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During the month of December, the Mission Community Archives will be open its regular hours until Saturday, December 19th. The Archives will then be closed for the holiday season and reopen in the new year on Thursday, January 7th, 2016.

On November 26th, volunteer staff got into the holiday spirit and decorated an 8 foot tree with garlands and ornaments contributed by more than 50 volunteers over the past 22 years. Click here to read more...

After the development of nuclear weapons and the Cold War in the 1940s and 1950s, Canadians were forced to consider more extensive safety measures. An integral part of these early initiatives were the preparation and distribution of publications across Canada on how to survive an actual nuclear attack. Click here to read more...

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. Visit the archives this upcoming week or please email the Archivist, Val Billesberger, to find out about the broad range of volunteer opportunities.

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, 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: December 11, 1982

Fraser Valley Record fonds / Mission Community Archives

1982 ANNUAL SANTA CLAUS PARADE winners for "Best Marching Band" was won by St. Mary's Junior School Band. Sponsored by the Mission Downtown Business Association and organized by Dale Kinnee, owner of Kinnee's Crafts, the parade had an "estimated 57 entries" representing local businesses, service clubs and community groups. The parade started at 12 noon on First Avenue. If you or anyone you know can name the individuals in the photograph, please email the Archivist, Val Billesberger.

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