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Fundraiser Update: John Tackaberry Memorial Golf Tournament

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The 4th annual John Tackaberry Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by the Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation is being held on August 24, 2018 at the Goose Hummock Golf Course. The course is located at 23210 Township Road 564, Gibbons, Alberta.

All proceeds from the event go to fund the work of the Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation.  Thank you to all of the generous sponsors who have already signed up. There are still a few openings for sponsors.

Use these links to find more information about the tournament:

John Tackaberry golfing

Remembering John Tackaberry

John Tackaberry went from a career as a Journeyman Red Seal Glazier with Local 1725 to become Calgary Business Representative for the newly amalgamated provincial Local 177, Chairman of the Building Trades of Alberta and a Director of the Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation. He also served on the Canadian Board of Trustees of the International Local Union and District Council Pension Fund and co-chaired the Board of Trustees of the IUPAT Local 177 Benefit Trust Fund. 

John’s bluster and booming voice could never quite hide his kind heart and the laughter that welled just below the surface. He was a very kind and good man who believed deeply in the union movement, in his many unions colleagues and friends, and in the importance of community volunteer work. He knew the value of skilled trades training, mentoring apprentices, and was proud of the superb training facilities at IUPAT Local 177. Appropriately, the John Tackaberry Future Leaders Award is named in his honour. The award is given each year to an apprentice who typifies John's leadership qualities.

John Tackaberry

Supporting the Charitable Foundation 

It is also appropriate that the proceeds from the John Tackaberry Memorial Golf Tournament go to support the work of the Charitable Foundation (est. 2001). The Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation is supported by the members of BTA’s affiliated unions who purchase tickets in raffles authorized by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission. The raffles are held on work sites with contractor / owner permission. Additional funds are provided through charity golf tournaments, like the John Tackaberry Memorial Golf Tournament, curling bonspiels, events at the annual conference, and a 50-50 raffle at the Building Trades of Alberta Oil Kings Night.

To date the Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation has donated over $6 million to charitable organizations in Alberta.

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The Building Trades of Alberta coordinates and promotes the interests of 16 Alberta trade unions whose 75,000 members work in the residential, commercial and industrial construction, maintenance and fabrications industries.


Nationally, Building Trades of Alberta joins the other Provincial Councils that make up Canada's Building Trades Unions. Canada's Building Trades Unions, in turn, is a member of the Building and Construction Trades Department centred in Washington, D.C.

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