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.