Yesterday we had an exciting day at each of the offices across Atlantic Canada. We held our very first Virtual Delegate Convention and elected our ACRC Executive. We want to say a big thank you to all our ACRC Delegates for participating and for everyone who ran for positions.
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
Too all of our Indigenous members, we celebrate today with you!
We would like to wish all our Brothers that are Dads a Happy Father’s Day. You’re teachers and leaders both on and off the job site!
This past April, Blake was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive and potentially terminal brain cancer, which in Blake case, cannot be removed with surgery. The only treatment will be chemotherapy and radiation. Now, although this diagnosis is terrifying, especially in a time when COVID 19 makes it difficult for people to visit, hug, and support Blake physically, we can all support Blake and his beautiful family financially. We are reaching out to each and everyone of you, as Blake’s friends and co-workers, for your help.
Over the last couple months, there have been many members join together and shave their head to support Brother Blake. If you are able, please contribute what you can, even the smallest donation can go a long way.
For those of you that know Blake, know that he has a boxing background, which explains his great exercise and workout routines, but it also means that he is the definition of a FIGHTER! We know that he is going to put all his strength and energy into knocking Glioblastoma out, but he is going to need all of us in his corner for every single round!
Happy National Nursing Week!
Nursing Week is meant to recognize the contributions that Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses constantly make to our friends and loved ones lives. Their hard work and dedication has never been more apparent than during this pandemic. Please join me in giving a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of them.
ACRC Executive Secretary-Treasurer
We would like to wish all our Sisters in the Brotherhood that are Moms a wonderful Mothers Day. We appreciate all that you do both on and off the job site! Happy Mothers Day!
I would like to thank the nearly 3000 members that took part in last night’s Tele Town Hall meeting. This was the first time our Council has attempted to reach out to our entire membership body in a live format. Many of you called in with great questions and unfortunately we were unable to get to all of you as we had a limited amount of time on the call. If we didn’t get to your question, I want to remind you that in the next few days someone will contact you to answer your question or address your concern.
If you, or someone you know was unaware of the call please check with us to ensure we have the proper phone number and / or email on file. It is your primary contact number in our system that got called. We did follow up with an email to the membership letting them know if they didn’t get a call or got disconnected there was a number to dial in and they would be able to join the meeting.
These are challenging times and we want to keep the lines of communication open. I look forward to future virtual town hall meetings where members can get updated on what is happening and have their questions answered.
EST Deb Romero