LONDON, ON, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - One of the country's most respected labour
leaders, former CAW President and former President of the Canadian Labour
Congress Bob White will be teeing off on September 9, in an effort to raise
thousands of dollars for two London area women's shelters. Joining him on the
green will be longtime champion of workers' rights, CAW President Buzz
White is credited with the founding of the Canadian Auto Workers union in
1985 and pushing forward on issues of harassment and violence in the
workplace, while Hargrove's action-oriented leadership has motivated both
women and men across the country to fight for equality and put an end to
violence against women.
As part of the CAW's ongoing commitment to ending family violence, the
union will be sponsoring the golf tournament, with a donation of $5,000 to the
The CAW hopes the tournament will raise $100,000 which will go to the
London area Women's Community House and the Women's Emergency Centre - Oxford.
The Women's Community House is the largest high security shelter for
abused women and their children in Canada and offers both short term emergency
housing and longer term accommodations.
The Women's Emergency Centre - Oxford offers child support services and a
program for children that are exposed to violence in the home, in addition to
a number of other services.
The first annual Bob White Charity Golf Invitational will take place at
Forest City National Golf Club in London.
For further information:
For further information: contact Matt Dumas at the CAW London area
office: (519) 691-2471