News & Events
July 12, 2014.....

  • MISSION STREETS.... The street story on D'Herbomez has been corrected thanks to Daphne Sleigh, a published author and BC historian. This week she donated her translation of Un Missionaire D'Autrefois by P. Besson which clearly establishes that the grotto was dedicated in 1894, not 1982. You can find out the fascinating story behind this street and many others by READING Street Stories

  • GIFT BASKET RAFFLE FUNDRAISER - On Saturday July 26, during their annual MissionFest event, the Archives and Museum will be raffling off three amazing gift baskets made possible through the generous support of the local business community.

    Between 10am and 4pm, you may purchase tickets at $2 each or three for $5 at either the welcome table in front of Mission Museum or at the Community Archives.

    Click here to find out what's in the gift baskets.

  • ROCKIN RIVER MUSICFEST TICKETS - Remember when you purchase your tickets online for the MUSICFEST, please enter 2014HIST in the Promo Code box on the form. Each ticket sold using this code will raise additional funds for the operation of the Community Archives and Mission Museum. Help MAKE HISTORY be preserved for present and future generations of the community - use our promo code when you purchase your online tickets - THANKYOU!

  • MISSION'S NOTABLE WOMEN - READ about the remarkable lives of women whose records have been acquired by the archives and visit our Facebook page every Wednesday to find out this week's featured notable woman.

  • REVISIT HISTORIC MAY DAY - On July 26th, the Archives along with Mission Museum is planning a fun-filled day for all ages from 10am to 4pm. The theme is May Day, an annual event in Mission from 1921 to 1981. See the event poster

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    Operated by the Mission District Historical Society, the Mission Community Archives serves as a central repository for all community records that document the social, economic, and political development of the District of Mission and the Fraser Valley Regional District Electoral Areas: I (Dewdney-Hatzic Island), J (Nicomen Island Deroche), K (Lake Errock) and L (McConnell Creek-Hatzic Prairie).

    The holdings include the records of individuals and families, arts and community organizations, clubs and local businesses and some local government. The archives also maintain a small reference collection pertaining to the history of the municipality, genealogical research, and the administration of archives.

    Glimpses of the Past: 1947

    MAYPOLE DANCING was reintroduced at the 26th annual May Day celebrations after a seven year absence. Four groups of dancers from grades 2 to 6 at Mission Central skipped and wound their ribbons around the maypoles at the Mission Fairgrounds under the direction of Mrs. Dick Swanton, Mrs. Jean Taylor and Miss Jean Girvin. You can see May Pole Dancing on July 26th by the Fraser Valley Dance Academy at the Mission Community Archives and Mission Museum. WATCH for updates on our Facebook page this week.

    Mission Community Archives / Mission City Record fonds

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