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September 1 - 31st,2019 | Mission Library
33247 2nd Ave, Mission, BC V2V 1J9
Visit the Mission Community Library to view a celebratory exhibit by the Mission Community Archives highlighting the opening of the library AND the Community Archives buildings twenty-five years ago this year.

Stave Falls Elementary Homecoming
September 27,2019 | 3:30 - 7:30PM
A special open house is taking place at Stave Falls Elementary to celebrate the reopening and 'reawakening' of the school on September 3rd. The school has been dormant for 10 years and prior to that it was a vibrant place of learning designed to inspire.

Mission Community Archivist, Val Billesberger assisted by volunteers: Polly Betterton, Marsha Hansen, Angie Hetlinger, Ken Hood, and Jennifer Penner will be showcasing an incredible treasure of information about the school collected through the Mission School Archives Program.

Come and tour and reminisce with former students, teachers, parents and meet new students, teachers and parents. For more information visit the Culture Days website

Saturday, September 28th, 2019 | 1:00 - 3:00PM
The Mission Community Archives is celebrating its 30th Anniversary during Culture Days with a special open house with a broad range of activities for . The event will feature interactive information stations about the services and treasures housed in the Archives, a series of poster exhibits on Mission's storied past that include defining moments in the community's history, the launch of new services, games testing your knowledge of community heritage, FREE DRAW and much more! We hope to see you!

24th Annual Women of Mission Gala
Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 1:00-3:00PM
Our community would not be what it is today without the women that helped build it. Join us on October 19th as we celebrate and honour community worker Olene Chaplin, choir director Deborah Handley and educator Denyse Taverner through the Archives Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program. Tickets to the event can be purchased on the website starting next month.

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.

The Community Archives also offers outreach programs designed to stimulate increased public awareness of the role and value of archives. At present, outreach activities include: guided tours of the archives to members of the public within and outside the community; exhibits to stimulate the knowledge, use and preservation of archival materials in the community; educational programs for primary, secondary and post-secondary students; information seminars and workshops on archives preservation and community history.

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the District of Mission
and the Province of British Columbia

Special Announcement

Designed by V.Billesberger / Mission Community Archives

MARK YOUR CALENDARS, it's the 30th Anniversary of the Mission Community Archives! Join us on September 28th from 1-3pm to celebrate this special milestone in our building on Second Avenue in Mission, BC. The afternoon will be filled with activities, launch of new services, interactive information stations, free draw prizes, giveaways, delicious celebration cookies, and more! Make sure to stop by and be the first to find out about our exclusive partnership program. This will be an afternoon you will not want to miss!

For further information, please contact the Community Archivist, Val Billesberger, by calling 604 820-2621 (Thursdays or Friday afternoons only) or send her an email.

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