Nominations sought for the Women of Mission Program

Mission Community Archives is accepting nominations until April 30

The Mission Community Archives is accepting nominations for the Paths & Pathfinders: Women of Mission Program until April 30.

A key part of the program is the Women of Mission Gala, which is held in October to celebrate and promote awareness of the exceptional and everyday real-life contributions of women to our economic, political and social development.

The event is held as part of local celebrations to mark Women’s History Month in Canada.

Since the inauguration of the program in 1996, the archives has collected the life stories of and recognized 108 women who have broken new ground, opened up new horizons, and made a difference in the community,

Women to be honoured this year will be selected from nominations, and the archive needs your help in identifying potential nominees.

“Within your family, workplace, organization or group there are undoubtedly women who are worthy of recognition. We encourage you to use a nomination form to let us know who they are,” said Val Billesberger.

Women eligible for nomination must have lived or presently reside in the District of Mission, Hatzic Prairie, Hatzic Island, Dewdney, Deroche, Nicomen Island, Lake Errock and/or McConnell Creek.

The nominator must submit, on two pages or less, biographical information about the nominee, including her length of residence in the community, field of endeavor and personal attributes, along with two letters of support for the nominee from family, friends, organizations etc.

The required nomination form can be picked up at the Mission Library or by emailing archivist Val Billesberger at:

manager@missionarchives.com.

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