OTTAWA, Oct. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Legendary rockers Trooper, along with The
Cooper Brothers and comedians Bowser and Blue, will headline a free concert
presented on Saturday, November 1 at the Ottawa Civic Centre by the Canadian
Union of Public Employees (CUPE). The evening is a community fundraiser for
the Ottawa Humane Society and family-friendly.
Called 'Rock for Public Services,' the event is one of a series of rock
concerts that CUPE Ontario is holding in cities across the province to
celebrate and bring home the importance of public services. The Ottawa event
is being co-hosted by CUPE 503 municipal workers, and front line Ottawa
hospital workers represented by CUPE 4000.
"This is our way of thanking people in Ottawa for their ongoing support
and dedication to preserving public services that are the bedrock of strong
communities," says CUPE Ontario President Sid Ryan.
People don't always know what role public services play in their lives,
says Brian Madden, CUPE 503 President. "We're there from cradle to grave for
people. Public services deliver when you send your children to public day
care, the library, to school or university; need a paramedic, turn on your
tap, switch on the lights, and drive to work behind the snow plow. Or when you
visit loved ones in the hospital, your local nursing home or supportive
The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. sharp and is being held at the Ottawa
Civic Centre. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
In the last four months, over 20,000 people have attended Rock for Public
Services concerts in Sturgeon Falls, Kenora, Thorold, Ajax, Kingston and
Lindsay featuring groups like Trooper, April Wine and Kim Mitchell.
For further information:
For further information: Karen Rainboth, CUPE 503, (613) 266-2130;
Valerie Dugale, CUPE Communications, (647) 225-3685