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OHS Welcomes New Affiliate: New Sudbury Historical Society/Historique du Nouveau Sudbury
A group of New Sudbury residents recently came to the realization that the history of the largest section of the City of Greater Sudbury had not been documented. Arthemise Camirand-Peterson, with Ron Wiseman, attended a meeting of the Sudbury Heritage Committee in January 2010 and proposed a project to research and document the history of New Sudbury – a proposal met with applause and encouragement.
As a result, a new organization, the New Sudbury Historical Society (NSHS), was formed. A very enthusiastic group of residents started meeting at the New Sudbury Library in March of that same year. This was started by word of mouth, and descendants of the area’s 1880s lumbering and farming era came forward with their ancestors’ stories, photos, news articles and other artifacts. Within a year, the media was publishing news articles, and NSHS public display tables were set up at a local mall and farmer’s market. An interview on CBC Radio created a real buzz and kept information pouring in.
The Society has been working in partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury, the library board, the Sudbury Archives and the City’s curator of museums.
The New Sudbury Historical Society was incorporated as a non-profit organization through affiliation with the OHS on June 8, 2012.
NSHS has completed much of the farming history and looks forward to publishing a book on New Sudbury’s history for the benefit of its citizens. It welcomes submissions of interest. Please contact: New Sudbury Historical Society, c/o New Sudbury Library, 1346 Lasalle Boulevard, Sudbury, ON P3A 1Z6.
New Sudbury Historical Society
Read the minutes from previous meetings.
"The New Sudbury Historical Society was founded in February 2010. It was created as a sub committee of the New Sudbury Community Action Network Ward 12 in an attempt to acquire and preserve New Sudbury history which was in danger of being lost. In January 2010, Arthemise Camirand-Peterson, a retired Canada Revenue Agency employee and Ron Wiseman, a retired high-school teacher from Lasalle Secondary School, approached the Sudbury Heritage Society to inform them of their intent to form the organization and gain support. The society openly encouraged them to proceed and the first meeting was held in February at the New Sudbury Library. Camirand-Peterson became the first Chair. Meetings were held originally twice a month at the New Sudbury Library but were changed to once a month by September 2010. The New Sudbury Historical Society acquires records pertaining to New Sudbury history by donations and they educate the public on the history of New Sudbury with presentations and displays.
Contact Arthemise Camirand-Peterson at 705-524-9436 or email email@example.com.
Thanks to the Chevaliers de Colomb
"The Chevaliers de Colomb conseil Annonciation 8360 have made a donation of $500.00 to the New Sudbury Historical Society/Historic du Nouveau Sudbury to fund incorporation application to the Ontario Historical Society." - Arthemise Camirand-Peterson
"Les chevaliers de colomb conseil 8360 Annonciation New Sudbury appreciates its volunteers. They permit our charitable account to make donations totaling up to $42000.00 a year towards many local organizations, schools, churches, the kids breakfasts and to people in need." - Grand Knight Rolly Bedard Council 8360 de l'Annonciation.
Rolland Bédard,Grand Knight, Chevalier de Colomb Council Annonciation 6360 presenting cheque to Arthemise Camirand-Peterson, president from the Council, standing with them is Marguerite Noel, treasurer.
Merci à Desjardins
Desjardins Voyageurs Credit Union has always shown great commitment towards its communities. Through the years, Desjardins Voyageurs Credit Union has made numerous financial contributions to local schools and organizations. These organizations, such as The New Sudbury Historical Society, are key contributors to the success of our communities.
Pictured above: Arthemise Camirand-Peterson,president, Marguerite Noel, treasurer, accepting donation cheque from Jean-Marc Spencer, director.