Party tonight, keep the stories coming, bike and other pickets for next week

First of all, see the posting from earlier today with updated news from the Bargaining Committee.

And remember the party tonight at the WISE Hall (Adanac at Victoria). It starts at 7 pm, not 7:30 as earlier noted, and goes till midnight. Admission is free to 391 as well as 15 and 1004 members. Our own Randy Handful will be deejaying!

Please continue to send along your stories to me directly or via the union office or executive. There’s so much going on, and we are continuing to receive so much encouragement from the community, that it can be hard to keep track! Just today at Britannia we received treats from both a nearby centre (run by a non-profit) and a local coffeehouse. These kinds of gestures, and the constant kind words from the teachers and students, makes being on the picket line feel pretty darn good.

A couple of notes about picket shifts next week:
–There will be pickets at South Hill one day only: Wednesday from 9-1
–Renfrew pickets continue Monday to Thursday 9-1
–There won’t be any more regular pickets at Mount Pleasant, but expect flying pickets to continue


From Beth of the Bike Strike Brigade: an itinerary for next Wednesday. Once again we’re expecting (and welcome!) some 15 and 1004 members:

Meet at Coal Harbour Community Centre (480 Broughton Street)  at 9am
Leave soon afterwards for:
West End Community Centre
Barclay Manor
Gathering Place
Britannia (coffee)
Trout Lake
Mount Pleasant
Douglas Park
Riley Park (picnic lunch: pick up picnic supplies (bread, fruit, etc) at the Farmers’ Market, it would be great if folks could also bring cheese or some kind of protein with them )
Kerrisdale (for tea)
West Point Grey
False Creek
ending on Granville Island for beers (or join us at the Granville Island Backstage Lounge from 5pm onwards)

See the map of community centres that includes everything but the Gathering Place & Carnegie

A rough route on Google Maps’ pedometer whatsit has the route at 58km. Phew!