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Katherine Keagan: 2018 John Tackaberry Future Leaders Award Winner

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Each year, the John Tackaberry Future Leaders Award is presented to a deserving apprentice who demonstrates the drive and commitment to be a leader at home, on the worksite, and in their community.This year's winner is Katherine Keagan, Boilermakers Local 146.


 Katherine Keagan, Boilermakers Local 146, accepting the John Tackaberry Future Leaders Award from Audrey Kronewatt

Katherine Keagan, Boilermakers Local 146 is presented with the John Tackaberry Future Leaders Award
by Audrey Kronewitt, John and Jacquie's daughter, at the Building Trades of Alberta 2018 Conference

Katherine Keagan addressed the BTA 2018 Conference and talked about leadership and how she tries to be a leader in her career.

John Tackaberry

John Tackaberry's career included serving as a Journeyman Red Seal Glazier with Local 1725, Calgary Business Representative for Local 177, Chairman of the Building Trades of Alberta, and Director of the Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation.

John also served on the Canadian Board of Trustees of the International Local Union and District Council Pension Fund, and he co-chaired the Board of Trustees of the IUPAT Local 177 Benefit Trust Fund. 

 John believed deeply in the union movement, in his many union brothers and friends, and in giving back to the community through volunteer work and mentoring apprentices.


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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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