On August 16th over 50 PSAC members from Canada Post, HRSDC, Canada Revenue Agency, Purolator, Canada Border Services Agency, Environment Canada, Public Works and Government Services, Service Canada, CFIA and the Passport Office along with friends and family came together at a BBQ and Baseball night at Nat Bailey Stadium.
The event was organized by the Vancouver Area Council and BC Young Worker Caucus and scheduled to coincide with International Day for Youth and many of the members who attended were young workers.
While enjoying a BBQ buffet and some Vancouver Canadians baseball, participants wore "I'm standing up for public services" pins and signed a petition to Tony Clement, President of Treasury Board, calling for a reversal of plans to cut jobs and public services by $4 billion dollars.
Jamey Mills, attending on behalf of the Vancouver Area Council, distributed PSAC items like shirts or lunch bags designed to increase the visibility of PSAC members at work and in our communities. A rough poll indicated 2/3 of the members present had never been to a Union event before and everyone who attended hoped that the BBQ and Baseball night will become an annual event.
$519 in proceeds from ticket sales was donated to Covenant House, a homeless shelter for young people, and three lucky people in the group went home with a game ball. All in all a fun night for a good cause!