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Women of Mission Gala 2018
Join us for an extraordinary afternoon where you have the opportunity to meet and learn about the remarkable women of our community at the 23rd Annual Women of Mission Gala! This year's honourees are: School Board Trustee Shelley Carter; businesswoman Tami Klassen, and youth advocate Ernestine O'Rourke.

The celebration is being held on Saturday, October 27 from 1:30-3:30 pm at the Cedar Valley Mennonite Church Auditorium. There will also be a performance by the Serenata Singers - a widely recognized "community women's choir based in Mission, BC" known for their amazing harmonies and absolutely electrifying "music from across centuries, cultures and genres."

Mark the date on your calendar and buy your tickets now ONLINE OR at the Mission Community Archives during our regular hours of operation.

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

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.

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

Glimpses of the Past: c1938

Carl Klenk collection 0116-S250-009 / Mission Community Archives

MISSION FARM PRODUCTS was located just east of downtown Mission on the Lougheed Highway adjacent to the CPR line. It was opened in 1938 with much pomp and ceremony. Over 1500 people from as far away as Vancouver who arrived by bus attended the official opening. The single story building was constructed by Mr. R.P. Wardrop, a local contractor, at a cost of $15,000. It was designed as a receiving and distribution depot equipped with milk separators enabling the production of raw dairy products for Vancouver manufacturers.

This image is from an extraordinary postcard collection gathered by Mission resident Carl Klenk. Visit our Facebook page to find out how you can help the Archives to preserve it!

Visit our Facebook page for Blast From the Past on Tuesdays and Historical Trivialities on Sundays for photos and stories of Mission's storied past over the past 125 years! sure to follow us on for news and upcoming events.
33215 2nd Avenue, P.O. Box 3522, Mission, B.C. V2V 4L1  Ph. 604.820.2621
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