Lo­cal group re­ceives $2,500 do­na­tion

Hope to de­velop marine science, re­new­able energy cen­tre


Cen­tral Cape Bre­ton Com­mu­nity Ven­tures Inc. re­ceived a $2,500 do­na­tion from the Chris­tian Labour As­so­ci­a­tion of Canada (CLAC) as part of the union’s Build­ing Com­mu­ni­ties To­gether pro­gram.

The or­ga­ni­za­tion was nom­i­nated by Marty MacNeil, a mem­ber of Con­struc­tion Work­ers Union, Lo­cal 63. He was re­cently em­ployed by Saipem Con­struc­tion Canada Inc. work­ing in the oil sands of north­ern Al­berta.

Aros na Mara (House of the Sea) is a flour­ish­ing con­cept by many of the lake’s ad­mir­ers to de­velop a marine science and re­new­able energy cen­tre in Iona for re­search, ed­u­ca­tion, and tourism pur­poses. Aros na Mara Day was held in con­junc­tion with World Oceans Day, a United Na­tions-rec­og­nized day of ocean cel­e­bra­tion and ac­tion held on June 8 each year, to fur- ther the at­tain­ment of the Aros na Mara Cen­tre.

Formed in 1952, CLAC is one of Canada’s fastest-grow­ing unions. Op­er­at­ing through 15 mem­ber cen­tres, it is the coun­try’s largest na­tional, in­de­pen­dent, multi-sec­tor union rep­re­sent­ing over 60,000 work­ers in al­most ev­ery sec­tor. Based on val­ues of re­spect, dig­nity, and fair­ness, CLAC is com­mit­ted to build­ing bet­ter work­places, bet­ter com­mu­ni­ties, and bet­ter lives.

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