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Visit the Cities: Activity Challenge

On June 20th, 2011, NB Power is once again supporting the 2011 Visit the Cities of New Brunswick Physical and Mental Fitness Challenge. This challenge is an online program with the City of Fredericton that encourages and promotes physical activity. In this challenge, individuals and teams with up to five members complete a virtual journey around the province using a pedometer or conversion chart to track their progress from one city to the next.

Participants start the challenge in Fredericton and work their way through Saint John, Dieppe, Moncton, Campbellton, Miramichi, Bathurst and Edmundston before arriving back in Fredericton. 

It was great to see that 147 NB Power employees participated last year and we are hoping to see more this year. Let’s do this together as a TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More.  



To sign up online:

On June 20, sign up by following the steps below. If participating as a team, have one person register the team name and then have each member sign up.
1. Go to
www.movethisway.ca
2. Select Enter.
3. Select NB Power sign up.
4. Read the City of Fredericton disclaimer page and click I Agree. A separate NB Power
disclaimer will be sent to you for your signature. Please sign and return to Mary Ellen Corbin at H06 in Fredericton.
5. Enter your username as NB Power and your password as activity11.
6. If signing up as a team, register the team name into the system. Once your team name is approved, select Return to Signup.
7. Complete the form, indicating your Opco (HLD, DCS, GEN, TRN or NUC) before your name (i.e. HLD - Bob Scott) and click Submit.

You will be provided a username and password that you will need to log into the site and record your steps.
Once you've logged in, you can start counting your steps and enjoy the benefits of being healthy and active!
If you are not online often, you can ask a team member to sign up and track steps for you.
To find out more information, visit the
Move This Way website or contact, Mary Ellen Corbin, Coordinator, Well-Being Program, 458-4843 or mecorbin@nbpower.com.

 

Well-Being in Partnership with IBEW Grand Lake Energizers off to a powerful start! – April 1, 2009

The Grand Lake Energizers' Relay for Life team is dedicated to the fight against cancer. Just recently, they kicked off their spring fundraising campaign by putting on a BBQ lunch at the Grand Lake Generating Station.

The Grand Lake Energizers' Relay for Life team is dedicated to the fight against cancer. Just recently, they kicked off their spring fundraising campaign by putting on a BBQ lunch at the Grand Lake Generating Station. Every Thursday, from now until the 4th of June, the team will be serving up a grilled feast onsite at 12 noon sharp. But the weekly BBQ is not the only fundraising event powered by the Energizers. Throughout the year, this eleven-member team holds a number of activities such as raffles, guessing contests, pledging, and even a fashion show that is scheduled for April 26, at the Minto Seniors'Hall!

The Grand Lake Energizers team is no stranger to the relay either. The June 6th event will mark four years of participation in the Minto event. Over the years they have proudly raised over $8,000 - and for 2009, they are committed to surpassing their previous fundraising record of $3000. With their hard work, determination, and great support, they will undoubtedly be successful.

The Energizers have also benefited from the IBEW Local 37 Health, Wellness, and Benefits Committee's Community Fundraising Fund. The purpose of this initiative is to provide assistance to teams of IBEW members interested in participating in community fundraising events that are related to health and wellness. The following criteria must be met in order to be awarded the funding:

  • The event must be sponsored by a non-profit agency or group
  • The event must be related to health and wellness
  • The event must involve physical activity on the part of the participants
  • The majority of the participants on the team must be IBEW members
  • The team must represent itself as being sponsored by the IBEW

The money may be used to cover eligible costs such as event registration fees, purchase of items for the team (hats, water bottles, flashlights, etc.), and any other activities associated with the event. The level of funding depends on the needs identified in the application process. For example, in 2008, the Energizers received $570 for event registrations; the CIBC Run for the Cure team received $320 for registrations; participants in the Dragon Boat Race were granted $1300 for boat rental and supplies; and $300 was awarded to members playing in the Shinerama Softball for team registration and T-shirts. New this year, all successful applicants will receive IBEW T-shirts for each team member!

In just over a year, this Health, Wellness, and Benefits Fund has helped these teams raise over $30,000 for very worthwhile causes, while raising the profile of the IBEW in our members' communities. If you would like more information, please call the office at 455-0037. You can also download an application form from the website under the Resources section.

Online Health & Safety Courses Available For All Members – March 12, 2009

IBEW Local 37 is pleased to announce that we have prepaid a selection of online Health & Safety courses from Vubiz Ltd. in French and English, which are available to all IBEW members, friends and family.

Online Health & Safety Courses Available For All Members

IBEW Local 37 is pleased to announce that we have prepaid a selection of online Health & Safety courses from Vubiz Ltd. in French and English, which are available to all IBEW members, friends and family.

  • Confined Spaces: The Basics (CCOHS)
  • Contractor Health & Safety (CCOHS)
  • Electrical Hazards (CCOHS)
  • Emergency Preparedness for Workers (CCOHS)
  • Health & Safety Committees (CCOHS)
  • Ladder Safety (CCOHS)
  • Lockout (CCOHS)
  • Office Ergonomics (CCOHS)
  • Office Healthy and Safety (CCOHS)
  • Pandemic Planning (CCOHS)
  • Preventing Falls from Slips and Trips (CCOHS)
  • Preventing Hearing Loss from Workplace Noise (CCOHS)
  • Return to Work: The Basics (CCOHS)
  • WHMIS for Workers (CCOHS)
  • Young Workers Safety Orientation (VUBIZ)

The courses will be available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until January 15, 2010. Be sure to take advantage of as many courses as possible.

To start your learning experience, go to: www.vubiz.com/ChAccess/IBEW4/Default.asp

Every time that you sign on, you will need to enter:

The IBEW Password: IBEWHS

Your Membership Card Number: That is the number on your IBEW Membership Card. If you are not sure of your Membership Card Number, you may use any unique identifier such as your home postal code or personal e-mail, address or birthdate. Be sure you note the identifier and use it each time you sign on.

The First time that you sign on, you will need to enter a little extra information so that we can set you up.

Membership Card Number (confirmation):
This is to confirm the information that you keyed above.

Local Number: 37.

First Name: So that we can identify you properly in the system when you return.

Last Name: So that we can identify you properly in the system when you return

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