Discovering our past, informing our future!
"Of all national assets, archives are the most precious. They are the gift of one generation to another..."
-Arthur Doughty, Dominion Archivist, 1924
Welcome to the website of the Archives of the Diocese of New Westminster and Provincial Synod of BC & Yukon. Here you can find what the archives are all about, where to find us, and important links and downloads for individuals and parishes. If you need more information, Diocesan and Provincial Archivist, Melanie Delva, would be pleased to help in any way she can!
Check this space for news, updates and closures:
2012 - 2013:
Please note that effective immediately, the Archivist has reverted to her birth name of Melanie Delva - contact information remains the same
- CALL TO ACTION
- did you know that funding to the Canadian Archival community has been slashed by the current government? Click the "Call to Action" link for more information and to support archives in Canada.
- Click here
to read Archivist Melanie Delva's letter to Canadian Heritage Minister the Hon. James Moore re: archives funding and misuse of public funds.
May 24-25 - Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster
June 11-16 - ARCHIVES CLOSED while Archivist attends Association of Canadian Archivists Conference.
July 2-10 - ARCHIVES CLOSED while Archivist attends General Assembly 2013
July 24-29 - ARCHIVES CLOSED for vacation time.
September 18-21 - Truth and Reconciliation National Event to be held in Vancouver, BC.