Pride

June Is Pride Month

  PRIDE June is Pride month and once again Oxford County will have many events recognizing LGBTQ+ Pride. Unifor has been a leader in advancing LGBTQ+ issues and has been a Platinum sponsor of Oxford County Pride since 2016. This year our Pride Dance will be at the Local 88 hall and I cannot express how proud I am of this moment. 29 years ago it would have been almost laughable at the thought of a Pride dance at our hall. When we gained same-sex benefits in 1992, I recall one person clapping and it wasn’t me. I recall cheering inside but the thought of guilty by association was enough to keep this closeted guy quiet. Heck even our CAW Gay and Lesbian caucus would not acknowledge bi-sexual or Transgender members at that time. We have grown as a Union over the years and I am proud to hav...

Tyrell Maas Bursary Application Deadline April 30

  From Oxford Pride… The Tyrell Maas Oxford Pride Leadership Award is presented to a secondary student who exhibits outstanding service to, and is actively involved in leadership activities in, his/her community. Nominees must be in grade eleven, or twelve attending a secondary school or the equivalent located in the parameter of Oxford County, ON. The award recipient will receive a certificate accompanied by a $500.00 financial award to be applied to post secondary institution for the recipient’s education and/or a recognized charity of their choice. The Tyrell Maas Oxford Pride Leadership Award is generously funded by the Tyrell Maas Memorial Fund and Oxford County Pride. Nominations being accepted from January 10, 2019 until the deadline of April 30, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. For an ...

Oxford Pride Events

  Unifor Local 88 is a sponsor of Oxford Pride and they have asked us to share their upcoming events 😊

Are You Interested In Helping Create The Float For The London Pride Parade This Year?

Are you interested in helping create the float for the London Pride parade this year? Local 302 is looking for volunteers. Greetings, We would like to get moving on the planning of our London and Area 2019 Pride Parade. As most of you know this year is the 25th Anniversary so we want to continue our practice of a kickass Unifor float. Our first meeting will be held on Monday March 5th @ 6:00pm Local 302, 125 Elm Street London, ON. Please come with some ideas and suggestion so that we can determine our theme that night. We will do a schedule of planning meetings that night for the next several months. Pizza and soft drinks will be available.