2014 Spring NADC School Hotel Details

The classes and general membership meeting will be held at the Crest Hotel 221-1st Ave. West in Prince Rupert, BC V8J 3P6

City/Mountain View room

A comfortable and well appointed room provides a view overlooking the city and Mount Hays. Features two double beds or one queen bed with hypo allergenic duvet, 37 inch television, cordless phone, iron & ironing board, hair dryer

 Complimentary wireless internet access in room

$119.00 single/double    $129.00 twin (2 beds) per – night plus applicable taxes.

Superior North Harbourview room 

This well appointed room provides an ocean view of Tuk Inlet & the Cow bay area. Features one king bed with hypo allergenic duvet, 37 inch television, cordless phone, iron & ironing board, hair dryer

 Complimentary wireless internet access in room

$135.00 single/double – night plus applicable taxes      

Deluxe Harbourview room 

This room provides a bay window with a spectacular view over looking Prince Rupert’s magnificent harbour. Features two double beds or one king bed with hypo allergenic down pillows & duvet, 42 inch television, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, umbrella and terry bathrobes

Complimentary wireless internet access in room

$145.00 single/double    $149.00 twin (2 beds) – night plus applicable taxes

 Room rates are based on double occupancy $10.00 per additional adult in rooms with 2 beds – maximum 4 people in twins

Crest toll free reservations line is 1-800-663-8150 indicate to the reservations agent you are picking up a room for the NADC Spring School

          Please indicate from the room descriptions above which room type you would like to reserve.

                ** As we have a few of each type of room held, this will be based availability**

The rooms are reserved from Sunday February 23, 2014 to Saturday March 1, 2014

 Individual arrival and departure dates can be adjusted to suit your travel arrangements

Reservations not picked up by Friday January 24, 2014 will be released back into the hotel inventory for resale.

The Crest’s Web site has all the required information about the hotel

2014 Spring NADC School Courses

The courses for the Spring School have been confirmed as

Conflict Resolution 3 days Feb. 26-28th 2014

Health and Safety: Assisting CUPE Members Facing Workplace Stress and Mental Health 5 days Feb. 24th – 28th

Learning about First Peoples 2 days Feb. 27 – 28th

Parliamentary Procedure 2 days Feb. 27 – 28th

Steward Learning Series 3 days Feb. 26 – 28th

  • Being an Ally for Equality
  • Challenging Homophobia in the workplace
  • Creating Harassment-Free Workplaces
  • Green Action for Stewards
  • Mobilizing Workers
  • Notetaking

Unite for Fairness 1 day Feb. 25th

For full course information, registration forms and course outlines head to http://www.cupe.bc.ca/resources/union-education

NADC approves a $1,600 donation to locked out CUPE L#389

At the General Membership meeting for Northern Area District Council (NADC) a motion was passed to donate $1,600 to the locked out CUPE workers of L#389 North Shore Winter (NSWC). As Ian Norton was heading to the local the executive acted fast and a cheque was readied in record time.

Cheque presention for L#389 workers

Wally and Maureen from the NADC Executive hand a cheque to Ian Norton for the sum of $1,600 for the locked out workers of CUPE Local #389


2013 Fall NADC School in PG is complete

The 2013 Fall NADC School was held in Prince George. Approximately 50 people attended a variety of sessions such as labour law, bullying and harassment, social media and the Steward Learning Series.

The General Membership meeting was held Thursday afternoon as has been the recent practice to enable a greater chance of having quorum.

After the meeting attendees, facilitators an CUPE Servicing Reps were provided with an excellent meal. Following was an event that saw some great prizes presented to those most knowledgeable about CUPE trivia.

2013 Fall NADC Full Underway

The fall school and meeting of NADC is currently underway in Prince George. There is a full slat of courses and union members getting excellent education. Looking forward to a chance to socialize and enjoy a good buffet supper tonight.

Final Schedule

General Schedule of Events for NADC:

Coffee times will be 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily, except for Thursday when times are being adjusted to accommodate the general meeting starting at 3:30 p.m., coffee will be served at 3:00 p.m. on that day.

Lunch time is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. – 1: 00 p.m. (subject to change by Facilitator’s in each course)

Monday September 23rd – Wednesday, September 25thLabour Law, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Cedar Boardroom) Starting on Thursday, September 26th through Friday September 27th, Labour Law workshop joins with Bully and Harassment Course (Alder Boardroom)

Wednesday September 25th – Friday, September 27th:  Steward Learning Series, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Cranbrook North). Coffee breaks will be in Cranbrook South

Wednesday September 25th: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Executive Meeting (Cranbrook South)

Wednesday September 25th:  Reception Table 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. outside the Coaches Corner in the Lobby area. After 7:00 p.m. please come into Coach’s Corner Pub and meet up with the rest of us. Wednesday evening NADC Social will be hosted by Local #3799, UNBC; the Local will be giving $20 gift certificates to all NADC participants towards some food or drink in Coach’s Corner for the evening.

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Hotel Reservations for 2013 Fall NADC

The Ramada hotel in downtown Prince George will not only be the location of the sessions but also the recommended hotel for attendees to use. The entire facility is unionized, including the Starbucks in the lobby and the pub.

Please call and book your rooms early as the month of September fills up fast and our block of rooms are only reserved until August 27th, after that special room rate will still apply but subject to availability.

Please ask for a room on the side streets of 4th or 5th avenue or on the backside of the hotel away from George Street. The new Wood Innovation Design Centre (WIDC) is being built on George street and some noise can be expected.

Reservation Procedure – Individual Guests to make own reservations:
Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly at the numbers listed below and
mentioning the group name NORTHERN AREA DISTRICT COUNCIL or block code CG01CU to
receive the special rate:
Ramada Prince George Reservations Direct 1.250.563.0055
Ramada Prince George Toll Free 1.800.830.8833
Email reservations@ramadaprincegeorge.com
Premiere Room $119.00 single/double occupancy
$ 15.00 additional person in room.

There is also a tower suite option available. Please contact hotel for the price.
All rates are subject to applicable taxes.
Rates are quoted in Canadian funds.

Hotel Website

Courses for 2013 Fall NADC

Here are the course descriptions for the upcoming NADC in Prince George. Caroline will also be producing a NADC package that contains the information about the meetings, social events and other pertinent information. That will be coming out shortly to the web site, emailed to the locals that contact information is known for and provided to the CUPE Area Offices to send out.

NADC – Sep 23-27 – PGeorge