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Details of Brother Fountain’s Celebration of Life

It is with our deepest sympathies that we announce the passing of UA Local 853 Brother Fountain. Click here to see the details of Brother Fountain’s Celebration of Life.

Details of Brother Smith’s Celebration of Life

It is with our deepest sympathies that we announce the passing of UA Local 853 Brother Brian Smith on October 28, 2018. Click here to see the details of Brother Smith’s Celebration of Life.

Sprinkler fitter apprentice wins international competition

Ryan Young, a fourth-year apprentice with U.A. Local 853 Sprinkler Fitters Ontario, took home the main title at the 31st annual International Apprentice Competition in Ann Arbor, Mich. recently. Young competed against six other apprentices, five from the United States and one from Australia. The gruelling five-day contest included testing Read More…

Apprentice Contest and Instructor Graduation

Local 853 would like to congratulate Ryan Young on winning the International Apprentice Contest in Ann Arbor, Michigan this year. Ryan fought a hard competition against 6 other apprentices from the United States and Australia, and after 5 days of being tested to the highest standards emerged victorious. Ryan represented Read More…

Dear Family and Friends:

I’m sure everyone is aware of the tragedy in Grand Valley involving three-year-old Kaden Young, missing in the Grand River flood waters. Kaden is the son of UA Local 853 Brother Cameron Young. While our thoughts and prayers are with Kaden and his family, recovery efforts are now strained, and Read More…

Sprinkler apprentice wins top spot in international competition

Sprinkler fitter apprentice Chris Pierog of United Association (U.A.) Local 853 Sprinkler Fitters Ontario recently won the U.A. International Apprentice Competition held in Ann Arbor, Mich. Sprinkler fitter apprentice Chris Pierog, a Guelph, Ont. native, recently represented United Association (U.A.) Local 853 at the U.A. International Apprentice Competition in Ann Read More…

Young among first women to enter sprinkler trade

Kathryn Young never shies away from a challenge. Young is the first woman to complete the apprenticeship training and pass the Certificate of Qualification exam for Sprinkler and Fire Protection Installer in Ontario. While she is not the first woman in the province to hold certification in the sprinkler trade, Read More…