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Labour Day march/festivities set for Sept. 2 in downtown Prince George

A Labour Day celebration and March is being organized in Prince George this year to which the entire community is invited.  The festivities, scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 2 in Canada Games Plaza, will feature a short march through downtown, followed at noon by a celebration at the Plaza which will include speakers, music, lots of free food, games for kids, display booths and other activities.

The Labour Day Organizing Committee is coordinating the event, along with local unions and other community organizations.   

The theme for the festivities this year is:  Labour movement – past, present, future – fighting for the rights of all!  The purpose is to highlight the vital role of labour in our community and the many contributions the labour movement has made to the betterment of all in society.  At the same time, it has been organized so that everyone in the community – kids, adults, pensioners, families – can come out to Canada Games Plaza, have lots of fun, and enjoy some free food and entertainment.  Everyone is welcome.  Bring your friends and family.

Food will consist of barbecued hotdogs, juice, candy and other treats.  Lots of fun for kids including the inflatable bouncy castle, face painting, and other activities.  Entertainment will include well-known local bands Cottonwood and Far From Linear, and singer Kevin Hutchings.

Heather Sapergia and Matt Baker, co-chairs of the Labour Day Organizing Committee, note that last year, more than 2,000 people attended the march and celebration.  This year, the organizing is going very well and similar numbers are expected.  So far, many unions and community organizations have come forward to sponsor or support.

Labour Day schedule In Prince George – Monday, September 2, 2019


March through downtown (starting at Canada Games plaza – next to the Civic Centre)

12 noon and onwards

Speakers, free food, music, entertainment, display booths, and games for kids (Canada Games Plaza)


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