Paths and Pathfinders Program
In 1996, as part of International Women’s Day celebrations in the community, Archivist Val Billesberger established the Paths and Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program to preserve, and provide access to materials which document the lives and contributions of women in the City of Mission (formerly the District of Mission 1969-2021), Hatzic Prairie, Hatzic Island, Dewdney, Deroche, Nicomen Island, Lake Errock and McConnell Creek. To date, the lives and contributions of 112 women have been collected. Click here to find out who they are.
A key part of this program is the Annual Women of Mission Gala (formerly known as the Annual Celebration of Women) which is held in October during Women’s History Month in Canada to acknowledge and celebrate the exceptional and every day real life contributions of women.
A key part of the Paths & Pathfinder Program is the Annual Women of Mission Gala (formerly known as the Annual Celebration of Women) which is held in October during Women’s History Month in Canada to acknowledge both the exceptional and every day real life contributions of women. Click here to find out who they are.
After a 2 year pandemic hiatus, the gala is back! It is being held on Saturday, October 1st at All Saints Anglican Church Hall starting at 1:00PM. Tickets are $20.
This year we are hosting a joint celebration for our newest honouree, community volunteer extraordinaire and documentary photographer Margaret Peake, who will be joined by our 2021 honourees: community environmental activist, Barbara Strachan, and tireless advocate of Indigenous Peoples culture, publisher, and award-winning competitive paddler, Ann Mohs.
A very special thanks to our corporate partners for supporting our event!
- DOOR PRIZE: Lanka Jewels ($150 Gift Certificates)
- TABLE SPONSORS: Goody Too Shoes | Lilly Miller, Realtor | Tom Osterberg, Realtor | Simon Redburn, Realtor | Sue’s Copy Place | Summit Earthworks | Swing Optical | Urban Valley Transport | What’s on! Mission | World Odyssey Travel
- YOUR CHOICE RAFFLE GIFT BASKETS: Amazi Coffee House | Beautiful U | Browns Social House | Casa Del Sol | Drip Juice | Corona’s | Goldenball | Happy Homesteader | Hunter’s Dale | Karla’s SpecialTeas | Killer Clean | Soaps | Learn & Play Kids | Mackie Naturals | Magnolia’s on Main | Oly’s Pet Connection | Perfect Piece Optical | Silvercity Mission Cineplex | Trendy or What Knot Yarn and Gifts | Totally Bookish | ZZ Cuts.
GALA TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! If you wish to have your name added to a wait list, contact Val at 604-837-7569