About us


Plan for Arvida, Harry Brainerd and Hjalmar Skougor, 1925. Source : City of Saguenay.

Since 1987, Sir William Price Heritage Centre’s mission is to promote the historical, architectural, urbanistic and industrial heritage of the Jonquière borough of the City of Saguenay. From the beginning, SWPHC has been developing its expertise and has become a reference in the development of the heritage and the preservation of Jonquière’s identity.

In 2016, following a request from the Comité Organisateur pour la Reconnaissance Patrimoniale d’Arvida (CORPA), the Sir William Price Heritage Centre has been in charge of putting forward Arvida’s heritage. Through the steps to recognize the Arvida heritage, a museum component has been created, the Arvida Historical Centre. This new museum section purpose is to promote and represent local heritage, while sitting as a significant player in the process of recognizing the heritage of Arvida.


Message from board of directors

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Message from general manager

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Julie Desmeules, interim general manager

Since 2018, Julie is in charge of Sir William Price Heritage Center and Arvida Historical Centre. She holds a master degree in project management and a bachelor’s degree in history from University of Quebec at Chicoutimi.

Julie Desmeules

Annie Fortin, project manager

Annie work from the center since summer 2016. She worked as an historian for the center before she became a project manager in 2017. She owns a master’s degree in history from Université Paris-Sorbonne in France and a bachelor’s degree in history from University of Quebec at Chicoutimi.

Annie Fortin

Louise Plante, administrative assistant

Louise work at Auberge Villa Pachon for the 18 years. She also work part-time as administrative assistant at the Sir William Price Center since 2011.

Louise Plante

Rosaire Girard, janitor

Since September 2013, Rosaire does an integration internship in the Sir William Price Center in partnership with the Intellectual Disability Rehabilitation Center of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

Rosaire Girard