Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

December 20, 2013

I join all of the elected officers and MoveUP staff in wishing our members and their families a very merry Christmas, or happy holidays for those observing other celebrations this season.

Over the past month MoveUP’s Social Event and Planning Committee co-ordinated several very successful Christmas events.

Our “Christmas Meet and Greet” in Victoria brought members from different bargaining units together to share in the spirit of the season. Our annual “Brunch with Santa” events in Vernon, Burnaby and Victoria gave many members and their families a chance to get out and enjoy food, face painting and other kid-friendly activities. Members in Port Hardy went bowling with Santa on December 1.

And as usual, many MoveUP members across B.C. took time in December to give back to their communities and help the less fortunate.

Having wrapped up workplace United Way campaigns in November, members found more ways to give back through Christmas hampers, food drives and clothing drives. The Social and Event Planning Committee would like to thank everyone who donated non-perishable food for the food bank and a toy to be donated to a local children’s charity – admission to the “Brunch with Santa” events. It was very much appreciated and will go a long way towards making others’ holidays a bit brighter.

May you all have a warm and relaxing holiday season that allows you to spend quality time with your loved ones.

Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

David Black, MoveUP President

On behalf of Table Officers:
Gwenne Farrell, Vice-President, Utilities
Heather Lee, Vice-President, Combined Units
Annette Toth, Vice-President, ICBC
Lori Mayhew, Secretary-Treasurer