From Newfoundland to British Columbia, CUPE members will be joining with our sisters and brothers in the broader union movement this weekend to honour the contributions workers have made to this country, and enjoy good company and food. Find out what’s happening in your community, and come on out.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
A rally will be held at 11:00 am at the South Commons Triangle in Halifax, followed by a free BBQ at noon.
Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
A BBQ will be held at the CEP Hall on 323 Reevers Street, starting at 2:00 pm.
Sydney, Nova Scotia
The Labour Day picnic will be held from 12 noon - 2 pm at the Sydney waterfront on the Boardwalk.
Moncton, New Brunswick
Riverfront Park, Sunday September 6 (rain date - Monday Sept. 7), 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.
Saint John, New Brunswick
The parade is gathering at the east end of Harbour Station at 11:30 a.m., parade starts at noon, ending at Rockwood Park. BBQ and fun to follow until 3:00 pm.
Restigouche, New Brunswick
11:00, NBIP Parking Lot, Dalhousie
Bathurst, New Brunswick
The march will leave Coronation Park at 10:00, going down Douglas to Main to King to St. Andrews, and then back to Bathurst High School and Coronation Park. After the march, there will be a picnic at the park. (more info, call John Gagnon 545-6800)
Parade starting at City Hall at 12 p.m. and marching to McNab Park
for a BBQ and family fun day from 1-4:30 p.m.
McBurney Park Parade leaving at 10:30 a.m., followed by a picnic back at McBurney Park for the entire family.
Picnic 12-3 p.m. at the Pavilion at Nicholl’s Oval Park. BBQ, music, and displays — fun-filled, free event for all ages.
Family fun day at Carpenters Hall in Port Hope, 459 Croft Street, 11-2 p.m. where music, food, face-painting, clowns, jumping castles, and giant cook sale will take place.
Family fun day at Memorial Park in Oshawa, corner of Simcoe and John Streets from 11-3 p.m. Enjoy live music and entertainment, face-painting, hot dogs and hamburgers.
Picnic on Sept. 6, from 12-3 p.m., being held in Memorial Park for a family fun day.
Parade assembling at 9 a.m. and leaving University Avenue (north of Armoury Street) and marching to Exhibition Place.
Parade starting at 11 a.m. at York Street, south of Queen to Dundurn Park where a picnic and BBQ is being held by CUPE 5167.
Picnic being held at Riverside Park from 11-4p.m. and followed by live music, face-painting, and free food.
St. Catharines, Ontario
Pot Luck Social, Sept. 6 at 36 Sunnylee Drive, 4-8 p.m. Parade on Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. — gather at CAW Hall in St. Catharines, march to Lyons Community Park, followed by BBQ. Evening events will take place in the CAW Hall in St. Catharines.
Picnic starting at 1 p.m. at Thames Park, Ridge Street, south of Horton, includes entertainment and music.
Parade at 10 a.m., leave CAW Local 200/444 Union Hall, 1855 Turner Road, march to the Fogolar Furlan Club, followed by a picnic, entertainment, live music, free food and water.
North Bay, Ontario
Parade leaving Kenrock parking lot at 11:30 a.m. (parade route is on Memorial Drive) followed by a family fun day BBQ from 12-3 p.m. at Waterfront Park.
Pancake Breakfast, 9 a.m. at Memorial Park, followed by 11 a.m. parade. Noon-6 p.m. picnic at Mill CAW Campgrounds, Richard Lake, off Hwy 69 South — family fun day and free food.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Family fun day from Noon-4 p.m. in Belleville Park. Activities include a BBQ, live music, face-painting, sack races. Food and refreshments will be provided free of charge.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Picnic taking place on Sept. 1 at the Labour Centre, 929 Fort William Road from 12-4 p.m.
Picnic, 11-3 p.m. at Beatty Park. BBQ, games and entertainment for all.
Labour Day BBQ in Victoria Park by Riversdale Pool, free food and music, 11:30-1:30.
Union Labour Day BBQ, Calgary Olympic Plaza, 228-8 Avenue SE, 11:00 am-2:00 pm
The Edmonton and District Labour Council (EDLC) will be holding its 20th Annual Labour Day Barbecue for the Unemployed on Monday, September 7th, 2009 at Giovanni Caboto Park from 11:30 AM –3:30 PM.
Cranbrook, British Columbia
11 - 4 pm, Rotary Park, 11th Ave & 1st Street
Kitimat, British Columbia
11 - 2 pm, Rod & Gun Club
Ladysmith, British Columbia
9 - 4 pm, Transfer Beach
Sunshine Coast, British Columbia
10 - 2 pm, McDougall Park, Gibsons
Vancouver, British Columbia
11 - 2 pm, Trout Lake, Vancouver
Victoria, British Columbia
9 - 4 pm, Irving Park, Menzies & Michigan
Trail, British Columbia
11 - 3 pm, Gyro Park
Is there an event happening in your community we don’t have listed? Let us know, and we’ll add it to this list.