This is the final couple of weeks to buy your banquet tickets, call the office at 250-727-3458 to reserve yours. Check out the items for the silent auction at the Hibid website www.hibid.ca
March 18, 2015 marked the 75th Anniversary of Sheet Metal Worker’s International Association, Local 276 on Vancouver Island. As part of our celebrations this year the members have decided to support the communities in which they work and live by adopting the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island as our charity. Along with a donation from the Local to get things started members and shops have been challenged to raise money to support the charity. Suggestions on ways members can raise funds were sent out in a Newsletter, part of this newsletter was to encourage members, their families and friends to take their empty bottles to Encorp Return It Depots and have the returns credited to Sheet Metal Workers Local 276. In October the Return It Depot will provide a cheque for all deposits from around the island (with the exception of Sooke). Members have also been asked to silicate businesses or provide items to be used at a silent auction being held in conjunction with our 75th banquet. A “Show Us Your Metal” Show & Shine is in the works and scheduled for Gyro Park on August 29th. Although open to everyone, the Show & Shine is specifically trying to encourage all of our union affiliates to get their members with hot rods and motorcycles to participate. This should be a great event to come out and see, so plan to drop by have a look at the cars, have a hot dog and pop and make a donation to a great cause. We also need volunteers for this event.
The fund raising efforts will continue until our 75th banquet, held at the Victoria Conference Center on October 17th, wrapping up with a silent auction and a 50/50 draw. Invitations to members and guests have been mailed and members purchasing tickets before September 1st will be entered in an early bird draw of $200.00. Special rates have been secured at the Harbour Towers and Suites under Local 276 until September 16th, so book early.
We want everyone to come out and help us make this year the best year ever for the members of Local 276.