News Archive – Social – Scholarships


Jun 04,2022: Local 520 Retirement/Scholarship Celebration

Today was a great day to catch up with many of our 2022 Retirees. Several Retirees & family representatives of the 2021 Scholarship Winner arrived at Jameson’s Pub & enjoyed socializing with old acquaintances.

Photos are available for download in the Members section.

For those who could not make it, your items can be picked up at the Union Hall this Saturday (June 11) during our June RMM & election or will be sent out this upcoming week by registered mail.


May 30,2022: Congratulations Retirees & Scholarship Winner!

This Saturday the current sitting Executive Members will once again gather for our traditional pre-election Last Supper after a 2 year COVID hiatus.

As we were unable to plan a retirement banquet with any certainty we would be permitted to proceed, our 2022 Retirees have been invited to be honoured on that evening as well.

Congratulations to those Members who have reached this significant life milestone.

  • Joseph Wong – 17yrs
  • Huong Nguyen – 21yrs
  • Ron Quinn – 22yrs
  • Hoi Nguyen – 23yrs
  • Annie Picard – 26yrs
  • Helen Kwiatkowski – 26yrs
  • Alberto Ramos – 31yrs
  • Geoff Friedt – 33yrs
  • Denise Lapp – 33yrs
  • David Truong – FORTY-TWO YEARS!

Enjoy your well-earned retirement, all!

As well, Local 520’s 2021 Scholarship Winner has been invited to be honoured. CONGRATULATIONS on earning this scholarship, Jeffrey Cheung!


Nov 08,2021: CUPE 520 Scholarship Winner

We are pleased to announce the winner of this year’s $1400 CUPE 520 Post-Secondary Scholarship is Jeffrey Cheung from Stevie Cheung’s family.

Congratulations Jeffrey!


Apr 17,2021: Congratulations CUPE Local 520 Retirees & Scholarship Winner

This week, letters were sent out to 2 years of Retirees & the 2020 CUPE Local 520 Scholarship Winner.

Although we are unable to host our Annual Retirement Banquet again this year due to ongoing pandemic restrictions, we are doing everything we can to honour those reaching this important life milestone.

Congratulations to the 2020-21 Retiree group:

  • Freddine McFarlane – 35 years
  • David Tatterton – 32
  • Blaine Krebs – 30
  • Lubelia Faria – 26
  • Ingrid Gallardo – 26
  • Teresa Kolecki – 25
  • Kevin Williams – 23
  • Dave Mehl – 21
  • John Russo – 20
  • Romeo Castro – 19

…& to the 2020 Scholarship Winner, Jessica Nguyen!


Apr 11,2021: Upcoming Scholarship Application Opportunities for Members

Besides the CUPE Local 520 Scholarship being open for application until August 31 (details in the Members section of this website), there are other scholarships for your consideration as a Member in Good Standing of Local 520.

The CDLC (Calgary District Labour Council) accepts applications until June 1 as below:

CUPE Alberta also has scholarship application opportunities until September 1:


From our Homepage: 


…is open for applications, with each year’s applications due no later than August 31.

The Local 520 yearly $1400 scholarship is open to Members or children of Members who are attending any accredited post-secondary institution.


Applications received near the deadline need to be complete with all required components submitted by midnight on August 31.

There is always an entire year in which to apply. Accepting late applications is unfair to those Members who apply in a timely manner.

Download your copy of the application form in the Members section.