News & Events
October 20th, 2014.....

2015 Nomination Forms Online
Archives staff is busy planning celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program which is being held on October 3rd, 2015. 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 2015 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 reside 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 March 31, 2015.

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.

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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.

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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: 1971

Mission Community Archives / Fraser Valley Record fonds

ONE OF THE OLDEST DWELLINGS in the downtown area was demolished in 1971 to make way for more parking at the corner of Second Avenue and James Street. The building, which had been occupied just prior to its demolition, was constructed in 1902 as the vicarage for All Saints Anglican Church. It was originally located on the corner of James and First Avenue adjacent to the church (The Community Archives has an image of both buildings on First Avenue). The vicarage was moved to the Second Avenue location in 1947 when an Eaton's Store was constructed (visible in the background).

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