33150 1st avenue, Mission British Columbia V2V 1G4


Mission Friendship Centre Society

Mission Friendship Centre Society

Mission Friendship Centre Society

Mission Friendship Centre Society Mission Friendship Centre Society

Executive Board Members


Mary-Agnes Giesbrecht




Jodie Ward

My name is Jodie Ward, I moved to Canada when I was 17 years old, I have one daughter and three beautiful grandkids. I like participating in the workshops at the MFCS like beading, drum making and Food Skills for Families, and making Button Blankets. I volunteer at the MFCS and like helping people. I have been at the centre for three years. For me its all about giving back and it gives me a feeling of accomplishment. 

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Vice President


Sandy Aubichon

Board Members


Geneva Biggers


Julie Anne Ponting


Terry Forrest


My name is Terry Forrest, I was born in Port Albernie, BC. I moved to Mission in 1999. I have been a member of the Mission Friendship Centre for three years, and have reccently started working on the board. I look forward to assisting the Friendship centre to grow, and to prosper. Helping the people that need our help the most.

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Shawn Allen

Hello everyone 

My name is Shawn Allen. I was born in Chilliwack, BC, lived in chilliwack for the first four years of my life. In 1973 my family moved to Kamloops BC where I grew up. I I attended Norkam senior secondary and graduated in 1991. I enjoy outdoors, hiking, sports,  and wrestling. I've been a member of the Mission Friendship Centre Society since May 2010. This is my first time as a Board Member and I am looking forward to working with each board member.


Dawn Styran, BSW




Herman Dan

My name is Herman my Indian name is Mesisl . I was born in Seabird Island Agassiz BC where my mom comes from. I grew up in skookumchuck and I went to school in fort Douglas my dad pulled me out to work on the farm. I went logging in 1953. I came to mission in 1978 and I raised my kids, I have grandkids and great grandkids. I am a widower, my wife passed away in 68 Feb 5th. I have been involved with the centre since 1953. I was logging and stayed in camp until 1973.  A social worker asked me if I wanted my kids back, I had two choices my job or my kids. I had to retire young. I have been here at the centre since august 1985. I started the cooking here in 1991, I used my own money when Chris cook was the Executive director who hired two cooks. I have been here and on the board on and off since the 1980's. I am back on the board, I am 80 years old. I was born 193

8.  I do drumming, and play my guitar and my harmonica.  I am shy around women. Ha ha ha

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