VIDEO: Mission Archives presents Life at Two Metres Postcard Project

Write a message, draw a picture or creating a collage to express your pandemic experience

“I remember missing my family,” 13-year-old Capri writes on their postcard, “missing travelling, hearing about the stories on the news, and waking up every day hoping my family would be safe that day.”

How has COVID-19 impacted your life? Mission residents can now contribute to the historical record of the pandemic through the Archives’ Life at Two Metres Postcard Project.

By writing a message, drawing a picture, or creating a collage, you can contribute your pandemic experience.

COVID-19 has changed many aspects of our lives. For six-year-old Texas, it has resulted in a new way of interacting with their great-grandparents.

“We don’t go in their house,” Texas writes, alongside a colourful illustration, “but they throw ice cream bars out their window to us!”

Another Mission resident, 54-year-old Debbie, comments on “the devastating effects of seniors being totally isolated for months on end.”

Throughout Phase 3 of BC’s Restart Plan, we must consider how future generations will interpret the unprecedented nature of the past year. Selected postcards will be preserved at the Archives, so that people in years to come, including members of your own family, can gain insight into the pandemic experiences of Mission residents.

You can pick up a Life at Two Meters Postcard at the Mission Archives or Mission Library, and once completed, mail or drop it off at either location.

For more information, and to hear from previous participants, take a look at the video on YouTube.