The Executive Board Elections Concluded

October 31, 2017


UFCW Local 832 members are pleased with the existing executive board and the direction that the Local is heading under the leadership of President Jeff Traeger and Secretary-Treasurer Beatrice Bruske. 

Of the 17 vice-presidents positions, there were eight challenged positions that required elections. Ballots were counted on October 30th.


Congratulations to the challenged incumbents: 

  • Tom Biebrich (SunGro Horticulture)
  • Kathy Brnjas (Loblaw Companies Ltd.)
  • Dianne Gibson-Pierce (Loblaw Companies Ltd.)
  • Alex Ciumac (Maple Leaf Lagimodiere)


Newcomers to the executive board are 

  • Patricia Bolduc (Hope North)
  • Wes Connell (Sobeys West Inc.)
  • Darlene Kernot (Sobeys West Inc.)
  • Sandy Barylski (Sysco)


The following executive board positions continue by acclamation:  

  • John Sulyma (Pepsi)
  • Dean Rodwell (Maple Leaf Brandon)
  • Teodoro Bacalzo (HyLife)
  • Marisa Pasquarelli (Grace Hospital)
  • Ashley Morello (Old Dutch)
  • Jeremy Miller (Malteurop)
  • Frank Manaigre (Granny's Poultry)
  • Nellie Minville (St. Boniface Hospital)
  • Eric Flett (St. Boniface Hospital)
  • Recorder Debbie Jones (Garda)


President Jeff Traeger and Secretary-Treasure Bea Bruske ran unopposed and were acclaimed into their positions earlier this fall.

Nominations and elections, as well as the counting of the ballots, was conducted by the UFCW Canada Local 832 bylaws and the constitution of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

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