Cultural Financial Assistance Grant















  • Mayor's Office, City of Sault Ste. Marie
  • Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre
  • Anonymous
  • Children of John Arcangeletti
  • Peter Nixon
  • Ray Stortini
  • Don Santana
  • Frank Sarlo
  • Aldo Diotallevi
  • Norm Candelori
  • James McIntyre
  • Isabel & Reno Monaco
  • Alex Harry
  • Victoria and Mark Santana

The Imagery: Thanks to Gene Ubriaco for permission to showcase some of his artwork. Geneʼs memories of his West End upbringing are so poetically captured in his paintings, we couldnʼt have asked for a better image to grace our first 100 interviews. Now, new themed “collections” need identifying imagery and we are looking for other original artwork to become part of the OHSSM legacy. If you have a piece of art that reflects our community history, we welcome your suggestion. Go to the Contact page to find out how to get in touch with the Committee.

The Logo: Thanks to Stephanie Floyd and ENVISION Strategy + Design for this logo design. The graphic symbol is a speech bubble enclosing a face in profile. The search for an acronym for such a long project name, has involved some tongue twisting experimentation but we finally settled on OHSSM.... OH SSM... Oh Sault Ste. Marie...

The Sampler Video: Thanks to Christian Lemay and Lemaniac Productions for production of the current sampler video. Christian turned on the charm to convince co- founders Cathy Shunock and Wendy Hamilton to talk on camera about this project. The selections of sound bites from so many fascinating interviews was a time consuming task.

The Videographers: Thanks to Gary Huckerby of Patchwork Productions for being our first videographer on this project. He has provided a workable format for transfers and slating as well as the inaugural “look” for our first 100 interview DVDs. The challenge of saving raw digital data in an ever changing technology is ongoing and Gary has been our advisor on all things technical. With a new project such as this, the only way to learn is through hands on experience. We cannot ever thank Gary enough for his patience as we learn.

The Website Design: Thanks to Noel Hall and Ken Whitfield for designing and creating the website.

The Legal Stuff: Thanks to Larry Peterson for the pro bono legal advise in the development of the necessary paperwork: interviewee release forms; archival release forms; and partnership agreement with the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library.

The Non-Profit Partner: Thanks to Sandra Houston and the Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie and District for partnering with us in a successful application to Service Canada for a 7 month employee in 2012. It gave our small group of volunteers support at a crucial time in this projectʼs efforts to get off the ground.