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There’s that saying, “when life (or your employer) gives you lemons…”

Always trying to make the best of an unfortunate situation, CUPE 15 and CUPE 391 members set up a lemonade stand yesterday to inform the public about what they refer to as “lemons” they’ve been handed by the city.

The strikers handed out more than glasses of lemonade yesterday along with information sheets and engaging conversation.

The stand has a large banner over it that reads “When the City gives lemons, we make a lemonade stand.”

Servers like CUPE 15 members Robert Lee, Bill McClure and Randi Gurhold-Seary offered passers-by a refreshing drink of ice-cold lemonade and shared their thoughts and hopes with the public.

The servers also expressed their optimism at the City’s agreement to meet and engage in bargaining this week.

Many passing vehicles honked their horns in support and waved to the lemonade stand servers from their window. The lemonade stand will be touring various sites this week.