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Holiday Season Hours
During the month of December, the Community Archives will be open its regular hours until December 21st. It will then close for the holidays and reopen on Thursday, January 10th at noon.

If you wish to visit the archives on January 10th or 11th, please Email the archives or leave a telephone message and you will be contacted by staff. We look forward to assisting you.

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

MISSION COMET CLUB BRING HOLIDAY CHEER - Members of the Mission COMET ( Count On Me Every Time ) Club 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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