About the Mission Community Foundation

The Mission Community Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization, which collects funds from donors and invests these funds, using the income for the benefit of the citizens of the Mission area, in the fields of education, recreation, culture, and the humanities.
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The Mission Community Foundation is an incorporated, non-profit society guided by a local independent Board of Directors. The Foundation holds and administers private resources entrusted to it for the common good of the community of Mission. The Foundation is non-political and non-partisan and is a registered charity under the Canadian Income Tax Act.

People who give to the Mission Foundation care deeply about their community and their city. The Foundation respects and understands this level of care. Its Board of Directors accepts gifts and bequests in confidence and professionally manages them so the earnings on the ever growing, invested capital work in perpetuity for the betterment of Mission. The Mission Foundation embodies a simple concept People working together can make a difference for Mission! The Foundation’s Board of Directors believes that charitable funds, invested over time will grow and will continue to impact long after the original gift is made.


Latest News from the Mission Community Foundation

2018 Mission Community Foundation Scholarship Awards

On May 2, 2018 the Mission Community Foundation presented 58 students with $70,000 worth of bursaries and scholarships, as well as awarding 2 free tuitions to UFV.  This was our 30th year of presenting awards and we invited Norm Cook, an original board member, and...

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Mission Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Join us in welcoming Abe Neufeld and Sean Melia to the Mission Community Foundation Board of Directors. Abe joins us as the representative for Mission Community Services. He is a long-time resident with a rich history of service and volunteerism in the community and...

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Preserving our Past

In 2012, Shirley Walker decided to create a fund with Mission Community Foundation dedicated to the Mission Community Archives Centre.  The fund has been set up to automatically distribute funds in June using the interest monies earned from the fund capital of...

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Foundation Board Member Changes

In December, the board accepted the resignation of Lloyd McKimmon as the representative from Fraser Valley Regional District and we are currently awaiting a replacement from FVRD.  Although Lloyd was only with us for 2 years, we will miss his contributions to...

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Upcoming Events

2018 G.W. Cooke Awards Presentation

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 7:00 pm at the Clarke Theatre Join us in celebrating mathematical and scientific excellence in Middle School children.  Annual Cooke awards presentation provides certificates and medals to students who have strong marks in science or math as...

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2018 Scholarship Awards Presentation

May 2nd, 2018 7:00 pm at the Clarke Theatre Come join us in celebrating our 30th year of providing scholarships to local students.  All benefactors and past recipients are encouraged to join us.  We'd love to get a group picture of everyone who has been involved with...

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Great story and I believe the youngest picture I’ve seen of one of our founders, Albert McMahon.BLAST FROM THE PAST – Mission’s Memorable 40s
1948 Mission May Day Celebrations

On Monday May 24th, the Mission Elks and Royal Purple Lodges held their 27th annual “Empire Day celebration” which attracted “hundreds of people.” The festivities started with the “Elks’ Empire Day parade which started at 2p.m. from Horne Avenue, and proceeded by stages to the agricultural grounds [site of Leisure Centre today]” featuring elaborately decorated floats, cars and novelty bicycles and buggies piped by the Vancouver Glengarry Girls’ Pipe Band.

Following the official welcome by Norman S. Thompson, chairman of the Village of Mission Board of Commissions, the program of events commenced at the agricultural grounds with the crowning of the new May queen by the retiring one. This was followed by a varied program that featured exhibition boxing by the Hatzic Boxing Association, a “really exceptional exhibition of mat and spring board work” by the “boys from the OMI Indian School,” dancing by grades 3 and 5 students from Mission Central, and performances by the Mission Community Band and the Vancouver Glengarry Girls’ Pipe Band.

The celebrations continued into the evening. The Mission All Stars baseball team played the Vancouver Strand Taxi and won 4-1. A dance was held in the Canadian Legion Auditorium with music by the “High School Gloworms” and a “junior dance” in the Elks ’Hall from 7 to 9 pm.

Shown centre in the posted photograph (left to right) is retiring Queen Patsy Brown, master of ceremonies Albert McMahon, and newly crowned Queen Sharon Cliffe. In the foreground on the left is Mrs. Lilian Wells who presented gifts to the queens on behalf of the Royal Purple Lodge. If you or anyone you know provide the names of page boys in the photo, please message Archivist Val Billesberger. (SOURCE: Fraser Valley Record, May 20 and 27th, 1948)
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When you have a community that cares you are able to help students with their educational dreams.

A huge thank you to our benefactors who made this happen,our guest speakers who not only entertained but inspired us, our committee who worked tirelessly to select the winners and wrote the biographies for the readers, who also deserve a shout out for doing a fantastic job. And we can't forget the Clarke Theatre stage crew and ushers. The list of names and organizations is long and I can't thank you enough for all that you've done to make this evening a success.

As I said when we took the group photo, I'm not a photographer, so this isn't straight. However, it is in focus, only 2 people have their eyes closed and they're all smiling so i'm going to count that as a win. I'd like to get a straighter picture with everyone's eyes open, do you have a photo that you could share with us?
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Today's the day! IT's Scholarship Awards night.
Who's going to receive a free tuition? Why not come to the awards and find out? 7:00 PM at the Clarke Theatre.
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