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The Mission Community Archives is now accepting applications from students aged 15 to 30 years of age for a paid summer position - a Community Collections Assistant. For more details about the job and eligibility requirements please view job postings

The Mission Community Archives is still looking for volunteers to assist in the Mission Adopt-A-Block Annual Spring Clean-up fundraiser on May 2 from 9am to noon - rain or shine. In return for assisting with the community-wide litter clean-up, up to $400 will be raised for the operation of the Archives. If you or anyone you know is willing to assist, please email the archivist, Val Billesberger.

MISSION STREETS... You can find out the fascinating story behind the names of local streets by reading our Street Stories

MISSION'S NOTABLE WOMEN... READ about the remarkable lives of women whose records have been acquired by the archives through the Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program.

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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: c.1909

Fraser Valley Record fonds / Mission Community Archives

VIEW OF EARLY MISSION looking east from today's Fourth Avenue. The house in the foreground was the residence of Robert Thomas Stokes - a prefabricated three-storey building shipped by rail to Mission and then erected between the late 1890s and early 1900s on the corner of Commercial and Seattle (today's Birch Street and Third Avenue). Mr. Stokes eventually put the house up for sale and on April 15, 1920 - 95 years ago this past week - signed a one year lease with the Mission Memorial Hospital Society who renovated it to serve as a "temporary" hospital for the community. READ more about Mission's first "temporary" hospital in a NEW REGULAR feature on the website next month Your Stories, Our Heritage

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