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Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 1:00-3:00PM
Cedar Valley Mennonite Church Auditorium
Now in its 24th year, the gala will be held on Saturday, October 19th at the Cedar Valley Mennonite Church Auditorium starting at 1:30PM. Citizen extraordinaire Olene Chaplin, gifted musician /choir director Deborah Handley and exceptional educator/volunteer Denyse Tavener are the 2019 honourees.

At this year's gala there will be a memorable 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."

Purchase your tickets today - there is limited seating! DOOR PRIZE - Harrison Hot Springs Mid-Week Getaway Package and a YOUR CHOICE Raffle!
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At the Mission Community Archives volunteers play a significant role working with a trained professional to preserve and make accessible Mission's documentary heritage as well as help the public discover Mission's remarkable and storied past. Our volunteer staff members range from university students to retired seniors and we are currently looking for individuals to assist with the following. Visit the archives this upcoming week to find out more about these volunteer opportunities.

  • SCHOOL ARCHIVES PROGRAM -assist with OUR district-wide Program (September - June) designed specifically to teach and assist primary and secondary students, staff and parents how to collect and preserve their school history. This includes arranging for collection of materials from 18 schools and the preparation of finding aids to facilitate access to the items collected;

  • WOMENS MEMORY PRESERVATION PROGRAM - help with the administration of the Paths and Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program developed to collect, preserve and make accessible materials which document the lives and contributions of women; and

  • PUBLIC PROGRAMS Assist with the preparation of promotional material and interactive displays for special and outreach events in the community.

  • Welcome
    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

    JOIN US FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY AFTERNOON…> On Saturday, October 19th the Mission Community Archives is hosting its 24th Annual Women of Mission Gala from 1:30 to 3:30PM. An integral part of the Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program, the gala is designed to both celebrate and acknowledge the invaluable role of women in our community. This is an event 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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