Labour Day Events 2020

November 26, 2020,

September 7 marks Labour Day, one of the most important days on the calendar for workers. This year we will be celebrating differently. We can’t gather for the usual parades and celebrations because of COVID-19 safety restrictions, so we are inviting you to celebrate online. Find a virtual event near you:

Newfoundland

Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour
Live streamed Labour Day event on Facebook.
Monday, September 7, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.
https://www.facebook.com/NLFED

Halifax

Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council
Virtual Labour Day celebration partnered with the Mayworks Halifax Festival of Working People and the Arts. The digital/online programming will involve both cultural programming, as well as short video messages from labour leaders and others.
Monday, September 7, 2020
https://www.facebook.com/events/3061952787255826/

Ontario

Barrie and District Labour Council
Sunset Drive-In – FREE for the first 152 cars – must pre-register
September 3rd at dusk
barrielabourcouncil@gmail.com

Chatham-Kent Labour Council
Car Caravan, Forward Together Campaign Online
Chatham City Hall
Monday, September 7th, 11:00am
https://www.facebook.com/CKLabourCouncil
Linda Reaume: lreaume@hotmail.ca

Cornwall and District Labour Council
Forward Together Campaign Online
Contact: louiselanctot18@gmail.com

Durham Region Labour Council
Virtual Labour Day Celebration on Zoom and Facebook Live – Monday, September 7th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Virtual Screening of CBC Documentary “Company Town” – TBD
https://www.facebook.com/events/353722018967621/
Food Drive / Donation Campaign – TBD
Forward Together Campaign Online
Contact: tmbalducci@gmail.com

Grey-Bruce Labour Council
Car Caravan – Start time 11:00am in Meaford
The Grey-Bruce Labour Council invites all of the community to a unique Labour Day celebration. The worldwide pandemic has changed so much, but not the need to celebrate labour.
Starting at 11:00am in Meaford, everyone is invited to join a car caravan honouring workers. People may join and leave the car caravan anywhere along the route. First traveling to Owen Sound, a socially distanced picnic will take place at Heritage Place Mall. The caravan continues to Southampton, Port Elgin, Chesley, Hanover and ends in Walkerton. There will be a socially distanced prize draw in Walkerton. Details are available at https://greybrucelabour.wordpress.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/GBlabour
Making sure that workers and essential workers are not forgotten, the Grey-Bruce Labour Council is honoring workers in this celebration of all working people. We have purchased billboard space to give out a Labour Day message across the region.
The day will wrap up with a Facebook live prize draw from Kincardine.
Chris: acjstephen@gmail.com
Dave: dktrumble@gmail.com
https://greybrucelabour.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/GBlabour/
https://twitter.com/@GreyBruceDi1

Guelph and District Labour Council
When: Monday, September 7th, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Meet at the Labour Council office parking lot at Orchard Park
(St. Ignatius Loyola) 5420 Hwy 6 North.
Please join the Guelph and District Labour Council for a car parade to celebrate Labour Day!
We will meet at 10:00am at the Labour Council office parking lot to decorate our vehicles and make signs. The parade route will be emailed out to the Executive and the membership ahead of time. The parade will commence at 11:00am.
Health and Safety Precautions and Reminders:
All traffic laws and signals must be obeyed. Drivers and participants are responsible for their own vehicles and safety. If you are sharing a ride, please wear masks. Please bring your own decorations, noisemakers and materials for signs.
Contact GDLC President, Jennifer Hesch, for more information: gdlabourcouncil@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=guelph%20district%20labour%20council
Jen Hesch: 519-546-4352
jennilynncda@gmail.com

Hamilton and District Labour Council
Labour Day Caravan & Starlite Drive in Social Distance Picnic. The Caravan starts at City Hall and makes its way up to the Starlite Drive-In for a “socially-distant” picnic like no other in Labour Day history! Please visit Labour Day webpage for time, route and more details.
http://hdlc.ca/LabourDay2020
https://www.facebook.com/hamiltonlabour/
Contact: hdlc@cogeco.net

Huron and District Labour Council
Car Parade to deliver donation cheques to community Organizations, photo opportunity.

Kingston and District Labour Council
Car and Bicycle Caravan – Monday, September 7th, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tune in to CFRC 101.9 from 11am to noon to hear our special KDLC radio show, with local labour leaders, music, and special guests!
Contact: kingstonlabourcouncil@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1161524974209339/

Leeds and Grenville Labour Council
Car Caravan – Monday, September 7th, 10:30am
Contact: leedsandgrenvillelabourcouncil@gmail.com

Lindsay and District Labour Council
Pre-recorded video presentation on Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/Lindsay-and-District-Labour-Council-235711383163139/
Contact: oneworldonevoice@sympatico.ca

London and District Labour Council and
St. Thomas and District Labour Council
Car Rally
Monday, September 7th, 10:00am CASO Station 750 Talbot St., St Thomas Driving to London
Forward Together Campaign Online, through heavy and dedicated online presence the campaign gained worldwide recognition as a place for First Responders to share ideas, resources, and photos of support for one another.
Patti Dalton: 519-494-3901, Pattidalton@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/londonlabour
Joe Mountenay: 519-319-3770, Jmtech94@yahoo.ca
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1488614627964117

Niagara Regional Labour Council
Pre-recorded video presentation on Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/niagaralabour/
Contact: nrlc.clc@gmail.com

North Bay and District Labour Council
Lawn signs available. Food bank donations on Labour Day.
Jared Hunt: jaredhunt72@hotmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/NorthBayLabour

North Simcoe, Muskoka and District Labour Council
Online Video Celebration to be pushed on our NSMDLC Facebook Page, Twitter Account, and Website.
When: September 5th and 6th
Video will be released on Labour Day by 10:00am
Mike De Rose (Acting President)
www.nsmdlc.org

Northumberland and District Labour Council
Car Caravan through Port Hope and Cobourg – Monday, September 7th
Sidewalk Art / Poster Contest
Video Message from President shared on Social Media
Forward Together Campaign Online
Contact: northumberlandlc@outlook.com

Orangeville and District Labour Council
Renting an electronic Bill Board on Highway 10 with a powerful Labour Day message.
Contact: Sania Wadalia, President
Swadalia@hotmail.com

Ottawa and District Labour Council
Virtual Zoom and Facebook Live Celebration – Monday, September 7th, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Virtual Screening of the Movie “Stand” – Monday, September 7th, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Forward Together Campaign Online
Contact: odlc@ottawalabour.org

Peel Regional Labour Council
Rolling Caravan from Mississauga Edward Blvd to 60 Gillingham Dr, Brampton
September 6th, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Contact: Patrick Williams, Chair Events Committee
(905) 696-8882

Peterborough and District Labour Council
Facebook Live Virtual Event with music and notable speakers. Hosted by PDLC President Tyler Burns.
Check our Facebook page and website for start time and updates:
https://www.facebook.com/ptbolabour
https://ptbolabour.ca/
Contact: president@ptbolabour.ca

Quinte Labour Council
Forward Together Campaign Online
Contact: margandgord@sympatico.ca

Renfrew and District Labour Council
Forward Together Campaign Online
Contact: mikeandlizwright@me.com

Sarnia and District Labour Council
VIRTUAL LABOUR DAY EVENT
September 7th, 10:00am on TVSN (The video show network) with Dave Burrows as our host.
We would like to welcome everyone to watch our virtual Labour Day event on TVSN to celebrate workers on this special day.
https://youtube/OMgNQzGP5el
Sarnia and District Labour Council: 519-542-0178, sdlc@bellnet.ca
https://www.facebook.com/SARNIAANDDISTRICTLABOURCOUNCIL

Sault Ste. Marie and District Labour Council
Labour Day
Michele McLeave
mccleavemichele@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/presidentssmdlc

St. Thomas and District Labour Council will join with London and District Labour Council
Car Rally
Monday, September 7th, 10:00am CASO Station 750 Talbot st, St Thomas Driving to London
Forward Together Campaign Online, through heavy and dedicated online presence the campaign gained worldwide recognition as a place for First Responders to share ideas, resources, and photos of support for one another.
Patti Dalton: Pattidalton@gmail.com, 519-494-3901
https://www.facebook.com/londonlabour
Joe Mountenay: Jmtech94@yahoo.ca, 519-319-3770
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1488614627964117

Stratford and District Labour Council
The SDLC will be saluting all workers this 2020 Labour Day with an affiliate care-❤-van driving around our beautiful Avon river and through our downtown in a show of pride and solidarity!  The SDLC will finish our salute by delivering care packages to many of our frontline and essential workers places of business!
September 7th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Patti-Jo Lindner: 519-276-2160
cupw.pjlindner@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/stratfordlabourcouncil

Sudbury and District Labour Council
Car Parade – We will begin the parade at 10:30am on McIsaac Drive (Near the Southridge Mall) in the South End of Sudbury. We will head north down Paris Street towards the USW 6500 union hall (Bring union Flags and/or decal for your vehicles!) Once we are at the hall, we will ask everyone to kindly remain in their vehicles while we enjoy the music and speeches. Lunches will be safely served to your vehicles. There will be music, contests and prizes for those that submit for the song contest and colouring contest.
Please RSVP at http://www.sudburylabour.ca/labour_day_car_rally_2020

Thunder Bay and District Labour Council
Car Caravan and Drive Thru Ice Cream Station – Monday, September 7th
Contact: santalfo@tbaytel.net

Toronto and York Region Labour Council
TYRLC will launch our Labour Day video highlighting workers on the frontline of this pandemic.
https://www.youtube.com/user/labourcouncil
https://www.facebook.com/LabourCouncil/
Contact: council@labourcouncil.ca

Waterloo Regional Labour Council
Don’t forget to reserve your spot at our Labour Day Weekend Drive in Double Feature. Join us for a FREE double feature Drive-In Movie during the Labour Day weekend!
When: Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th
Where: 610 Wabanaki Dr, Kitchener, ON N2C 2K4, Canada
Early Show at 8:30pm – Call of the Wild
Late Show at 10:15pm – Pride!
Labour Day Drive-In event!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/116778153601

Windsor and District Labour Council
Online Labour Day/Week
Windsor Star infomercial article (includes Directing readers to our Website & FB Link), broadcast on OurTV community station, honouring frontline workers, Children’s colouring and essays contests, WEBSITE & FB-Locals’ photos and Labour Day Message, Labour Day Speeches.
Brian Hogan: 226-348-7597
bhoganoecta@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/WindsorDistrictLC

Alberta

Calgary & District Labour Council
CDLC Labour Day Events
Please see their website at www.thecdlc.ca
for events.

Edmonton & District Labour Council
EDLC Labour Day Events
Please see their website at http://www.edmontonlabour.ca/
for events.

Manitoba

Winnipeg Labour Council
WLC Labour Day Events
Please see https://www.facebook.com/WinnipegLabourCouncil/
for events.

British Columbia

Vancouver & District Labour Council (VDLC) and New Westminster & District Labour Council (NWDLC) joint event
Video “event” launch featuring: The first ever Elsie award celebrating the contributions of union members and activists Labour Day greetings from each council and an elected representative from each area, special guests and a Pre-Labour Day children’s colouring contest – entries will be posted on social media mid-August to mid-September.
Monday, September 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. (and available all day).
https://www.facebook.com/events/575070026538536/

North Central Labour Council
https://www.facebook.com/North-Central-Labour-Council-of-BC-116669825022245/

East Kootenay District Labour Council
Video on social media.
https://www.facebook.com/East-Kootenay-District-Labour-Council-187439044629035/

West Kootenay Labour Council
Video on social media.
https://www.facebook.com/WestKootenayLabourCouncilBC/

Kitimat – Terrace & District Labour Council
Video on social media.
https://www.facebook.com/KTDLC

Prince Rupert Labour Council
Highlight a walking tour of labour history.
http://www.princerupertlabourcouncil.ca/

Kamloops & District Labour Council
Video on social media.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/38547037157/
Prize draws on Labour Council website.
www.kdlc.ca

North Okanagan Labour Council
New website launch. Visitors to the new website, who sign up for the NOLC newsletter, will have a chance to win a prize: a 2-person, 2-night stay at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort. The Labour Council is also running a radio ad on StingRay Radio August 31-September 7.
https://www.oklabour.org/

Victoria Labour Council
Video on social media.
https://www.facebook.com/victorialabourcouncil

Nanaimo Duncan & District Labour Council
Labour Day Video with president’s message and videos from the Mayor/MLA/MP in Nanaimo will be posted to the Labour Council’s website.
http://nddlc.org/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/384086395009738/

Fraser Valley Labour Council
President’s message.
http://www.fraservalleylabour.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/fraservalleylc

Campbell River, Courtenay & District Labour Council
Forward Together campaign online.
http://www.crclabour.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/CRCD-Labour-Council-869004616776032

Sunshine Coast Labour Council
Forward Together campaign online.
https://www.facebook.com/Sunshine-Coast-Labour-Council-410283986212595