Robert J. Watson Bursary now accepting applications online

If you are the parent of a student who is currently attending a post-secondary academic institution on a full-time basis, then your child may be eligible to win a $1,000 bursary through the Robert J. Watson National Bursary Program.

The application submission period is open from September 15, 2017 and will close November 22, 2017. 

A total of 88 bursaries are available to win to children of union members whose local union has within its jurisdiction a General Presidents’ Maintenance or National Maintenance agreement.

For more information on the program, or to apply, please visit rjwbursary.com

Local 83 scaffolders required immediately

Scaffolders of all levels are required to start work immediately on an upcoming project based in Halifax, NS.

A Fingerprints Applicant Request Form (Contract Security Program) and a Controlled Goods Program Security Assessment Application form are required to be completed in order to be job-ready.

For more information or to apply for this opportunity, please contact Michelle Osmond, Dispatcher, at 902-454-5100 extension 0 or by email at mosmond@acrc.ca.

Olde Tyme Union Picnic – Paradise, NL

Our wrap-up Olde Tyme Union Picnic of the summer is this Saturday in Paradise, NL!

Come join us Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Paradise Park in the Town of Paradise for a barbecue, prizes, kids’ activities, giveaways, and much more! The outdoor picnic event starts at 11 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m.

For more information or details on event location, please see our event page here.

Hope to see you there!

Olde Tyme Union Picnic – Saint John, NB

We’re marking Labour Day with a free outdoor BBQ at Fisher Lakes Picnic Area in Rockwood Park on Monday, September 4. We hope you can join us for food, prizes, kids’ activities, skills demonstrations and more! Event starts at 11 a.m. Hope to see you there!

When: Monday, September 4, 2017; Event starts at 11 a.m. and runs until approximately 2 p.m
Where: Fisher Lakes Picnic Area, Rockwood Park, Saint John, NB
What: There will be a BBQ, giveaways, kids’ activities, prize draws, skills demonstrations, and much more!

We hope you can join us for this special Labour Day event!

Labour Day Monday and Saint John Parade Meeting Point

Ahead of Labour Day on Monday, September 4, be sure to catch our radio ad on stations across Atlantic Canada. Have a safe and happy long weekend!

For those members partaking in the Labour Day Parade in Saint John, NB on Monday, the meeting point is at King St. East next to the Loyalist Burial Ground at 11:30 a.m. sharp. 

Following the parade, be sure to drop in to the Olde Tyme Union Picnic, being held at the Fisher Lakes Picnic Area in Rockwood Park for a barbecue, kids’ activities, giveaways, and more!

Listen to the radio spot here.

Charlottetown Olde Tyme Union Picnic coming up soon!

Come join us Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Delta Prince Edward waterfront for a barbecue, prizes, kids’ activities, rock wall, and more! The outdoor picnic event starts at 11 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m.

We are excited to host this event in conjunction with the 2017 UBC National Apprenticeship Competition! Come out and see the best apprentices in the country ply their trade and showcase their skills.

You’re not going to want to miss this one! Hope to see you there!

Olde Tyme Union Picnic – Sydney, NS

Our second Olde Tyme Union Picnic of the year is THIS SATURDAY, August 12! We are excited to partner with the Cape Breton Unionized Trades Dragon Boat Festival and will have a ton of activities for everyone, including a BBQ, bouncy castles, skills demonstrations, rock climbing wall, giveaways, and much more! Hope you can join us!

Do you want to attend the 2017 National Apprenticeship Competition and ACRC Picnic in Charlottetown?

If so, the Atlantic Canada Regional Council is holding a contest where you and a guest can win travel, accommodation, and a meal stipend to attend the 2017 NAC and participate in the ACRC Olde Tyme Union Picnic on August 26, 2017.

Here’s how it works: For every union meeting you attend (all regions) and program you participate in (Journeyman Leadership, Site Organizer, assisting union campaigns, etc.) you will earn one ballot in the draw. The more you participate, the more ballots you earn!

In addition, any member who filled out the recent ACRC Membership Survey will automatically get one ballot in the contest.

To help make the day a success, we ask for a minimum volunteer commitment of four hours from each winner to assist with set up / tear down, event support, and other duties as assigned.

Up to forty (40) draws will take place across Atlantic Canada, proportional to membership numbers in each region.

Deadline for all ballots to be received is Thursday, June 15, 2017.

For more information on the 2017 NAC, click here. Details on the ACRC Olde Tyme Picnics can be found here.

What are you waiting for? Get involved in your region and we hope to see you in Charlottetown in August!

For more information, please contact Director of Organizing Colin Keeping at 902-454-5100 or ckeeping@acrc.ca