September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and a time to honour Survivors, their families, and communities. Flags at civic facilities across the city will be lowered to half-mast in observance of this day.

Message from Mayor Horn

On behalf of City Council, Mayor Horn shared the following message:

“When I think about listening, I think about the way that I’ve been taught by Indigenous Leadership and Elders in Indigenous communities about listening to nature, listening to people with lived experience, and thinking about the impact of decisions today on generations down the road.”

Learning Opportunities

    • Join the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation event at Fraser River Heritage Park on Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. Speakers include Indigenous leaders. More details.
    • Attend the 1st Annual Salmon and Cranberry Harvest Celebration at McMillan Island Park in Fort Langley this Saturday hosted by Kwantlen First Nation from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The City of Mission is a proud sponsor of this event.
    • Visit the Mission Library on Oct. 8 for a public talk by Pascal Pelletier about his four painted pillars called Our Elders Are Watching. Delivered as part of Culture Days, family members of some of the people represented on the pillars will also be available to talk about their relatives. Learn more.
    • The current exhibition at The Reach presents three solo shows by Indigenous artists. The exhibitions run now until Jan. 7, 2023. Find out more.

Learn about the Territory

This place is situated on the unceded, ancestral, and shared territory of the Stó:lō people, who have occupied these lands since time immemorial. The City of Mission is located on Leq’á:mel, Semá:th, Kwantlen, Sq’éwlets, Máthexwi, and Katzie traditional territories.

The traditional language spoken by Stó:lō people is Halq’eméylem. Learn more about the First Nations whose territory Mission is located by visiting their websites:

Facility and Service Information

On Friday, September 30, please take note of the following facility closures and service impacts.

Leisure Centre Hours

The Leisure Centre will be operating from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Classes and programs will not run.

Facility Closures

City Hall, Welton Common, Visitor Information Centre, and Fire Station #1 will be closed.

Curbside Collection

Friday collection will occur as scheduled.