November Annual General Meeting Results

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to update you all on our AGM results!
We had a number of elections, so we appreciated everyone’s participation and patience through the important process of nominating and electing!

For the executive board,
President – Heather Skarbo
Chief Shop Steward – Drena Anderson
Secretary Treasurer – Karley Pii
Congratulations everyone!

For the Committees,
Trustee, Tammy Cox
West Kootenay Labour Council Delegate – Stephanie Harmston
District Occupational Health and Safety – Drena Anderson, Heather Skarbo, Kim Robertson and Karyle Wehowsky
Bargaining Committee – 
 Aimee Michaud, Heidi Mann and Joan Wallin 
Congratulations everyone!

Welcome Back!

Hello everyone!

Welcome back!

We hope you all had a fabulous and safe summer break. We look forward to another successful year at SD20!

I sent out an email with all the updated contact info for the local executive board and shop stewards. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Have a great first week back!

Summer Break! – See you all in the Fall!

Hello everyone!

On behalf of the Executive Board, I want to wish everyone a fun, exciting and safe summer! I think we can all agree that 2020 and 2021 have been incredibly challenging – lets hope for a more “normal” return in September. No matter what the rest of the year holds for us, we will persevere and get through it all together. I am so incredibly grateful to work for and represent Local 1285 – you are all so wonderful! Thank you for all your hard work!

Please, everyone, give yourself a big pat on the back for all the important work YOU do! Be proud of your accomplishments, and give yourself some grace for the mistakes. We are all continuing to learn and grow every day!

Once again, have a fantastic summer and I look forward to connecting again in the Fall! Take care everyone!

In Solidarity,
Kelcie Zimmerman, Recording Secretary CUPE Local 1285

Fill the Bus Success!

Hello everyone!
There was massive success for the Fill the Bus fundraiser. What a great time for our communities to come together to help those in need!

A HUGE THANK YOU to ALL of you from the organizations that we supported:
Trail Salvations Army/Kate’s Kitchen
Food Bank at the United Church in Trail
Beaver Valley Food Bank
Castlegar Harvest Food Bank
IRIS (Senior program) in Castlegar
Meals program put on by the New Assembly Church in Castlegar

West Kootenay Labour Council donated $1000, and KCTU donated $250!

 A HUGE thank you to Jaydeen Ashton for organizing this incredible fundraiser!
And a HUGE thank you to all the CUPE Local 1285 staff for volunteering!

At the Trail location we had:
Karyle W
Tammy Cox
Heather Skarbo
Robyn Knibbecke
Katy Dunsmore
Karley Olsen
Stephanie Spencer
Caitlin Bradford
Teresa Crockett
Tally Robinson
Chrisite Lim
Heidi Mann
Bridget Ferrarro
Loretta Jones
Erin Lundine
Dean Landry
Leslie Lloyd

At the Castlegar location we had:
Aimee Michaud
Andy Burke
Jaydeen Ashton
Tara Winston
Joan Wallin
Chris Carlson
Shelley Berringer
Peter Repin
Tiare Pion
Nicole Beynon
Stephanie Harmston
Cherryl Macleod
Terry Harrison
Nina Verigin
Drena Anderson


Fill the Bus Fundraiser! April 10th 2021

Please see attached flyer for details outlining the Fill the Bus fundraiser! An email was sent out on March 14th, to all members with an attached Google Form, if you would like to volunteer! CUPE-fill-the-bus-poster.pdf

Please reach out to Kelcie Zimmerman ( if you have any questions or concerns!

This is a great time for our membership to work together to give back to our beautiful community!

New Vice President and Trustee

During our February General Meeting, Joan Wallin was nominated and accepted the role of Vice President for Local 1285!
Congratulations Joan, welcome to the Local 1285 team – we appreciate your hard work!

We also had Katy Dunsmore nominated and accept the role of one of our Trustees. Congratulations Katy, welcome to the Local 1285 team!
Thank you for your hard work!

THANK YOU for the great outcome for our February General Meeting! The Local 1285 executive appreciate all the participation!