CUPE Alberta 40th Annual Weeklong School

RED DEER – The 2016 CUPE Alberta Weeklong school took place at Red Deer College in late May early June.

Five workshops were offered, including two Steward Learning Series classes with sixteen different modules for members to choose from. In addition, members were offered workshops in Bargaining Solidarity, and new courses in Health & Safety and Human Rights.

The opening plenary included training from Tim Kessler on Postural Development and Sedentary Awareness.

Facilitators included National Representatives Aneen Albus, Rodger Oakley, Lisa McPherson, Jennifer Barnett, Stacy Durning, Jennifer Chretien, Gary Day (from Saskatchewan), Troy Winters (from National), and Stephanie Lustig (Temporary Representative) as well as member facilitators Rosanne Paziuk and Jay Millante.

Learning was at the top of the list, but as always at Weeklong School, fun happened.  Members set up a poker table in the dorms which brought in a generous donation of $320.00 for the Red Deer College Student Food Bank. Also, nine people went golfing after class on Wednesday.

 All week the class reps sold 50/50 tickets.  The total raised from this was $1417.00 of which half was presented to the CUPE Alberta Fire Relief Fund.

At our Annual BBQ we were joined by the Alberta Regional Director Yvonne Fast and National Representative Graham Mahy.  Prizes were provided by CUPE Locals 8, 41, 941, 3550 and CUPE Alberta Division.

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