Friday, February 26, 2010

Art from the Hart

I am so proud of Rideau’s history, and how we came to be where we are today.

Rideau was founded in 1912 and started by producing emblematic jewelry, engraved items and badges. Between then and producing full end to end recognition systems, in 1983 we happen to have begun producing the Order of Canada (the equivalent of the US Congressional Medal of Honor) in 1983. The Order of Canada is produced for the Governor General of Canada who resides in Rideau Hall in Ottawa. The company, then named Stephenson International was then renamed Rideau Orders Decorations to reflect the honor bestowed upon the company as Rideau became the first Canadian company in Canadian history to produce the most important recognition award in the country.

Since then, we now deliver full solutions to corporations who wish to recognize their employees to keep an engaged, positive and strong workforce.

Above is a painting of the Rideau Canal, which runs through the Ottawa, the Canadian capital, painted as an ode to Rideau history.