News Archive – Social – Annual Retirement Celebrations


Mar 14:2021: CUPE 520 Retirement Banquet 2021

Sadly, ongoing provincial COVID-19 restrictions have forced the cancellation of our second Retirement Banquet in a row. At the March RMM, the Membership chose a new path for this year, as well as 2020.

As the number of retirees would have likely reached 30 (plus spouses & guests) by next year’s banquet, Local 520 will be sending all retirees from these past 2 years a gift card so that they can celebrate with their significant others, in lieu of the two complimentary banquet tickets they would customarily receive.

For those that retired last year, the cards will be sent out in June by registered mail. Those retiring this school year will receive their cards, watches, & honouraria at the Union Office, also in June. At that time, we will also send the Scholarship Winner her cheque, which is traditionally presented at the banquet.

Of course, all are free to attend any future banquet as paying guests, as is the yearly tradition of many of our past retirees.

It will certainly be a blessing to see everybody together again, once we are able to do so.


Jan 28,2021: 2020-21 Retirees

We are quickly reaching the point where we will need to make a decision on this year’s Annual Retirement Banquet. So far, it is not looking optimistic that we will be allowed to host our usual event. In February the Executive will be discussing the options we have available to honour our retiring Members.

That being said, please notify the Union ASAP of any plans for retiring this school year so that you can be included in whatever celebrations we are able to host.