News & Events
READ about the remarkable lives of women whose records have been acquired by the archives through its Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program. This week find out about Flo "Erskine - the "Hug Lady of Mission" who was honoured through the Program in 2005.

Collective Efforts to Preserve Records
Another school year is over and as the staff and students are enjoying summer vacation, we'll be working hard at the Mission Community Archives processing the donations acquired through our 2016 School Archives Program.

Established in 2000, the program is designed to get staff, students, and parents to play a proactive role in preserving the documentary heritage of their educational institution. In September, each Mission school is given an archives box containing folders to place records in during the year. The boxes are then collected at the end of June and inventoried during the summer. Among the "stand-out items" received this year were….. Click here to read more.

You can find out the fascinating story behind the names of local streets by reading our Street Stories. This week read about the one named Neale Drive in Mission here.

Support the Archives!
Operated by the Mission District Historical Society, a non-profit organization, the Mission Community Archives welcomes your financial support to advance our programs and services. Your donation will help us to preserve and provide better access to the community's documentary heritage. We need your support!

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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: 1961

Marion Sharpe fonds / Mission Community Archives

EVERGLADES TOURIST PARK known today as the Everglades Resort on Hatzic Lake was the innovative idea of Marlon Franklin Shook who already owned and operated one of the most successful berry farms in British Columbia during the 1920s. According to the information housed in the Community Archives, Mr. Shook travelled to the United States to gather information about operating an "auto court" prior to opening his in 1931. If you or anyone you know can provide additional information on the history of the Everglades in Hatzic, please email the Archivist, Val Billesberger.

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