PSAC members in Vancouver and Victoria hosted two softball tournaments during National Public Service Week. By all accounts these events were a great success! Some photos above, and more at the links ...
REVP Bob Jackson was at both events and took the opportunity to meet and talk with members about our bargaining mobilization plans and how we are determined to achieve a fair collective agreement, protect our hard-won gains, and defend the public services Canadians need and deserve.
In Vancouver, the Area Council held its 2nd Annual Public Service Softball Tournament on Wednesday June 18. Six teams - roughly 90 members - of several unions enjoyed a mostly overcast day of softball, fun and getting to know each other. While the Deports (mostly CIU members) defeated the DOJers (mostly PIPSC members) for the trophy other teams came away knowing there is always next year. This event wouldn't have been a success without help from Danielle Thomson, Kristy Foreman-Gear, Sam Wiese, Dave Saba and Crystal Warner. A big thanks to the VAC, Metro Vancouver Coordinators and REVPs office for funding the event, the addition of a hot dog BBQ for lunch was a resounding success. In addition to having a great day of fun and solidarity, members also raised over $800 for the Metro Vancouver Alliance!
In Victoria, the Area Council sponsored their Solidarity Softball Tournament for the third year in a row on Friday June 20. Six teams battled for top spot, cheered on by their Locals - over 200 members dropped by over the course of the day, along with members of CUPE and BCTF, who were invited for lunch. Congratulations to the Weasels (first place) and the Swingers (second place), who won the top prizes and to everyone who won a prize during the draws that took place throughout the day. The event was made possible by the hard work of the organizing committee, volunteers, and their locals. It was a great day we look forward to doing it again!