Local 793 members and their families are being encouraged to march in a number of Labour Day parades and attend events being held across the province on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. Union shirts and hats will be supplied. Following are details about the parades and events in various districts:
Please assemble by 8 a.m. on the east side of University Avenue north from Queen Street West to Armoury Street. The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. Union apparel will be supplied upon identification of being a Local 793 member. At the end of the parade, members will be admitted free to the CNE grounds.
Members, please note that there is a change to the assembly location and the parade route this year. Please assemble by 10 a.m. on Stuart Street at Caroline Street North. 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. A barbecue and picnic will be held following the parade at Bay Front Park
Please assemble by noon at Ottawa City Hall at Elgin and Lisgar streets. The parade will end at McNabb Park at Gladstone and Bronson avenues. There will be a picnic at the park from 1 to 4 p.m. with pony rides, games, clowns, face painting, live music and food.
Local 793 members and their families can march in the Kingston parade sponsored by the Kingston and District Labour Council. Please assemble by 10 a.m. at McBurney (Skeleton) Park. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and ends at city hall. There will be a picnic, live music and a free barbecue in the park after the parade.
Local 793 is sponsoring a picnic for members and their families at East Park, 1275 Hamilton Rd., in London. The picnic runs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hats, t-shirts and jackets will be provided.
Please assemble by 9 a.m. at the corner of Seneca Street and Turner Road. The parade will start at 10 a.m. from the Unifor Local 200/444 Union Hall. The parade route is along Walker Road to North Service Road and on to the Fogolar Fulan Club. The parade is sponsored by the Windsor District Labour Council. There will be free hot dogs, pop and water while supplies last.
Please assemble at 8:30 a.m. behind the Sarnia Public Library on Julia Street. The parade will start at 9:30 a.m. Food and refreshments will be offered following the parade at the union hall at 1390A Lougar Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie
Members can meet at the Sault Ste. Marie office at 432 Great Northern Rd. at 10:15 a.m. and from there they can proceed down to the Roberta Bondar Tent Pavilion to assemble for the parade which starts at 11:15 a.m.
Members are invited to a Labour Day picnic at the Sudbury office at 430 Westmount Ave., Unit H. The picnic runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Members can gather at Local 793’s hall at 54 Waterloo Rd between 10 and 11 a.m. A Labour Day Walk will begin at 11 a.m. and go around Gillies Lake. A barbecue and family activities will be held at Gillies Lake beginning at noon.
Members can attend a Labour Day picnic at the Current River Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is organized by the Thunder Bay District Labour Council. If it’s raining, the picnic will be held on Sept. 5.