Join UFCW at 2019 Labour Day events across Canada

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Toronto – August 22, 2019 – Labour Day is just around the corner, and UFCW Canada activists are set to participate in community events across the country dedicated to celebrating the victories that workers have accomplished together and calling for additional improvements to the lives of working Canadians.

Below is a list of community parades, picnics, and other events honouring Labour Day from coast to coast. UFCW Canada’s National Office, Local Unions, and allies will be attending many of these events and encourage all members to get involved this Labour Day. If you are a UFCW Canada member, contact your Local Union to find out how you can participate in Labour Day events in your community!

ATLANTIC CANADA

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

St. John’s and DLC
Family Fun Day BBQ
Techniplex, 39 Churchill Ave, Pleasantville, St. Johns
Monday, September 2, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Travis Kendall
SJDLC709NL@gmail.com

Corner Brook and DLC
Family Fun Day BBQ
Margaret Bowater Park, O’Connell Drive, Corner Brook
Monday, September 2, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Gene Colbourne 709 640 894
gdcolbourne@hotmail.com

Central Newfoundland and DLC
Town Parade
Main St, Grand Falls-Windsor
Monday, September 2, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Kathy Oake
709-292-4369
labourcouncilcentral@gmail.com

Labrador West DLC
Family Fun Day
Centennial Park, if weather isn’t favorable, it will be moved to
USW Hall, 105 Hudson drive
Saturday, September 7, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Claude Gray
labradorwestdlc@gmail.com


NOVA SCOTIA

Annapolis Valley Labour Council Picnic
Kentville Memorial Park on Park St. Kentville, NS
Monday, September 2 11:00am-2:00pm

Cape Breton District Labour Council Picnic
Open Hearth Park (North Pond) Sydney, NS
Monday, September 2, 12:00pm-2:00pm

Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council
Halifax Labour Day March, Rally & BBQ Picnic 2019
Halifax Commons (Corner of Trollope Street and Bell Road), Halifax, NS
Monday, September 2, 2019 at 11 AM – 3 PM

South Shore Labour Council
BBQ, Children’s activities and music
Shipyard’s Landing, 210 King St. Halifax, NS
Monday, September 2 11:30am-1:30pm

South West Labour Group BBQ
Frost Park, Main St. Yarmouth, NS
Monday, September 2 11:00am-2:00pm


NEW BRUNSWICK

Bathurst & District Labour Council     
Picnic and Parade
Coronation Park, Munroe Street, Bathurst
Monday, September 2
Parade starts at 1:00 pm. BBQ and speeches will follow.
John Gagnon
gagnonnjohn@yahoo.com
506-545-0651

Edmundston District Labour Council
BBQ, Music and Games
239 Principale Street, Saint Basile
Wednesday, August 31,11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Lorn Martin
lornm5@gmail.com
506-737-7063

Fredericton & District Labour Council
BBQ, Live Music and Games
Officer’s Square, Fredericton
Monday, September 2, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Kevin Smallwood
Kevster19ca@yahoo.com
506-999-4889

Moncton & District Labour Council
BBQ, Music and Games
Centennial Park, Moncton
Sunday, September 1, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Janice Melanson
travailmonctonlabour@gmail.com
506-530-4478

Saint John & District Labour Council 
Parade, Picnic and Music
Fire Fighter’s Hall & Fisher Lakes, Saint John
Monday, September 2, 12:00 pm
Chris Watson
christopher_watson@live.ca
506-663-9123

Organized by CUPE and Sponsored by Restigouche District Labour Council
Softball Tournament, Parade and BBQ
Inch Arran Park, Dalhousie, NB
August 31 & September 1
Softball tournament starts on August 31 and continues on September 1
BBQ and Parade will be held on September 1
Brian Arseneault
arsefourteen@gmail.com
506-686-4050

Organized by CUPE         
Solidarity March
Jean Coutu Parking Lot, Principale Street, Tracadie-Sheila
Monday, September 2 at 1:00 pm
Anne-Renée Thomas
annerenee1971@live.ca
506-888-6551


PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Prince Edward Island Federation of Labour 
BBQ and Music
Joe Ghiz Memorial Park, Charlottetown
Monday, September 2, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Carl Pursey
peifed@pei.aibn.com
902-368-3068


ONTARIO

Barrie and District Labour Council
Labour Day Picnic
Sunnydale Park, Barrie, ON
Monday, September 2, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm
barrielabourcouncil@gmail.com

Brantford and District Labour Council
Labour Day Soap Box Derby
Icomm Dr. between Colborne Street & Market Street
Monday, September 2, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Roxanne Bond
roxannebond1@gmail.com

Chatham-Kent District Labour Council
Labour Day BBQ
Kingston Park, 91 Paxton Drive
Monday, September 2, 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Chatham-Kent District Labour Council
cklc@kent.net

Cornwall and District Labour Council
Labour Day Picnic
Lamoureux Park, 106 Water Street E. Cornwall, ON K6J 5T8
Monday, September 2, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Louise Lanctot
louiselanctot18@gmail.com

Durham Regional Labour Council
Labour Day BBQ and Picnic
Memorial Park, Oshawa (Centre and John Streets)
110 Simcoe Street S. Oshawa, ON L1H 7M7
Monday, September 2, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Tiffany Balducci
durhamlc@durhamlabour.ca

Grey Bruce Labour Council
Labour Day Parade commencing at 924 Goderich Street
Education Centre at 115 Shipley Ave., Port Elgin
Monday, September 2, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Dave Trumble
dktrumble@gmail.com

Guelph District Labour Council
Labour Day Picnic
Riverside Park, 709 Woolwich Street, Guelph
Monday, September 2, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Terry O’Connor
519-994-2474
terryo3@hotmail.com

Hamilton and District Labour Council
Labour Day BBQ and picnic at Bay Front Park, March will begin at 10 am and will end at Bayfront Park for the United Way Picnic and Beer Tent. If unions so choose to have their own picnic at the park, they must get a hold of the Labour Council to reserve a spot asap. There will also be entertainment and a kid’s zone. If a union has not received their line up position, please contact the Labour Council.
“Standing United Against Racism, Oppression and Austerity”
Monday, September 2, Parade steps off at 10:00 am
Anthony Marco
905-515-6486
amarco@rogers.com

Huron and District Labour Council
Labour Day Parade and Picnic
The Square Courthouse Park, Goderich
Saturday, August 31, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Drew MacAulay
drmacaulay@hotmail.com

Kenora and District Labour Council
Labour Day Picnic at Anicinabe Park, Kenora
Monday, September 2, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Glen Archer
glenka@hotmail.com

Kingston and District Labour Council
Labour Day Parade and BBQ
McBurney Park, 157 Ordnance St. Kingston, ON K7K 1H1
Monday, September 2, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Lesley Jamieson
kingstonlabourcouncil@gmail.com

Leeds and Grenville Labour Council
Community Labour Day Picnic
Hardy Park and Centennial Park, Water St., Brockville, ON  K1H 7H6
Monday, September 2, 11:00 am. to 2:00 pm
James Roy
leedsandgrenvillelabourcouncil@gmail.com

Lindsay and District Labour Council
Labour Day Picnic and fun day for the whole family, where we are champions of fairness
Old Mill Park, 16 Kent St. E. Lindsay
Sunday, September 1, 12:00 pm
James Mulhern
705-324-7841
oneworldonevoice@sympatico.ca

London District Labour Council
Labour Day Picnic
Thames Park, off Ridout Street just south of Horton Street, London
Monday, September 2, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
London District Labour Council
parkysinger@gmail.com

Niagara Regional Labour Council
Labour Day Parade
7 Park Avenue, St. Catharines, ON L2P 1P9
Monday, September 2, 11:00 am
Lou Ann Binning
289-362-2233
nrlc.clc@gmail.com

North Bay and District Labour Council
Labour Day BBQ Picnic
North Bay Waterfront Kiwanis Bandshell
Monday, September 2, 9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.
Dave Vadnais
dvadnais@opseu608.org

North Simcoe Muskoka and District Labour Council
Labour Day Picnic
Couchiching Park, Orillia
Monday, September 2, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Danny Taylor
85taylor@sympatico.ca

Ottawa and District Labour Council
Labour Day March & BBQ Picnic
Gather at Ottawa City Hall (Lisgar/Elgin) at noon and March to McNabb Park.
Picnic at McNabb Park (Gladstone/Bronson)
Monday, September 2
March leaves at 12:00 pm Picnic and BBQ at 12:45 pm
Jennifer Moore
613-233-7820
jennifer@ottawalabour.org

Peel Regional Labour Council
Joining Labour Day Parade in Toronto, free bus ride from Brampton to Toronto
Monday, September 2
To reserve a seat on the bus, go to http://bit.ly/PRLCLABOURDAY 

Peterborough and District Labour Council
Labour Day Picnic
Nichols Oval Park, 725 Armor Road, Peterborough, ON
Children’s entertainment, Dog show, face painting,
musicians performing, BBQ
Monday, September 2, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stephanie Levesque
705-313-1103
slevesque@uwpeterborough.ca

Quinte and District Labour Council
Labour Day Display at Mall
Quinte Mall, 390 N Front St, Belleville, ON K8P 3E1
Saturday, August 31, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Marg Bourgoin
margandgord@sympatico.ca

Renfrew & District Labour Council
Labour Day Family Fun
Pembroke Marina, 393 Pembroke St West Pembroke, K8A 6V3
Monday, September 2 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Mike Wright
mikeandlizwright@me.com

Sarnia and District Labour Council
Labour Day Parade and BBQ
Parade starting at Willing & Christina St to Centennial Park
Monday, September 2, Starting at 11:30 am
Sarnia and District Labour Council
519-542-0178
sdlc@bellnet.ca

Sault Ste. Marie and District Labour Council
Labour Day Parade
Picnic and Labour Council’s 60th Anniversary, Roberta Bondar Pavilion, 65 Foster Street, Sault Ste. Marie
Monday, September 2, 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
Michele McLeave
mccleavemichele@gmail.com

St. Thomas & District Labour Council
Labour Day Picnic
Hepburn Park, St. Thomas
Monday, September 2, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Joe Mountenay
519-319-3770
jmtech94@yahoo.ca

Stratford and District Labour Council
Labour Day BBQ
Upper Queen’s Park, Stratford
Monday, September 2, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Stratford and District Labour Council
519-276-2160
stratlabour@gmail.com

Sudbury and District Labour Council
Labour Day Picnic
Bell Park, Paris Street at York, Sudbury
Monday, September 2, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Paul Pasanen
sdlc@persona.ca

Thunder Bay and District Labour Council
Labour Day Picnic
Current River Park, Cumberland Street, Thunder Bay
Monday, September 2, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sandra Snider
13sasnider@gmail.com
OR
Marg Arnone
marg.arnone@hotmail.com

Timmins and District Labour Council
Labour Day Picnic & BBQ
Gillies Lake, 100 Lakeshore Road, Timmins
Monday, September 2, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
J.P. Desilets
jpdesilets@yahoo.com

Toronto and York Region Labour Council
Labour Day Parade starting at Queen Street West and University Ave
Monday, September 2 Start time is promptly at 9:30 am
Maureen King
416-441-3663
mking@labourcouncil.ca

Waterloo Regional Labour Council
Labour Day Picnic
Waterloo Park, Westmont Entrance
199 Father David Bauer Dr., Waterloo
Monday, September 2, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Kelly Dick president@wrlc.ca OR Frank Curnew fcurnew@uway.wrc.ca

Windsor and District Labour Council
Labour Day Parade and Picnic
Fogolar Furlan Club, Windsor
Monday, September 2, starting at 9:00 am
Mike Malott
519-252-8281, Cell: 519-819-3510
mcmalott@cogeco.ca


PRAIRIES

MANITOBA

Thompson Labour Committee
Picnic/BBQ
19 Elizabeth Drive, Thompson
Sunday, September 1, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wayne Levac
wlevack@mymts.net
204-677-1709

Winnipeg Labour Council
Labour Day March – City Hall
Monday, September 2, 11:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Brandon & District Labour Council
Picnic – UFCW Greenspace, 530 Richmond Ave. E.
Monday, September 2, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


SASKATCHEWAN

Moose Jaw & District Labour Council
BBQ
Moose Jaw Union Centre, 1402 Caribou Street West
Monday, September 2, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Saskatoon & District Labour Council
BBQ
Victoria Park (by Riversdale Pool), Saskatoon
Monday, September 2, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Regina & District Labour Council
BBQ
Legislative Building West Lawns, Regina
Monday, September 2, 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Prince Albert & District Labour Council
BBQ
Union Centre,107 – 8th Street East, Prince Albert
Monday, September 2, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
David Miller
306-981-8190
cdmiller@sasktel.net


ALBERTA

Edmonton & District Labour Council
BBQ, Entertainment, Activities
Giovanni Caboto Park, 95 Street & 109 Ave, Edmonton
Monday, September 2, 11:30 am. to 3:30 pm
Greg Mady
780-474-4747
office@edlc.ca

Calgary & District Labour Council
BBQ, Family Event
Calgary Olympic Plaza, 228-8 Ave. SE, Calgary
Monday, September 2, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
www.thecdlc.ca

Lethbridge & District Labour Council
Family Picnic
Kinsmen Park, 1009 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge
Monday September 2, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Krysty Munns
403-393-2688

Medicine Hat & District Labour Council
BBQ
Riverside Park, Medicine Hat
Monday, September 2, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sharon Stolz
403-866-8973

Red Deer & District Labour Council
BBQ
51 Street between 49 Avenue and 50 Avenue, Red Deer
Monday, September 2, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Kyle Johnston
403-392-3473

Woodbuffalo & District Labour Council
BBQ & 19th Rubber Duck Race
Snye Point Park, Wood Buffalo
Monday, September 2, 12:00 am to 4:00 pm
Kyle Murphy
587-876-3356


PACIFIC

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Campbell River, Courtenay & District Labour Council
TBA
East Kootenay District Labour Council
Labour Day Picnic
Rotary Park, 100 – 10th Avenue South, Cranbrook
Monday, September 2, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Shelley Balfour, EKDLC Secretary
250-421-2565
https://www.eastkootenaylabour.ca/

Fraser Valley Labour Council
Labour Day Celebration
Mill Lake Park, Gladwin Road (Bevan Road entrance), Abbotsford
Monday, September 2, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
D.J. Pohl, FVLC President
fvlcinfo@gmail.com
http://www.fraservalleylabour.ca/events

Kamloops & District Labour Council
Labour Day Picnic
McDonald Park, Kamloops
Monday, September 2, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Lois Rugg, KDLC President
kdlcpresident@gmail.com
https://kdlc.ca/

Nanaimo, Duncan & District Labour Council
Labour Day Picnic
Transfer Beach, Ladysmith
Monday, September 2, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Cherene Palmer, NDDLC President
604-725-3890

New Westminster & District Labour Council
Labour Day Event
Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey
Monday, September 2, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Laura Sharpe, Event Organizer
adminnwdlc@shaw.ca

North Central Labour Council
Labour Day Picnic and Rally
Civic Plaza, Prince George
Monday, September 2, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Natalie Fletcher, NCLC President
nclcboard@gmail.com

North Okanagan Labour Council
6th Annual Labour Day Picnic
Hollywood Road Education Services Centre
1040 Hollywood Road S., Kelowna
Monday, September 2, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Ian Gordon, NOLC President
nolcpres@gmail.com
http://okanaganlabour.org/index.html/

Sunshine Coast Labour Council
Labour Day Event
Dougall Park, Gibsons
Monday, September 2, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Miyuki Shinkai, SCLC Member-at-Large
mellonglass@dccnet.com

Vancouver & District Labour Council
Labour Day Celebration
Jack Poole Plaza, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Monday, September 2, 12:00 to 5:00 pm
Michelle Livaja, Event Organizer
vdlclabourday@gmail.com
http://www.vdlc.ca/events

Victoria Labour Council
Labour Day Event
Front lawn of the B.C. Legislature
501 Belleville Street, Victoria
Monday, September 2, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
vlcbc@telus.net
250-384-8331

List compiled by the Canadian Labour Congress