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MGC Event Archives:

Our "Covid Social", June 25, 2020

MGC Christmas Social November 21, 2019

Strawberry Tea, June 2019

MGC Christmas 2018

Mission Culture Days September 29, 2018
MGC's contribution...

MGC Strawberry Tea; June 14, 2018

MGC Christmas 2017

Our Annual Strawberry Tea, June 22, 2017

WALK AMONG US - Mission 125 Cemetery Tours hosted by our Mission Genealogy Club - June 6th, 2017 at OMI Cemetery and June 8th, 2017 at Hatzic Cemetery.

MGC at the Mission 125 Heritage Community Picnic at Fraser River Heritage Park, June 4th, 2017.

April 29, 2017 FAMILY HISTORY DAY, Abbotsford BC

Mission Museum Tour, June 26th, 2014
MGC members enjoyed a Tour and Talk on the workings of the Mission Museum (33201- 2nd Avenue, west of the library) by Manager, Hazel Godley. It was followed by a Strawberry Social with desserts and drinks provided by the Club... an enjoyable afternoon.



APRIL 26, 2012

United Empire Loyalists

Our guest speaker was Shirley Dargatz, President of the Chilliwack Branch of the United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada (UELAC).

The United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada is an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians through knowledge of the past, in particular the history of the United Empire Loyalists and their contribution to the development of Canada.

In the main, the United Empire Loyalists were those who had been settled in the thirteen colonies at the outbreak of the American Revolution, who remained loyal to and took up the Royal Standard, and who settled in what is now Canada at the end of the war.

In addition to perhaps one Canadian in ten having a Loyalist ancestor, many who live elsewhere in the United States, in commonwealth countries such as Australia and New Zealand, or in nearly any other country round the world are also of Loyalist descent.


This April presentation gave background on the UELs, and then told about how we prove our lineage back to our Loyalist Ancestors.



MGC teamed up with the Mission Historical Society on February 24th at the Cedarbrooke Chateau on 7th Avenue in Mission for a Pioneer Tea and a display of information and artifacts to introduce the club to the community at large.



Mission Heritage Week 2014, February 20, 2014


On Saturday, January 28th, 2012  MGC met to visit Granny & Grumpa's Antiques on the Schweigert's farm at 37936 Wells Line Road in Abbotsford.  If you haven't visited this place, you surely ought to... it is a remarkable collection of almost everything you can imagine.  Cheerful and hospitable John & Marian Schweigert believe they have assembled the largest single private collection of antiques in the entire Province.  There are many historical objects which our ancestors would have used in their day-to-day lives.  Admission is by donation, and visitors are welcome to come and relax for as much time as you would need to explore this fantastic place.


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