Cloudy skies and a cool autumn chill didn’t damper the sprits of approximately 200 members, guests, and their families who attended an event to boost union awareness at Centennial Park in Moncton on Saturday, October 24.
Coined ‘Let’s Take it Outside,’ the outdoor event was aimed at members and non-members alike working in the construction industry. Attendees came from across New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada, with many bringing their families and young children.
New Brunswick Minister of Energy and Mines and UBC Brother Donald Arseneault was also on-hand and praised the “new, modern thinking” of today’s unions to partner with different levels of government to get members to work near where they live. Arseneault is optimistic that capital investment throughout New Brunswick will lead to more jobs and opportunities for members.
In addition to a barbeque lunch and prizes, the Carpenter Millwright College staged skills demonstrations for scaffolding, door and hardware, and drywall. A number of booths were also on-hand from Belmont Health and Wealth, Dewalt, and the Sisters in the Brotherhood Committee that provided information and had representatives available to answer questions.