History and logo of the association
The life of an association is not always easy. Yet, after thirty-six years, we are still active and determined to meet the needs of our members and to evolve with them. Several decisive moments have marked our evolution, always carried by many volunteers motivated to help our members, to inform them and to support them.
We therefore present to you the history and logo of Polio Quebec, drawing great inspiration from the book A History of Polio in Quebec written by Sally Aitken, Pierrette Caron and Gilles Fournier.
To learn more about the history and logo of the Polio Quebec Association, from its founding to today, please click on this link:
Here is the list of people who have presided over Polio Quebec since 1985:
Sieglinde Stieda (Founder. 1985 - 1986
Yolande Rouleau (1986 - 1988)
Mona Arsenault (1988 - 1993)
(1993 - 1997)
Pauline Karolewicz Sweer (1997 - 1999)
Reverend William (Bill) Phillips (1999 - 2000)
Father Yves Gaudreault (2000 - 2002)
Mario Di Carlo (2002 - 2006)
Gilles Besner (2006 - 2012)
Daniel Montmarquette (2013 - 2018)
Stewart Valin (2018 - 2019)
Roland Larivière 2019
People who have been on the board
First, here is the list, in alphabetical order, of people who have volunteered on the board of directors of the Polio Quebec Association since 1985. We can see how much the community has become involved in the association. Accordingly, we would like to say to you: thank you all!
Blain, Dr Gilbert
Cruess, Dr Richard
De Gagné, Jacques
Di Carlo, Mario
Fowles, Dr John
Gaudreault, Father Yves
Guttman, Dr. Herta
Phillips, Rev. William
Stenson, Bruno Paul
Karolewicz Sweer, Pauline
Van Daele, Anne-Marie
Van Daele, Paul
of the logo
It was in 1992 that Polio Quebec adopted its current logo: a bright sun, with a gray ray among bright rays, reminding us that we are a group wishing to illuminate the world of polio by radiating outwards, always aware of the possible dangers of the side effects of this disease (gray ray).
The reason the number "25" is inside the sun is to highlight the 25 years of existence of the Association, and was used between 2010 and 2013.
For those who remember
Prior to the creation of the current logo, another logo was used by Polio Quebec in its early days. Indeed, it was a stylized neuron, drawn by Sieglinde Stieda, founder of the Association, and by her friend. This logo (below) was therefore used in the first bulletins of the Folio Polio.