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Musician’s Pension Fund of Canada Information Session

The Guild is hosting an information session about the Musician’s Pension Fund of Canada (MPF Canada) on Wednesday April 24, 2019.

The session is free and takes place at the Guild office at 20 Hughson Street S, Suite 401 from 1pm to 3pm, and is open to members of the Guild and other musicians who are seeking information about MPF Canada.

A representative of MPF Canada will be on hand to explain the purpose, benefits, and operational features of the Musician’s Pension Fund. The event will give professional musicians in the Hamilton area useful information for their future, and will uphold the best practices of the music profession.

MPF Canada is available to active musicians who are members of the Canadian Federation of Musicians and who qualify under the rules of the Fund. The Canadian Federation of Musicians chapter in Hamilton is the Hamilton Musicians Guild.

For musicians who are regularly earning income and who are not yet members of a musicians union local, contributing and earning a “musician’s pension” through the Pension Fund may be one of the best reasons to join.

The Musician’s Pension Fund workshop would be an excellent refresher course for Guild members who are nearing retirement age.

Members of the Hamilton Musicians Guild who are vested members of MPF Canada are welcome to attend, including those who are pensioners.

It’s a good time to be a professional musician in Hamilton!

For more information, and to reserve a seat at the session, call 905-525-4040.

The Redhill Valleys at Canadian Country Music Awards

Friday September 7 – Larry Feudo (left) and Ron Palangio of the Hamilton Musicians Guild executive welcomed members Danielle Beaudin and Chelsea McWilliams of The Redhill Valleys at the Guild table at Canadian Country Music Awards registration. The ladies were later joined by bandmate Tim Allard at the Songwriter’s Series session three sponsored by ole Music. Earlier in the week they helped kick off Country Music Week with a show at The Diplomat, and on Saturday the group played at the Locke Street Festival. The Canadian Federation of Musicians assists members with visas when traveling to the USA.

Andre Bisson Plays 2018 Labour Day Picnic

Andre Bisson and his band, members of Hamilton Musicians Guild local 293, will entertain the crowds at this year’s Labour Day Picnic in Bayfront Park. The outdoor stage will energize the family and community oriented event which takes place as a follow-up to the Hamilton Labour Day Parade.

The Labour Day picnic, organized by the Hamilton District Labour Council, is the BEST way to see for yourself how much of a force organized labour is in our great city. Dozens of local labour groups will be present.

Many of the locals have memberships numbering in the hundreds. Overall the picnic makes a significant showing and is a great reminder of the size and diversity and power of our labour force in Hamilton. Families and friends of workers are present. The event is characterized by colourful diversity with each group showing their unique flags and t-shirts.

Members and supporters of the union movement and especially members of the Hamilton Musicians Guild are invited!

All Guild members are also encouraged and urged to walk with us in the Labour Day Parade. Rallying point is on Stuart Street. Parade steps of at 10:30AM. Parking is available at Bayfront Park.

For more information call the Guild Office or visit http://hamiltonlabour.ca/doc.php?did=239