Timothy Hunt PRC Report (Oct. 2012)

Report of the GLBT Representative to the Prairie Region Council submitted for the October 12-13, 2012 meeting. This report covers the period from the last PRC meeting.

Timothy Hunt, GLBT Representative
Report to the Prairie Region Council
October 2012

March 15th 2012 to October 11th 2012 – Report to PRC

May 24 – June 01:

Fairy Tales Film Festival – The PSAC/CLC/AFL put together a banner for use on the house of labour frame that we used during the evening that we sponsored. The three members of our committee spoke on 1) creating harassment free workplaces 2) jobs within the municipal, provincial and federal levels for the GLBT youth 3) creating links between our jobs and community at large – ie. Volunteering or mentoring others. We were also honoured with the silver level sponsorship as the three unions donated $1,000 for the festival. This year’s theme was “Juicy Flicks”.

June 9th:

Attended with the AFL Pride & Solidarity Committee in the Edmonton parade. 10,000+ attended the hour long parade. Premier Alison Redford made the historic speech at the Pride Stage as the first Premier of Alberta to address the Pride fesitivities.

June 14th – 16th:

Attended: the Executive Meetings in Edmonton on representing both the PSAC V.P. (Elaine Alt) and the Pride & Solidarity Committee. Also, the 100th anniversary festivities, including the dinner, preparing the “house of labour” display

June 23rd:

The stress of Moving !! David & Timothy are moving June 23rd , 2012. OK WE MOVED ALREADY.

August 16 to 26:

Volunteered with our Calgary Human Rights Committee on the Globalfest Festival, this years theme was aboriginal issues. There was 100 new Canadians sworn in during this ceremony. Our information booth raised $1,000 for our two charities.

September 02nd:

Participated in the 21st annual Calgary Pride Parade. Sister Marianne joined us with other PSAC members and allies. There was also uniformed CBSA officers and Calgary Police Service officers walking in the parade with Agency approval. Also in attendance was Ron Moran, 4th VP of CIU.