The Saskatoon& District Labour Council extends our sympathy to the family of Brother Chad Wiklun. Chad was injured and later died earlier this week and is a yet another young worker who has succumbed to workplace injury. Chad leaves behind a family with young children. We also extend our condolences to the members of USW Local 7552 and all other miners across this province who share in this grief. “Mourn for the dead and continue to fight for living”.

In solidarity.

Worker seriously injured at Agrium’s Vanscoy, Sask. potash mine passes away
http://globalnews.ca/news/2877577/worker-seriously-injured-at-agriums-vanscoy-sask-potash-mine-passes-away/ 

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The Summer Snack Program was bursting at the seams with volunteers and activities today at lunch. We were contacted several months ago to provide a learning and volunteer opportunity for an International Youth Exchange Program sponsored through the Lions Club. The 45 youth volunteers and 5 chaperones arrived at the school this morning to assist with the lunch preparation including baking stations, fruit and vegetable cutting stations and a cooler packing station.

Armed with summer toys, outdoor games and face painting supplies, plus our regular selection of menu items (cheese, bread, Jam, pea butter, honey, fruit, vegetables, yogurt tubes, ice cream, fresh baking and chocolate milk) the young volunteers hit our 6 core neighborhood parks. The weather cooperated and a good time was had by all. It is another example of a partnership that promoted our program and provided an educational volunteer experience for young people who may have never been involved or exposed to a core community lunch program. It also provided us with enough volunteers to make it an extra special day for the children we serve.

Thanks so much to our Summer Snack Co-coordinators who used their creativity to make sure a fun time was had by all. 

 

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Vacation of the Month Winners!

summer snack

Congratulations to the following individuals who are the lucky winners of the following monthly draws:

MONTH

PRIZE

WINNER

February 2016

All inclusive hotel and airfare to Puerto Vallarta for 2 or
All-inclusive hotel and airfare to Ixtapa for 2 or
One-half the cash value of this draw

Donna Rederburg

March 2016

$1500 Travel Voucher or
One-half the cash value of this draw

Donalda Bracke

April 2016

7 Nights Airfare and Hotel in Paris, France for 2 or
7 Nights Airfare and Hotel in London, England for 2 or
One-half the cash value of this draw

Ruby Kilfoyle

May 2016

4 Nights Airfare and Hotel in San Francisco for 2 or
4 Nights Airfare and Hotel in New York City for 2 or
One-half the cash value of this draw

Dale Zakreski

June 2016

$1500 Travel Voucher or
One-half the cash value of this draw

Sharon Deptuch
(RWDSU Local 480)

July 2016

$100 Gas Card and 3 Nights at Elkridge or
$100 Gas Card and 3 Nights Moose Jaw Temple Gardens or
One-half the cash value of this draw

 

August 2016

5 Nights Las Vegas Air and Hotel for 2 or
7 Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver for 2 or
One-half the cash value of this draw

 

September 2016

5 Nights Hotel and Air in Palm Springs for 2 or
5 Nights Hotel and Air in Anaheim for 2 or
One-half the cash value of this draw

 

October 2016

$1500 Travel Voucher or
One-half the cash value of this draw

 

November 2016

2 Nights Banff at Fairmont Lake Louise (includes Air to Calgary) or
Air and 2 Nights in Victoria Fairmont Express or
One-half the cash value of this draw

 

December 2016

5 Nights Air and Hotel in Halifax for 2 or
5 Nights air and Hotel in Montreal for 2 or
One-half the cash value of this draw

 

January 2017

7 Nights Air and Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona for 2 or
7 Nights Air and Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona for 2 or
One-half the cash value of this draw