Article by Pete Wright Region 3 EBM
OPSEU’s 2009 Editors Conference was held on the weekend of Oct 23, 24,25 th. Editors from across the province gathered in Toronto to take a variety of workshops relating to newsletters and websites. Teaching editors how to edit, writing to convince, social networking, speech writing and running a campaign were a few of the workshops members were encouraged to participate it in.
Sister Nancy Pridham, RVP Region 5 welcomed the participants to Toronto for a weekend of learning and camaraderie. Sister Pridham spoke of the Provincial deficit and the effect it will have a Public Services in Ontario. She informed members the skills they learn this weekend will be vital in the anticipated attack on Public Services.
Saturday evening, participants enjoyed the awards banquet, where a number of awards were presented by independent judges. Region 3 again took home numerous awards.
Congratulations to the following Locals:
REGION 3 DESIGN AWARDSBest original photo
Category C (Honourable Mention) – United Times, Local 331
Best original illustration
Category C – North of Seven, Local 368
Best website design
Category C – opseu330.com, Local 330
Category C (Honourable Mention) – North of Seven, Local 368
REGION 3 WRITING AWARDS
Best bargaining communication
Category C – Strike Preparation, Local 368
Rookie of the Year
Category C – United times, Local 331