Victoria, BC – Across Canada our IAM members give back to their communities in a variety of ways but Mark White takes his volunteer work up a notch – he puts his life on the line – rescuing boaters in all kinds of weather and all kinds of predicaments in the waters off Victoria, BC. He volunteers with other like-minded British Columbians for the Royal Marine Search and Rescue, in
IAM District 78 member and representative, Kim Valliere received the Monty Davidson NDP -Labour Award at the recent Cambridge NDP Riding Association’s annual Recognition Dinner. The former NDP MPP Monty Davidson was a life-long supporter of Labour. This award is given annually to the Labour activist whose outstanding commitment exemplifies the values Monty demonstrated during his many years as a member of the Cambridge NDP Riding Association. Kim’s family, and
St. Laurent, QC – Thanks to the financial participation of Bombardier Aerospace, St-Laurent Economic Development and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) as well as many partners, students from St-Laurent High School will benefit, starting this fall, from the extracurricular Aeronautical Training Program (ATP), provided at no charge during the entire school year. Forty-five students at St Laurent will soon learn to fly on a flight simulator
Toronto, ON – The first Monday in September each year is recognized as Labour Day in Canada. IAM Local Lodges across our country celebrated this day with parades and picnics where their members and their families participated. “On this day we recognize our accomplishments through our struggles and the progress we continue to make each year on behalf of working Canadians everywhere” said IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall.
Langley, BC – The 3rd annual IAM Northwest District 250 golf tournament for Guide Dogs was an outstanding success again this year. “We surpassed last year’s total this year raising in excess of $55,000.00 for Guide Dogs,” explained IAM Northwest District Lodge 250 Business Representative Al Cyr . “I can’t thank our sponsors and our volunteers enough, without them this would not have been possible. One hundred forty one golfers
Vancouver, BC – IAM Northwest District 250 Directing Business Representative Walter Gerlach has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the United Way of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. “I’m honoured to be asked to join the board,” said Gerlach. “I’m excited to be part of the new direction of the United Way of the Lower Mainland announced at the recent annual general meeting. Serving the needs of
Markham, ON – The golf balls were flying, refreshments were flowing and the sun shone down brilliantly on the 136 golfers at the Remington Parkview Golf Club who took part in the 22nd annual Dave Ritchie charity golf tournament for Guide Dogs over the weekend. This year the winning foursome of Stan Theofilaktidis, Mike Corrado, Giovanni Merkov and John Sitaridis of IAM Local Lodge 2413 took home the Pat Murphy
Kingston, ON – Each year the OPCM honours a local IAM member from the host community with the Norman Court award, for their contributions to their membership and community throughout the years. This year, Ted McGrath, president of IAM Local Lodge 54, which hosted the conference, was the recipient. “I am extremely humbled by this award and it should really go to every member of the local,” he told delegates.
Kingston, ON – Each year the host committee of the Ontario Provincial Council of Machinists (OPCM) selects an organization from the host community for the Humanitarian Award. The award which also includes a $1,000 donation, goes to a not-for-profit organization which provides services for the betterment of the less fortunate in their respective community. This year the award went to Dawn House Services and Housing for Women. Since 1986, this