HERITAGE WEEK 2016 EVENT SCHEDULE
The schedule of events being held to celebrate Heritage Week in Mission (February 15th -21st) can be viewed by clicking here
. Any updates to the schedule will be posted next Saturday.
Remember to visit our Facebook
page for special postings throughout Heritage Week!
NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED
Archives staff is busy planning celebrations for the 21st anniversary of annual celebration of women which is being held on October 1st, 2016. Since the inauguration of the program in 1996, the Community Archives has recognized and built its holdings about ninety-seven local women who have helped shape the community through their work.
Women to be honoured in 2016 will be selected from nominations and we need your help in identifying potential honourees. Within your organization or business there are undoubtedly women who are inspirational to others through their achievements at home, work and /or the community. We encourage you to use a nomination form to let us know who they are. Click here to download a form
A nominee must have resided or presently live
in the District of Mission, Hatzic Prairie, Hatzic Island, Dewdney, Deroche, Nicomen Island, Lake Errock and/or McConnell Creek and has made or is making contribution(s) that benefit others.
The nominator must submit, on two pages or less, biographical information about the nominee, including her length of residence in the community, field of endeavor and personal attributes along with 2 letters of support for the nominee from family, friends, organizations etc. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2016.
For additional information, please contact the Community Archivist, Val Billesberger, by calling 604 820-2621 (Thursdays or Friday afternoons only) or send an email
to the archivist, Val Billesberger.
You can find out the fascinating story behind the names of local streets by reading our Street Stories
MISSION'S 100 EXTRORDINARY WOMEN
about the remarkable lives of the 100 women whose records and stories have been acquired by the archives.