Preparing for the Christmas Banquet - December 07, 2005

Below members of the retirees chapter gathered in the kitchen at the hall to begin preparations for the annual Christmas social. Pictures by George Markic & Gary Lamarche.

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December 09, 2005:- Approximately 500 Mine Mill 598/CAW retired members and their spouses, joined each other to share a meal and an afternoon together. Everyone brought non-perishable food items to donate to our food bank.  Approximately 2,000 pounds of food was collected because of the generosity from the people who attended the Christmas gathering. Geoffrey Lougheed told us that 13,000 people in our community use the food bank on a monthly basis and our contribution would certainly help stock the shelves.  Over $700 was raised to donate to Camp Quality, a non-profit organization who sends children to camp who are suffering from Cancer. Our local union donated $1000 while Hemi Metic from our National CAW/TCA donated $2000 to our Sudbury Food Bank. We may be retired from the job, but not from helping others. 

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