Updated info: scholarships

DID YOU KNOW? There are over 20 scholarships available to post-secondary students affiliated with ILWU Canada, including Local 517's own Bud Smith Scholarship. There are scholarships for both university programs and also vocational / career technical programs. Application is open to active members and dependents of active members in good standing with the local. UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS - UPDATED* The period for submitting university scholarship applications has changed. UBC will now be accepting applications for the scholarships below from August 15, 2018 to September 15, 2018. #0666 - ILWU Canada Bert Johnson Scholarship #4718 - ILWU Harry Bridges Entrance Scholarship #0530 - ILWU Harry Bri

Battle of Ballantyne Memorial - June 18

Monday, June 18, 2018 marks the 83rd anniversary of the Battle of Ballantyne, a demonstration that turned violent when 1,000 striking longshore workers and their supporters tried to march to Ballantyne Pier to protest the unloading of ships by strikebreakers. The protesters encountered both the Vancouver Police and the RCMP who tear-gassed the crowd. On the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Ballantyne in 2010, a permanent memorial was dedicated at New Brighton Park. Since then, past and present members, family and friends of the ILWU gather annually at the memorial to commemorate the event. Join us this year at New Brighton Park, on Monday, June 18th at 11:00 AM. Click on the map of New Br

33rd annual Miners Memorial Weekend

Held over the weekend of June 22-24 in Cumberland, the annual Miners Memorial is a celebration of workers and their families and a call for a renewed commitment for safe and healthy workplaces, justice and equity, and bread and roses for all. 2018 also marks the 100-year anniversary of the death of labour activist Ginger Goodwin, who was shot and killed in Cumberland on July 27, 1918. For more information including the full schedule of events, please visit: https://minersmemorial.ca/ or click the image below.

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ILWU Local 517 (C.L.C.)

PO Box 28164

RPO West Pender

Vancouver, BC CANADA

V6C 3T7