This week, UFCW 1518 together with representatives of the labour community celebrated the career and retirement of Ivan Limpright, honouring his activism with the union that spanned more than three decades.
Friends, family, colleagues and comrades were in attendance, including UFCW Canada president Paul Meinema, former UFCW 1518 president Brooke Sundin, and UFCW leaders from across Canada, including locals 175, 247, 832, 1006 and 1400. The new president of the BC Federation of Labour Laird Cronk was on hand to celebrate Ivan’s lifetime of accomplishments, along with Stephanie Smith, president of BCGEU, Paul Faoro, president of CUPE BC and United Steelworkers director Steve Hunt.
Labour movement leaders gathered together with UFCW 1518 executive board members and staff to acknowledge Ivan’s contribution to the union’s mission and membership, as well as the broader labour movement. UFCW 1518 thanks Ivan for his years of service, dedication and leadership of our organization and on behalf of our members!