CALGARY, June 26 /CNW Telbec/ - CUPE Local 37 members spend their working
hours meeting the needs of the citizens of Calgary by looking after the city's
parks, roads, waste, water systems, and zoo animals. This Saturday, June 28th,
Local 37 members will spend some off-hours helping to feed the hungry. A
Motorcycle Run will begin at 9:00 AM at the East Calgary Landfill, 17 Ave and
68 St SE, to raise funds for the Calgary Food Bank.
"We live and work in Calgary," said CUPE Local 37 President Kevin Galley.
"We know that even people with jobs are struggling in this city to feed their
families. We hope our event can do something to raise both funds and awareness
for this issue."
Over the past few years, food bank usage has decreased in every province
in Canada except Alberta, which has seen a sharp increase due to the exploding
cost of living. The majority of people who depend on the Calgary Food Bank are
the working poor. For every dollar donated to the Calgary Food Bank, they are
able to distribute four dollars worth of food.
"We are proud of the work that Local 37 workers do," said CUPE Alberta
Division President D'Arcy Lanovaz. "That they would spend their spare time
holding events like this one really demonstrates their devotion to the
The June 28th Motorcycle Run will be accompanied by a Poker Run,
Barbecue, and Show 'n' Shine (with prizes for Best in Show).
For further information:
For further information: Kevin Galley, (cell) (403) 804-5878; Audra
Williams, (cell) (780) 504-2837; visit http://www.cupealberta.ab.ca