CUPE 391 is partnering with CUPE BC, CUPE 15 (City of Vancouver), CUPE 389 (North Vancouver District) and CUPE 1004 (Outside workers, City of Vancouver) this year. We have a very large tent (20’ x 20’) on Hamilton Street (T13 in the WOTS programme guide).
CUPE will be handing out great swag and socially relevant publications on the environment, our water, P3’s and a petition on the importance of public service. We are also fortunate to have Randy G. and her friend Diana (remember the Lemonade stand in 2007?) delivering wonderful puppetry shows.
We need your support to engage our public at the big tent. This is a fine opportunity to find out what our patrons want in library service and have a discussion about the possible cuts to the socially important library and municipal services. It is also fun to wander about collecting fabulous swag from the magazine and book publishers and to listen to the authors read from their latest books.
CUPE 391 is sponsoring Maggie De Vries (teen and adult author – Hunger Journey and Missing Sarah) and Carol Ann Shaw (Aboriginal children’s and teen author – Hannah and the Spindle Whorl). Todd, photo op!
We need volunteers at the big tent. Sustenance will be provided. Solidarity and fun will abound. We are organising the coverage in two-hour blocks (or whatever works for you). Word on the Street starts at 11.00 a.m. but we need some people there at 10.00.
- 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
- 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm
- 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
- 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm.
Please contact Alex at the Union office 604-322-4879 or e-mail me if you are interested in participating.