There Will Be Something For Everyone At The Mission Culture Days

Submitted. Mission celebrates Culture Days with a number of events taking place over the week-end of September 26, 27, and 28. Culture Days is a collaborative movement across Canada to encourage awareness, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

On September 26, Tap Your Feet With Boris, from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm at the Mission Library. Join Boris Sichon and his amazing collection of instruments in an energetic drum circle. Explore different styles of music and find a rhythm that gets your feet tapping! Boris Sichon is a musician, dancer, singer and actor who has performed in over 40 different countries.

On September 27 a range of activities are planned for downtown: Mission City Farmers Market, 9am-1pm, has been working on a special display with the Mission Community Archives entitled agriCulture. Learn more about the history of Agriculture in Mission with story boards showing news photos and articles. There will also be artisans on site and music by Rae Dawn.

The Mission Community Archives will be offering Interpretative tours of the Our Home Town mural by artists Dean and Christina Lauze of D’Arts at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00 pm, and 3:00pm. They will also host a Special Interactive Photographic Exhibition: Dear Mission by photographer Noel and an Archives Orientation – A tour of the facility and its role to preserve Mission’s culture at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30 pm and 2:30pm
There will be a performance by Stave Falls Scottish Dancers 2:00pm. The Mission Museum will be open and offering Guided Historical Downtown Walking Tours between 11 and 3pm.

The Mission Arts Council, Rock Family Gallery presents the exhibition Views: Points of View & Viewpoints by Central Fraser Valley Graphics Guild. The gallery is open from 1-4pm on September 27. For more information visit

On September 28 head down to the Mission waterfront for BC Rivers Day Celebration from 11am – 4pm at Spirit Square – Jack Poole Harbourside Park. Co-ordinated by Mission Adopt-A-Block, Cultural Resources Commission, and Mission Arts Council, River Songs, Stories & Stewardship features fun kid’s activities, interactive displays, entertainment, guest speakers, a river cleanup, free pizza lunch and Starbucks Coffee onsite. Speakers include environmental activist John Vissers and David Hancock of the FV Bald Eagle Festival. Activities include performances by Jennie Bice & Kat Wahamaa, John Welsh, Alex Rake, Serenata Singers and hands on arts opportunities for all ages.
For more info contact or call 604-826-9423.

Also on September 28, the Hope Mountain Centre flotilla of canoes, kayaks, and powered rafts will be travelling the 35 kilometres from Kilby to Mission. The flotilla is expected to arrive at approximately 4:30pm, just after the Rivers Day event at the Mission Waterfront and amass mid-river before they dock at Matsqui.

Xá:ytem Longhouse Interpretive Centre will be open to the public from 10 am – 3 pm on September 28. Tour the facility and historic Hatzic Rock. For more info contact Jason Thompson at

For more information on Culture Days visit

For more info on events happening in Mission visit, or email the Cultural Resources Commission at

Leave a Reply