Mayor to be on hand for presentation of collection
EDMONTON – Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) employed by Edmonton Public Schools are collecting items for an Edmonton Women’s shelter.
The union members are collecting kitchen items from over 300 different sites that are part of Edmonton Public Schools.
CUPE 3550 President Trudy Grebenstein explained that the collection was her local’s way of celebrating CUPE in Communities Day – October 5th.
“As a union of public sector workers – we care about the communities we live and work in,” said Grebenstein. “To highlight CUPE in Communities Day, every year the members of Local 3550 do something to give back or highlight contributions to our communities.”
“WIN House puts together kitchen kits for women starting over after leaving abusive relationships,” said Grebenstein. “This year, we decided to collect materials for those kits.”
Grebenstein said the union is hosting a wine and cheese on October 3rd where members will bring together the items they have collected.
On October 5th, the union will present the collection to WIN House. Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel will be there as well. Mandel declared October 5th to be CUPE IN Communities Day.
Wine & Cheese Collection of items
Date: October 3rd, 2006
Time: 4:00 – 6:30 pm
Place: Lions Senior Centre 11113-113 St
Presentation to WIN House
Date: October 5th, 2006
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: WIN House 3825-118 Avenue
Contact: Trudy Grebenstein
President, CUPE 3550
For more information about CUPE Alberta, visit www.alberta.cupe.ca