District 35 Dryden was formed in 1986. It includes the Dryden Unit (drawing members from Machin, Minnitaki, Oxdrift, Dryden, Wabigoon, Dinorwic, Sioux Lookout, Hudson and Ignace) and the Red Lake Unit (serving Red Lake, Balmertown, Madsen, Couchner and Ear Falls).

Our members include those who work in and retire from education – including child care and early years, schools and school boards, post-secondary, private schools and more. We play a key role in helping members stay active and connected – with each other and the community.

District 35 is situated on the ancestral traditional territories of the Anishinabewaki Peoples, on whose territory we are gathering today. We recognize that this territory is covered by the North-West Angle Treaty. We also acknowledge the urban Indigenous communities in our district.

District 35 Dryden recognizes the inequities connected to colonization and commits to working towards creating a just, inclusive and vibrant community for all.

We invite our members to reflect on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action.


Members and growing

District 35 Dryden President

Carol Gardam

District 35 Dryden Executive

Name Role Email
Carol Gardam President
Dennis Gushulak-A01-Unit President Unit President
Susan O'Grady First Vice-President
Roger Cormier Unit Vice-President
Patricia A Norman Secretary
Susan Cullen Unit Secretary
Patricia A Norman Treasurer
Roger Cormier Unit Treasurer
Lee Ann Benson Member Services Coordinator
Donna Gushulak Unit Member Services Coordinator
Elaine Morris Goodwill Rep
Donna Gushulak Unit Goodwill Rep
Patricia A Norman Newsletter Editor
Susan O'Grady Health Benefits Representative
Dennis Gushulak-K01-Unit HSI Representative Unit Health Benefits Representative
Sydney Wilcox PAC Rep
Tannis Ferguson-Jodar Web Master
Carol Gardam Corporate Member 1
Susan O'Grady Corporate Member 2
Dennis Gushulak Alternate 1
Laura Sfreddo Alternate 2
Carol Gardam Governance
Carol Gardam Social Media Rep
Lee Ann Benson RPW Organizer

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