Nominations open for 2020 Ardell Brophy Award
Nominations are open for the 2020 Ardell Brophy award. This annual award is presented to MoveUP stewards who demonstrate fierce dedication and commitment to their union, and who has shown leadership in helping to foster and support new activists.
Ardell Brophy first served MoveUP members on the executive board before becoming a union representative at the union office for over 18 years. She had donated her talents as a stand-up comedian to raise money for countless causes and had mentored many up-and-coming female comics. Ardell passed away in 2015 after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
The MoveUP executive council created the award in Ardell’s honour in 2010. The past recipients of the award are Lori Watt (2011), Stephen Von Sychowski (2012), Karin Cirez (2013), Laurie Kirk (2014), Joyce Galuska (2015), Heather Christie (2016), Linda Kemp (2017), Cenen Bagon (2018), and Brian Martens (2019).
The award will be presented to the applicant with an outstanding record of union activism, and one who has shown leadership in helping to foster and support new activists.