Labour Day 2012 - under the big tent (13 photos) Tuesday, September 04, 2012 by: SooToday.com Staff
Labour Day 2012 was celebrated with lots of fun at the Roberta Bondar Pavilion on September 3.
Loyal reader and well-known local communications professional Art Osborne attended and sent us the photos shown.
Art reports that over 2,000 people participated in the goings-on.
"The first-time Show and Shine Motorcycle event attracted 60 bikes," he adds. "That's about a million dollars worth of machinery."
Other happenings included a Steelworkers Fun Carnival, an M&M Meats BBQ, face painting and balloon art.
The day was presented by the Sault Ste. Marie and District Labour Council and union affiliates.
This year's theme was "Stand Up for Fairness: Make Ontario Fair for Everyone.”
Nearly 200 people marched in a downtown parade to kick things off.
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grease monkey 9/4/2012 10:54:09 PM Report
I don't get it..........they say there was 60 bikes which equalled over 1 million dollars worth of machinery yet not one pic of them riding in the parade..... and every biker in that parade was affiliated with a union and if it wasn't for unions and there members there probably wouldn't be a labour day to celebrate........ hats off to CUPE and the ironworkers and steelworkers and millwrights and electricians and etc. etc