Above, hundreds of faculty and staff, some with their families, thronged into the Bowl June 16 for the eighth annual Employee Appreciation Picnic. Rain clouds, present most of that week, parted for a couple of hours, just long enough for the picnic. The celebration, complete with music by the U of S House Band, went from 11:00 a.m. to about 1:30 p.m. Hotdogs, pop and desserts were on-sale. A second event was held that evening in Marquis Hall for shift-workers unable to attend the daytime picnic.
Below, At this year’s Employee Picnic, CUPE 1975, the campus support staff union, set up a political action information table, with materials on positions organized labour was advocating during the campaign leading up to the June 28 federal election. The “labour issues” material included handouts blasting “right-wing” political parties and Canada’s “corporate elite”. The union also handed out small transfer-tattoos for children, with the peace sign and the words “CUPE 1975”.
Photos by Lawrence McMahen