Dear Unifor Members:

My name is Mike Van Boekel and I am the Plant Chair at Local 88 (CAMI Plant).
Our family is asking for your help. We entered a contest put on by Pioneer Seeds this summer/fall. Pioneer will donate two prizes of $50,000 to the winners of their contest.
Each entrant had to make a video stating what they would do to help their community and how they would spend $50,000 in their community.
Pioneer has judged the videos and from the 39 entered, they have announced four finalists. Our video has made the final four!

The winners will be determined strictly by public voting. We split our project into five separate groups, each getting $10,000. To view our video, please visit

Our video is called Hickson and you will notice that there is a red fire truck as the video’s thumbnail.

You can vote every day until Monday, December 10. Please help us out and vote every day!!

Even though our video is based on Hickson, one of our projects would be to provide $10,000 to the Oxford County Mental Health programs that are directly aimed at Teenage Suicide Prevention. Oxford County was hit hard over the past few years by teenage suicides. If you belong to other organizations or groups, please pass this on.

We appreciated any support we receive.

Thank you,

Mike & Jennifer Van Boekel, and family