We made it to the summer. I hope that everyone is able take advantage of this slower time of year and enjoy some safe time with loved ones.
The 8th Triennial Prairie Region Convention was held from June 24-27, 2021, welcoming 255 delegates and 59 observers. It was our first every virtual convention and even though the virtual format will never replace an in-person convention, we were able to get a lot of important business accomplished on behalf of PSAC Prairies members. Thank you to everyone who participated in this important democratic process for our union.
For those who were not in attendance as a delegate, observer, or guest, I want to share with you some of the highlights. For your reference, you can access all convention documents on the PSAC Prairies website.
Elections for members of the Prairie Region Council took place at Convention. HERE you can find a list of all the elected representatives and the 1st and 2nd Alternates.
Additionally, you can find a review of all the resolutions debated and voted on at Convention HERE. For a more complete review of each day at Convention, please check out the daily recaps.
On a musical note, Brother Lindsey Sparks from the Calgary RO put together a playlist of union movement music that was played during the breaks. It was such a hit, numerous delegates asked for the list. I am sharing it HERE in case anyone would enjoy some union focused music for the summer.
On a personal note, at convention I was re-elected as Regional Executive Vice-President (REVP) for the Prairie Region. Krysty Thomas of Agriculture Local 30048 was also elected Alternate REVP.
It is truly an honour to be re-elected to represent PSAC members across the Prairies and I am looking forward to tackling the challenges we have ahead of us. The pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we work, and we need to adapt the way we do things to ensure PSAC members are leaders in a post-pandemic future.