The curator of the City of Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums has been recognized by The Ontario Historical Society for his dedication over the past 30 years — both to his profession and to the Society.
Jim Fortin's recognition came in the form of the 2011 Cruikshank Medal, which is presented on rare occasions to individuals who have performed with distinction on behalf of the Ontario Historical Society, according to a news release from the city.
Throughout Fortin’s 30 years as a member of the Ontario Historical Society, he has been an ambassador across northern Ontario. In addition to his municipal job, he has also actively supported the Society’s projects and programs, served on its volunteer board of directors and provincial field advisory accessibility committee and continues to serve on its museums committee.
“Anyone who knows Jim knows he is a tireless advocate for heritage in Greater Sudbury and northern Ontario,” Mayor Marianne Matichuk said. “We are indebted to Jim Fortin for his years of selfless service and dedication. He is a truly worthy recipient of this award.”
“I am honoured to receive this prestigious award from The Ontario Historical Society,” Fortin said. “It has been a pleasure to be part of this organization for so many years, helping to preserve Northern Ontario’s heritage and involving others in our fascinating history.”
Founded in 1888, The Ontario Historical Society is a non-profit corporation and registered charity dedicated to increasing an appreciation of Ontario’s history and preserving its heritage for people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
For more information, visit www.ontariohistoricalsociety.ca.
Posted by Laurel Myers