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Making waves at Hamilton’s 100th Anniversary picnic

Local 793 Centennial celebrations continue across the province, as members, staff and their families gathered on a beautiful sunny afternoon at Wild Waterworks in Hamilton.

Attendees enjoyed an amazing barbeque, a chance at plenty of great prizes, and full access to the water park; home to the largest outdoor wave pool in Southern Ontario.

Oshawa celebrates 100th Anniversary

Port Perry’s beautiful waterfront was the backdrop to Local 793’s 100th Anniversary celebrations in Oshawa.

More than 200 members, staff and their families took part in the fun at Palmer Park.

The day included bouncy castles, airbrush tattoos, a food & ice cream truck, and more!

Live music was provided by Country Spice, led by Local 793 member Allen Scriver.

Many members walked away with great prizes, including barbeques and fishing gear.

Sarnia set for Centennial celebrations

A picnic for members and their families will be held Saturday, July 27 at Corunna Athletic Park in Corunna.

Location: 420 Colborne Street, Corunna, ON
Time: 12 noon to 3 p.m.
Contact: Margarete Solinas 519-337-2053

Parking At The Picnic

Corunna Athletic Park offers two parking lot locations. We encourage Local 793 members attending the picnic to park at the location nearest the intersection of Queen and Hill Streets (See map below).

Toronto / Barrie set to host 100th anniversary picnic

A picnic for members and their families will be held on Sunday, August 18 at the IUOE Local 793 head office in Oakville.

All Local 793 members are encouraged to bring their families to the celebration, which will feature food and ice cream trucks, pony rides, bouncy castles, glitter tattoo artists, live entertainment, a tug-of-war between earth movers and crane operators, and so much more.

See poster below for more details.

Heavy Equipment Apprenticeship Program

IUOE Local 793 area offices in Sudbury, Timmins and Sault Ste. Marie are now taking Heavy Equipment Apprenticeship applications for our September 3, 2019 intake.

To apply for an apprenticeship with IUOE Local 793, you must:

1) Be 18 years of age or older
2) Submit a resume and cover letter
3) Show proof of Grade 12 or equivalent
4) Hold a valid Ontario driver’s license

If you are interested in applying, CLICK HERE below and enter your address, city or postal code to locate a Local 793 union office in your area.

How to manage heat stress

With the Greater Toronto Area and the majority of southern Ontario under a heat warning, Local 793 business manager Mike Gallagher and president Joe Redshaw remind all Brothers and Sisters to WORK SAFE.

Here are some signs and signals to help prevent Heat Stress:

How to manage heat stress

With the Greater Toronto Area and the majority of southern Ontario under a heat warning, Local 793 business manager Mike Gallagher and president Joe Redshaw remind all Brothers and Sisters to WORK SAFE.

Here are some signs and signals to help prevent Heat Stress:

Heavy Equipment Apprenticeship Program

IUOE Local 793 area offices in Sudbury, Timmins and Sault Ste. Marie are now taking Heavy Equipment Apprenticeship applications for our September 3, 2019 intake.

To apply for an apprenticeship with IUOE Local 793, you must:

1) Be 18 years of age or older
2) Submit a resume and cover letter
3) Show proof of Grade 12 or equivalent
4) Hold a valid Ontario driver’s license

If you are interested in applying, CLICK HERE below and enter your address, city or postal code to locate a Local 793 union office in your area.

Have you voted for the O.E. Banquet Hall?

The Oakville Beaver is hosting their annual Readers’ Choice Awards and the O.E. Banquet Hall & Conference Centre is seeking your nomination for Best Banquet Facility.

Simply click the link below and vote for the O.E. Banquet Hall. It takes less than a minute!

https://readerschoice.oakvillebeaver.com/2019/05/entertainment/banquet-facility

Nominations will be accepted between now and Monday, August 5 at 11:59 pm as the first part of the competition.

Thank you in advance.

Windsor celebrates 100th Anniversary

Members, staff and their families were treated to a fun-filled day, as the Windsor district held their 100th Anniversary picnic on Saturday.

It was a great turnout, with more than 350 people attending the event held at the Fogolar Furlan.

Taking part in the festivities were business manager Mike Gallagher, director of Toronto area and executive board member Dave Turple, Southwestern Ontario area supervisor and executive board member Steve Booze, Sarnia business rep and executive board member Paul Knight, Sarnia business rep Mike Barons, Windsor business rep Dave Pfaff, London business rep Kelly Burla, director of organizing and trustee Kyle Schutte and executive board member Bill Boyle.

Also in attendance were retired Southwestern Ontario area supervisors and executive board members Bob McQueen and Bruce Knight, as well as retired executive board member Ken Boyle.

Local 793 encourages all members to attend celebrations being held across the province all summer long.