OPCM Celebrates 125 years of the IAM in Canada. June 26-28, 2015

IAM Canadian GVP Dave Ritchie and IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger

IAM Canadian GVP Dave Ritchie and IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger

IAM members enjoying a picnic under the tent. IAM, OPCM President- Kim Valliere delivering pop corn with a smile.

IAM members enjoying a picnic under the tent.
IAM, OPCM President- Kim Valliere delivering pop corn with a smile.

The pouring rain did not stop the IAM members from enjoying a BBQ in the park. Pictured here, we have IAM Local Lodge 2323 member Dan Jansen, IAM Canadian Airline Coordinator Carlos DaCosta and Executive Secretary Jocelyne Collett.

The pouring rain did not stop the IAM members from enjoying a BBQ in the park.
Pictured here, we have IAM Local Lodge 2323 member Dan Jansen, IAM Canadian Airline Coordinator Carlos DaCosta and Executive Secretary Jocelyne Collett.

Host Committee 'IAM Local Lodge 103', of the 54th OPCM Convention in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. IAM, OPCM President and District 78 Business Rep- Kim Valliere, IAM Chief  Steward - Patricia Buuck, IAM President - Glenn Annett, IAM Trustee - Rob Davis, IAM Secretary Treasurer - Rob Elliott

Host Committee ‘IAM Local Lodge 103’, of the 54th OPCM Convention in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
IAM, OPCM President and District 78 Business Rep- Kim Valliere, IAM Chief
Steward – Patricia Buuck, IAM President – Glenn Annett, IAM Trustee – Rob Davis, IAM Secretary Treasurer – Rob Elliott

IAM Canadian office presented this print to IAM District Lodge 78 and Local Lodge 103 on the 125th anniversary of the IAM in Canada. IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger, IAM Local Lodge 103 President Glenn Annett, Local Lodge 103 Secretary Treasurer Rob Elliott and IAM Canadian GVP Dave Ritchie

IAM Canadian office presented this print to IAM District Lodge 78 and Local Lodge 103 on the 125th anniversary of the IAM in Canada.
IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger, IAM Local Lodge 103 President Glenn Annett, Local Lodge 103 Secretary Treasurer Rob Elliott and IAM Canadian GVP Dave Ritchie

IAM-Bell

To commemorate the 125th anniversary of the IAM in Canada, the IAM presented the Stratford Perth Museum with this railway bell. Found by IAM Canadian Communications Director Bill Trbovich, it was refurbished by members of IAM Local Lodge 717t, who also built the frame. It was a fixture on a Canadian National GP-7 diesel locomotive.

IAM WWW Instructor Dave MIskolczi and IAM WWW Director Chris Wagoner

IAM WWW Instructor Dave MIskolczi and IAM WWW Director Chris Wagoner

IAM Canadian GVP Dave Ritchie, Stratford Perth Museum Curator Micaela Fitzsimmons and IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger don white gloves to handle the first minutes book- circa 1890 - from the first Canadian Local Lodge 103.

IAM Canadian GVP Dave Ritchie, Stratford Perth Museum Curator Micaela Fitzsimmons and IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger don white gloves to handle the first minutes book- circa 1890 – from the first Canadian Local Lodge 103.

IAM Canadian GVP Dave Ritchie presented IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger with book ' Railways in Stratford' by Dean Robertson

IAM Canadian GVP Dave Ritchie presented IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger with book ‘ Railways in Stratford’ by Dean Robertson

IAM LL 2323 member Dan Jansen, IAM Canadian GVP Dave Ritchie, IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger

IAM LL 2323 member Dan Jansen, IAM Canadian GVP Dave Ritchie, Robert Roach Jr., General Secretary Treasurer,  IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger

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