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Grand Marshal Gallagher leads St. Patrick’s Day parade

Local 793 was well-represented at the 32nd annual Toronto St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday, March 10.

Business manager and parade Grand Marshal, Mike Gallagher, lead an entourage of around 450 members, staff and their families along the streets of Toronto wearing special 100th Anniversary St. Patrick’s Day jackets.

James T. Callahan, general president of the International Union of Operating Engineers, marched alongside Grand Marshal Gallagher. 

Local 793 president Joe Redshaw, Local 793 vice president and government affairs representative Joe Dowdall and chair of the St. Patrick’s Parade Society of Toronto Shaun Ruddy also marched side-by-side with Mike.

Watch the video below shot and edited by IT manager Armand Dowdall.

Grand Marshal Gallagher leads St. Patrick’s Day parade

Local 793 was well-represented at the 32nd annual Toronto St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday, March 10.

Business manager and parade Grand Marshal, Mike Gallagher, lead an entourage of around 450 members, staff and their families along the streets of Toronto wearing special 100th Anniversary St. Patrick’s Day jackets.

James T. Callahan, general president of the International Union of Operating Engineers, marched alongside Grand Marshal Gallagher.

Local 793 president Joe Redshaw, Local 793 vice president and government affairs representative Joe Dowdall and chair of the St. Patrick’s Parade Society of Toronto Shaun Ruddy also marched side-by-side with Mike.

Watch the video below shot and edited by IT manager Armand Dowdall.

Business Manager Gallagher honoured at Grand Marshal Ball

Celebrations for the St. Patrick’s Day parade kicked off on Friday, March 8, when the St. Patrick’s Parade Society held its Grand Marshal Ball at Steam Whistle Brewery in Toronto.

The evening was in honour of the 2019 Grand Marshal – Local 793 business manager Mike Gallagher.

The event attracted dignitary figures, labour and business leaders, and some of the most prominent members of Toronto’s Irish community.

The night featured a performance by Irish music icon Mundy and traditional Irish dancers.

Business Manager Gallagher honoured at Grand Marshal Ball

Celebrations for the St. Patrick’s Day parade kicked off on Friday, March 8, when the St. Patrick’s Parade Society held its Grand Marshal Ball at Steam Whistle Brewery in Toronto.

The evening was in honour of the 2019 Grand Marshal – Local 793 business manager Mike Gallagher.

The event attracted dignitary figures, labour and business leaders, and some of the most prominent members of Toronto’s Irish community.

The night featured a performance by Irish music icon Mundy and traditional Irish dancers.

District Meetings

March’s 100th anniversary promotional item is a 100TH ANNIVERSARY CAR FLAG.

All Local 793 members that attend their monthly district meeting throughout 2019 will receive a 100th anniversary promotional item. A different item will be given to members each month. 

We will announce April’s giveaway before the end of the month of March.

GET OUT AND PARTICIPATE IN YOUR LOCAL UNION! 

For district meeting times and locations, check the event calendar on our member website at www.iuoelocal793.org and/or our Facebook group’s event calendar. To confirm dates and location or for more information, contact your local office.

District Meetings 

TIMMINS
54 Waterloo Rd., Unit 2, Timmins, 7:30 p.m., 1st Wednesday of the month.

OSHAWA
1255 Terwillegar Ave., Unit 7, Oshawa, 7 p.m., 1st Thursday of the month. 

THUNDER BAY
979 Alloy Drive, Suite 101, Thunder Bay, 8 p.m., 1st Thursday of the month.
*PLEASE NOTE: Starting in April, the Thunder Bay meeting will start at 7 p.m.

ST. CATHARINES
188 Bunting Rd., Unit 5, St. Catharines, 7:30 p.m., 2nd Tuesday of the month.

WINDSOR
3383 Walker Rd., Windsor, 7 p.m., 2nd Tuesday of the month. 

SAULT STE. MARIE
432 Great Northern Rd., Suite 203, Sault Ste. Marie, 7:30 p.m., 2nd Wednesday of the month. 

CAMBRIDGE
55 Fleming Drive, Unit 26, Cambridge, 7:30 p.m., 2nd Wednesday of the month.
*NOTE: As of February 4, 2019 the Cambridge office has moved to 55 Fleming Drive, Unit 26. The phone and fax numbers remain the same. 

SUDBURY
430 Westmount Ave., Unit H, Sudbury, 7 p.m., 3rd Tuesday of the month.

TORONTO
OE Banquet Hall, 2245 Speers Rd., Oakville, 7:30 p.m., 3rd Wednesday of the month. 
*NOTE: In March, April, May and June the Toronto district meeting will be held at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakville @ Bronte 2525 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, Ontario L6L 6P8 (this is due to the ongoing construction of the OE Banquet Hall).

BELLEVILLE
1 Millennium Parkway, Suite 102, Belleville, 7 p.m., 4th Tuesday of the month. 

LONDON
4096 Meadowbrook Drive, Unit 115, London, 7 p.m., 4th Tuesday of the month.

HAMILTON
35 Goderich Rd., Unit 5, Hamilton, 7:30 p.m., 4th Wednesday of the month. 

OTTAWA
Best Western Plus-Ottawa City Centre, 1274 Carling Ave., 7 p.m., 4th Wednesday of the month. 

NORTH BAY 
Voyager Inn, Greenery Room, 123 Delaware Ave., North Bay, 7:30 p.m., 4th Wednesday of the month.

BARRIE
240 Bayview Drive, Unit 12, Barrie, 7:30 p.m., 4th Thursday of the month. 

SARNIA
1390A Lougar Ave., Sarnia, 7 p.m., 4th Thursday of the month.

To confirm dates and location or for more information, contact your local office.


Notes to members

Sudbury district:
The start time for the monthly meetings has been changed to 7 p.m. from 8 p.m.

Cambridge district:
As of February 4, 2019 the Cambridge office has moved to 55 Fleming Drive, Unit 26. The phone and fax numbers remain the same. 

Toronto district:
In March, April, May and June the Toronto district meeting will be held at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakville @ Bronte 2525 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, Ontario L6L 6P8 (this is due to the ongoing construction of the OE Banquet Hall).

Thunder Bay district:
Starting in April, the Thunder Bay meeting will start at 7 p.m. (on the 1st Thursday of the month).

Baffinland President & CEO visits OETIO Oakville

Baffinland President & CEO, Brian Penney, was a welcome guest to the union’s training facility in Oakville on Friday, Feb. 15.

Local 793 government affairs representative Joe Dowdall and OETIO director of training and apprenticeship Brian Alexander hosted the tour, showcasing our world-class educational and training campus.

Penney also had a chance to sit in a simulator seat for a first-hand experience on the state-of-the-art equipment. Special thanks to OETIO instructor Claudio Montesano for guiding Penney on the Rough Terrain (RT) simulator and Local 793 member Dennis Delyea for giving up his seat.

Baffinland President & CEO visits OETIO Oakville

Baffinland President & CEO, Brian Penney, was a welcome guest to the union’s training facility in Oakville on Friday, Feb. 15.

Local 793 government affairs representative Joe Dowdall and OETIO director of training and apprenticeship Brian Alexander hosted the tour, showcasing our world-class educational and training campus.

Penney also had a chance to sit in a simulator seat for a first-hand experience on the state-of-the-art equipment. Special thanks to OETIO instructor Claudio Montesano for guiding Penney on the Rough Terrain (RT) simulator and Local 793 member Dennis Delyea for giving up his seat.

Temporary location change for Toronto meetings

Please be advised that district meetings in the Toronto area will be temporarily changing locations.

Beginning March and through to the end of June, Toronto meetings will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakville @ Bronte, 2525 Wyecroft Road.

February’s district meeting remains at the OE Banquet Hall, adjacent to the union’s head office at 2245 Speers Road in Oakville.

Also note; the general membership meeting on Sunday, March 24 will be held at the Oakville Conference & Banquet Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road at 10:00 a.m.

The temporary changes are to allow construction to continue on the expansion of the OE Banquet Hall.

Below is detailed information on meeting dates and location.

Toronto district meetings. Start time is 7:30 p.m.:

February 20– OE Banquet Hall, 2245 Speers Road
March 20– Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakville @ Bronte, 2525 Wyecroft Road
April 17– Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakville @ Bronte, 2525 Wyecroft Road
May 15– Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakville @ Bronte, 2525 Wyecroft Road
June 19– Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oakville @ Bronte, 2525 Wyecroft Road

General membership meeting. Start time is 10 a.m.:

March 24– Oakville Conference & Banquet Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road

* Toronto’s district meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month.

Important Proposal Meeting Notice

For All I.U.O.E., Local 793 members working under the Master Distribution Pipeline Agreement for Canada

 Dear Member: 

This is an important notice that your Union is holding vital proposal meetings during the month of February, 2019 for all members that work under the Master Distribution Pipeline Agreement for Canada. 

Please see below the district meeting schedule for February 2019: 

 AREA  DATE  TIME  LOCATION 
Timmins  February 6, 2019  7:30 P.M.  54 Waterloo Road, Unit #2, Timmins 
Oshawa  February 7, 2019  7:00 P.M.  1255 Terwillegar Ave., Unit #7, Oshawa 
Thunder Bay  February 7, 2019  8:00 P.M.  979 Alloy Drive, Unit #101, Thunder Bay 
St. Catharines  February 12, 2019  7:30 P.M.  188 Bunting Road, Unit #5, St. Catharines 
Windsor  February 12, 2019  7:00 P.M.  3383 Walker Road, Windsor 
Sault Ste. Marie  February 13, 2019  7:30 P.M.  432 Great Northern Road, Suite #203, Sault Ste. Marie 
Cambridge  February 13, 2019  7:30 P.M.  55 Fleming Drive, Unit 26, Cambridge 
Sudbury  February 19, 2019  7:00 P.M.  430 Westmount Avenue, Unit H, Sudbury 
Toronto  February 20, 2019  7:30 P.M.  2245 Speers Road, Banquet Hall, Oakville 
Belleville  February 26, 2019  7:00 P.M.  1 Millennium Parkway, Suite 102, Belleville 
London  February 26, 2019  7:00 P.M.  4096 Meadowbrook Drive, Unit 115, London 
Hamilton  February 27, 2019  7:30 P.M.  35 Goderich Road, Unit 5, Hamilton 
Ottawa  February 27, 2019  7:00 P.M.  Best Western Plus, 1274 Carling Avenue, Ottawa 
North Bay  February 27, 2019  7:30 P.M.  Voyager Inn, Greenery Room, 123 Delaware Ave., North Bay 
Barrie  February 28, 2019  7:30 P.M.  240 Bayview Drive, Unit 12, Barrie 
Sarnia  February 28, 2019  7:00 P.M.  1390A Lougar Avenue, Sarnia 

Please be sure you attend this important proposal meeting and notify as many of your fellow members as possible to join you. With proposals from the membership, Local 793 will move forward with our negotiating committee to bargain a fair renewal Agreement. 

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call your District Office. 

Fraternally Yours, 
Mike Gallagher
Business Manager

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