News Archive – Social – misc


May 26,2022: Victoria Day

Here’s hoping you had a wonderful Victoria Day long weekend with friends & family or just relaxing or doing the things that give you personal joy.

I know I did…that’s why THIS is almost a week late!

Summer’s coming! Make sure you take time to enjoy it while it lasts!


May 01,2022: May Day – International Worker’s Day








Apr 28,2022: Day of Mourning for those killed or injured on the job









Apr 17,2022: Blessed Easter, Everyone!


Mar 16,2022: A message from the NLL’s Calgary Roughnecks


The Calgary Roughnecks are facing off against Panther City on Saturday, March 19th.

We have an amazing special on for you, your family and friends. For just $24.99 +fees and taxes, you get a ticket to the game and a FREE beer voucher.

All you have to do is follow this link:

From there you can select your seats, purchase your tickets and have your ticket digitally delivered right to you. Nice and easy!


Dec 28,2021: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Wishing everybody a safe, prosperous, & healthy New Year in 2022!


Nov 15,2021: Social Events REPOSTING from Aug 19

***August 19,2021: Postponed resumption of Social events***

With the resignation of our Social Chair & a lack of a permanent Social Committee, we regret that all CUPE 520 social events will need to be put on pause until social positions are filled with Members willing to take on the work.

…YES…this includes the Christmas Party, which needed planning & preparations to begin in September.


Nov 11,2021: Remembrance Day

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.


Oct 31,2021: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!


Oct 08,2021: Happy Thanksgiving

Take time to relax & rejuvenate this weekend with family & friends or just stretched out enjoying your favourite sport, movies, or other entertainment & activities.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


Sep 06,2021: Happy Labour Day!

On this day we celebrate and honour the workers of Canada who have contributed and sacrificed so much and the labour unions at the forefront of this fight.

Happy Labour Day 2021! You’ve earned it!


Aug 19,2021: Postponed resumption of Social events

With the resignation of our Social Chair & a lack of a permanent Social Committee, we regret that all CUPE 520 social events will need to be put on pause until social positions are filled with Members willing to take on the work.

With the resumption of classes pending, Bargaining sessions & other District related meetings recommencing, conventions needing attention, & possible pending issues revolving around our office space, the remaining 5 Executive Members already have their work cut out for them for the foreseeable future.

We are hoping that someone will step up & take over the Social Chair position in short order & that one or two other Members could volunteer to sit on a permanent Social Committee to aid the Chairperson.

To volunteer for a Committee position, there is no minimum number of meetings required & no election needed. Committee Members are paid the per meeting rate for all work done on behalf of the Committee, as per our Bylaws (available for viewing/downloading in the Members section of this website).



Calgary Stampeders vs. Edmonton Elks

Monday, September 6th, 2:30pm

Be a part of the tradition with a special CUPE 520 discounted ticket offer to the big game!

CUPE 520 members have two seating options:

White Zone (sections L and K)

-$37 plus fees (regular price $45)

Touchdown Zone (section J)

-$47 plus fees (regular price $56)

For tickets log on

Come watch CCSD Alumni in action!

Thanks to the Calgary Stampeders for this great opportunity! GO STAMPS GO!


Aug 19,2021: Resignation of Social Chair

June Munoz, our Social Chair, has resigned his position to pursue other personal activities. We thank Brother June for his time & contributions to the CUPE 520 Executive.


Aug 03,2021: GO STAMPS!

A special note to CFL football fans. Three of the District’s own (alumni of Notre Dame) will be suiting up for their hometown Stampeders for their Home Opener on Saturday August 7.

Sean McEwan returns to Calgary following a successful stint with the Argonauts, including winning a Grey Cup. Colton Hunchak enters his second season as a Stampeder after a stellar run with the York U Lions. Nick Statz enters his active roster rookie year following a Vanier Cup University National Championship with the UofC Dinos.

Congrats & welcome home, guys.



Jul 28,2021: Happy Heritage Day!

One of our fabulous 4 day summer weekends coming up!

Have a Happy Heritage Day, everyone!


Jun 29,2021: Summer….finally

Shhhhhhhhhhhh…they’re gone………………

Enjoy it while you can!

Have a great summer, everyone!






…& have a Happy Canada Day on Thursday!


Apr 02,2021: Easter 2021: In these difficult times…

…it couldn’t be more important to take a little time & spend it with those closest to you.

Have a Safe, Happy, & Blessed Easter, Everyone!


Sep 22,2020: Outgoing Social Chair

After many years of stellar service to CUPE Local 520, Brother John Russo unexpectedly announced his pending retirement & chose to not run for re-election to Social Chair in 2020. John’s involvement in the many successful Local social events was apparent in his devotion to the details that make any event great. He leaves large shoes to fill.

John has graciously offered to act as the Local’s Social Committee Member to assist in the transition to our newly elected Social Chair, June Munoz.

Local 520 looks forward to our traditional social events returning shortly with our new Chair & Committee leading the way.

Congratulations on your pending retirement, John!