Pride Festival – June 8 2024

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Hello Local 338 Members,

The Local participated in this year’s Pride event in a big way. This was our first big community Communicating CUPE event of the season, with our CUPE 338 Events Tent making its debut on the scene. With our CUPE 338 volunteer spirit, our tent and tables were assembled in record time and manned by the always happy faces of our Union. We managed to give out 750 rainbow cookies, Local swag and swag provided by CUPE National and the Southern Interior District Council to rave reviews by folks attending.

Our volunteer staff included,  Patti Meger (husband Jim Meger), Carmel Joy, Dale Aulenback (and both their dogs), Scott Alexander, Linda Phillips, Ross Whalen (son Jace Whalen). Other volunteers of honorable mention from CUPE National, Rachel Champagne, Carissa Taylor and Deea Bailey.  From the SIDC, Cindy Ozouf (daughter Cora). Without volunteers to help host events such as this, it would not have been the success that it was. Attendees of the event were interested in what the role of our Union is, as well many attendees were appreciative of all the hard work that our Union has done to fight for and recognize marginalized groups in society.

A super fun event, everyone was friendly, and the vibe was positive from start to finish!

In Solidarity,

Ross Whalen, President CUPE Local 338