Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

February 18, 2011 15:44 ET

Penticton Community Invited to Virtual Town Hall on Privatization

PENTICTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2011) - Penticton residents are being invited to participate in the Okanagan's first-ever virtual town hall meeting on Tuesday, February 22 at 7:30 PM. The town hall about privatization will hear from guests who will provide information and answer questions from the public. The virtual town hall meeting will provide the opportunity for Penticton residents to ask questions about the privatization of the Community Centre. Residents will be called at 7:30 PM on Monday and invited to participate in this exciting telephone town hall event.

Guests are former Deputy Minister and CUPE researcher Blair Redlin, along with Laurie Larsen, concerned mother, Board of Education Trustee, and CUPE 402 president from Surrey. Larsen will share what happened when a private company took over operation of Surrey's public swimming pool. The City ended up bringing the service back in house.

The media is invited to join us and listen to the live call at:

  WHAT: Virtual Town Hall Listen-In
     
  WHEN: Tuesday, February 22, 2010
    7:30 PM sharp
     
  WHERE: Waterford Professional Centre
    #101 – 3115 Skaha Lake Road
     
    On arrival please call Zoe Magnus on her cell
    at 250-809-9521 to gain afterhours access to building

Contact Information

  • CUPE
    Zoe Magnus
    National Representative
    250.809.9521
    or
    CUPE
    Janet Szliske
    1.604.454.7293
    www.cupe.ca