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UA Local 853 Annual Golf Tournament 2015

On Friday, June 12th, 2015, UA Local 853 hosted our Annual Golf Tournament at Bradford Highlands Golf Club.

Though the weather was not on our side and the rain came pouring down after just one hole, spirits remained high at the social gathering. Bradford Highlands Golf Club quickly accommodated an early dinner, and the men had a chance to catch up with one another over a cold brew.

Attendees were able to purchase raffle tickets for a charity draw, with amazing prizes like shop vacs, power tools, and even a flat screen TV. All attendees also went home with a Milwaukee M12 Tool-Only Radio, courtesy of Milwaukee.

All proceeds from the tournament will go directly to Juvenile Diabetes, and UA 853 is proud to have raised $2350.00 from raffle ticket sales alone. A big thank you to the generous contributions of all who donated to this great cause.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year, and we’ll cross our fingers for some sunshine!

Special thanks to our Hole Sponsors: Vipond Fire Protection, Star Fire Systems, Ottawa Sprinkler Installations, Automated Fire Protection, General Sprinklers, Skegby Fire Protection, Guardian Fire Systems, Superior Sprinkler, Lafrate Fire Protection, UA Local 853 Training, Bill Maclean (AON Investments), Mawer Financial, Union Strategies Inc., Letko Brosseau & Associate’s, Canadian Legal Referral, Koski Minsky LLP, Ontario Pipe Trades Council, Tyco Supply, MPH/ Thistle Printing, Global Benefits ,Central Ontario Building Trades, Sprucegrove Investments, The Printing House, Lubrizol/ Blazemaster and Gryphon Investments.

Thanks also go out to those kind enough to donate to our Charity Prize Table: Dickie’s Sprinkler, Simplex Grinnell, C&H Fire suppression Systems, Milwaukee Tools, Victaulic, UA Local 853, MPH/Thistle Printing, Reliable Fire Equipment, Manulife, Hilti, Lyncar, Pipe Tool, Ridgid, Viking Supply Net, National Fire, Beutel Goodman Financial and Global Benefits.

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UA National Apprentice Competition

This year, UA Local 46 celebrated their 125th Anniversary, as well as hosted the 2015 UA National Apprentice Competition on June 8th – 12th. Trades in the competition included plumbing, steamfitting, welding, HVCAR and of course, our very own trade, sprinkler fitting.

2015 Central Ontario Building Trades Baseball Tournament

Held on Saturday, June 6th, 2015, UA Local 853 remained undefeated in the round robin, 2-0-1, and moved on to defeat Local 285 Sheet Metal 14-13 to win the “rec” division. Thanks to all for coming out for a great day of baseball, we look forward to seeing you next year!

Skills Canada 2015

Many thanks to the sponsors, volunteers, organizers and competitors who helped make the Sprinkler event at Skills Canada a great success!

Brandon McCulloch AB
Lyle Beliveau ON (winner)
Matthew St. George NL
Craig Briant SK