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District of Mission

November 30, 2015 13:15 ET

Shaw Communications and District of Mission Bring Free WiFi to Public Spaces

MISSION, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 30, 2015) - Visitors to the Mission Leisure Centre and many other public spaces across Mission can now enjoy free WiFi service with guest access on Shaw Go WiFi. The agreement between the District of Mission and Shaw Communications Inc. brings access not only to Shaw subscribers, but also provides free guest access to all visitors with a WiFi enabled device.

"Free WiFi access across our public locations is a great benefit to all our citizens and visitors. We are very happy to have collaborated with Shaw Communications to bring this service to Mission at no cost to the municipality." said Mayor Randy Hawes.

Guest access with Shaw Go WiFi is currently available at the Mission Leisure Centre, and Shaw Go WiFi hotspots will soon be installed at the following locations in Mission:

  • Heritage Park Common
  • Seniors Activity Centre
  • Municipal Hall Council Chambers and Conference Room
  • Fire Station 1 Emergency Operations Centre and Training Room
  • Economic Development Office at 7337 Welton
  • Hatzic Cemetery Common
  • Mission Community Archives
  • FVRL - Mission Branch
  • Mission Community Policing Office

In addition, Shaw Go WiFi will be available at the Mission Rotary Sports Park once construction of the artificial turf field is complete.

"We live in an increasingly online world, with more and more people wanting access to a reliable Internet connection wherever they are," says Katherine Emberly, Vice-President, Operations, Shaw Communications. "Our partnership with the District of Mission will give residents and visitors, and our customers access to Shaw's leading WiFi product to help them stay connect in popular locations throughout the City, while giving them access to the same quality Internet experience they enjoy in the home."

With more than 70,000 hotspots, Shaw Go WiFi is Canada's largest WiFi network and can be accessed across Western Canada. A full list of locations is available at www.shaw.ca/wifi or by downloading the Shaw Go WiFi Finder App.

About the District of Mission

Mission is nestled on a southern coastal mountain slope, overlooking the lush valley of the mighty Fraser River. Founded in 1892, Mission, BC was originally inhabited by the Sto:lo First Nations people, and today this rapidly growing and dynamic centre is home to a population of over 38,000 residents.

Ideally situated, Mission is just a 15-minute drive from the US border, and approximately 70 kilometres east of the City of Vancouver. Mission is surrounded by the incredible beauty of mountainous vistas and natural forest settings. The climate is warm in the summer and mild in the winter. Flowers bloom most of the year, and Mission enjoys an immense variation of hillsides and gullies which maintain natural neighbourhood enclosures, spectacular views, and a sense of permanence.

Mission has a unique and colourful history. It is the site of Canada's first train robbery, B.C.'s first rail link to the United States, one of the earliest Hydroelectric dams and Fraser River bridges, and is home to the oldest known First Nations' archaeological site in British Columbia.

About Shaw Communications

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, serving 3.2 million customers through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw serves consumers with broadband Internet, WiFi, Digital Phone and Video products and services. Shaw Business Network Services provides business customers Internet, data, WiFi, telephony, Video and fleet tracking services. Shaw Business Infrastructure Services offers North American enterprises colocation, cloud and managed services through ViaWest. Shaw Media provides Canadians with engaging programming content through one of Canada's largest conventional television networks, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR). For more information, please visit www.shaw.ca.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    District of Mission
    Michael Boronowski, MA
    Manager, Civic Engagement & Corporate Initiatives
    (604) 820-3732