Report of the Saskatoon Area Council Rep to the Prairie Region Council submitted for the September 2014 meeting. This report covers the period from the last PRC meeting.
Saskatoon Area Council Rep
Prairie Region Council September 2014
Most of the work of the members of the AC in the past several months has been in taking part in the Host Committee for the Prairie Region Convention that took place in June. It was a lot work but also a lot of fun and delegates seemed to appreciate our efforts. Now that that huge project is finished we can focus on our usual pursuits.
We again participated in the Labour Day BBQ sponsored by the Saskatoon and District Labour Council. Every year unions in Saskatoon get together and put on a free bbq in one of the city’s core parks. We gave out balloons and temporary tattoos to the kids and helped serve burgers, hot dogs etc. We also gave away a fair number of “Idle No More” posters that were well received as the Riversdale neighbourhood is home to a large number of First Nations people. It was also nice to meet up again with friends and activists from other unions.