Boilermakers Lodge 146

Supporting COVID-19 Essential Workers: Purple Ribbon Campaign

We have Purple Ribbons Car Decals and Hard Hat Stickers!  Call the Hall (780-451-5992) to make a donation to your local Food Bank or drop off a non-perishable food item at the Hall and get yours!

Children’s Purple Ribbons Colouring Contest – Winner for Mays draw is Dakota age 4!

 

Purple Ribbons Contest! Week 1 Winner is Justin Friedrick!

Here are the details for Week 2:

  1. Submit a photo of one of the free downloadable Purple Ribbon Campaign Colouring pages that your child (grandchild, etc.) has coloured. Please ensure the picture is only of the coloured page and does not include the little artist.  The Free downloaded colouring pages are available here.
  2. Submit a photo of yourself wearing your Support Essential Workers, Donate to Food Banks: Purple Ribbon. The Ribbons are available curbside at the Hall and at various locations throughout Alberta.  For a list of Purple Ribbon locations please click here or call the Hall.   There is no charge for the ribbons.

Entry Deadline: June 5, 2020

Draw Date: June 8, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. MT

Prize: Boilermaker Nomex 146 Hoodie, Boilermaker 146 Coffee Mug and a Boilermaker 146 Limited-Edition Pin (approx. value $165.00)

All winners will be announced on the Boilermakers Lodge 146 website and social media. No purchase is required to enter the Contest. Winners will be contacted by email. This contest is in no way sponsored, affiliated or administered by Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


How Purple Ribbons Campaign Works

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused uncertainty, unease, grief and suffering.  Now more than ever it is important to come together as a province and a country to support each other. Thanking those risking their lives to help us and giving to local food banks are powerful ways to show gratitude. Wearing a Purple Ribbon symbolizes that support and shows we are thankful.

How you can help Albertans (pdf)

Purple Ribbons are given in exchange for monetary donations to local food banks.   100% of all donations go directly to the participating and registered charity food bank closest to the donors’ community.

Purple Ribbons are available by calling Lodge 146 at 780-451-5992 or at a variety of locations across Alberta.  A list of locations is below and is updated daily.

There are also free downloadable colouring pages for children to colour and hang in windows (and a Colouring Contest).

We have lawn signs, hard hat stickers and car decals!  Please call Jackie at the Hall to get yours.

Get your Purple Ribbon: Support local food banks helping Albertans in need!

Wear your Purple Ribbon: Show your gratitude to essential workers!
We are in this together!

Kick off to YYC Purple Ribbon campaign. Lynwood medical office staff proudly wearing ribbons and collecting with the donation box.

NON-MEDICAL MASKS!    

Support your local communities – Buy your Non-Medical Masks through the Hall (Edmonton and Calgary). We are sourcing them from our members and our communities. With each purchase a donation is made to local food banks and the remaining funds from the purchase price go directly to the local artisan. No funds are kept by the Hall. We have four styles and two sizes (adults and kids)!   Please call the Hall to use our curbside service to buy yours! 780-451-5992.

 

Available Styles:

 

Calgary:

Style D

Two Sizes – Ladies and Mens

$15 each (donation to local Food Banks and remainder is returned to the artisan)

 

Edmonton:

Style A

$6 each (donation to local Food Banks and remainder is returned to the artisan)

 

Style B

$10 each (donation to local Food Banks and remainder is returned to the artisan)

 

Style C

Adult Size

$10.00 each (donation to local Food Banks and remainder is returned to the artisan)

 

Child Size

$10.00 each (donation to local Food Banks and remainder is returned to the artisan)

 

The Artisans

June has been making the well-loved welding beanies for the Lodge 146 for years.  When the Lodge recognized the need for non-medical masks we reached out to ask for her help. Her masks are 100% cotton preshrunk just like the welding hats and have the insert slot to add the additional protective layer of a coffee filter cut to fit.  June is happy to helping out such an important cause.

Lydia is a long time quilter and when the COVID 19 Pandemic hit, friends starting reaching out to her asking if she could sew items that they could no longer source.  She began sewing scrub caps for ambulance crews and scrub bags for hospitals and then cloth masks for a friend’s business.  With lots of material and more time on her hands due to job loss she has been sewing using the “stash” of material she has accumulate over the last 30 years.  Each item has a special meaning because each piece of material is attached to precious memories about when it was purchased and for which project it was destined.  Sewing for the Boilermakers Lodge 146 has been extra special because her father was a Boilermaker many years ago before his passing.

Another artisan is a Lodge 146 Member who wises to remain anonymous but is very happy to be able to help the food bank and sew non-medical masks.

Angela is happy to participate in the Purple Ribbon Non-Medical Masks project to support Essential Workers and give to the Food Bank.  She also knows the importance wearing face masks to protect Albertans and help to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Angela is thrilled to be able to use her sewing skills to help out.

Purple Ribbons Contest Information:

Follow along each Monday (until June 15, 2020) as the weekly draw details are released!

  • This contest is in no way sponsored, affiliated or administered by Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
  • Limit of one (1) entry per person per week during the Contest Period.
  • In the case of multiple same week entries, only the first eligible entry will be considered.
  • Each Weekly and Early Bird entry will also be entered in the Grand Prize draws.
  • Weekly and Early Bird Prize winners will also be entered into the Grand Prize draws.
  • Winners will be determined by random draws.
  • Before being declared a winner, the selected entrants will be required to successfully answer a skill testing question.
  • Entrants must be a legal resident of the province of Alberta and be of the age of majority in the province of Alberta or older at the time of entry.

 

How to Enter

  • There is no purchase necessary to enter the Contest.
  • Enter using the method of entry outlined below. No entries will be accepted by any other means.
  • Enter via email at purpleribbonscontest@boilermakers.ca (the “Contest Email”).
  • All entries must include the entrants full name (First and Last), Address, Telephone/Cell Number(s) and Boilermakers Registration Number if applicable.
  • Entries must be in jpg, png, or pdf file format.
  • Limit of one (1) entry per person per week during the Contest Period. In the case of multiple same week entries, only the first eligible entry will be considered.
  • Each weekly entry will also be entered in the Grand Prize draws.
  • Weekly prize winners will also be entered into the Grand Prize draws.
  • Winners will be determined by random draws.
  • Before being declared a winner, the selected entrants will be required to successfully answer a skill testing question.

Please be sure to review the full contest rules and regulations here.

Children's Purple Ribbons Colouring Contest Information:

How to Submit:

Take a picture or scan your artist’s coloured Purple Ribbon masterpiece and send it to purpleribbons@boilermakers.ca by the monthly deadlines:

  • June 30 for the June Draw; and,
  • July 31 for the July Draw.

 

Eligibility

Eligibility for Member Draws – To be eligible for this Colouring Contest:

  • Colouring must be done by a child(ren) or grandchild(ren) of a member in good standing of Boilermaker Lodge 146.
  • Artists must be 12 years of age or younger.
  • Multiple submissions are welcome. 

Eligibility for Open Draws – To be eligible for this Colouring Contest:

  • Artists must be 12 years of age or younger.
  • Multiple submissions are welcome.

 

Entries will only be entered into one draw pool per month but may submit multiple entries to that draw – the monthly membership draw or the monthly open draw.

 

Prizes

  • 1 $25.00 Mastermind Gift Card for the month of May, month of June, and month of July for children related to members. Total of $75.00 worth of gift cards.
  • 1 $25.00 Mastermind Gift Card for the month of May, month of June, and month of July for children of non-members. Total of $75.00 worth of gift cards.

 

How to Enter

  • There is no purchase necessary to enter the Colouring Contest.
  • The Colouring Contest is in no way sponsored or administered by Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
  • Enter using the method of entry outlined below. No entries will be accepted by any other means.
  • Enter via email at purpleribbons@boilermakers.ca (the “Colouring Contest Email”).
  • All entries must include the entrants first name and the parents or guardian’s Full Name, Address, Telephone/Cell Number(s) and their Boilermakers Registration Number if applicable.
  • Entries must be in jpg, png, or pdf file format.
  • Winners will be determined by random draws.
  • Before being declared a winner, the parents or guardians of the selected entrants will be required to successfully answer a skill testing question.

More details at:  www.boilermakers.ca/purpleribbons

 

Download a free Colouring Page

Colour and display on a window or front door and say thank you to our essential workers!

                      

To have your little artist’s Purple Ribbon colouring page uploaded to our website, take a picture or scan and send it to purpleribbons@boilermakers.ca  Be sure to include your child’s first name, age and Province.   (i.e., Emma, Age 5, Alberta)  You do not have to be a member to have your child’s colouring page posted on our website.   By sending us an electronic copy of your child’s colouring page you agree to have it posted on our website.

Coloured pages displayed here


Purple ribbons are available at: 

  • Boilermakers Lodge 146, 15220 114 Ave Edmonton – Please Call ahead 1-780-451-5992
  • Edmonton Food Bank, 11508 120 St Edmonton
  • Ralph’s Handi Mart, 9508 87 St Edmonton
  • Wine Gallery Edmonton, 10930 119 St Edmonton
  • Calgary Hall Lodge 146, 11055 48 St SE Calgary
  • Kristian Electric Ltd, 4215 64 Ave SE Calgary
  • Lynnwood Medical Clinic, 6622-20A ST SE Calgary
  • Light Cellar Superfoods, 6531 Bowness Rd NW Calgary
  • Whistle Time Restaurant, #1-7635 44st SE Calgary
  • Real Canadian Superstore, 300 Veterans Blvd NE Airdrie
  • Davis Cheverolet, 149 East Lake Crescent NE Aidrie

If you require a Donation Receipt please call Jackie at 780-451-5992, Ext 300 for information on obtaining one. 


Media Inquiries: 
Contact Mackenzie Walker at 1-780-887-5746 or mwalker@boilermakers.ca

Media Resources:
Press Release Edmonton (pdf)
Press Release Calgary (pdf)
Photos

To host a Ribbon Donation box:
please contact Jackie Woodford at 780-451-5992 x300 or jwoodford@boilermakers.ca

For General Inquiries:
email purpleribbons@boilermakers.ca

Purple Ribbon Campaign has Social Media!!  Follow us on 


We have Supporting COVID-19 Essential Workers: Purple Ribbon Campaign lawn signs.  

Thank you to fastrack signs & printing for their donation of signs!!

To get your lawn sign please contact the Hall and ask for Jackie.

Purple Ribbon Cutouts

Cut out and display in your window, on your door or in your car window to show your support for our essential workers.

Canada’s National Day of Mourning: Purple Ribbons supporting COVID-19 Essential Workers

COVID-19 has brought new meaning to this day that honours workers who have lost their lives, were injured or became ill from their job.   Today the Lodge hosted a virtual ceremony to remember lives forever changed.   By wearing Purple Ribbons, the Lodge also honoured essential workers risking their lives every day to battle COVID-19.

Day of Mourning Photos

 


“I know these are difficult times and I truly want to thank all the hardworking Albertans who continue to work and provide services during these unprecedented times. These ribbons honour our essential workers while symbolizing their dedication and strength.  It’s important to support each other and our communities.  I encourage everyone to wear a purple ribbon and to donate to their local foodbank.  Canadians and Albertans are resilient, and together we will get through this.”
Hon. Jason Copping, Minister of Labour and Immigration

 

“Boilermakers Lodge 146 is first and foremost a community organization. Our purpose is to support our members and our neighbours. Essential workers are daily performing critical work to keep us safe and in these times of need with many Albertans laid off, we are happy we can and will do our part. Wearing a purple ribbon while also donating to the Edmonton Food Bank is one way for us to fulfill our mandate.”
Hugh MacDonald, Lodge 146 Business Manager

 

“We are fortunate to be positioned to support those in need. The Purple Ribbon Campaign is a way to involve our communities and visually show our Essential Workers we are thankful for their devotion.  April 28 is the National Day of Mourning and timing this campaign to coincide with this day to honour fallen, injured or suffering workers is a perfect match.”
Mackenzie Walker, Lodge 146 Assistant Business Manager

 

Wearing a Purple Ribbon, hanging purple bows on your windows and doors and involving children to colour our Purple Ribbon colouring sheets is a great way to show support and remind ourselves we are united in this fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever we need to stand together and use our collective effort to flatten the curve.

The ribbons are individually sealed in plastic bags to ensure health protocols can be followed.


International covering Lodge 146’s Purple Ribbon Campaign

 

Twitter video from Jason Copping, Minister of Labour and Immigration