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Labour Day 2018, a photo essay in solidarity!

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.

Northwest District 250 increases donation for Guide Dogs again!

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

Gerlach appointed to United Way of Lower Mainland Board

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

22nd annual Dave Ritchie Guide Dogs tournament another success!

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

McGrath humbled by Norman Court Award

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.

Dawn House 2018 OPCM Humanitarian Award Recipient

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

Kingston OPCM begins with a proclamation!

Kingston, ON – Before there were tweets, texts, voicemails, phones, even microphones, if you wanted your message delivered, it came from the throat of the local town crier. It just so happens that Canada’s first Capital, Kingston, Ontario, is home to three-time world champion town crier, Chris Whyman. So it was only fitting that the 2018 Ontario Provincial Council of Machinists conference in Kingston be opened by a proclamation from

Submit a nomination now for Canada's Volunteer Awards!

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards! This is a great opportunity to recognize the important work of volunteers and to acknowledge that our country would not be the same without them. The call for nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards is now open until June 15, 2018. You are invited to: nominate an individual, a group, a not-for-profit organization or a socially responsible business