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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 Elizabeth Pepper - an ardent and much-beloved community volunteer.

STREET STORIES - Fripp Terrace
Read the captivating story behind the street in Hatzic named Fripp Terrace which was named after an early pioneer who achieved international acclaim. here You can also discover the fascinating stories behind the names of many other streets in Mission by clicking here.

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 an interest in graphic arts, social media, research etc. to help with the archives programs and services. Visit the archives this upcoming week or please email the Archivist, Val Billesberger, to find out about the broad range of volunteer opportunities.

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: 1993

Fine Arts Five fonds / Mission Community Archives

MISSION'S FINE ARTS FIVE fwas established in 1992 by a group of female artists to both advance the public's appreciation for the visual arts and encourage collaborative promotion with other artists. Between 1993 and 2000, the Fine Arts Five held eight annual exhibitions of their work and invited local guest artists to participate in each of their shows. The group disbanded in 2000 due to new interests and influences in the artists' lives, taking them in a new direction. However, as a result of the group's efforts many Mission artists received exposure and recognition for their work.

The posted photograph is of Fine Arts Five members (left to right) Malonie Kasian, Ruth Adams Booth, Doris J. Paterson, June Pender, and Dorothy St. Hiliare at their first art showcase in the Mission Leisure Centre with guest artist Irene Berchtenbrieter.

This WEEK visit our Facebook page for Throwback Thursdays, Historical Trivialities and our new weekly feature: Blast From the Past on Tuesdays. During the month of October, we will have posts highlighting stories of some of Mission's extraordinary women as part of local celebrations to mark Women's History Month in Canada. sure to follow us on for news and upcoming events.
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