Local 793 members and their families are encouraged to march in a number of Labour Day parades and attend events being held across the province on Monday, September 4, 2023 (Sunday, September 3, 2023, in Oshawa).

Participants that attend the parade in their respective districts will receive a Local 793 jacket, t-shirt, and hat. Children’s T-shirts will be available. Please present your Union card and come early, as quantities are limited.

Details about the parades and events in various districts:

The parade begins promptly at 9:30 a.m., Monday, September 4th, 2023. Assemble by 8:30 a.m. on University Avenue between Richmond Street West and Queen Street West. Union apparel will be supplied upon identification of being a Local 793 member. The parade route will head west on Queen Street West to Dufferin Street then south to the Canadian National Exhibition. At the end of the parade, members will be admitted free to the CNE grounds.

Please assemble at 9 a.m. on Monday, September 4th, 2023, at Stuart Street at Caroline Street North. Local 793 Representatives will be on-site at 8:30 am. Members should look for Local 793 flags and banners to find us on Stuart Street. Bay Street North will likely close to traffic around 10 a.m., so if you plan on arriving after that, you will have to come down another access route. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and heads south on Bay Street, east on Main Street to James Street, north on James Street to Strachan Street, west on Strachan to Harbour Front Drive and into Bay Front Park. Following the march, a picnic is being hosted by the Hamilton and District Labour Council (HLDC) in Bayfront Park and members are free to attend if they wish. The Local will not have a tent or booth at the park.

Ottawa’s Labour Council Labour Day Parade will depart at 12 p.m., Monday, September 4th, 2023, from Ottawa City Hall, finishing at McNabb Park, located at the corner of Bronson and Gladstone Ave. Once at the Park, the day will be filled with a fun list of activities that will include a moon bounce, live music, pony rides, face painting and a barbecue.

The Kingston & District Labour Council is hosting a parade at Doug Fluhrer Park starting at 10 a.m., Monday, September 4th, 2023 and a barbeque at Victoria Park (Brock and Alfred) from 11 p.m. till 1 p.m. There will be great food, music, bouncy castles, and union and community stalls!

Members are invited to the Lindsey & District Labour Council Labour Day picnic at Old Mill Park, 16 Kent St. E., Lindsay. The picnic begins at 12 p.m. on Sunday, September 3rd, 2023. There will be food, live music, refreshments, door prizes and information booths. Please bring your own water bottles.

Local 793 is sponsoring a barbeque for members and their families at East Park, 1275 Hamilton Road, in London. The picnic runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, September 4th, 2023. The food being provided is barbequed hot dogs and sausage, as well as pizza and refreshments.

The march will begin at 10:00 a.m. from the UNIFOR Local 200/444 Office as in previous years. We ask that those participating in the march be at 1855 Turner Road (Unifor Local 444/200 Office) beginning at 8:30 a.m. and no later than 9:30 a.m. Speeches, food, car show and activities will all take place at Lanspeary Park this year.

Members are to meet behind the Sarnia Public Library, located at 124 Christina Street South at 8:30 a.m., Monday, September 4th, 2023. Members will then line up in front of the library on Christina Street to march in the parade. Following the parade, we will be coming back to the Union Hall, located at 1390A Lougar Ave, for lunch and refreshments.

Sault Ste. Marie
Members can meet at the Roberta Bondar Pavillon at 65 Foster Drive. Sault Ste. Marie, On. P6A 5N1 at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 4th, 2023, and from there assemble for the parade which starts at 11:30 a.m.

Members are invited to a Labour Day barbeque at the Sudbury office at 430 Westmount Avenue, Sudbury, Ontario, Unit H. The barbeque runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, September 4th, 2023.

Members are invited to meet at Kerr Crane Services, located at 1321 Riverside Dr, Timmins, ON P4R 1A6, at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 4th, 2023, and from there the parade will commence.

Thunder Bay
Members can attend a Labour Day picnic at the Current River Park off Hodder Avenue and Cumberland Street from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, September 4th, 2023. Food will be served until 3 p.m. The event is organized by the Thunder Bay District Labour Council.