Weekend Recap: CapFest, Plane Pull and Job Steward Training
The weekend of September 22-23 was both active and fulfilling for MoveUP members, staff and executives.
On Saturday, September 22, MoveUP President David Black, joined by Vice-President Christy Slusarenko, Youth Action Committee co-chair Milena Kollay, Executive Councillor Eric Roberts, and Communications Officer Daniel Fung were on-site at Capilano University to take part in CapFest, the school’s 50th anniversary celebration.
Among the special guests that dropped by the MoveUP tent included CapU President Paul Dangerfield; The Hon. Melanie Mark, MLA for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant and the Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training; and Robert Starcevich, MoveUP Executive Board member.
CapFest also saw the launch of our postcard campaign to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking him to keep his 2015 election promise to stop discriminating against gay and bisexual, and transgender women, and end the blood ban by making blood donation policies in Canada based on science, and focus screening policies on behaviours, not on discriminating against people.
On Sunday, September 23, MoveUP staff and executives took part in the United Way Plane Pull helping raise money for the charity. Special thanks to everyone who participated and contributed to the campaign. MoveUP staff and members are strong supporters of the United Way and contributes to many campaigns and fundraisers over the course of the year for the United Way Lower Mainland.
Meanwhile, back at the MoveUP office, job stewards gathered on both Saturday and Sunday to undergo training so they can better serve our members and make our union strong. Thank you to all those who spent the weekend to train, and to our course facilitators – union representatives Nathan Beausoleil, Alicia Gallo, and Alina Teymory.