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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 [...]

Mission History – The Fraser River

A participatory session that explores the industries and activities that were predominant on Mission’s waterfront in the early years. Various members share their stories. Martin Dorner discusses the “Lifeblood of the Economy”, David Horne discusses Silverdale and the cut ice on the river, Manzer’s sawdust, Hanna G. was an artist, Joanne Rob discusses the Fraser [...]

Mission History – Politics

A discussion moderated by Ian Walters, tracing the political history of Mission in the 1970’s. The community, reacting in part to political pressures from both federal and provincial governments, became exceedingly proactive. Topics include: community involvement in amalgamation, recreation, the Arts Council, bridge building, the old hospital, the School Board and the development of the [...]