Agents contributing to the promotion and recognition of Arvida's heritage
To increase outreach and awareness, the Arvida Heritage Recognition Committee created the Arvida Ambassadors Club. Through its desire to involve the population in promoting and recognizing Arvida, and by extending the effort to all residents, either Arvida-born, from adoption or at heart, the Committee hopes to reach public figures who, having passed through Arvida, are now making their mark on the national or international scene.
The ambassadors are required to understand the history of the industrial city of Arvida, as well as the heritage recognition process; to keep informed about actions taken as part of that process, as well as support and promote the process in their community. They will become contributing agents regarding outreach. Furthermore, they will be invited to take part, at their convenience, in events and activities related to the heritage recognition process.
The Arvida Ambassadors Club currently has 55 members. The majority were officially welcomed and presented with an ambassador’s tool kit, which includes various information and outreach material to help fulfill their mission. This tool kit is in fact an actual aluminum lunch box, which is a testament to the commitment of the workers of Arvida and reminds us of the human heritage of this industrial city.
Certain ambassadors have accepted our invitation to join the Ambassadors Club but have not yet been able to meet with us to receive their honour and tools. They are:
Thomas J. Hudson, scientist and director of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research;
- Caroline Riverin, singer;
- Karine Riverin, singer;
- Marie-Eve Riverin, singer;
- Paul Sarrasin, voice actor and host;
- Louise Schoch, descendant of the Riddell family.