Next Membership Meeting: October 4

IMPORTANT UPDATES: 1) Featuring dinner from Sula Indian Restaurant. 2) The annual attendance draw will be taking place! Local 517 members are encouraged to attend our membership meetings, held at 5:15 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Maritime Labour Centre (see map below for directions). If you haven't already done so, please respond to the calendar invitation by Shane Pittman for our next meeting on October 4th, 2017. Per our By-Laws, the business of the Local shall be managed by the Executive subject to the approval of the active membership, governed by Robert's Rules of Order. Meeting Agenda: Call to Order Membership Trustee Report Report from ILWU Canada Reading & Approva

CITY ON EDGE: A Century of Vancouver Activism

A new exhibit featuring photographs and artifacts relating to Vancouver's labour history launches TODAY at the Museum of Vancouver. Visually stunning, City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism is a photo-based exhibition exploring how protest demonstrations have shaped Vancouver's identity. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to access rarely seen images capturing epic moments of Vancouver's protest history form the Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers' photo collection. These photographs are exceptional historical records of intense and transformative moments in the lives of Vancouverites. Running from September 28, 2017 to February 18, 2018.

Fall Social & Service Appreciation Event

Local 517 would like to invite its members to our annual Fall Social and Service Appreciation Event! The event is a great way to socialize with your fellow union members in a fun and relaxed setting, as well as an opportunity to acknowledge all our Committee Members, Shop Stewards and Executive Board members for their hard work over the past year. When: Friday October 13th from 4:00 to 7:30 PM Where: The Uber Lounge at Steamworks (375 Water Street, Vancouver) There will be hot and cold appies, tasty desserts, and refreshments. We’ll also be drawing names for some amazing prizes! Please RSVP to Taleen Tchakedjian by October 10th to let us know if you are coming and if you are bringing a guest

Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters

StartFragmentOrange Shirt Day is an event held annually on September 30 with the goal of engaging Canadians in a meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind. The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year. It is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.EndFragment Show your support by wearing an orange shirt on Se

Walk for Reconciliation

A big thank you to everyone who came out this past Sunday to participate in the event! For more information, the Walk for Reconciliation was covered by many news outlets, including the CBC.

Fight for $15 Rally

On Wednesday, September 27 delegates to the ILWU Canada Young Workers Conference will be leading a Fight for $15 rally to support raising the minimum wage in BC to $15.

Scholarship Deadline: September 30, 2017

Reminder! The deadline to apply for ILWU Canada Vocational/Career Technical Scholarships is September 30, 2017. Please see the Scholarship Bulletin for additional information and instructions for applying. Contact Sarah Pilgrim, Membership Trustee to request a letter of good standing.

Walk for Reconciliation - September 24

Join us and support the spirit of ‘Namwayut - We are all one. The Walk for Reconciliation is an opportunity for people of all backgrounds to make a personal contribution to the reconciliation movement. How we build relationships today affects our next generations. Through walking in the spirit of reconciliation you honour intergenerational lives taken, honour survivors and those impacted by the Indian residential school system, and show your support for the youth in all communities. The 2 km walk begins at the plaza next to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (650 Cambie Street) this Sunday, September 24 at 9:30 AM. Following the walk, a Reconciliation Expo will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Nominations & Elections 2017

The 2017 Nomination & Election period is upon us. As reported at the last general membership meeting, the nominations for the Executive Board positions of 1st Vice-President, Financial Secretary, Membership Trustee and Odd-Year Trustee were open effective 8:00 AM on Friday, September 15 2017. Nominations will close at 4:00 PM on Friday, September 29th 2017. All prospective nominees are subject to the conditions as defined in the ILWU Local 517 By-Laws, Article II – Nominations and Elections. The positions up for election and the member currently holding each position are as follows: 1st Vice-President: Darcy Lesueur Financial Secretary: Celia George Membership Trustee: Sarah Pilgrim Odd-Yea

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ILWU Local 517 (C.L.C.)

PO Box 28164

RPO West Pender

Vancouver, BC CANADA

V6C 3T7