Free Labour Day event returns to big tentMonday, August 26, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
SAULT STE. MARIE DISTRICT LABOUR COUNCIL
The SSM and District Labour Council Labour Day celebration and motorcyclce show & shine event on Monday, September 2, 2013
Recognizing 54 years as “The Voice of Organized Labour,” the Sault Ste. Marie and District Labour Council, affiliates and stakeholders will mark Labour Day by inviting the public and calling all Labour Union members to a free workers appreciation family and friends event at the Roberta Bondar Park and Pavilion on Monday September 2, 2013 [file photo from 2012 event shown].
This year’s theme is “Together Fairness Works!”
A Labour Solidarity Rally will kick-off the day’s events at 11:20 a.m. beginning from the Bondar Pavilion parking lot, east on Foster Drive continuing on Russ Ramsay Way, north on Brock, west on Queen, south on Elgin and back.
Rally participants are invited to gather at 11 a.m.
To top this off, Labour will provide fun family activities beginning at noon with free food and refreshments by the “M&M’s Barbecue Crew,” the “Steelworkers Inflatable Fun Carnival,” balloon art by the Balloon Man, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and a fish pond.
The Motorcycle Show & Shine event will once again be hosted by the local Ironworkers Motorcycle Club with People’s Choice awards and prizes for the top show bikes including the “Scooter / Electric” class.
Show & Shine participants must register between 9 and 11 a.m. to show off their rides in the rally.
If you are or know high school students who need community volunteer hours please contact the USW District 6 Office at 705-759-4945.
• Dave Pettalia, president of the Sault Ste. Marie and District Labour Council and Joe Krmpotich, vice president of the Sault Ste. Marie and District Labour Council, United Steel Workers USW District 6 Office, 705-759-4945
• Pierre J. Verhelst, Sault Ste. Marie and District Labour Day Celebration Event coordinator, 705-256-9866
About The Sault Ste. Marie and District Labour Council
The local Labour Council was established in 1959 and is chartered by the Canadian Labour Congress.
The local Labour Council serves as the “Voice of Organized Labour” in our community and is made up of delegates from all of the Unions in the city and surrounding municipalities.