After 87 Years – A Piece of Our Industry’s History Finds its’ Way Home

Posted Date: 4-April-2024

Historic Photo of 1937 Convention Donated to CA

CA was surprised this March when it received a surprise gift of a historic photograph of the 9th Annual Convention of the Association of Canadian Perfumers and Manufacturers of Toilet Articles (forerunner of Cosmetics Alliance Canada) held at the Seigneury Club (now Chateau Montebello) on June 8th,1937.

This thoughtful act was made by Mr. Paul Donaghy of TSI Turbine Solutions Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario. Mr. Donaghy advised that he found the picture when clearing out a building once used by Crown Cork & Seal and was allowed to take whatever was of interest that he found. Crown Cork & Seal were associate members in 1937 which is how the photo likely ended up in the building.

Due to Mr. Donaghy’s foresight in wanting to preserve history, and his subsequent efforts to track us down, the photograph has now found its way home and will be proudly displayed in the CA Boardroom.

CA wishes to extend our thanks to Mr. Donaghy for his thoughtfulness in preserving this wonderful piece of our industry’s history. As you may wish to note, Cosmetics Alliance Canada will be celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2028 – just four years from now!