Modified version of Mission Candlelight Parade will take place

Organizers planning a reverse parade where floats are static while people pass by

The annual Mission Candlelight Parade is going ahead in 2020, but it is going to look a lot different than in previous years.

To help mitigate the costs sponsorships are being sought and there will be a nominal fee for the tickets to the event. Partial proceeds will be going to the Christmas Bureau, St. Joseph’s Food Bank, and the Chamber’s annual student bursary.

To find out more about sponsorships and display zones contact Harleen Sohi at 604-410-1516 or at events@missionchamber.bc.ca.

Mission Record
Published: Sept. 22, 2020
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St. Joseph’s Food Bank receives donation from local Save On Foods and Western Family

Share It Forward campaign aims to raise $300,000 for local food banks across Western Canada

Mission’s St. Joseph’s Food Bank received a $2,170 donation from a partnership between the local Save On Foods and Western Family for the third-annual “Share It Forward event.”

The event, which runs from July 11 to July 17, aims to raise $300,000 for local food banks across Western Canada.

Half the money from Western Family products purchases go directly towards the food banks. All the money spent on the products stay in the community where the purchase was made.

By Patrick Penner, Mission Record
Published: July 16, 2020
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Almost $2,000 in gift cards and food raised for Mission families

About 30 families supported from Mission Central Elementary

Thanks to the support of local businesses, individuals and families, almost 30 local families recently received a total of $2,000 in gift cards and food.

The initiative began when Lesa Lacey, who has been dropping off food to local schools since 2012, received a call from Andrew Merry, principal at Mission Central Elementary, to see if more could be done to help families at the school.

Mission Record
Published: July 7, 2020
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Six Rotary clubs raise $32,000 for 3 food banks in Abbotsford and Mission

Archway, St. Joseph’s and Mission Community Services food banks supported

Six local Rotary clubs have come together to provide more than $32,000 in support to three food banks in Abbotsford and Mission.

The clubs (Abbotsford, Abbotsford-Matsqui, Abbotsford-Sumas, Fraser Valley Rotaract, Mission and Mission Midday) are all part of the larger Rotary International District 5050, which stretches from Hope to Everett, Wash.

Mission Record
Published: April 28, 2020
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Future is an unknown for Mission food banks

Charitable organizations are managing for now, but fear donations may slow while demands increase

Most food banks across BC have seen a drop in donations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Food Banks BC representatives have predicted rising demand for their services as the economic effects of COVID-19 unfold.

However, two Mission-based organizations – St. Joseph’s Food Bank and the Mission Community Services Food Centre – both say they are still in adequate shape, at least for now.

By Kevin Mills, Mission Record
Published: April 2, 2020
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