These leading visionaries and project proponents included the Association touristique régionale (ATR) Manicouagan (now Tourisme Côte-Nord), the Manicouagan Regional County Municipality (RCM), the Conseil des Innus de Pessamit, the City of Baie-Comeau, Hydro-Québec and the Kruger Company. Many individuals also invested their time and energy right from the start. In this regard, we would like to acknowledge the dedication of Christian Bouchard (founding president) and the late Pierre Frenette (founding vice-president).