Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

May 23, 2013 10:23 ET

Media Advisory: Area developmental services staff extend a helping hand to animals

PEMBROKE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 23, 2013) - Developmental service staff at Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley are gearing up to participate in the Friends for Life walk at Riverside Park this coming Sunday, May 26. It is the first time members of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 5088 are taking part in the walk-a-thon, a provincial program of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) designed to raise funds and awareness for the protection and care of all animals in Ontario.

"We've seen the positive effect contact with dogs, cats and other animals has on the well-being of the individuals with a developmental disability we support. Community is important to us. We're happy and very proud to be joining our local community in raising money to help the Renfrew SPCA branch better protect abandoned animals," says Jennette Surnoskie CUPE 5088 president.

Surnoskie and CUPE 5088 members are encouraging their friends, family and the individuals they support and their families, to join them in this worthwhile community event.

Who: Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley front-line staff
What: SPCA Friends for Life Walk-a-thon
When: Sunday, May 26, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Riverside Park, 961 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke

Contact Information

  • CUPE local 5088
    Jennette Surnoskie
    (613) 717-4914

    CUPE Communications
    Barry Blake
    (613) 852-3279