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Countdown is on for 2008 Run for the Cure: Register today for Team HSA

September 15, 2008
The 2008 annual Run for the Cure, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's most important fundraiser, is Sunday October 5. HSA has supported the run for the past 11 years, and as a gold-level sponsor encourages HSA members and others to join the HSA team to Run for the Cure October 5.

Region 4 & 6 meeting set for October 23

September 11, 2008
HSA regional meetingThursday, October 23, 20088:30 a.m. ...4:00 p.m.Hyatt Regency Vancouver-Regency E & F"655 Burrard StreetVancouver, BC Regional meetings are an excellent forum for HSA members to review the issues and activities of the past year, and discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.  The meeting will be chaired by your Region 4 & 6 Directors, Agnes Jackman and Rachel Tutte.  HSA president Reid Johnson will report on union activities since the April  2008 Convention.

CIBC Run for the Cure - HSA Chapter Meeting at VGH

September 11, 2008
You are invited to: Canadian Breast Cancer FoundationCIBC Run for the CureHSA Chapter Meeting at VGH

Make your HSA team the best it can be!

September 9, 2008
- Fall 2008 Steward Training Level 1 - Stewards play a vital role in the union. Particularly important is the stewards role in contract interpretation, organizing and the grievance procedure. In recognition of the need for educating new stewards in these areas, HSA is offering a 3-day Steward Training ... Level 1 workshop at the HSA office this fall: Dates: October 27, 28 & 29, 2008Location: HSA Office, 300 ... 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver

Region 5 meeting set for October 20

September 8, 2008
HSA regional meetingMonday, October 20, 20088:30 a.m. ...4:00 p.m.Hilton Vancouver Metrotown-Waterford 1 & 2"6083 McKay AvenueBurnaby, BC Regional meetings are an excellent forum for HSA members to review the issues and activities of the past year, and discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. The meeting will be chaired by your Region5 Director, Kimball Finigan and HSA president Reid Johnson will report on union activities since the April 2008 Convention.

Tour for the Cure arrives in city

September 5, 2008
Williams Lake Tribune By Sage Birchwater The Telus Tour for the Cure, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation road show touched down in Williams Lake this week. Its large interactive display will be set up in Boitanio Mall until Sunday, Sept. 7. The informative exhibit with six display kiosks is on both levels of the mall and contains important life-saving information on the early detection of breast cancer. "Come and learn the facts about breast cancer and see what you can do to create a future without breast cancer," says tour leader Priscilla Fazakas.

Saving public health care

September 5, 2008
The BC Health Coalition, Council of Canadians and Parksville Qualicum KAIROS is hosting two public forums on saving public health care. The events feature best-selling author and activist Holly Dressel, who recently published Who Killed the Queen? The Story of a Community Hospital and How to Fix Health Care. The book investigates the sustainability of Canadian health care and what it offers compared to other countries' health care systems.

Region 3 and 7 meeting set for Oct. 15

September 2, 2008
Region 3 & 7 meeting set for October 15HSA regional meetingWednesday, October 15, 20088:30 a.m. ...4:00 p.m.Coast Cascades-Mackie Room"20393 Fraser HighwayLangley, BC

Region 10 meeting set for October 9

August 28, 2008
HSA regional meetingThursday, October 9, 20088:30 a.m. ... 4:00 p.m.Coast Inn of the North-Summit Room"770 Brunswick StreetPrince George, BC

HSA Labour Day Family Picnic

August 27, 2008
Join HSA colleagues for a fun and relaxing family day Monday, Sept. 1 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the annual Labour Day Picnic at Confederation Park in Burnaby The day will include live music provided by the BC Federation of Labour and BC Union Label Trades Council, clowns and magicians, a playground and lacrosse box. Burnaby Central Railway authentic miniature trains will be running at the north end of the park.