ABOUT MIS­SION

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Th­ese days, Mis­sion is known for its restaurant­s, funky stores and, of course, the Lilac Festival.

The southwest neigh­bour­hood flanks 4th Street. It was named for its his­tory as a Catholic mis­sion — Fa­thers Lacombe and Leduc home- steaded two quar­ter sec­tions of land in the area.

A small French com­mu­nity be­gan to grow in the 1880s, and the area was for a time in­cor­po­rated as the Vil­lage of Rouleauvil­le. In 1907, the area was an­nexed by the City of Cal­gary.

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