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The Mission Community Archives is accepting nominations for this year's Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program, designed to both document and celebrate the lives, achievements and contributions of local women. Since its inauguration in 1996, the Community Archives has built its holdings on and recognized more than one hundred women who have helped shape the community. The biographies of all those recognized since the inauguration of the program in 1996 to 2017 are available on our website - here

Nominations are being accepted until the end April 30th. Women eligible for nomination must have lived or presently reside in the District of Mission, Hatzic Prairie, Hatzic Island, Dewdney, Deroche, Nicomen Island, Lake Errock and/or McConnell Creek. Download the nomination form.

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

The year 2017 marks 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: 1970

Fraser Valley Record fonds / Mission Community Archives

MEMORIAL TENNIS COURTS DEDICATED On Sunday, June 28, 1970 a dedication ceremony and unveiling of the Ralph Hibbert Memorial Plaque marked the official opening of the Rotary tennis courts in Centennial Park - a five year project!(SOURCE: Fraser Valley Record, June 30, 1970. Reverend Rolston "remarked on the value of the courts to young people of the area, a suitable tribute to the memory of Reverend Hibbert, charter president of the Mission Rotary Club."
The posted image shows from left to right: Tok Herar, one of the organizers of the "proposed tennis club," Mayor Neville Cox Harry Guest, Chair of the District of Mission Recreation Commission, Reverend Peter Rolston, and Garnet Stinson, Rotary Club President(1969-1970).

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