Entries by Archivist

What’s UP at the Archives – September 11, 2023

CULTURE DAYS 2023…JOIN the Community Archives and local artists on September 23rd from 1PM to 4PM to celebrate art and memory! WATCH local artist Sandra Marshall create an artwork from an historic photograph of Mission Dairy Queen. HEAR Charis Young, an emerging multi-genre writer and student in the UBC Creative Writing Program read and discuss […]

What’s UP at the Archives – July 7, 2023

We’re excited to be participating in the July 14th Summer Market at Fraser River Heritage Park! Visit our booth between the hours of 4:00PM and 8:30PM where you can purchase quality items inspired by the thousands of historic images housed in the Mission Community Archives, including: vintage postcards, buttons, notecards, and a limited edition caricature […]

What’s UP at the Archives – June 30, 2023

Be sure to visit the Archives booth at Fraser River Heritage Park on July 1st, where you can play Canada Day Bingo, the Mix & Match game, and more. Their will also be a free draw! The City of Mission will be hosting the Canada Day event from 11AM to 3PM. For more information about […]

What’s UP at the Archives – June 2, 2023

During the month of June, the Archives Facebook and Instagram BLAST FROM THE PAST posts will feature photographs from the 1970s captured by a local documentary photographer by the name of Robert T. Nelson (1916-2007). Our 1970s FLASHBACK posts will give you, the viewer, an opportunity to look back 5 decades and see what life […]

What’s UP at the Archives – May 4, 2023

On Saturday May 6, 2023 in Fraser River Heritage Park from 1:00 – 3:00PM, there is a community celebration for Jenny Stevens (1936-2022), a long time Mission resident and community builder who served six terms on Council, from 1999 to 2018.   As part of these celebrations to remember Jenny Stevens (1936 ~ 2022), today […]

What’s UP at the Archives – March 9, 2023

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program The Mission Community Archives is once again accepting nominations for the Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program. Since the inauguration of the program in 1996, the Community Archives has recognized and built its holdings on more than 100 women who have helped shape […]

What’s UP at the Archives – March 2, 2023

SPECIAL EXHIBIT OPENING: SAVING BLOCK 77 “We were very lucky,” said newly appointed Fire Chief Ken Lissimore ,“If the fire had spread into the adjoining theatre or apartment block, we could have been in serious trouble.” On Monday, April 10th 1978 fire ripped through a two storey building in Block 77 near the western end […]

What’s UP at the Archives – February 17, 2023

This year, through two new online exhibits by the Museum and Archives, the Mission District Historical Society invites you to discover how the camera, once a simple wooden box with a primitive lens and cap for controlling light, has undergone huge changes since its invention, and has come to play a key role in our […]

What’s UP at the Archives – February 2, 2023

The Mission Community Archives is pleased to announce the availability in its online store the award winning first book by Kuldip Gill’s (1934-2009), Dharma Rasa. Dedicated to her family and parents, Bhagwant Kaur Gill, and Indar Singh Gill, the book invites readers to accompany Kuldip as she reads the love letters her father wrote to […]

What’s UP at the Archives – January 26, 2023

The year 2023 is already shaping up to be an exciting one at the Community Archives! Staff and volunteers have been back for several weeks working on a range of projects to advance the acquisition, preservation and accessibility of Mission’s documentary heritage. Here are some of the initiatives planned for 2023: • New virtual 2023 […]