News & Events
March 29, 2014.....

  • STREET STORIES - click here to read the fascinating stories about the families that Mission streets are named after.


  • BECOME A VOLUNTEER - At the Mission Community Archives volunteers of all ages play a significant role working with a trained professional to preserve and make accessible Mission's documentary heritage. The archivist welcomes individuals with a passion for history and the community who would be interested in helping with the archives programs and services. April 6th to 12th is National Volunteer Week in Canada - visit the archives this upcoming week to find out about the broad range of volunteer opportunities. Attend the Annual Volunteer Appreciation event on Thursday, April 10th at 7PM in the Community Archives to find out more. The special guest speaker at this year's celebration is Kat Wahamaa, Chair of the Mission Cultural Resources Commission, which was founded in 2008 by the District of Mission to help shape and sustain regional cultural activities.

  • STUDENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES - The Mission Community Archives is now accepting applications from students aged 15 to 30 years of age for two paid summer positions: a Public Programs Assistant and Community Collections Assistant. Please note that the staffing of both positions and their duration is conditional upon the approval of a grant application submitted to the Canada Summer Jobs Program. For more details about the two jobs and eligibility requirements please view job postings


  • PATHS & PATHFINDERS: WOMEN of MISSION - Through this unique program founded by Archivist Val Billesberger, the records of local women are preserved in the archives for the use of present and future generations. In addition an annual celebration of women is held in October to acknowledge their contributions.

    Women to be honoured in 2014 will be selected from nominations and we need your help in identifying potential nominees. Within your organization or group there are undoubtedly women who are worthy of recognition. We encourage you to use a nomination form to let us know who they are. To download a form, click here. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2014.


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    Welcome
    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.1930s


    MISSION-VANCOUVER STAGE was the original bus line that provided passenger service from Mission to Vancouver starting in c.1929. The business was owned and operated by William Henry Pottruff until 1936. In May of that year, he sold the business to BC Motor Transportation Ltd. who in turn appointed him local superintendent of the company. The service was renamed the Pacific Stage Lines. The buses are parked on First Avenue in front of John L. English's Drugstore (1925-1966).
    Mission Community Archives / W. Jacobs fonds

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