Our Home Town Mural: Mission, BC

Mission Community Archives

Mission, BC

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History & heritage


Visual arts

“A lasting tribute that shows the humble beginnings of Mission and all the different aspects that make up the fibre of what Mission is…” So spoke Chief Alice Thompson of the Leq’a:mel First Nation, the first of the dignitaries, to a large crowd gathered on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 for the presentation of the Mission District 120th Commemorative mural, aptly named: OUR HOME TOWN: MISSION,BC Members of the Leq’a:mel First Nation danced to both bless the occasion and the wall mural. Before introducing the dances, Jason Thompson, Youth Worker and Cultural Coordinator, remarked that “there really are no words how to describe what this wall does. It’s not just a picture—it brings us all together.” This sentiment was reflected in the imagery of the “Paddle Song” dance, as the young dancers pulled together to move as one. Designed by Mission artists Christina and Dean Lauze of D’Arts in collaboration with the Community Archivist and local groups, the expansive mural on the west side of the Archives building connects viewers to Mission’s unique and diverse heritage. View this online presentation to discover Mission’s storied past as beautifully illustrated in the heritage mural.

Fri 22 Oct
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Mission Community Archives Website

This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

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Mission Community Archives

The Archives serves local residents and the global community by acquiring, preserving, maintaining, documenting and making available for public research records of archival value to the District of Mission and the Fraser Valley Regional District Electoral Areas. Archivist Val Billesberger believes that key to carrying out to archives' mandate is to engage the public by showcasing Mission’s storied past through public programming and community partnerships.


33215 2nd Avenue

Mission, BC

Mural is located on the west wall of the Mission Community Archives. Ideally the online guide should be accessed while at the artwork site using a mobile device.

Event Contact

Val Billesberger





This event is wheelchair accessible, and offers closed captioning or subtitles.