"My name is Laurie Proudfoot and I live in the West Kootenays and represent Local 809. I have been a BCGEU member since 2001, a steward since 2004 and in 2011 I took on the responsibilities as the Local Chair, became a member of our local Cross Component Committee and also sat on the Bargaining Committee. I have recently been elected Third Vice to the component. I am also on the Occupational Health and Safety Committee.
"I got involved in the union to try to help make a difference, and to better understand the collective agreement. I enjoy being a part of - and learn from - the BC Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress. There are many learning opportunities in this wonderful union of ours, and I appreciate the priveledge of being able to particiapte as much as I can.
"I enjoy gardening, and love my two pets dearly. I am a mother of two, and grandmother to five beautiful granchildren. I love spending my free time with them."