June GMM Guest Speaker from PLAYS

Please join us at our GMM June 20th where we will have a guest speaker from PLAYS.

A representative from PLAYS, which stands for Parents Lending Autistic Youth Support will be in attendance to describe their program in a 15-minute presentation.  PLAYS was a recipient of a donation from CUPE 122 earlier this year.

As usual, our meeting will take place at the West Ferris Arena at 5:30PM.

Meet the Candidates Event – May 16th

We are happy to announce that all three remaining candidates have confirmed their attendance for our General Membership Meeting on May 16th at 5:30PM at the West Ferris arena.  The following candidates will be presenting their campaign platform:

Stephen Glass – Liberal Party of Ontario

Trevor Holliday – Northern Ontario Party

Vic Fedeli – Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario

Please join us for a complimentary meal, the candidates’ presentations, an informal question and answer period with the candidates and our regular membership meeting.


Provincial Election Meet the Candidates Event

In order to help our members make informed decisions at the ballot box in the upcoming provincial elections, we’re inviting the local candidates from all parties to attend one of our upcoming membership meetings.   The following candidates have confirmed their intention to join us on April 18th at the West Ferris Arena:


Henri Giroux – New Democratic Party of Ontario

Kris Rivard – Green Party of Ontario


Please make an effort to attend this meeting in order to hear how each campaign platform may affect us as CUPE 122 members and voters in North Bay.  The candidates will have 20 minutes to share their ideas followed by a brief question period.

I thank you in advance for your attendance,

Scott Robertson

Recording Secretary

CUPE 122

Hockey Tournament

It was with great pleasure I got to spend a couple games with these awesome Cupe 122 members although we played against some extremely tough competition these guys fought hard and worked as a team. This group of players sure know how to cherrypick (Ron Gravelle)and take penalties with the best of them!  There was also some heroics as game 1 ended up coming down to a shootout and with the game on his stick Dylan Fay of water and sewer didn’t let his team down and buried it to win the game! Our CUPE 122 team wears and represents our logo proudly! Can’t wait till next year

In solidarity
Mike Pigeau

Pasta Dinner

As most of you know, my daughter’s ringette team earned a spot in the Eastern Canada Championships in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia from April 15 to 22. It is the first time a team from North Bay has attended Easterns so we’re making history!

But, it’s a very expensive history. When you total flight, hotel, fees and other stuff, the cost for the team is somewhere around $59,000. So, we’re fundraising. A lot. And we have 2 ½ weeks to do it.

We are having a spaghetti dinner on Friday, April 13 at the Shriner’s Club at 1250  Brookes Street from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The cost is $17 for adults, $12 for children and $50 for a family of 4. There will be gluten free and vegetarian options. There will be a cash bar (yes, you read that right) bake sale and silent auction.

We are selling raffle tickets for pre-paid credit cards. The top prize is $1000 with secondary prizes of $500 and $100. Only 800 tickets have been printed. The cost is $10. Contact me if you want to purchase one. I have 50 of these bad boys to sell so I’ll always have some with me.

We are also doing a bottle drive. We won’t be going door to door, but we are asking people to either give us their empties or bring them to the collection point, which is Mojo Fitness on Regina beside Burger World.


Kelli Van Buskirk

Library Assistant, Audio-Visual/Reference Department

North Bay Public Library


705-474-4830 x2822