The Summer Snack Program was bursting at the seams with volunteers and activities today at lunch. We were contacted several months ago to provide a learning and volunteer opportunity for an International Youth Exchange Program sponsored through the Lions Club. The 45 youth volunteers and 5 chaperones arrived at the school this morning to assist with the lunch preparation including baking stations, fruit and vegetable cutting stations and a cooler packing station.
Armed with summer toys, outdoor games and face painting supplies, plus our regular selection of menu items (cheese, bread, Jam, pea butter, honey, fruit, vegetables, yogurt tubes, ice cream, fresh baking and chocolate milk) the young volunteers hit our 6 core neighborhood parks. The weather cooperated and a good time was had by all. It is another example of a partnership that promoted our program and provided an educational volunteer experience for young people who may have never been involved or exposed to a core community lunch program. It also provided us with enough volunteers to make it an extra special day for the children we serve.
Thanks so much to our Summer Snack Co-coordinators who used their creativity to make sure a fun time was had by all.
The SDLC is well on our way in our preparations for the upcoming Municipal elections. We need you to help us at this point. Do you have anyone in your local who you think might be interested in running for the Saskatoon city council or anyone that you could shoulder tap and invite out to this event? The labour movement is full of great leaders and we would love to see that reflected on our city council and in our school boards. This open house is an informal way to come out and explore what is involved so please encourage your members to participate. If you know of any progressive community activists, they are most welcome too. Please share this invitation far and wide amongst your membership and community allies and feel free to come out yourself and join us for this event.
In Solidarity,Kelly HarringtonSDLC President
Greetings Sisters and Brothers,
Thank you to those who could make it out early this morning to volunteer and cook breakfast for United Way’s Day of Caring volunteers - Jim, Dale, Tom, Terry, Sam, Kelly, Donna, Dena and Bobbie. Over 100 people attended the breakfast. Special thanks to Jim who always goes the extra mile!
As well, the Civic Pancake breakfast is this Thursday, June 16 beginning at 7:00am until 10:30am outdoors in City Hall Square. The cost is $5/plate with proceeds going to United Way! Our Brothers and Sisters from CUPE 59, CUPE 2669 and Saskatoon Firefighters Local 80 are some of the breakfast sponsors. It’s a great time and a very popular event.
Have a great day everyone!
Andrea Howe (SEIU-West)Associate Director, Labour Partnerships and Engagement
The Saskatoon & District Labour Council would like to thank all those who attended the Annual Day of Mourning Ceremony on April 28th. Special thanks to Jesse Todd and Liz Quinlan who appeared on the CTV noon hour show yesterday to promote the event. We would also like to thank and acknowledge our guest speakers who did such a great job of bringing the message home. The staged reading of the first scene from the play “ With Glowing Hearts” written by Jennifer Wynne Webber and performed by members of the U of S Drama Department, was excellent and left many of us wanting to see the rest of the play which will premiere at the Fringe Festival in Saskatoon. Jesse, thanks so much for sharing your personal story of Howard and all the great things he accomplished. He would be so proud to see you leading the charge on the SADAO and keeping his dream alive of Asbestos free workplaces and every worker coming home safely at the end of the day. It is what we all strive for and the DOM is our chance to continue the fight.
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Congratulations to the following individuals who are the lucky winners of the following monthly draws:
All inclusive hotel and airfare to Puerto Vallarta for 2 or All-inclusive hotel and airfare to Ixtapa for 2 or One-half the cash value of this draw
$1500 Travel Voucher or One-half the cash value of this draw
7 Nights Airfare and Hotel in Paris, France for 2 or 7 Nights Airfare and Hotel in London, England for 2 or One-half the cash value of this draw
4 Nights Airfare and Hotel in San Francisco for 2 or 4 Nights Airfare and Hotel in New York City for 2 or One-half the cash value of this draw
Sharon Deptuch (RWDSU Local 480)
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7 Nights Air and Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona for 2 or 7 Nights Air and Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona for 2 or One-half the cash value of this draw
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