Remembering Oak Ridge Digital Archive and Exhibit launched at AGM
Remembering Oak Ridge Digital Archive and Exhibit launched at AGM
Posted on 06/09/2015

Remembering Oak Ridge Digital Archive and Exhibit launched at AGMErin Hodgson from

It was a standing ovation for our guest speakers from at last week’s Annual General Meeting. With nearly 200 people in attendance, the event celebrated our accomplishments over the last year and was a resounding success.

Guests heard words of welcome from Board Chair Betty Valentine and highlights of the past year from president and CEO CarolLambie. But it was our guest speakers from (formerly The Jack Project) that headlined the afternoon. is a national network of young leaders transforming the way we think about mental health. It is a Canadian charitable organization founded as the legacy of Jack Windeler, an 18 year old first year student at

Brittany Danishevsky from

 Queen's University who tragically and unexpectedly died by suicide in 2010. Jack's dad - Eric Windeler - started the grassroots movement with the help of family, friends, and supporters dedicated to starting conversations about mental health and preventing youthsuicide. Erin, Brittany and Matthew shared their personal stories of mental illness and of how they are working to break the stigma and promote good mental health for everyone.

The event was also the host to the unveiling of Remembering Oak Ridge Digital Archive and Exhibit. One-year in the making, the site contains over 400 digital copies of historic artefacts, documents, and media files available for viewing online along with nine interpretive exhibits highlighting different aspects of Oak Ridge’s 81-year history. The site will continue to grow over the coming year with oral history interviews with former staff members, additional patient accounts from the archives, and new images. Check it out at Bassett from
Remembering Oak Ridge
The presentations concluded with a thank you and farewell to Alison Vallance as she retires from the Board of Directors. Alison has been a dedicated Board member since divestment and has contributed so much, including leadership in the Community Art Project. Although Alison is leaving the Board, her legacy will live on in the beautiful art that now adorns our walls.

Our Annual Report with highlights of the past year was also distributed at our AGM. Check it out...Annual Report 2014-2015