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A Flood of Memories

In 1998, Lifetime Learning created a valuable addition to the historical record of the Mission community. To mark the 50th anniversary of the disastrous Fraser Valley Flood of May 27th 1948, a commemorative documentary was created by many Lifetime Learning volunteers, Mission community members, municipal and provincial partners and The Knowledge Network. This was a [...]

By |September 13th, 2012|Featured, Floods, Oral History|0 Comments

Mission History – The Flood of ’48

A number of Mission residents gather at Carrington House to remember the 1948 Flood in Mission. They describe neighbourhoods that were flooded, how the community came to the aid of families in need, and the necessity of evacuation for some families. They recount what they saw and heard, and how this affected them, as well [...]

By |August 15th, 2012|Floods, Oral History|0 Comments

Mission History – River Industry

At this roundtable discussion, members of the community share memories, experiences and knowledge of the Mission River Industry from the 19th century to present day. The members discuss the river industry from the late 1800’s to the 1920’s, through the 1930’s to the flood of 1948, 1948 to the 1970’s, and the 1980’s to the [...]