Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

May 15, 2009 19:27 ET

CUPE BC: All Hands on Deck for "City Watch" Launch on Tuesday

City council, RCMP, Vernon Fire Rescue to join CUPE in unveiling anti-crime program

VERNON, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 15, 2009) - A new joint program combining the efforts of municipal workers, the RCMP and the City of Vernon in tackling crime will be unveiled on Tuesday (May 19) with a press conference at City Hall starting at 10:20 a.m.

Vernon is the latest municipality to launch "City Watch", a successful initiative of CUPE BC in which municipal workers co-operate with local police and civic authorities to improve community safety.

Tuesday morning's launch, hosted by CUPE BC general vice-president Cindy McQueen, will include remarks from Vernon councilor Jack Gilroy on behalf of the City. Also present will be representatives from Vernon's municipal CUPE local, the RCMP and Vernon Fire Rescue.

WHO: Cindy McQueen, General Vice-President, CUPE BC
Jack Gilroy, Vernon Councillor
Colleen van Dyke, First Vice-President, CUPE Local 626
Supt. Steve McVarnock, Officer-in-charge, Vernon RCMP
Jeff Carlisle, Chief, Vernon Fire Rescue
Terry Pakenham, Manager, City of Vernon RCMP Safe Communities Unit

WHAT: Launch of new "City Watch" program

WHEN: Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 10:20 a.m.

WHERE: Vernon City Hall
3400-30th Street

Contact Information

  • CUPE Communications
    Dan Gawthrop
    (604) 999-6132
    RCMP Safe Communities Unit
    Terry Pakenham
    (250) 260-5276