MEET ME ON MAIN STREET
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the Meet me on Main Street
official opening on February 21st. A highlight of the event was Glen Kask's multimedia narration of three captivating events that took place on today's First Avenue - Mission's impromptu victory parade in 1918, the official opening of the first paved street in 1929 and finally, an OPEN HOUSE WEEK in 1956 to celebrate the restoration of a vital traffic artery over the Fraser River.
The exhibit - Meet me on Main Street
- will be on view until April 30th. You can come by the Community Archives at 33215 - 2nd Avenue to see it during our regular hours of operation on Thursdays and Fridays.
A special thanks to all those who helped promote and provided assistance for the event, including: the District of Mission Parks & Recreation and Planning Departments, What's On Mission
magazine, the Mission Library and Archives volunteers: Keith Billesberger, Jean Chalifoux, Samantha Eastman, Jessica Huntley, Glen Kask, Donna Rash, and Loretta White. The exhibit would not have been possible without this support!
UPCOMING FUNDRAISER NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
An application to participate in the Mission Adopt-A-Block Annual Spring Clean-up fundraiser has recently been approved.
Now the Mission Community Archives needs to put together a "team" of 20 volunteers to clean an assigned route on May 2 beginning at 9am - rain or shine
. In return for contributing to the community-wide litter clean-up, up to $400 will be raised for the Archives. It is a win-win situation.
If you or anyone you know is willing to assist with this fundraiser, please email
the archivist, Val Billesberger.
WE NEED YOU...
This year you can make a lasting contribution to your community by becoming a volunteer at the Mission Community Archives. CLICK HERE
to find out more.
MISSION'S NOTABLE WOMEN...
the remarkable lives of local women whose records have been acquired by the archives through the Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program
You can find out the fascinating story behind the names of local streets by reading our Street Stories