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 – Mission Memorial Hospital

A Lifetime Learning event to commemorate the Mission Hospital and its 40th anniversary. Suzanne Vermeer introduces the event. Participants discuss the beginning of the hospital and people involved. Dr. Jim Marcellus talks about the old hospital and the new hospital, doctors at the hospital, nurses, auxiliary, community involvement, differences between the old and new hospital; Cathie [...]

Mission History – Domestic Life

A number of Mission's female residents discuss how electricity made a difference in their domestic lives. The women remember what it was like to grow up in a homewithout electricity and later to run a household without the benefit of electricity. They also talk about the local electric company, Sandwell Electricity, and the widespread availability of hydro [...]

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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 [...]

Mission History – At Home in 1892

This is a taped discussion that was filmed and broadcast as "Mission Centennial Show" on Rogers Channel 4 on March 19, 1992 -- 100 years after the era that is being described. Domestic life in the late 19th century is introduced through household artifacts; photographs of homes and interiors from the late 1800's are discussed Title: Mission History [...]

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Medicine in Mission – Changes and Continuities

The interviewees discuss the changes in various Mission Memorial Hospital policies and practices that were directly related to the Hospital Insurance which came into the effect in January of 1949. Topics include; hospital care, filling hospital beds, visiting hours, infectious diseases, smoking in the hospital, birth control, abortion and suicide. Title: Medicine in Mission Box: [...]

By |2019-11-27T22:13:19+00:00August 8th, 2012|Health & Medicine, Modernizing, Oral History|0 Comments

Medicine in Mission – A Doctor’s Story

Early Mission with a focus on the challenges that a Mission doctor faced during the post-war years. The interviewee touches on when he started to practise medicine, how people paid for medical services, the role of doctor with the arrival of specialist doctors in Mission, the politics of the doctor’s family within the community, transitioning [...]

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