist Party who had personal matters to attend to. Rick Rake of MCSS served as moderator,  Annie Charker […]

CARF awards MCSS three-year accreditation

Mission Community Services Society this month was awarded a new three-year accreditation through CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) in Intensive Family Based Services – Family Services (Adults) and Juvenile Justice. This accreditation outcome represents a level of accreditation and shows the society’s substantial conformance to the standards established by CARF. An organization receiving […]

Real people. Real issues: Sept. 29 at Clarke

This dynamic all-candidates forum team for Mission Matsqui Fraser Canyon takes a no-nonsense approach to social service issues on Sept. 29 at the Clarke Theate in Mission. The federal forum featuring a strong panel and compelling questions starts at 7 p.m. and everyone is welcome to watch the level of passion demonstrated by the candidates. […]

MLA supports Anything Possible job skills program

Anything Possible, a job skills program for vulnerable adults, was visited by Mission-Abbotsford MLA Simon Gibson at Mission Community Services Society (MCSS) on Sept. 1. Gibson, representing the Province of B.C., provided funding for the MCSS program on May 2 and was interested in hearing about the program which has completed more than a dozen […]

Mission Diwali on tonight

Mission Diwali is on tonight at Mission Clarke Theatre. Meal is at 5 p.m. Show at 6 p.m. Foyer of commercial and community booths opens at 5 p.m. See you tonight!  For the latest 2016 show information, click here: http://missioncommunityservices.com/1628.html      

Day at Danny Virtue Studio Ranch

Virtue Foundation offered an invitation to children from throughout the Lower Mainland to enjoy the Danny Virtue Studio Ranch in Mission on Aug. 23 to learn about movie-making, animal training and to enjoy a delicious barbecue.  Those who participated, including a crew from Mission Community Services Society, had many stories to tell upon their return.  […]

MCSS Sept. 29 federal all-candidates forum at Clarke Theatre

MCSS is organizing a Tuesday, Sept. 29 federal all-candidates forum brought to you by a partnership of Mission Community Services Society, Women’s Resource Society of the Fraser Valley, Fraser Valley Child Development Centre, Mission Association for Community Living and Mission Friendship Centre. Focus is on social services issues in the region. The event is scheduled […]

MCSS and MissionFest: Terrific collaboration

Mission Community Services Society was thrilled to participate in and help coordinate the Celebration of Community block for the annual MissionFest event in downtown Mission on Aug. 15. So many people came through our booths at MCSS that we ran out of hotdogs for our Mission Food Centre/Christmas Bureau fundraiser, were completely cleaned out of […]