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2019 Heritage Week Exhibit

The Mission Community Archives and Ecole Mission Secondary School are celebrating the launch of Heritage Week (February 18th-24th) with the staging of a new exhibit >The Tie That Binds. at the Mission Leisure Centre.

A celebration of inherited memory and student contemporary art, this special exhibit is on display from February 16th to the 22nd in the main foyer of the Leisure Centre. It features nine artworks created by grades 11 and 12 advanced placement art students from École Mission Secondary School taught by Kathy Baker.

Inspired by historic photographs of Mission dating from the early 1900s and stories preserved in the Community Archives, the students have created vivid works open to a wide range of interpretation and expression linking the past to the present.

The Mission Community Archives gratefully acknowledges the dedication of Kathy Baker and the student artists involved: Hunter Donohue (Grade 12), Emma Johnston (Grade 12), Cassie Haskins (Grade 11), Cody LeBlanc (Grade 12), Sara Matik (Grade 11), Robyn Moore (Grade 12), Jamie Wallman (Grade 12), Sisy-SzeMan Wong (Grade 12), and Olivia Vander Wyk (Grade 11),

A special thanks to Stephanie Key, the Deputy Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture for the District of Mission, who arranged for the display space in the Leisure Centre, allowing talented young artists in our community to publicly exhibit their work.

The year 2017 marked the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of the District of Mission. This milestone was celebrated with the publication of a revised edition of a book on the community's history that was originally published in 1973.

CLICK HERE to read more and purchase your copy of Mission As It Was - a limited-edition book.

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: 1956

Fraser Valley Record fonds 0025-198302-3781 / Mission Community Archives

Count On Me Every Time) busy packing holiday hampers for needy families at the Municipal Hall on First Avenue in 1956. The club packed a total of "25 bulging hampers" and "21 cheer parcels" from donations collected by the Mission Junior-Senior High School Hi-Y Girls Club, Hatzic United Church Men's Club, and gifts from the tree at the CIBC, including cash used to buy items not donated. From left to right are: Mrs. Ken Ruttan, Mrs. R. Johnston, Mrs. F. McBean, Mrs. W.A. Stafford, Mrs. T. Kell with her son, Freddie, and Mrs. A.N. Lawrence.

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