Local 793 of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) has donated $104,114 to the Toronto General and. Western Hospital Foundation cancer program. A presentation was made at Local 793’s annual dinner dance held in the union’s banquet hall in Oakville on Nov. 16. The funds were raised at the 2013 Gary O’Neill Memorial Golf Tournament in the summer at RattleSnake Point Golf Club in Milton. The tournament is named after the union’s late president.
In 2012, the tournament raised $102,000. Proceeds are used to fund research into esophageal cancer. Local 793 business manager Mike Gallagher presented a cheque to Amber Bernard and Josh Lai of hospital foundation at the dinner dance. “The money raised from the Gary O’Neill Memorial Golf Tournament is going towards a very worthy cause,” said Gallagher. “I would like to thank all the contractors who participated in the golf tournament.”
“Doctors and staff at University Health Network are doing a good job of conducting research into esophageal cancer. These funds will help further their efforts.”
Local 793 of the International Union of Operating Engineers represents thousands of highly-skilled crane and heavy equipment operators across Ontario. The union has a head office, banquet hall and training campus in Oakville, and another training campus in Morrisburg.