April 13th saw the opening of our annual Trade Fair booth at the Tri-Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove. For the past number of years, Parkland Teachers' Local 10 has greeted guests and met old friends at this important event. One of our first visitors was a former Memorial teacher who last taught in Parkland in 1964. This event could not have been possible without the support of the volunteers from Parkland Local. Our thanks go out to Political Engagment Officer Marie Gauthier who organized the booth, and all those who took some time out of their weekend to chat with the visitors to our booth. It was great to see the number of teachers who dropped in as well. Last years' total of over 1500 visitors to the event was surpassed this year. As these visitors toured all the booths, many entered our free draw. We had the opportunity to visit with community members and dialogue about recent events and the role of the Local.
Parkland's booth featured the new professional looking backdrop that will travel the province and be seen at many teachers' conventions.
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