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HENRY AND ALICE: INTO THE WILD By Michele Riml January 14th, 8pm • The Hilarious Sequel to SEXY LAUNDRY Those crazy kids from the Arts Club’s smash hit Sexy Laundry are back! And this time Henry and Alice are camping—sort of! Forced to examine their relationship in the tangle of the wilderness—including collapsing tents, uninvited guests, and their own particular style of alfresco “cuisine”—they just might discover how to survive a true mid-life crisis

Cuban Quintet Sunday, January 27th, 7:30 p.m. This ensembles recreates the sounds of the pre-Buena Vista Social Club era, when the infectious rhythm of traditional Son, were making Cuban music popular around the world. Their repertoire compiles a great selection of Cuban classics from icons such as ‘Duo Los Compadres’, ‘Trio Matamoros’ and ‘Septeto Ignacio Piñeiro’, as well as original compositions by Luis Mario and band members, all performed in the style of the early 20th century period. Sunday, January 27th, 7:30 p.m. Tickets Available at Ticketmaster

THE 39 STEPS Adapted by Patrick Barlow From the novel by John Buchan and movie of Alfred Hitchcock February 22nd, 8pm • Hitchcock Meets Hilarious! A seductive mystery woman, an accusation of murder, a missing finger and a mad dash to foil foreign spies! Four gifted actors play over 150 zany characters in the Monty Python flavoured Hitchcock spoof that just might give you vertigo! Call 1-877-299-1644 to book the best seats at the best price.

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The 3rd Annual Cancer Rally January 19th Saturday, 10am - 2pm Ferndale Elementary School, 33940 Dlugosh Ave

Coffee House Concert Brennan Sinclair & Arnold Shoichet February 9th Saturday 7pm Mission Community Activity Centre


Reel On The River Film: Inescapable January 21st Monday, 7pm SilverCity at The Junction

Valentines Dance February 14th, Thursday 1pm - 4pm Mission Seniors Centre 10th Ave & Taulbut

The Valley Women’s Network Monthly Meeting January 10th, Thursday 11:45am Royal Canadian Legion

Business & Professional Women’s Club of Mission Lunchtime Meeting January 23rd Wednesday, 11:15am Cedarbrooke Chateau, 32331 - 7th Ave

The Valley Women’s Network Monthly Meetings February 14th, Thursday 11:45am Royal Canadian Legion

Canadian Cancer Society 5th. Annual Robbie Burns’ Supper & Dance January 26th Saturday Cedarbrooke Chareau

11th Annual Heritage Week Celebrations February 16th - 24th Mission Historical Society’s This Is Home: Exhibition Museum and Mission Community Archives Second Ave -

Health Fair January 12th Saturday 11am-3pm Mission Leisure Centre Coffee House Concert Teen Night January 12th Saturday 7pm Mission Community Activity Centre Robbie Burns Day January 13th Sunday, begins at 2 pm Royal Canadian Legion

Harrison Festival Society Concert: Bentall, Taylor & Ulrich February 16th Saturday, 8pm Harrison Memorial Hall Family Day February 18th Monday The Riot of Reading January 26th Saturday, from 11am – 3pm Ecole Mission Central Harrison Festival Society Concert: Annie Lou January 26th Saturday, 8pm Harrison Memorial Hall

Heritage Week Tea February 21st, Thursday 2pm - 4pm Mission Seniors Centre 10th Ave & Taulbut

Cuban Quintet January 27th Sunday, 7:30 p.m. The Clarke Theatre

THE 39 STEPS February 22nd Friday, 8pm The Clarke Theatre

FEBRUARY Henry And Alice: Into The Wild January 14th Monday, 8pm The Clarke Theatre

Reel On The River Film: Boy February 4th, Monday 7pm SilverCity at The Junction

Peggy Staber Memorial Art Show “Dogs, Cats & Other Pets” January 15th - February 2nd The MAC Rock Family Gallery

Heritage Week Art Show February 5th - February 23rd The MAC Rock Family Gallery

Gallery 7 Theatre presents: Mary’s Wedding January 18 & 19, 24 – 26, 31 – February 2 MEI Auditorium, 4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. eBook Extravaganza January 19th Saturday, 10 am to 12:30 pm Mission Library

Reel On The River Film: Stories We Tell February 18th Monday, 7pm SilverCity at The Junction

Death among the Delphiniums! The Opening Nite Theatre February 22nd – March 10th Railway Ave Jackie McSween & Murdoch McSween February 26th – March 16th The MAC Rock Family Gallery

Mission Arts Council 40th Anniversary Gala February 9th Saturday, 7pm Mountain Falls Retreat Sweetheart Dinner/Dance February 9th Saturday, Lounge opens at 2 pm Royal Canadian Legion

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Winter Framers Market February 9th Saturday, 9am to 2pm


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Spicy Prawn Noodles egg noodles 2.5 ml sesame oil 1 fresh red chilli - chopped 5 mls fresh ginger - grated 2 cloves garlic - crushed 1 red onion - halved & sliced 4 spring onions - chopped 1/2 lb king prawns - cooked beansprouts 15 ml - lime juice 15 ml - soy sauce 15 ml - sweet chilli sauce 50ml chinese rice wine/sherry Fresh coriander


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1lb chicken - cubed 2 onions 15 ml tomato puree 10 ml curry powder 10 ml ground cumin 10 ml ground coriander 2 cans chopped tomatoes 2 chopped chillies 2 cloves garlic 2” fresh ginger Fresh cilantro Water, salt


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Winter Market Saturday, February 9th

Plan for Spring! Come visit our vendors for tips on winter farming, how to prepare for the upcoming growing season and enjoy all the regular indoor market festivities. Shop, eat, mingle and be entertained! Heritage Park Secondary School, 33700 Prentis Avenue, 9am to 2pm

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Death Among The Delphiniums! February 22nd – March 10th It’s summer, 1947, and Lady Florence Andering-Ffyffe and her daughter Enid are expecting a visit from their old friends the Millsbys. But shortly after their arrival, a young man is found brutally murdered in the delphinium patch. Detective Inspector Volper is summoned, but Lady Florence is unhelpful, Mrs Millsby is meddling and before long another body shows up. This Agatha Christie-style murder mystery is a rollicking whodun-it, with plenty of twists and turns and a surprise ending!

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The Valley Women’s Network Mission Chapter Monthly Meetings January 10th, Thursday 11:45am February 14th, Thursday 11:45am Come visit old friends, make new ones and enjoy the SIX Fs: Fabulous Fortunate Females developing strong Friendships, having incredible Fun while eating great Food!

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Questions about eReaders? Curious about the free eBooks available at the Library? Drop by Mission Library for our eBook Extravaganza Saturday January 19, 10 am to 12:30 pm Join two eBook experts for one of two morning sessions: First, how to choose an eReader. Second, how to download Library eBooks for free. Come to one or both sessions. No registration is required.

Mission Library, 33247 Second Avenue. For more information, phone 604-826-6610.

Riot of Reading breaks out in Mission Mission is ready to celebrate Family Literacy Day with the 11th Annual Riot of Reading Solutions Saturday, January 26th from 11 - 3 at Ecole Mission Central, 7466 Welton St. Family Literacy Day reminds us of the joys of taking time to read together. Reading encourages brain development, increases a child’s vocabulary and awareness of the world. And besides – it is fun. Riotously fun! The Riot of Reading Solutions will celebrate this love of reading with free entertainment including, fabulous stories, facepainting, balloon animals and a rousing magic show called I Love to Read with the well known and popular Norden the Magician. There will also be wandering visits from some favourite storybook characters such as Clifford the Big Red Dog and Geronimo Stilton, the Detective Mouse. Make sure to stay for free pizza and cake! Meet and connect with many of the people in Mission who work with families and find out about some of the fantastic programs and opportunities in our community. Mission Literacy in Motion, Mission Community Services, the Early Childhood Development Committee, the Mission Library, and many more organizations will have information tables at the fair.


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Family Day is on Feb 18th How Will You Spend It? Mission Adopt-A-Block is holding a community challenge to get families thinking of green ways to spend their first official “Family Day” holiday together. Work together as a family and come up with some fun ways to spend the day that are good for our environment. You can do a family litter cleanup* at a local park, stream or street. Plant a new “family” tree in your yard to honour this special holiday, or just get outdoors and enjoy nature with a homemade picnic (with no garbage). Send us your ideas and pictures of you on that day and be entered to win some great prizes and be featured in our Spring Newsletter. Send photos to: QUESTIONS? Call 604-826-9423. *Cleanup equipment available to borrow, call ahead to reserve.

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Leo and Envy were surrendered to us at the FVHS when their owner couldn’t take care of them anymore. These gentle, young adult males are neutered, vaccinated, tattooed and are negative for FIV and leukemia. Having been at our centre since April, they are just waiting for that special family to take them home to a warm and cozy couch to curl up on.

Pop into our downtown centre and visit our many adorable and playful kittens. Lots to choose from ranging in age from approx. 5 – 7 months old. All are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, tattooed and tested for FIV and leukemia. To visit Leo, Envy, the kittens and our other cats Call 604-820-2977 for our hours 33103 North Railway Ave, Mission

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The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Mission Lunchtime Meetings! Wednesday January 23 Keynote speaker Brian Antonson, President of the 2014 Winter Games. Wednesday February 27 Keynote speaker Wendy Burton, Director, Teaching and Learning at UFV. Cedarbrooke Chateau, 32331 - 7th Ave, Mission. Registration starts at 11:15am, Lunch served at 11:45am Program ends at 1:00pm. Costs: $15 Members, $20 Guests.

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REEL ON THE RIVER All films screen on Mondays at 7:00pm at SilverCity at The Junction in Mission.

January 21st INESCAPABLE – Canadian

February 4th BOY - New Zealand

February 18th STORIES WE TELL - Canadian

Tickets for $10 at the door.

Successful Syrian-Canadian businessman Adib (Siddig, Miral, Syriana) lives a comfortable life in Toronto with his loving wife and two collegeaged daughters. On a typical afternoon at work, he receives a devastating piece of news: while vacationing in Greece, his eldest daughter secretly took a detour to Damascus — and vanished. Frantic, Adib immediately makes plans to return to Syria after more than thirty years.

It’s 1984, and as Michael Jackson’s Thriller dominates the airwaves, eleven year-old MJ devotee Boy (newcomer James Rolleston) dreams of the day when his long-absent father will return to take him and his younger brother Rocky away from their Nan’s home in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty to see his one-gloved idol live.

Stories We Tell is the acclaimed feature documentary debut from award-winning Canadian actor and filmmaker Sarah Polley. In the few short years since Polley first revealed her remarkable talents as a writer and director, audiences have already come to expect the aesthetic rigour and reserved yet deeply felt emotion she brings to her studies of human relationships.

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This is home: Mission’s Historic Neighbourhoods

Mission Historical Society’s 11th Annual Heritage Week Celebrations February 16 - 24th, 2013 On February 16, the Mission Museum and Mission Community Archives are opening a new exhibit titled This Is Home as part of local heritage week celebrations. Featuring artifacts, photographs, maps, drawings and documents. The exhibits will narrate the fascinating development of Mission’s neighbourhoods and districts from earlier eras, including: Silverdale, Stave Falls, Cedar Valley, Mission Junction, Hatzic, and Deroche.

For more information and the many other events being held please visit us on-line.

Rotary St. Patrick’s Day Dance, Friday, March16th

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Are you between the ages of 55 and 64*? (*some exceptions for ages 50 to 54 and 65+)

Following on a successful Rotary Auction and Gala, the Rotary Clubs of Mission are again teaming up at Silverdale Hall with the ever popular band, “1066�, Celtic Music with an attitude. Homemade dinner, dancing, games and lots of prizes are in store. Tickets will be available by the end of January from Rotarians or by contacting Marilyn MacDonald at or 604-826-3687 Put on your green and your dancing shoes and come join the fun while donating to a better community!


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The MAC Rock Family Gallery Calendar January 15th - February 2nd Peggy Staber Memorial Art Show This year’s theme “DOGS, CATS & OTHER PETS” Opening reception Saturday, January 12th, 1 pm to 4 pm. A wonderful juried exhibit featuring artists from all over the Fraser Valley. All media is accepted and all pieces are for sale. Proceeds go to the Peggy Staber Scholarship Fund.

February 5th - February 23rd 1 – 4pm Heritage Week Art Show: Good Neighbours Opening Reception: February 9th, 1-4pm Meet the artists , Poetry Reading , Music , Refreshments. The exhibition will focus on the importance of historic homes & buildings and the timeless appeal of established, older neighbourhoods as well as ‘good neighbours’ in modern contexts. Call for Artists: Painters, fabric artists, jewelry makers, sculptors, musicians, poets, photographers, carvers, web designers, model builders, architects, historians... Please submit your creative vision, in any media, no later than January 20th Contact Sharon at: for details

February 26th – March 16th Opening Reception: March 2nd A Bond of Nature and Art An Exhibition by Mother and Son Jackie Blair McSween & Murdoch McSween. An exhibition by, emerging Artist, Jackie Blair McSween and her 13 yr old son Murdoch. The exhibit takes you on a journey in nature through a collection of paintings on Energy, Fire, Earth, Water and Sky. You can also see more of Jackie and Murdoch’s paintings at


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Lifetime Learning Centre Programs: January & February 2013 All Lifetime Learning Centre Programs are held at : 32444 Seventh Avenue, Mission, BC V2V 2B5 (unless otherwise indicated). Please check our website at for additional information, or call 820-0220. Open House Wednesday, January 23 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Speakers, Program registration & information, refreshments…

Bus Tour Mondays • Feb 8 – UBC Museum of Anthropology -. Cost: $44 Member/ $49 non-member

Check our website at for additional information Community Programs Book Discussion If you enjoy books and discussion this program is for you. Come for single sessions or join us for the whole series of stimulating discussions on great literature. Day: Tuesdays (2nd & 4th of the month) Starts: January 22, 2013 Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Fee: $45.00/ series or $8 each

Evening Philosophers’ Cafes monthly discussions and conversation series. This semester’s topics include: Jan 29 The role of humour in life and health – What is funny? How has humour changed over the years? Feb 26 Buying happiness – What does the good life cost? Day: Tuesdays Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Fee: $5.00 refreshments provided Location: Cedarbrooke Chateau, 32331-7th Ave, Mission

French Conversation (Intermediate) With Nicole Bellay build on your French conversation skills in a fun and interactive manner, including music, food Day: Monday Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 am Fee: $40.00 Member/$50.00 Non-member Dates: Course #1 Starts Jan 28, Feb 4, 18, 25, Mar 4,11 Course #2 Starts Mar 25, Apr 8, 15, 22, 29 May 6

Advance Care Planning Fraser Health Authority - One session making sure your voice is heard for future health care treatment through the Advance Care Planning Process. Day: Wednesday Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Fee: Suggested donation $7.00 Member Non-Member $10.00 Dates: January 30, 2013

Travelling the Asia Pacific and the Joys of Volunteering Overseas Illustrated presentation Johanne McDonald and Troy Demmitt. Veteran travellers and volunteers relate their travel experiences and the joys of volunteering in the Asia Pacific regions. Day: Wednesday Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Fee: $7.00 Member Non-Member $10.00 Dates: February 6, 2013

Art Appreciation Series 1 PORTRAIT: IMAGE AND IDENTITY With Aleksandra Idzior, UFV Art History In two presentations we will explore examples of making painted, sculpted, graphic and photographic likeness of humans through history as well as various social function and artistic significance of portraits. Day: Tuesday Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Fee: $15.00 Member Non-Member $25.00 Dates: February 12 & 19, 2013

History of Canadian Pacific Railway, Oil and Gas Rights Ownership With Gordon Dainard Where did oil and gas companies obtain the right to produce oil / gas? Explore the history of oil and gas rights in Western Canada, the relation with Canadian Pacific Railway, building the transcontinental railway across Canada and who owns these rights today. Day: Wednesday Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Fee: $7.00 Member Non-Member $10.00 Dates: February 12 & 19, 2013


Ride for Diversity- Celebrating Heritage Week With Ken Herar Day: Time: Fee: Dates:

Wednesday 10:00 am – 12:00 noon $7.00 Member Non-Member $10.00 February 20, 2013

Shakespearean Lecture: ‘The Merchant of Venice’ Ian Fenwick, UFV Theatre Dept. UFV theatre production on Shakespeare’s play: ‘The Merchant of Venice’. Day: Wednesday Time: 0:00 am – 12:00 noon Fee: $7.00 Member Non-Member $10.00 Dates: February 27, 2013

Grand European River Cruises from Budapest to Amsterdam & visit to Floriade Travel presentation With Maniam & Co Kuppusamy Explore gardens, castles, towns and the history of the lands along the Danube Main Canal and the Rhine. Day: Wednesday Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Fee: $7.00 Member Non-Member $10.00 Dates: March 6, 2013

St. Johns Ambulance First Aid Courses Emergency First Aid Industry WSBC Level 1 equivalent 16+ Anyone wishing to work as a Level 1 first aid attendant in BC. Sat, Feb 9 8:30am-4:30pm $97.

First Aid courses are St. John Ambulance certified. Preregistration by calling: 604-853-8700 Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm 1-866-321-2651 Saturdays 9-5pm Online at www.sja.calbc All courses are held at LLC. Mission 32444 Seventh Avenue, Mission, BC V2V 2B5

Wellness and Fitness Programs Fitness Class for all levels Specialty and Therapeutic fitness for seniors and third age! 50 minutes of music, fun and good exercise, with some weight strengthening too. Our class is designed for all levels and is especially useful for people with joint disorders such as osteoporosis and arthritis; Chairs are provided for the class. Our instructor is BCRPA certified. Day: Tuesday & Thursday Time: 9:10 am to 10:00 am Fee: 10 class pass is $33:00 for Members $42:00 for Nonmembers Dates: On-going begins January 8, 2013 Location: 32444 Seventh Avenue, Mission, BC V2V 2B5

OSTEOFIT Designed for anyone with osteoporosis, those at an increased risk for fracture or who already have had one or more fractures. Programs are designed with BC Women’s Health & presented by an OSTEOFIT Certified Instructor.. OSTEOFIT is a safe, effective and medically endorsed program for individuals with osteoporosis, low bone density or at risk of falls. Please note: Osteo fitness classes do not replace the care of a physiotherapist. Always consult your physician before beginning an exercise program. Choose either Level 1 or Level 2 classes. Courses authorized by OSTEFIT and BC Women’s Hospital and Health Care.

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Osteofit –Level 1 Intended to give people with osteoporosis the opportunity to begin, or continue on with, an exercise program suitable for their needs and provide a place to meet other people with osteoporosis in a social activity. Day: Tuesday & Thursday Time: 11:00 am to 11:50 am Fee: 10 class pass is $37:00 for Members $47:00 for Nonmembers Dates: On-going begins January 8, 2013

Osteofit –Level 2 (Ostefit for Life) Intended to give people with osteoporosis the opportunity to continue on with an exercise program suitable for their needs and provide a place to meet other people with osteoporosis in a social activity. Day: Tuesday & Thursday Time: 10:10 am to 11:00 am Fee: 10 class pass is $37:00 for Members $47:00 for Nonmembers Dates: On-going begins January 8, 2013

Get Up and Go! The Get Up & Go! program is a collaboration with the Fraser Health Falls and Injury Prevention and Osteofit. It provides an entry level exercise program for seniors with balance and mobility impairment who would otherwise be unable to attend a community based exercise class. It is a safe exercise program specially designed to improve strength, balance and coordination as well as functional ability independence and quality of life. Subsidy for this program may be available through a referral from the Fraser Health Fall and Injury Prevention Program. Tuesdays and Thursdays Starting in March Contact Ming Leung at Fraser Health to sign up at 604-587-7850, ext. 764846 or email: Location: 32444 Seventh Avenue, Mission, BC V2V 2B5

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP) Workshops This six week education programme focuses on Living Well with Chronic Pain. It features interactive sessions with nurses, a social worker specializing in stress management, a nutritionist, a physiotherapist and a pharmacist. Participants can self-refer and the programme is free. There is no cost to attend the following. Registration is required. Contact University of Victoria Centre on Aging at 1-866-902-3767 or by email to selfmanagement@ to register or for more information. Tuesdays, 1:00 pm-3:30 pm Call 604-820-0220 or next scheduled classes.

Chair YOGA With Norine Longmire This fun fitness class is for anyone wanting to improve their mobility and flexibility as well as Increase circulation, improve focus and move beyond perceived limitations. Join us and feel better after the 1st class! Day: Thursday Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Fee: 6 class pass is $35:00 for Members $45:00 for Nonmembers Dates: On-going - begins January 10, 2013

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Monday 11am Drop-in Centre Bingo 1:30pm Mixed Bridge 7:15pm Drop-in Centre Crib (Cedarbrook Chateau) Tuesday 9:30am Drop-in line Dancing 10am Craft Group Wednesday 9:15 am Chair Fitness exercise 10:15 am Drop-in Crib 12:30 pm Golden Era Bingo Thursday 9am Drop-in Line Dancing Friday 9:15am Chair Fitness Exercise 11am Drop-in Crib

Mission Drop-in Centre Assoc. General Meeting - first Monday of each month at 10:00 am Mission Seniors Centre Assoc. General Meeting - first Thursday of each month at 10:30 am

SPECIAL EVENTS Valentines Dance February 14th, Thursday 1pm - 4pm Heritage Week Tea February 21st, Thursday 2pm - 4pm Casino Bus Trip February 28th, Thursday - Location scheduled later Mission Seniors Centre, 10th Ave & Taulbut 604-814-2188 • Office Hours 10am – 2pm

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Five Best Diet Changes A new year - a new start. How can you start improving your diet and your chances of leading a healthier lifestyle? First – eat breakfast! After many hours without food our bodies need refuelling to bring the blood sugar back up and ensure the brain and muscles are functioning properly. Eating breakfast aids concentration and creates energy. Drink more water We lose on average 2-4 litres of water a day, which needs to be replaced. Current advice is to drink 6-8 glasses daily to ensure that our brain, blood and muscles are able to function at their best. Eat more fruit and vegetables Their vitamins and minerals boost the immune system, whilst antioxidants fight cancer and disease, and fibre cleanses the gut. We should eat five portions per day. Eat less red meat Reduce the risk of bowel and other cancers. Health experts suggest 500g per week (the equivalent of one steak, one pork chop, 2 sausages and a portion of Bolognese sauce) or 70g per day (three rashes of bacon). Eat more consciously Take time to really taste and savour the food in your mouth. Be aware of the textures and flavours - and chances are you will enjoy your food more whilst eating less of it! Remember, you are what you eat. Eat healthy, be healthy! By Debbie Singh-Bhatti


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Gallery 7 Theatre is pleased to present: Mary’s Wedding January 18 & 19, 24 – 26, 31 – February 2 Canadian playwright Stephen Massicotte’s beautiful and heart-rending play about love, loss, war and peace. On the night before her wedding, Mary dreams of love, war, what was and what could be. Her thoughts focus on her first love, Charlie, who she met by chance in a barn while seeking shelter from a prairie thunderstorm. An innocent romance develops, only to be thwarted by the turbulent times of 1914. Separated by war, Charlie sends letters from the front, and a story of love, loss and healing emerges in a poetic theatre experience written by one of Canada’s leading playwrights. Directed by Katherine Hill and featuring Annette Reilly and Matt Veenbaas, Mary’s Wedding runs MEI Auditorium, 4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Tickets can be purchased: In person at House of James, 2743 Emerson Street, Abbotsford, By phone at 604-852-3701 Online at

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6th Annual Mission Writers and Readers Festival In Celebration of Indigenous Writers Saturday March 9, 10 am – 12 noon Fee: Before Jan 31st: $35.00 / after $40.00; includes lunch! UFV Mission Campus, Heritage Park Centre 33700 Prentis Ave, Mission

This year’s Workshops include: • Finding Your Voice through Poetry & Song with Cathy AJ Hardy • Symbols, Metaphors, and Archetypes with Wil George • Ancestors with Joanne Arnott Traditional Opening Ceremony, Keynote Speaker, Readings, Workshops and connect with writers and publishers. Go to to sign up and for details of who is presenting at this year’s Festival. 2012 Writers and Readers Festival Program Sponsors and Supporters Miracle Springs Water, Sue’s Copy Place, Mackie Naturals, MSA Poets Potpourri This is a partnership project of Lifetime Learning Centre, Fraser Valley Regional Library and The University of the Fraser Valley


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The 5th Annual Robbie Burns’ Supper & Dance Saturday, January 26th The Scottish Event Of The Year! Come eat, dance, laugh and try some Haggis. • Piper Down Band providing Music for this Grand Evening! • Live & Silent Auctions • 50/50 Draw • Door Prizes • Pipe in the Haggis • Cash Bar N S O W! T KE NO TIC ALE S

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Have You Seen The New Mission â&#x20AC;&#x153;Riseâ&#x20AC;? Youth Mural? About 10 years ago, Doug Cariou from Cyrus Art and Barry McLeod from Mission Youth Unlimited began to talk about the possibility of involving youth in the creation of a wall mural. The conversation ďŹ nally became a reality in the fall of 2012 with the creation of the Mission RISE Youth Mural. A District of Mission 120th anniversary grant, along with the support of numerous businesses, enabled us to complete this project. The mural portrays 6 young people from Mission involved in activities that they excel at: Jason Page - BMXer, Wesley McLeod - Junior Hockey Goalie, Carly Rae Jepsen - Singer/Songwriter, Natalie Charlton Stave Falls Scottish Dancer, Amanda ShefďŹ eld - F. V. A. D. Ballet Dancer & Josiah Cariou - Skateboarder 11 Mission youth helped with the painting: Devan Locke, Videographer - Ruth Cariou, Cameron McLeod, Hailly Martin, Raz Boca, Trevor Bentley, Cecil Smith Williams, Zach Cariou, Turia McLean Smith, Ronald Smith Williams, Aisha Smith. The mural is located in the parking lot of the Eleniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant on N. Railway in Downtown Mission. A video showing a time lapse of the mural painting is available on Post Cards of the mural will also be available in local stores. Proceeds will be used to maintain the mural and for other youth art projects. For more info contact Barry at


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Parks, Recreation & Culture Saturday January 12, 2013 from 11am until 3pm at Mission Leisure Centre

Meet the experts, educate yourself and be healthy! Learn about the services available, participate in activities and attend a presentation or two by a variety of organizations. • Free Hearing Screenings • Try your Hand at Speed Skating • Meet Local Olympians • Learn about First Aid and CPR • Healthy Snacks • Door Prizes

Free & Low Cost Activities to Keep you Busy this Winter! • Fun & Run Gym • Friday Pizza & Movie night in the Mission Youth Lounge • Sunday Loonie/Toonie Swims & Weight Room Drop-in • Monthly Preschool Events • January Health Fair • Skateboard Park • Loonie/Toonie Discount Skates • Quick Fit Lunch Time Fitness Check out the Leisure Centre website for all the details! – under “Community” and “Parks Recreation & Culture”

Valentines Day Programs Valentine’s Day Preschool Event Thursday February 14, 10am-1pm • Free event with crafts, bouncy castle & face painting! Sweetheart Skate Thursday February 14, 6:30-8pm • Games, prizes & free hot chocolate! Regular Admission rates Date Night Thursday February 14, 6:00-9:30pm • Leisure Centre Gymnasium, $15 For parents with kids aged 7 - 11yrs. Connect with your loved one or find some time alone while the Leisure Centre entertains your kids with pizza, skating and some fun times in the gym! Snowshoeing – Valentine’s Day Romance Tour Saturday February 16, 5:30-7:30pm, Hemlock Valley Resort - $59+tax Register at the Mission Leisure Centre Love is in the air and what a better way to spend it than on a twilight adventure with that special someone. Following the trek, a cheese & chocolate fondue will be awaiting you and your partner! Mission Leisure Centre 7650 Grand Street, Mission, 604.820.5350 To advertise call 1-604-287-4428 or e-mail

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