MEDIA ADVISORY - CUPE to open new area office with Thursday event

    National secretary-treasurer Claude Généreux flying in from Ottawa to
    mark occasion

    CRANBROOK, BC, Sept. 15 /CNW/ - CUPE National secretary-treasurer Claude
Généreux will be on hand as the Canadian Union of Public Employees celebrates
the launch of its new Cranbrook area office with a grand opening on Thursday
afternoon (September 18).
    CUPE's spacious new headquarters, located at 116 - 7th Avenue South in
Cranbrook, are environmentally designed and feature front beams made of local
wood. Built on land owned by CUPE, the building's construction began two years
ago and was completed at the end of May last year. The building is also home
to CUPE 2090, City of Cranbrook (Airport - inside/outside) workers and CUPE
4165 (Southeast Kootenay School District No.5).
    In addition to Généreux, who is flying in from Ottawa for the opening,
members from all the CUPE area locals, as well as district labour council
representatives, local politicians and school trustees, have been invited to
the event. Hosted by CUPE National representative Wayne Malone, the grand
opening will run from 4-6 p.m.
    CUPE's Cranbrook area services the East Kootenay communities of Golden,
Fernie, Sparwood, Invermere, Elkford and Cranbrook. CUPE members work for
school districts, municipalities, regional districts, airport services,
libraries, a college, and social services.

    WHAT:   CUPE Cranbrook Area office grand opening
    WHEN:   Thursday, September 18, 2008, 4-6 p.m.
    WHERE:  No. 116 - 7th Avenue South, Cranbrook, B.C.

For further information:

For further information: Dan Gawthrop, CUPE Communications: (604)
999-6132; Wayne Malone, CUPE National Representative: (250) 417-6553

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