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We Are Retirees
Welcome to the Retiree Chapter
Unifor Local 199 has a retiree chapter with over 5,000 members. When members of the Union retire they automatically become members of the chapter. The Retiree Lounge located at 124 Bunting Road St Catharines, has a bar, patio, BBQ, two snooker tables, 7 dart boards, a big screen TV and card tables. All of our retirees are encouraged to visit the centre for a tour and participate in the activities in the centre. Chapter activities range from; exercise classes, cards, darts, snooker, golf, bowling, pot luck suppers and bus trips. Whether you want to hang out and shoot a few games of pool or participate in organized events the Retiree Centre has something for you..
The retirees meet every third Wednesday of the month @ 1:00pm to discuss upcoming retiree events and issues.
Every three years the retirees elect their own Executive Board. To ensure the Local Union understands the issues of its retirees, the chairperson of the chapter is automatically a member of the Unifor Local 199 Executive Board.
If you would like more information about the retiree chapter, or the events that are scheduled can click on the tabs to the left or below or stop in at the retiree centre.
Fred Dougan Retiree Chairperson
Unifor 199 Retiree Centre
124 Bunting Road, St. Catharines, Ontario
905-682-2231 (Retiree Centre)
Retiree Executive Committee
Chair: Fred Dougan Vice Chair, : John Neely Recording Secretary: Bruce Allen Financial Secretary: Nick Collini, SGT At Arms: Ed Childs
3 year term November 2016 – 2019
Come on out and play 5 and 10 pin bowling from September – May! Bowling league is open to all Unifor 199 Retirees! Contact the Retirees Centre or drop in at the Union Hall to register or for more information.
- 5 pin bowling is at Fairview Mall, 10:00 am Monday morning
- 10 Pin bowling Parkway Lanes at 1:30 pm Monday afternoon.
On Wednesdays, the ladies Craft Club meet in the Retiree Lounge from 10:00 am -12 noon. Bring your project! Whether it’s knitting, sewing , crochet or any other “crafty” idea you have, come on out and share your ideas and tips with everyone. Throughout the years, the women have designed some beautiful gifts that they have donated to various organizations. All skill levels are welcome. Tea, coffee and treats!!!!
Love Cribbage but don’t have a partner??? Want to learn??? Come on out to the Retirees Centre on Tuesday afternoons at 2pm to join in on the fun! It’s a good way to socialize and see some old friends and make new ones!!! Contact the Retirees Centre or stop in at the Union Hall to sign up or for more information.
Like to play darts??? Now that you are retired, come on out and join the Dart League. It’s fun and friendly and you can hone your dart skills while sharing laughs with teammates and competitors. The games begin at 2:00 pm every Tuesday. Stop in for a visit or contact Roger Pelletier for more information.
Euchre is a fun and challenging card game that many of us enjoy. Come on out and join in! Euchre is a great way to exercise your mind while having laughs and a beverage or two with fellow retirees. Contact the Retirees Centre or stop in at the Union Hall to sign up or for more information.
The retirees have two Zoomba exercise classes each week. The classes are led by a certified aerobics instructor. You can work out at your own level so is a great way to “shake it up” for all ages. Classes are on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 am. All retirees are welcome to participate!!!
The Unifor 199 Golf League is the most popular scheduled retiree activity. The golfers play 9 holes at the Municipal Golf Course on Friday mornings during the summer months and return to the Retiree Lounge where they can enjoy and bbq’d jumbo hot dog and a beverage for a nominal fee. That’s where you can mingle with the other golfers and catch up or talk about your game. Contact the Retirees Centre or stop by the Union Hall for more information.
Open Snooker is scheduled three days per week, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 1:30 pm. Come on down to the Retirees Centre and see some old friends and make new ones! The bar is open and light snacks are available. You can bring your own cue or feel free to use one of ours. Stop in for a visit and give it a try!
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