January 21st, 2017...
COUNTDOWN TO MISSION 125!
On Sunday, January 29th the Community Archives will commence a 125 day countdown to the Mission's 125th official birthday - Friday, June 2, 2017.
"January 29th marks day one of exactly 125 days to Mission's official Quasquicentennial
and so to help build the momentum and excitement in the community for Mission's Season of Celebration
stated Archivist Val Billesberger, "our weekly Facebook feature Historical Trivialities
will showcase community history that will cover the past 12½ decades."
"Operated by the Mission District Historical Society who is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, the Community Archives is very excited to be playing a key role in many of the celebrations planned."
Established in 1989 by the Mission District Historical Society, the Mission Community Archives houses a vivid, first-hand account of the Mission area's storied past. It is a treasure trove of information documenting over 125 years of the community's history, including its social, economic, and political development. Many of its resources have already been tapped by the District of Mission Parks, Recreation and Culture, the Mission City Record - just to name a few - for their planned activities.
Be sure to VISIT
our Facebook posts every SUNDAY starting January 29th to find out more about your community's incredible heritage.
January 14th, 2017...
BLAST FROM THE PAST 2017
As part of local events to mark Mission's 125th and Canada's 150th, this year our BLAST FROM THE PAST will feature photographs based upon a monthly theme to celebrate our community's and nation's heritage. The proposed subjects are:
JANUARY -Mission "Firsts"
FEBRUARY - Going the Distance
MARCH - Historic Neighborhoods
APRIL - The 3 "R's"
MAY - Heart of a Champion
JUNE - Our Mission
JULY - Oh Canada!
AUGUST -Making [kuh-nek-shuhns]
SEPTEMBER - Our Culture & Heritage
OCTOBER - Mission's Extraordinary Women
NOVEMBER - Chieftains, Whistle-Stoppers & Pacesetters
DECEMBER - With My Own Two Hands
Be sure to VISIT
our Facebook page every Tuesday to experience a blast from the past!
January 7th, 2017...
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
2017 promises to be a great year of celebration...it is Mission's 125th and Canada's 150th! Over the next 12 months the Mission Community Archives will be staging and participating in special events to mark the anniversaries and featuring more on our website and social media about our community's and nation's heritage.
Watch for upcoming special features this month, including: Blast From the Past
on our Facebook page will focus on some of "Mission Firsts," the beginning of an official 125 day countdown to Mission's official birthday ( January 29th - June 2, 2017); and upcoming Heritage Week Celebrations and Events!