MAIN EVENT: Heritage Picnic – Official Mission 125 Party

LOCATION: Fraser River Heritage Park

PROGRAM NAME: Time Travellers by Mission Community Archives

DATE & TIME: June 4th, 2017 from 11AM to 4PM


Two male and two female volunteer actors are required to portray historical characters from Mission’s past for 5 hours. Dressed in period costumes appropriate to their character and equipped with “story-telling” props, each actor will banter with the public using scripts provided by the Community Archives, pose for photographs, do a Mission History Trivia related to their character (content provided by Archives), and distribute commemorative historic Mission 125 buttons and postcards. Below are the characters who are to be portrayed.

· Anthony “Tony”Taulbut (1874-1949) – well-known public official, civic leader, newspaper reporter, and local historian who had a great sense of humor.

· Fred Bannister (1875 – 1953) – a pioneer theatre owner/operator (established Mission’s first theatre) and talented musician (established Mission’s first-known community band). Would be great if the individual interested in playing this position also played a portable musical instrument.

· Lucetta Solloway (1865-1928) – businesswomen, first women elected to public office in Mission (School Board) and temperance and women’s right’s advocate

· Ethel Ogle (1905-1979) – Mission’s first women mayor, community activist and resident for over 7- years.

Each character will be assisted by an Archives volunteer who will help gather people around for the story-telling, help with photos if necessary and keep track of the props.

HONORIUM: Each volunteer actor will be paid an honorarium of $100

CONTACT: Val Billesberger, Archivist – or text/phone: 604-837-7569 by or before April 8th, 2017.

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