May 2021 AGM If you have not already received your voting and Zoom links for the 2020-2021 year, sign up for this year’s links.

Look forward to “seeing” you there.
May 19 - Budget, Finance and Policy/Bylaw Changes
May 26 - Elections
Double AGM for May 2021
YWC - Game Night Thursday, May 13th, 6pm-8pm via Zoom
For all young workers in the STA age 35 and under!

An online games night using Zoom and other platforms that includes games such as Skribbl, Scattergories, Codenames, and even an opportunitiy to make an origami crane!
Young Workers Game Night Register now
YWC May 21, 2021, 6pm-7pm via Zoom
Ovila Mailhot: Sto:lo Coast Salish Artist
"Feel welcome to join me in a fun Coast Salish art session. Learning a bit about the art style, elements used and who I am as an artist & how I express myself through the arts & creativity."

This event, hosted by the STA Young Workers Committee, is open to all members and aims to bring together Surrey, Chiliwack, and Mission members for a night of art, connection, and fun.
Coast Salish Art Night Register now
girls conference 2021 June 10, 2021 from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Register now

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The Advocate


The Advocate is a seasonal publication for members. The Advocate contains a report from the President, information from the table officers, updates, and information on current educational issues and issues of importance to Surrey teachers.

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