Tag Archives: Technology

2nd Annual Fraser Valley Tech Forum

XLRator, formerly SRCTec, and the District of Mission are co-hosting the 2nd annual #FVTech Forum as part of the Tech Starts Here initiative on September 20, 2018 at the Best Western Plus Mission City Lodge . This event aims to attract industry, government, academia, key influencers and community stakeholders to come together and foster growth and innovation within the local

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Tech Starts Here

This fall sees the Fraser Valley focus on the tech sector, as the Tech Starts Here collaboration between the Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech (SRCTec) and the municipalities of Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge, Mission and the Township of Langley bring two enticing tech initiatives to the region. Fraser Valley Regional Tech Forum Taking place on October 10, 2017 from

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The “WOW” Factor

Mission is home to a University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) satellite campus which houses a state-of-the-art space for the Graphic and Digital Design (GDD) Diploma. Since first opening their doors in 2012, the GDD program has gained a reputation for producing creative, professional and balanced designers who are well equipped in areas including communication, branding, typography, publishing, video, and

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Economic Development Year in Review

2016 saw the Mission Economic Development Department tasked with a number of key objectives which included business retention and expansion (BRE), marketing and communications, investment attraction and workforce development. Here are some of year’s highlights and accomplishments: Twelve business tours were undertaken to give Mayor and Council a stronger understanding of the local business environment and associated opportunities and challenges

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Leading the Charge

Tri-M Technologies Inc. relocated from Coquitlam to Mission 4 years ago, as three quarters of their staff were commuting from Mission each day. Moving the facility and offering the team the option to work from home has enabled the retention of key staff, many of whom have been with the company for 15 to 25 years. From their Mission base

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Mentoring Mojo with CoderDojo

Technology has received a strong focus with the BC School Curriculum changes this year, along with collaboration, critical thinking and communication; all deemed essential components in preparing students for success in an ever evolving world. Add to this the increased interest from the younger generation to delve into coding, robotics and game design and you have the ideal formula for

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The Good News Keeps Coming

September was a good month for Mission residents and local business as two exciting announcements were made. The first is the District of Mission’s partnership with TELUS to introduce PureFibre to the area, offering community-wide broadband connectivity.  The second is that the District will invest $3.5 million into the First Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project in the downtown core from Horne

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