CUPE Local 606 celebrates

Mid-Island School Workers union celebrates its 50th anniversary with a picnic celebration Saturday, Sept. 21 at Transfer Beach Park.

CUPE Local 606 (Mid-Island School workers) is putting on a 50th anniversary celebration picnic Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1-5 p.m. at the Transfer Beach Amphitheatre.

There will be live entertainment from David Gogo and Ryan McMahon. National CUPE president Paul Moist will be at the celebration, as well as recently-retired CUPE BC president and former Local 606 president Barry O’Neill. MLA Doug Routley will also be attending.

The event is free for CUPE Local 606 members and the public, but Local 606 is asking attendees to bring down non-perishable food items for the Ladysmith Food Bank.