News & Events
The schedule of events being held to celebrate Heritage Week in Mission (February 15th -21st) can be viewed by clicking here. Any updates to the schedule will be posted next Saturday.

Remember to visit our Facebook page for special postings throughout Heritage Week!

Archives staff is busy planning celebrations for the 21st anniversary of annual celebration of women which is being held on October 1st, 2016. 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 2016 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 live 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 April 30, 2016.

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.

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

READ about the remarkable lives of the 100 women whose records and stories have been acquired by the archives.

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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: May 5, 1908

Anthony Taulbut fonds / Mission Community Archives

COURTING POSTCARD sent by Frederick James Miller (1883-1978) to Florence Louise Munro (1889-1970) in 1908. Daughter of pioneers George and Anne Ross, Florence was born in Mission on her parents homestead which was located near Silver Creek. On the reverse of the postcard Fred wrote: What do you think this style of a card? Mind you send the right one. See & be good. F

The romance ended in matrimony several years later. On November 7, 1911 they were married in New Westminster and after a short honeymoon moved to Victoria where Mr. Miller operated a contracting business. The Community Archives houses an album of photographs and postcards collected by Florence prior to her marriage.

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