Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | December 10, 2015

Artifact of the Week. ARC Industries Cornwall – ashtray


scan0002A green ceramic ashtray in the shape of a maple leaf from A.R.C. Industries Cornwall, circa 1986 – 89.

ARC Industries Vocational Services was located at 280 9th St W.  In 1986 the factory, was under the management of Frank Burke and sponsored by the Cornwall and District Association for the Mentally Retarded, employed 55 people.  In the same year the ARC opened a store named Sticks and Stones on the Pitt Street Promenade.scan0003


Stephen Kurchak going to work.

This series of photographs was taken by veteran “Standard-Freeholder” photographer Marcel Quenneville, and appeared in the March 8, 1986 edition of his column Quenneville’s Cornwall.scan0005

Ron Hartle places the finishing touches on a ceramic vase.


Bryan Martin doing some work for Domtar.scan0007

English class.  From left:  cameraman Bob Jhonston, Mike Marleau, Allan Collison and teacher Frank Brick.

These are just a few of the more than 20,000 photographs and negatives donated to the Cornwall Community Museum by the Quenneville Family.

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