UFCW 2023 International Convention: Meet the Candidates

Mark your calendars for January 12-26, 2023 –when UFCW Local 401 will be hosting elections for delegates to our International Convention, held April 24-28, 2023

Every five years, UFCW members across North America come together to discuss our union’s direction and priorities and elect its international leaders. 

As a member of UFCW Local 401, you’ll have the chance to select twenty-six delegates and six alternates to represent you at the Convention. 

Don’t miss out – get involved and exercise your democracy! Make sure your voice is heard – our delegation must reflect the diversity of our membership.

So you can evaluate your options, we are providing each candidate with the chance to have election materials posted on this page below.

Monique MaglalangMonique Maglalang Campaign Materials
Robert ScottRobert Scott Campaign Materials
Christina DuckerChristina Ducker Campaign Materials
Sheena ThomsonSheena Thomson Campaign Materials
Erin AlywardErin Alyward Campaign Materials
Karen EkstromKaren Ekstrom Campaign Materials
Nathan WestNathan West Campaign Materials
Arnel BaudaArnel Bauda Campaign Materials
Teresa LudwigTeresa Ludwig Campaign Materials
Dayna BramstonDayna Bramston Campaign Materials
Orlando PerezOrlando Perez Campaign Materials
Manolito Sy Manolito Sy Campaign Materials
Karm RyanKarm Ryan Campaign Materials
Teresa KueflerTeresa Kuefler Campaign Materials
Aaron LetendreAaron Letendre Campaign Materials
Cindy Lou HamabataCindy Lou Hamabata Campaign Materials
Linda TraversLinda Travers Campaign Materials
Mohamed KanuMohamed Kanu Campaign Materials
Colleen EwenColleen Ewen Campaign Materials
Ursula VelasquezUrsula Velasquez Campaign Materials

Sample Ballot with all candidates.

Sample Ballot with all approved candidates that can be voted for.

Election Procedure

If an active member running for an elected position is challenged by another active member for the same position, an election will take place to have the membership decide who the successful candidate will be (Article XII Section H.). Election meetings will take place from January 12 through January 26, 2023 (see below). 

Meeting locations and times are listed below. Members can vote at any meeting/location they choose, and voting will be by secret ballot. Please be prepared to show a piece of ID upon arrival to vote. 

Voting Dates, Times, and Locations

LocationVote DateVote TimesWhereAddressMeeting Room
Civeo Wapasu Creek Lodge- Main, East & WestThursday, Jan 12, 202311AM-7PMWapasu Main LodgeLocated 47 km east of Hwy 63, Km 42 on Canterra Road.Wapasu Main Boardroom
Civeo Beaver River Executive Lodge*Friday, Jan 13, 202311AM-6PMLodge will be closedN/AN/A
Civeo Anzac LodgeSaturday, Jan 14, 202311AM-3PMAnzac LodgeLocated southeast of Fort McMurray on Hwy 881, 25 km south of Anzac.Board Room
Civeo Conklin Lodge*Sunday, Jan 15, 202311AM-3PMLodge is closedN/AN/A
Edmonton SouthSunday, Jan 15, 202311AM-8PMHoliday Inn Express & Conference Centre Edmonton South4485 Gateway Blvd, EdmontonEvergreen A&B
Calgary SouthSunday, Jan 15, 202311AM-8PMGlenmore Inn1000 Glenmore Court SE, CalgaryGlenmore Centre
Civeo AthabascaMonday, Jan 16, 202311AM-6PMAthabasca LodgeLocated East of Highway 63, North of Fort McMurrayGames Room
Edmonton NorthMonday, Jan 16, 202311AM-8PMNOVA Yellowhead13920 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton Grizzly Room
LethbridgeMonday, Jan 16, 202311AM-8PMHoliday Inn Lethbridge2375 Mayor Magrath Dr. S, LethbridgeCrossroads Meeting Room
Calgary NorthMonday, Jan 16, 202311AM-8PMBest Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conf. Centre1316 33 Street NE, CalgaryHorizon Ballroom
TaberTuesday, Jan 17, 202311AM-6PMHeritage Inn Taber4830 46th Ave HWY 3, TaberSalon B
OldsTuesday, Jan 17, 202311AM-6PMPomeroy Inn & Suites Olds4601 – 46 Avenue, OldsWildrose Room
AthabascaWednesday, Jan 18, 20232PM-7PMAthabasca Regional Multiplex2 University Drive, AthabascaMeeting Room Combined
Grande PrairieWednesday, Jan 18, 202311AM-8PMHoliday Inn Conference Centre9816 107 St, Grande PrairieBarcelona A+B
Medicine HatThursday, Jan 19, 202311AM-8PMHoliday Inn Express9 Strachan Bay, Medicine HatCottonwood/Coulee
High RiverThursday, Jan 19, 202311AM-8PMHeritage Inn1104 11 Avenue S.E., High RiverJubilee A
HintonFriday, Jan 20, 202311AM-8PMBest Western Plus – Hinton Inn & Suites340 Smith Street, Hinton                 Meeting Room
Civeo Beaver River Executive LodgeSunday, Jan 22, 202312PM-4PMLodge will be closedN/AN/A
Fort McMurrayMonday, Jan 23, 202311AM-8PMRadisson Hotel & Suites435 Gregoire Dr., Fort McMurrayCharlesgate Room
Civeo AthabascaMonday, Jan 23, 202312PM-4PMAthabasca LodgeLocated East of Highway 63, North of Fort McMurrayGames Room
Civeo Anzac LodgeTuesday, Jan 24, 202312PM-4PMAnzac LodgeLocated southeast of Fort McMurray on Hwy 881, 25 km south of Anzac.Board Room
LloydminsterTuesday, Jan 24, 202311AM-8PMHoliday Inn & Suites5612 44 Street, LloydminsterAlberta Room
Red DeerTuesday Jan 24, 202311AM-8PMHoliday Inn Express Red Deer North6433 Orr Dr, Red DeerMeeting room 1&2
BrooksTuesday, Jan 24, 202311AM-8PMHeritage Inn Brooks1217 – 2 Street W, BrooksMeeting Room A&B
BanffTuesday, Jan 24, 202311AM-8PMBanff Caribou Lodge521 Banff Ave, BanffWoodlands Room
CamroseWednesday, Jan 25, 202311AM-8PMCanalta Camrose4710 73 St, CamroseMeeting Room
TrochuWednesday, Jan 25, 202312PM-4PMTrochu Community Hall                         215 Northfield Rd., TrochuSunterra Room
CanmoreWednesday, Jan 25, 202311AM-8PMBlackstone Mountain Lodge170 Kananaskis Way, Canmore
Civeo Conklin LodgeWednesday, Jan 25, 202312PM-4PMLodge is closedN/AN/A
Civeo Wapasu Creek Lodge- Main, East & WestThursday, Jan 26, 202312PM-4PMWapasu Main LodgeLocated 47 km east of Hwy 63, Km 42 on Canterra Road.Main Games Room

*Voting will be facilitated at this location should the camp re-open during the election.

Election Judges will then transport the ballots to the UFCW Local 401 Head Office, where they will be counted.