April 26, 2010
Boilermakers Local 146 donates to the new Building Trades of Alberta Courage Centre (Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital)
EDMONTON Journal April 23, 2010 - "Trades workers who bought lottery tickets for charity on Alberta construction sites will see their money go toward a new facility that will use robotics, virtual-reality simulations and other high-tech treatments to rehabilitate disabled or injured patients. The Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation announced Thursday that it is donating $1 million to the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital for its Courage Centre, which is under construction and set to open in the fall. Three affiliated unions -- the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 146; the Alberta Regional Council of Carpenters and Allied Workers; and the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 488 -- are also donating $500,000 each, for a total of $2.5 million."
Joseph Maloney, International Vice President of Western Canada said "Local 146 has once again demonstrated that they are a strong supporter of working people but also a major supporter of their community and the people who live there. This donation will assist in supporting many folks in and around the Edmonton area and we are very proud of this."