London Drugs Mission
32555 London Avenue Mission, BC, V2V 6M7
Did You Know:
1. Incorporated in 1892, the District of Mission is east-southeast of Vancouver on the north bank of the Fraser River, overlooking the Central Fraser Valley; it is roughly bordered on the north by Mount Robie Reid; on the west by the City of Maple Ridge; and on the east by Hatzic Prairie. Mission was once the heart of the berry industry in the Fraser Valley, and was known as "Home of the Big Red Strawberry."
2. Mission was named after the historic St. Mary's Mission of the Oblate order just to the east, founded in 1868 on what is now the Peckquaylis Indian Reserve. The town began as part of the "Great Land Sale" of 1891, attracting buyers and settlers from Vancouver as well as Eastern Canada. Harry Brown French, an American from New York, founded the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce in 1893, the province's first Board of Trade.
3. The London Drugs on London Avenue off the Abbotsford-Mission Highway, has been part of the Mission community since 1999.
"There are so many community events that include all who live here. Mission is growing, with newcomers arriving from all over to enjoy the beauty of the area as well as the many activities available - swimming, hiking, horseback riding, fishing. I am a Rotarian here in Mission, and see firsthand all the support given to all age and ethnic groups, and all those who need care and attention. Although I do not live here, I do feel like I belong."
Eleanor Chumko (Manager, London Drugs, London Avenue, Mission, BC)