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On Sunday, January 29th the Community Archives will commence a 125 day countdown to the Mission's 125th official birthday - Friday, June 2, 2017.

"January 29th marks day one of exactly 125 days to Mission's official Quasquicentennial and so to help build the momentum and excitement in the community for Mission's Season of Celebration stated Archivist Val Billesberger, "our weekly Facebook feature Historical Trivialities will showcase community history that will cover the past 12 decades."

"Operated by the Mission District Historical Society who is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, the Community Archives is very excited to be playing a key role in many of the celebrations planned."

Established in 1989 by the Mission District Historical Society, the Mission Community Archives houses a vivid, first-hand account of the Mission area's storied past. It is a treasure trove of information documenting over 125 years of the community's history, including its social, economic, and political development. Many of its resources have already been tapped by the District of Mission Parks, Recreation and Culture, the Mission City Record - just to name a few - for their planned activities.

Be sure to VISIT our Facebook posts every SUNDAY starting January 29th to find out more about your community's incredible heritage.

Have you ever wondered where your street got its name? Mission is one of the few B.C. communities that continue to name streets after its citizens. As such, our street names are rich with local history.

Read the interesting story behind the Mission street that was named after pioneers who homesteaded in Hatzic and constructed their house from logs felled on their property here. You can also discover the fascinating stories behind the names of many other streets in Mission.

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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.
We acknowledge the financial assistance of the District of Mission
and the Province of British Columbia
Glimpses of the Past: 1971

Mission City Record fonds / Mission Community Archives

BURNS NIGHT SUPPER & DANCE was organized by Don Ferguson in 1971. Haggis bearers Jack Davidson and Dr. A. Grehan (above photograph) are followed by Matt McDonald to the headtable in traditional fashion during Robbie Burns Night observed by Mission Rotary.

Others who took part in the program included the following toasts: President Jack Wade - the Queen; Iain MacLellan - the Haggis; Dan Griffiths - the ladies with Katharine McLeod doing the reply; and Alex B. MacDonald - "The Immortal Memory." Music was provided by guest soloist Bill Miller and pianist, Phyliss Hill and Al McMahon's orchestra.

If you or someone you know have photographs and/or information about the night, please email the archivist, Val Billesberger.

visit our Facebook page for Blast From the Past on Tuesdays, Throwback Thursdays, and Historical Trivialities on Fridays for photos and stories from Mission's storied past. sure to follow us on for news and upcoming events.
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