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 amazing prizes produced by our Early Years manager Laura Hope.
Our team of volunteers created and packaged more than a hundred bags of popcorn and just as much freshly-made cotton candy in our own machines.
MCSS was also responsible for co-ordinating the Celebration of Community block of MissionFest which ran from the Gold Bin to Magnolias florists. Some two dozen non-profits effectively set up in the morning for a day of fun and information-sharing.
For those who were a little more adventurous, the DBA set up a two-line ZipLine with its tower at Rex Cox Men’s Wear and the exit point in front of Mission Post Office.
Chainsaw artists, vendors, 4×4 offroad vehicles, Mission arts community, the police and fire departments, downtown merchants and restaurants, the Museum, the Farmers Market all got into the act. The market featured a petting zoo with critters of all sizes and a beautiful bird that whistled at everyone who went by.
MCSS also featured hot dog sales downtown with Phil Hope from the Food Centre and Mission Christmas Bureau. A beer bash featuring five brew companies was set up in Welton Common parking lot and the Dewdney pub band performed for the toe-tapping crowds near the community stage.
If you wish to see a short video from the morning MissionFest setup, click here: https://www.facebook.com/rick.rake/posts/1223841977647413
For Mission Record coverage of the event, click here.
See you all next year! Next event on tap for MCSS is the Oct. 26 Festival of Light (Diwali) featuring free food, and fun at Clarke Theatre. Mark it on your calendars.