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Paths and Pathfinders Program
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Paths and Pathfinders: Women of Mission to collect, preserve, and provide access to materials which document the lives and contributions of women, past and present, in the District of Mission, Hatzic Prairie, Hatzic Island, Dewdney, Deroche, Nicomen Island, Lake Errock and McConnell Creek.

A key part of this program is the Annual Celebration of Women which is held in October to acknowledge both the exceptional and every day real life contributions of women to our economic, political, and social history; and to promote awareness, appreciation, and understanding of women's history within our community.

Since its inauguration in 1996, the Community Archives has built its holdings on and recognized 108 women who have helped shape the community. Click here to find out who they are.

The Mission Community Archives is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program until the end April 30th, 2019.

Women eligible for nomination must have lived or presently reside in the District of Mission, Hatzic Prairie, Hatzic Island, Dewdney, Deroche, Nicomen Island, Lake Errock and/or McConnell Creek.

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. Click here to download a form.

In October 2019, the Community Archives will honour three women at the Annual Women. of Mission Gala. The event is being held as part of local activities to mark Women's History Month in Canada. For additional information, please contact the Community Archivist, Val Billesberger, by calling 604 820-2621 (Thursdays or Friday afternoons only) or by email.

33215 2nd Avenue, P.O. Box 3522, Mission, B.C. V2V 4L1  Ph. 604.820.2621
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