This past August, CUPE lost Sister Ruth Shymka. Ruth was President of CUPE 2550 (St. Albert Catholic Schools), a member of the CUPE Alberta Executive and an active member of the CUPE Alberta Literacy Committee.

It is the tradition at CUPE Alberta that when long serving members of the board finish their final term they are provided with a gift. As a longtime supporter of literacy programs at her local library, it was Ruth’s wishes that the value of the gift be donated to Morinville Public Library.

As per those wishes, CUPE Alberta Vice President David Graham recently presented this gift to Cheryl, the Assistant Manager of the Morinville Public Library in memory of Sister Ruth Shymka.

October is Canadian Library Month, a time to highlight the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives.