Edmonton mourning the loss of activist

Hundreds of Edmontonians are gathering today to celebrate the life of an active labour activist in our community.

Thomas Olenuk most recently served as the president of the Edmonton and District Labour Council.

In his career, Olenuk also worked on the Alberta Federation of Labour board, served as director of the Alberta Environment Network and sat on the city's Community Foundation committee.

Olenuk was 57 and said to have been battling some health issues.

The memorial is being held at NorQuest College starting at 1:00 this afternoon.

iNews880, Sat Nov 28 2009

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