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

Olde Tyme Union Picnics

With summer just around the corner, we are excited to announce a series of union picnics that will be held across Atlantic Canada.

These events are open to members, their family and friends, and the public. Along with a barbecue lunch, there will be giveaways, prizes, skills demonstrations, and much more.

Check the Events section in your Region for the picnic being held nearest you. Don’t miss out – mark your calendars now!


Notice of Local 579 Meeting Cancellations – Grand Falls-Windsor and Lewisporte

Please be advised the Local 579 Carpenters’ regularly scheduled meetings for Grand Falls-Windsor, NL on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 and Lewisporte, NL on Thursday, April 27, 2017 have both been cancelled.

Elvis Park will be attending meetings in St. John’s and will be unable to attend. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please pass this message along to any other members who reside in the surrounding areas.

St. John’s Information Demonstration – Friday, Sept. 23

Out-of-province workers continue to work at the Nalcor hydro electric plant turbine overhaul job in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL.

In protest of this, another demonstration will occur at the Nalcor Corporate office at 500 Columbus Drive, 10 a.m., Friday, 23 Sept. We will meet in the Nalcor parking lot.

We need to correct this and need workers, regardless of trade or whether union or non-union, to come down and participate in the demonstration.

Read the press release here

Grand Falls-Windsor Information Picket

An out of province contractor is employing out of province workers to do the turbine overhaul at the Nalcor hydro electric plant in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL This is work that should be done by local NL workers, especially with a crown corporation. There are many millwrights and other trades that could use the 6-8 months of work.

We have talked to Nalcor and government officials about this, but with no response. As a result, we are staging an information demonstration in GFW to notify the public and pressure change.

Thursday, September 15 – We will be meeting at the Mount Peyton Hotel (214 Lincoln Rd, Grand Falls-Windsor) at 7 p.m. to organize the demonstration.

Friday, September 16 – Set up demonstration at MHA office at 3 Cromer Ave, Grand Falls-Windsor starting at 9 a.m.

We need your help to put out the message that NL workers should be given priority for work in NL.

Read the press release here

Regional Council Elections

As a result of the elections that took place at last week’s Delegates’ Meeting in Halifax, we are pleased to introduce the new Executive Committee of the Atlantic Canada Regional Council:

President – Andrew Dawson
Vice President – Gordon Jacobs
Executive Secretary-Treasurer – Deb Romero
Executive Committee Member – Elvis Park
Executive Committee Member – Mike Drover
Trustee – Ivan Gedge
Trustee – Steve Thorne
Trustee – Scott Keeping
Conductor – Colin Keeping
Warden – Vaughn Purdy

On behalf of the newly-elected Executive, we would to extend our thanks to outgoing EST Gus Doyle and thank him for his years of service to the Council.

Labour Day

General ACRC ad for Labour DayOn September 5, the Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights & Allied Workers wishes to recognize the achievements of our members and workers everywhere to improve the communities in which they live. Labour Day is a time to honour the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well being of our country.

Please note ACRC offices will be closed on Labour Day Monday, reopening on Tuesday, September 6.

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!