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With all that is happening all around us now we can certainly appreciate this one.

This will start your morning with joy.

Summer Recess

Well we tried to get together again late in June, but were cancelled by the unprecedented heat dome that sat over us in the Fraser Valley for some days.  Now we are into our summer recess, with hopes that we can get back to "normal" meetings again sometime this fall.  Hope everyone is double vaccinated and healthy and well as we proceed.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Write a Covid-19 Letter Project

Hello Genealogists,

I hope this email finds you all in good health and even better spirits. A year has passed since the Mission Genealogy Club has been able to meet formally. Our meeting location is still not available at Lifetime Learning and will not be available for some time.

Fortunately the Club assets are safe. Our material belongings are getting dusty and the Club funds are safe and sound. It is the Club morale that I am concerned about. There is nothing like getting together and sharing our research experiences.

I have an idea that can involve all club members. Something we can all do from home and mark our place in history for all time. If you could just stop for a minute and consider where you are, in the world, at this time. All of us are experiencing the challenge of living in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. Society has not been in this situation for about 100 years.

My idea is for each member to take some time to write a letter. No keyboards of any kind. Pen and paper. The recipient of this letter can be anyone you choose but the letter will not be mailed. In the letter you will share your personal experiences of having to deal with and cope with this pandemic. The letters will be shared within the Club Membership and eventually put in an album to be put in our own Library and a copy of the album delivered to the Mission Community Archives.

The timeline to complete your letter is 4 weeks. If you have any questions you are invited to contact me at home. Ken and Judy - 604-814-2044. Or email me at [email protected].

Good luck everyone,

Ken Hood


Current restrictions are still not allowing us to meet regularly at Lifetime Learning and those gatherings are dearly missed by all.

       We did manage a gathering of a handful of MGC friends at Mission Heritage Park. on the afternoon of Thursday, October 22nd. It was wonderful to have this social interaction again. But the virus is on the upswing again as the colder winter weather arrives and folks are moving back indoors where the risk of spread is most threatening. So friends, please get outside in the fresh air as much as is possible; avoid gatherings; wear a mask in indoor public spaces; wash your hands and cough into your sleeve to reduce the risk of Covid spread. It looks like we are in this pandemic long haul for the foreseeable future.

Meanwhile, be calm, be kind, be safe, as directed by Dr. Bonnie Henry and local health officials.



Tuesday March 24, 2020

Dear Members, Staff and Instructors

We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, members, staff, and instructors very seriously. Like you, we're closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and following Provincial health advisories.

In response to the current Covid -19 Pandemic and in keeping with Provincial Health Guidance, the Board of Lifetime Learning has passed the following motion:

As the user group of Lifetime Learning Centre is a group that is more at risk during the COVID-19 PANDEMIC, and on the recommendation of MPSD #75 Senior Management, Lifetime Learning Centre Society is suspending services until advised otherwise. This motion will be put into effect immediately.

The Centre is now temporarily closed for the duration of the health advisory.

We will be in contact through our e-newsletter, telephone tree and website with up dates.

We are exploring on-line programs and are in the initial stages of this development; we hope to share more details with you soon.

Be well everyone, stay safe,

MISSION GENEALOGY CLUB operates within the facilities of the LifeTime Learning Centre (the LTLC), and, in compliance with the directive of the LTLC (see MGC Events Tab) and the pandemic Covid-19 directives of our governments and health care personnel, we will follow the day-to-day developments and act accordingly.

Please stay home, practice recommended hygiene rituals and implement physical distancing where necessary. Please return to our MGC web page often for further developments.

Most of our club members are senior citizens - I hope you are all well. This is a challenging time. For those of you who are not aware the BC government has increased both volunteer and funded services for seniors through the 211 phone line. They hope to link volunteers with seniors to coordinate services like home delivery of groceries, medications etc. Apparently there are many people looking for ways to help seniors and this initiative is to try and link them with seniors in their community who are needing help or feeling vulnerable.

Visit our website frequently for updates.

... and be sure to check our our "Archives" tab for past events and activities, and check out our "Seminars / Education" tab for information which you may use in your genealogy pursuits.