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Tale End

May 31, 2022


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“I always enjoy ARA and hearing the perspectives of all of the representatives within Alberta.”
Jorgianne Talbot
Edmonton Public Teachers Local No. 37


“If any teacher is considering this experience to help them professionally, I would suggest it.”
Sandy Ashcroft
Red Deer Catholic Local No. 80


“This is where we get to discuss our governance. It’s great for our new teachers, not-new teachers, just to get a feeling of that process.”
Christian Schell
Christ the Redeemer Local No. 29



The first playoff series in 31 years to take place between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers provided the backdrop for the first Annual Representative Assembly (ARA) in three years to take place in person. ARA unfolded in downtown Calgary over the May long weekend and teacher delegates weren’t shy about displaying their playoff allegiance. Several delegates shared their thoughts on ARA along with their prediction for the series (which was tied 1-1 at the time).


“ARA, giving up your weekend, is about service — service for the Association and service for the members that we represent, and I’m happy to do it.”
Matthew Kierstead (centre)
Black Gold Teachers’ Local No. 8


“It’s a lot of information, but I’m finding it to be educational and quite enjoyable and interesting to learn the inner workings of everything.”
Jensen Evtushevski (left)
Edmonton Public Teachers Local No. 37


“I wish all of my colleagues would be able to experience [ARA] at least once.”
Debbie Hawkins
Calgary Public Teachers Local No. 38


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