The Labour Day parade and festivities were held in Canada Games Plaza this morning.
The event started with 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 coordinated 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.