CUPE Local 50 to Celebrate 100 Years of Representing Workers and Serving the Community with a Free Swim and Barbecue

To celebrate 100 years of representing workers and serving the community, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 50 will be sponsoring a free swim and community barbecue on BC Day, Monday, August 6 at the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre.

Admission to the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre will be free all day (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) for all patrons. The free community barbecue will begin at 11 a.m. in Central Park. CUPE Local 50 members will be supplying and serving hot dogs and refreshments until supplies run out.

“CUPE Local 50 is proud to be celebrating 100 years of not only representing City of Victoria workers, but also 100 years of community involvement,” says CUPE Local 50 President John Burrows. “We can’t think of a better way to celebrate this milestone than with a fun community centered event at a popular public recreation facility and we hope everyone will come out and join the celebration.”

“CUPE is a wonderful partner whose members are involved and engaged in making our city better each and every day through exceptional service delivery. We truly appreciate their generosity in hosting and sponsoring this event,” says City Manager Jocelyn Jenkyns.

CUPE Local 50 is proud to sponsor the event and is covering the days’ operations, activities and refreshments.