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Labour Day Events 2016

On Monday, September 5, CUPE Ontario members will take part in Labour Day events in communities across the province.

This Labour Day, CUPE Ontario members will combine their celebration of all that the labour movement has achieved, with a strong stand against privatization and austerity.

Austerity is at the root of all the hospital and school closures we’re seeing. It’s why we still have long wait lists for child care and developmental services, and why governments are outsourcing and selling off vital public assets like Hydro One.

The annual celebration has its roots in the labour movement’s fight for an eight-hour day and celebrates the many gains unions have struggled for on behalf of all workers, including health and safety regulations, parental leave, a minimum wage, pay equity laws and same-sex spousal benefits.

Please come out and join your fellow unionists at the Labour Day event in your area.

Join us at Labour day events across Ontario in 2016:
Brantford &
Sept.5  –  9am – 2pm (registration at 8am)Soap Box Derby, Open House & BBQ

1 Icomm Drive

Contact Jeff Van Wyk: Phone: (519) 717-0228; email: jvanwyk181@gmail.com

Durham Region Sept.5  –  11am – 3pmPicnic at Memorial Park 100 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa

Activities include live music, bouncy castle, ice cream, slushies, food & drinks, RC cars, face painting and treats for the kids.

Contact John MacDonald: Phone: (905) 424-2776

Hamilton Sept.5  – 10:30am – 3pmParade starts at 10:30am at York Blvd/Queen St. North to Rolph’s Gate (Dundurn National Historic Site). Following is a picnic at Dundurn Park.

Phone: (905) 547-2944

Kenora Sept.5 – 11am – 2pmPicnic/BBQ at Keewatin Beatty Park (10th Street)

Contact Donna Wiebe: Phone (807) 468-7203; email: donnawiebe@shaw.ca

Kingston Sept.5  – 10am – 2pmParade and picnic at McBurney Park (191 Ordnance St, Frontenac ON K7K 3S7

Phone: (613) 329-5901; email: kingstonlabourcouncil@gmail.com

Download the Labour Day flyer here

Kitchener Sept.5 – 12pm – 4pmPicnic – Waterloo Park 50 Young St W, Waterloo ON N2L 2Z4

Contact Dave Eales: Phone: (519) 743-8301; email: dave@wrlc.ca

Lindsay & District Sept.4 – 12pm – PicnicOld Mill Park, 16 Kent St.E, Lindsay, ON  K9V 2J4 Activities include: games, bouncy castle, music, dinosaur egg hunt and BBQ.

Please send donations.

Contact James Mulhern: Phone: (705) 324-7841; email: oneworldonevoice@sympatico.ca

Download the Labour Day flyer here

Niagara Region Sept.5 – 10:30am – 7pmParade starts at 10:30am from Pen Centre (221 Glendale Ave.) followed by a family carnival from 12pm – 7pm

Contact Lou Ann Binning: Phone: (905) 708-4022; email: nrlc.clc@gmail.com

North Bay Sept.5  – Waterfront Park (100 Main St. E, North Bay, ON P1B 1A8)Parade of flags starts at 11am followed by a picnic starting at 12pm.

Contact Henri Giroux: Phone: (705) 471-7746

Ottawa Sept.5 – 12pm – 4pmParade begins at Ottawa City Hall (Elgin St and Lisgar St.) at noon and ends at McNabb Park (Bronson and Gladstone) where picnic will be held from 1pm-4pm.

Activities include live music, games, pony rides, food and drinks, clowns and face painting.

Phone: (613) 233-7820; email: odlc@ottawalabour.org

Peel Region Sept. 3 – 11am – 3pmPicnic at Gage Park (1030 Main Street E).

Contact Jim McDowell: Phone: (416) 587-8809

Peterborough Sept.5 – 12pm – 2:30pm.Picnic at Nichols Oval Park (725 Armour Road)

Phone: (705) 742-9286; email: pdlc@nexicom.net

Renfrew Sept.5Festivities at Pembroke Marina

Organized by Renfrew County Labour Council

Sarnia  Sept.5 — Parade and BBQParade starts at 9:30am at Sarnia Library (corner of Wellington & Christina) and ending at Centennial Park, Front Street.  BBQ held at Unifor 914 Hall

Phone: (519) 542-2375; email: sdlc@bellnet.ca

Download the Labour Day flyer here

Sault Ste. Marie Sept.5 – 11am – 4pm.March and BBQ – Roberta Bondar Pavillion (65 Foster Drive)

Phone: (705) 941-8589; email: mccleavemichele@gmail.com

Download the Labour Day flyer here

Sudbury Sept.5 – 10am – 4pmMarch & picnic – Bell Park (Paris Street)

Phone: (705) 674-1223; email: sdlc@persona.ca

Download the Labour Day flyer here

Thunder Bay Sept.5 – 11am – 3pmPicnic at Current River Park (450 Dewe Avenue)

Phone: (807) 345-2621; email: tbdlc@tbaytel.net

Timmins Sept.5 – 11am – 6pmMarch around Gillies Lake (100 Lakeshore Rd.)

Picnic at Hollinger Park (565 Algonquin Blvd E, P4N 1B7)

Contact J.P. Deilets: Phone: (705) 274-3400; email: jpdesilets@yahoo.com

Toronto &
York Region
Sept.5 – ParadeMeet at 9AM – Gathering west side of University, north from Armoury to Dundas W marching to Exhibition Place.

Phone: (416) 441-3663; email: council@labourcouncil.ca

Windsor Sept.5 – 10am.Parade starting at Unifor Local 200/444 Union Hall and ends at Fogolar Furlan Club (1800 N Service Road (E.C. Row) with a picnic.

Contact Mike Malott: Phone: (519) 252-8281; email: mcmalott@cogeco.ca

Download the Labour Day flyer here


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