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  • Celebrating the union's 100th year!

    Thursday, May 02, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Victoria Area Office in Victoria , BC, Canada

    We are excited to invite you to a reception kicking off our union’s 100th year.

    The reception will be on May 2 starting at 5:30 pm at our Victoria Area Office (2994 Douglas Street); light refreshments will be served.

    We’ll be rededicating the Area Office to our late President Emeritus John Shields, in recognition of his many contributions to our union and its members.

    The evening will feature the First Nations dance company Le-La-La, and is just the beginning of province-wide events celebrating our union’s centennial year. 

    Click here to download a copy of the event poster to put up in your office.

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  • Area 03 BCGEU Member's Soap and Card Making

    Saturday, May 04, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    BCGEU - Lower Mainland Area Office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Your Area 03 Cross Component Committee is hosting a Craft Day for all Area 03 BCGEU members. There will be a Card Making class & a Soap Making class. You (no guests and no children) are invited to attend at:


    PLACE: BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office

    #130 – 2920 Virtual Way, Vancouver


    Date: Saturday, May 04, 2019


    TIME: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


    This event is free. No lunch provided

    The deadline to register is Friday, April 26, 2019. Space is limited so don't delay.


    The BCGEU Code of Conduct is in effect at all Cross Component events. Any participant engaging in unacceptable behaviour may be asked to leave and not invited to future events.


    Area 03 Cross Component Committee

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  • Area 10 May 4 Activist Appreciation Banquet

    Saturday, May 04, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    George Dawson Inn in Dawson Creek, BC, Canada

    You and your Guest are invited to join us at the Annual Activist Appreciation Banquet.

    Accommodation will be provided for out-of-town guests if required.

    RSVP's must be received no later than April 26th, 2019.

  • Grand Opening of Terrace Office

    Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Terrace Area Office in Terrace, BC, Canada

    We are incredibly excited to announce that we will be officially opening the Terrace area office in just a few short weeks!
    Since moving into a new space is just not complete without a celebration, I wanted to invite you and your family to join us for a special member event where we can celebrate this shared success and also take a peek around the new office.
    I for one can't wait to see it in person.

    We will be gathering donations for the Terrace Emergency Shelter. We ask that if you can, to please bring a toiletry item for donation. Any item such as shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, brushes/combs, razors and pads or tampons would be greatly appreciated.

  • Area 05 Steward Fundamentals Two-Day Course

    Monday, May 13, 2019 at 09:00 AM through May 14, 2019
    Area 05 Office in Kamloops, BC, Canada

    Steward Fundamentals, our new introductory 2-day course, focuses on the essential skills every steward needs to know. Through interactive group activities, role-plays, and skills development, stewards are introduced to the key roles and responsibilities of a steward as advocate, educator, organizer and communicator. Stewards will leave feeling more confident and effective in their role and skillful in their interactions with members and the Employer.

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  • AREA 12 - Local 312 Enhanced Steward Training

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Northwest Area Office in Terrace, BC, Canada


    If you are a Local 312 Steward or Local Executive Member


    Enhanced Steward Training


    Date: Tuesday May 14, 2019


    Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm


    Location: Northwest Area Office of the BCGEU


    4600 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, BC V8G 1S5










    Lunch will be provided. To ensure enough food is ordered, please register online at the link provided below no later than May 1, 2019. When registering, please advise if you have any allergies or other special dietary requirements.




    If you are scheduled to work you will require a Union-Paid Leave of Absence. Please notify your Supervisor immediately of the date you require off for union business and advise that once you receive the paperwork you will forward it on to them.




    Use this link to register: http://events.bcgeu.ca/area_12_local_312_enhanced_training


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    For more information please contact the area office at:




    Northwest Area Office of the BCGEU


    4600 Lazelle Avenue


    Terrace, BC V8G 1S5


    Fax: (250) 635-3588 or Toll Free at 1-800-946-0259


    Phone: (250) 635-9126 or Toll Free at 1-800-665-1664


    Email: area12@bcgeu.ca




  • 505 Enhanced Steward Course

    Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Area 05 Office in Kamloops, BC, Canada

    Our local executive is excited to offer a one-day training session available to all 505 stewards working with the Liquor Distribution Branch, Liquor Retail Stores and Cannabis Stores. 

    Training will include:

    - Facing difficult management conversions
    - Time off for auxiliaries
    - STO 2's
    - Processes for filing complaints
    - Question and answer period

    We've included a blank field in your online registration. In this field, can you please indicated if you have any specific topic you would like addressed?

    When registering for the event, please include the following information:

    • Dietary restrictions

    • Hours needed for leave of absence (if required) 

    Please RSVP no later than May 14, 2019, by clicking on the event link below. Space is limited. Please contact area05@bcgeu.ca if you require any additional information. 

  • Area 05 Chair +1

    Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Kamloops Area Office in Kamloops, BC, Canada

    Each Local Chair – along with one (1) delegate per local – is asked to attend the upcoming Local Chair + 1 Session for 2019. Conducting and facilitating the session will be Rob Wotherspoon, Regional Coordinator.

    Please submit any agenda items, if you have any, to rob.wotherspoon@bcgeu.ca by June 7, 2019.

    IMPORTANT: Please appoint a second delegate to represent your Local. This delegate must be from your Executive. Please send your delegate a link to this event so that they can register. Please ensure they provide their leave of absence requirements and any dietary restrictions. 

    Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to the Kamloops Office no later than Wednesday, May 23, 2019. When registering, please advise if you have any allergies or special dietary requirements. If you require hotel accommodations, please RSVP as soon as possible.

    If you require a Union-Paid Leave of Absence and/or accommodations, please indicate this when you RSVP.

    Thank you very much and looking forward to seeing you on June 13!