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52nd Annual Show of Hearts Telethon

Variety Children’s Charity is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to raising funds and distributing grants throughout British Columbia to inspire hope, enrich lives and build a better future for children who have special needs. Teamsters has proudly been partnered with Variety Children’s Charity for the past 52 years.

Variety Show of Hearts Telethon in support of Variety, the Children’s Charity was held on February 11, 2018. The 2018 Telethon was a 10 hour long, live telecast which was held at Coquitlam’s Molson Canadian Theatre at the Hard Rock Casino. Over 100 volunteers dedicated their time to this great cause and the charity was able to raise nearly $5.5 million this year.


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“They have demonstrated the dedication and leadership that
our Local requires. They have always provided sound counsel, support, and frank
discussion on matters involving the members, contract negotiations and our

- Bruce Tillapaugh –Shop Steward. Island Farms, Victoria

“I look after a lot of members in a very big plant. For years I had to fight for them by myself with no help at all from any of the Union’s representatives or Officers. This changed completely once Bobby, Bob and Paul were in office. Now I have access to my reps 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!  They’re always there to back me up.” 

- Darrell Lawres – Chief Shop Steward. Saputo, Sperling

"I was a Shop Steward and was also on the contract negotiation team. The Union took the time and trouble to learn all about our industry and what we do. This means they are better able to fight for us whether it is on the job or at the bargaining table. We have the best contract in our industry. Thanks guys!"

- Gerald Price - Agrifoods