Monthly Archives: May 2016

Building Better Communities – St. John’s, NL

Thank you to everyone who attended our Fredericton, NB event! We had a great turnout and now we’re ready to do it again in St. John’s, NL! We hope you can join us on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Bowring Park from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. There will be food, skills demonstrations, and $5,000 in cash and prizes to be won. The event is open to everyone so bring your family and friends!

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Victoria Day

The Victoria Day long weekend marks the unofficial beginning of the warmer weather (fingers crossed).

As such, highways and recreation areas will be busy as people take advantage of this weekend to get a jump on some of the activities we all enjoy like boating, grilling, camping, and hiking. Each of these activities has its risks, but do what you can to avoid injury and please remember to drink responsibly and follow the rules of the road to ensure you arrive safely at your destination this long weekend.

Please note ACRC offices will be closed on Monday, May 23, 2016.

Have a safe and enjoyable Victoria Day holiday!

We’re turning 5!

Check out our latest commercial marking our 5 years as a Regional Council in 2016! To celebrate this milestone, we’re hosting a number of union awareness events across Atlantic Canada to show our appreciation to everyone who’s helped us in Building Better Communities.

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Click here to watch.

Hope you can join us at one of our events:

  • Saturday, May 28 at Odell Park in Fredericton
  • Saturday, June 4 at Bowring Park in St. John’s
  • Halifax, NS TBD

We will have food, prizes, and skills demonstrations from the Carpenter Millwright College. Bring your family and friends. All are welcome!

Spring/Summer training and information sessions

We are currently planning upcoming sessions for Shop Steward, Site Organizer, and New Member Orientation training. Please check back for confirmed dates. For more information, or to register, the contact person for each region is as follows:

Cape Breton – Heather Grant (

New Brunswick – Kelly Purdy (

Newfoundland and Labrador – Cathy Baker (

Nova Scotia/PEI – Kortney Adams (

Additional survey winners

Due to the overwhelming response of our members to our JM and 3rd Year Apprentice Feedback Surveys, we have extended our gift card draw for two more winners.

Additional Journeymen Leadership Program winner:

Jordan Sponagle (Local 83)

Additional 3rd Year Apprentice Program winner:

Jody Sewell (Local 2262) 

Congratulations to our two additional Home Centre Gift Card Draw winners and thanks to everyone for participating!

JM and 3rd Year Apprentice Survey Winners

The ACRC would like to congratulate the four winners of our Journeymen Leadership and 3rd Year Apprentice Program attendee surveys! Winners were picked by random and each receive a $250 Home Centre (of their choice) Gift Card!

We had an incredible overall response rate, thanks again to ALL OF YOU who took the time to respond. The feedback and comments you provided are valuable to help us ensure our programs are of the highest quality, as we send more of our members to these exciting programs. Keep your contact information current and watch your email for more ACRC JM and 3rd yr Program attendee meetings coming up in the future in your area.

Journeymen Leadership Program winners:

  1. Kevin Lewis (Local 579)
  2. Art Hurley (Local 579)

3rd Year Apprentice Program winners:

  1. Grant Sheppard (Local 579)
  2. Don Ryan (Local 579)

Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the online survey! Your feedback is important to us.