Members of Local 2182 proudly launched the “Save Canada’s Lighthouses” wristband campaign at the Atlantic Regional Council meeting in Halifax.
Eight-year-old Anderson Fukala, son of a local member, came up with an idea to sell red and white wristbands for $2 in support of a community heritage society.
This society is dedicated specifically to the protection of the Sambro Island lighthouse located at the entrance of the Halifax harbour. Rich in history, this is the oldest surviving lighthouse in North America having served Canada since 1759.
Members worked with junior volunteers who managed to sell more than 100 wristbands in just over a day. Sales surpassed 1,000 for the week and the local continues to help with printing, shipping, and Twitter promotions.
Visit www.2182.ca or @UniforLocal2182 for wristband and campaign info.