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Women Celebrated, Honoured

Pam Alexis, Barbara Fehrmann and Marilyn MacDonald (left to right) - shown above with MP Jati Sidhu - were honoured through the Community Archives' Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program for their exceptional contributions to the community.

A full story about the event that included a Then & Now Fashion Show by Mission Museum will be featured next week.

STREET STORIES - Fripp Terrace
Read the captivating story behind the street in Hatzic named Fripp Terrace which was named after an early pioneer who achieved international acclaim. here You can also discover the fascinating stories behind the names of many other streets in Mission by clicking here.

READ about the remarkable lives of women whose records have been acquired by the archives through its Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program. This week find out about Elizabeth Pepper - an ardent and much-beloved community volunteer.

At the Mission Community Archives volunteers of all ages play a significant role working with a trained professional to preserve and make accessible Mission's documentary heritage.

The archivist welcomes individuals with an interest in graphic arts, social media, research etc. to help with the archives programs and services. Visit the archives this upcoming week or please email the Archivist, Val Billesberger, to find out about the broad range of volunteer opportunities.

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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.

Glimpses of the Past: 1988

Fraser Valley Record fonds / Mission Community Archives

MISSION'S OLYMPIANS Kathy Gordon (left) and Eden Donatelli - two speed skaters - competed amongst the elite at the 15th Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Alberta. They were the first female athletes from Mission to participate in the Olympics. At the time, Kathy was "ranked 20th in the world for outdoor speed skating" which had earned her a place on the Canadian Women's Speed Skating Team. On the last day of the games, she skated "her best time ever in the 5,000m" - the longest distance contested by women in the sport.

In the above photograph, Kathy is shown congratulating Eden who won a silver medal in the 500m and a bronze in the 3,000m relay at the Olympics. Both athletes were among the first to be inducted in the Mission Sports Hall of Fame which was established in 1988.

This WEEK visit our Facebook page for Throwback Thursdays, Historical Trivialities and our new weekly feature: Blast From the Past on Tuesdays. During the month of October, we will have posts highlighting stories of some of Mission's extraordinary women as part of local celebrations to mark Women's History Month in Canada. sure to follow us on for news and upcoming events.
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