United Way Backpack Drive


Hope you are all having an amazing summer. I know we don’t want to yet think about fall, but here at United Way we are getting ready for back to school with our GenNext ‘Best First Day’ Backpack Drive. Every year the need grows and this year is no different. We have had a request to support the children from the First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) schools in our area this impacts approximately 350 kids, but this is an all or nothing situation and the need is staggering. We need to collect an extra 350 backpacks- can you help us make this the ‘best first Day ever’?

Please let me know if you are able to help with collecting backpacks and school supplies. For more information, posters, how-to guides, and items we are collecting, please visit: http://unitedwaylm.ca/gennext/backpack-drive/

Thank you for considering helping out.


Charity Beach Volleyball Tournament for Jesses Journey

Charity Beach Volleyball Tournament
Dear Warriors,

Are you devastated there’s no Xtreme Warrior Challenge this year?? We are too! We couldn’t go through the fall without hosting a fun and athletic event though, so here it is! The Jesse’s Journey First Annual Charity Beach Volleyball Tournament.

Hosted at Spike’s Indoor Beach Volleyball, this is a rain or shine event and a great night out. 2 co-ed divisions are available: Competitive 4s and Recreational 6s (min. 50% female players). Pre-register your team at www.jessesjourney.com/volleyball and come join us for some fun in the sand. All proceeds help fund Duchenne muscular dystrophy research!

The details:

Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Competitive 4s – $120, Recreational 6s – $180
May have up to 2 subs included in the team registration fee
Minimum 50% female players on each team
Check-in 6:30pm, games start 7:00pm
Each team will play 8 games, plus playoffs (if eligible)
Spectators and supporters welcome! Spike’s has a fully-licensed bar, restaurant, and patio
Spike’s is located at 120 Weston St., in London

Questions? Drop us a line!

519.645.8855 | solveig@jessesjourney.com


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London Pride Parade

Come on out and walk with your brothers and sisters of Cupe 101 this Sunday July 30 in the London Pride Parade.

The parade starts at 12:30 from the Western Fair Ground, so please come at 12:00 for easy set up. The theme this year is super heroes. Come as your favourite super hero or create your own.

Our meeting place will be near the casino.

Helpful hints for those who are coming, have good walking shoes and cool omfortable wear, leave a vehicle downtown near Victoria Park for ease of getting back to the fair grounds for other cars.

Hope to see you there!

Update on Impact of Changing Workplace Review and Bill 148

The Ontario Government is about to fast track legislation that will have significant impact on many of our locals that you need to be aware of.

CUPE Ontario is holding a telephone town hall in conjunction with CUPE National to make sure you have all the critical details and are aware of what we will be doing in response. The call will take include local leadership, all CUPE Ontario committees, executive board members, national staff and district council presidents.

Many of he details of the government’s proposed changing workplaces legislation could directly affect your collective agreements and we have a very short window in which to respond. We’re asking all of you to be on the call so you have all the details you need.

When: Wednesday, June 28 at 7 pm

call in number 1-877-229-8493

Conference ID no. 114235#

NOTE: Your participation in the town hall is simple – just answer your phone on Wednesday at 7 pm when we call and you will automatically be connected. You will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions after the briefings.

The call will be taking place in English. Please email info@cupe.on.ca if you would like to participate in a French call and one will be arranged.

Fred Haun and Candace Rennick – Secretary-Treasurer

London Pride Parade

Please join us in this year’s PRIDE Celebration!
Come walk with us to celebrate the PRIDE within each of us.
PRIDE at home, PRIDE at work, PRIDE in our community and PRIDE in all we do as CUPE 101 Members.
This year CUPE 101 will march as CUPE 101 “Super Heroes “
Please dress up as you’re favourite super hero, create your own costume

Please join us

DATE: Sunday, July 30th, 2017 from 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Queens Avenue
10:00am – 12:30pm – Western Fair District Parking Lot (Off Rectory Street) Parade starts at 12:30
The 23rd Annual Pride Parade formation will take place in the Western Fair District parking lot. All participants are asked to meet just inside the Rectory Street entrance, where you will be given additional information about where to assemble your float/group. All personal vehicles will be asked to park at the Western Fair Farmers’ Market at the corner of Dundas Street & Ontario Street to allow room for the parade formation.

For any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Ryan Campbell CUPE PRIDE 101 Chair