Monthly Archives: August 2011

Women Vote ’11

As Sister Marie Kelly, OFL Secretary-Treasurer says, “This election is about basic kitchen table economics! Women are working longer and harder for less and less and are worried about making ends meet. We are worried about putting food on the table. We are worried about sick kids and sick parents. We are worried that the government will continue to balance the budget on our backs while they hand out tax breaks to their banker and corporate friends. Too many women sit down at the kitchen table at night to juggle the bills while carrying the burden of worrying about whether our jobs will be there in the morning.”

We know what matters. Having good jobs, participating in pay equity, having access to pensions and benefits, good health care, affordable, accessible and high quality child care, access to affordable education and ending violence against all women.

Women Vote ’11 is a campaign to encourage women to get out and vote, to engage more women in the election process and to put women’s issues smack dab in the middle of the political agenda.

I invite you to download the excellent OFL-produced poster from the OFL website, to print off the “issue” sheets and perhaps find something in the package to share with women in your workplaces, in your families and in the community in which you live.

Women make up 51% of Ontario’s electorate. Let’s use our vote to give voice to our concerns about our families, our future and our fate as workers in the Ontario economy.

In solidarity, dora PWC

Sunshine, Kids and Smiles


The ANNUAL REGION 3 PICNIC was another success . Held on Saturday Aug 13th, the event was a fun filled family day of socializing, children’s entertainment and food! 

The weather co-operated and delivered a beautiful warm and mostly sunny day.   The event was held at Emily Provincial Park near the quaint town of Omeemee.  

The children were treated to a dinosuar egg hunt, sack races, jumping castles, face painting , games and entertainment.   

The Puppet Tamer provided an abundance of laughs while thrilling the crowd with acts of juggling , unicycle, ventriloquism and other antics.   Perhaps the adults enjoyed the act as much if not more than the children!

A terrific array of barbecue favourites was served up thanks to the volunteers who helped organize the event.  Attendees topped off their day with cake and watermelon.

Region 3 raffled off 4 bicycles and several other gifts to the happy winners. Braven Jolley ,Abigail Mandar ,Harry Walker, Michelle Philips.

The Annual Rregion 3 Picnic is a free event, open to all region 3 members, their family and friends.  It is a positive reminder of what our unions provide.    We will continue to hold this wonderful event and hope to see an even bigger crowd next year!  

We would like to  thank the picnic committee…Ken Hord, Judith Richardson, Tim Hannah, Cindy Hayes-Wright, Stacey Tomblin,  and everyone else who pitched in to assist.  We would also like to acknowledge the hospitality of the park staff from local 362.