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Labour Day came from the struggles of working people calling for greater workers rights, equality, social justice and economic democracy. Labour Day can be traced back to April 14, 1872, when a parade was staged in Toronto to support the Typographical Union’s strike for a nine-hour workday. Today it is a day of rest and to celebrate the accomplishments of the labour movements and the benefits of working in a unionized environment.


People and communities across Canada celebrate the accomplishments of the labour movement with summer picnics and events or reflect on the day in their own way. Come join some of our Locals in their Labour Day festivities.



Local 1 Labour Day Picnic

Monday, September 4, 2023, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Kinnaird Park

Current and retired members and family are welcome! Prize draws, activities for the whole family, games, a food truck and much more. Bring a lawn chair, baseball glove and a smile.

(Volunteers welcome, call or text Dan 250-777-1571)


Local 8 – Labour Day Picnic

Monday, September 4, 2023, 11:00am to 3:00pm

Cavallotti Hall

2060 East Ellington Road, Nanaimo BC

Featuring a BBQ, bouncy castles, face painter and lots of entertainment and fun for the kids! Plenty of food, drink and fun for everyone. Bring your lawn chair and join us. See you there!


PPWC Len Shankel Local 9 – Labour Day Picnic

Monday, September 4, 2023, 11:00am to 2:00pm

Cottonwood Island Park (by the railway museum)

There will be 2 draws for children’s bicycles. Tickets available at the picnic. Draw will be held at 1:00pm and winners must be in attendance to claim.

Bring your own chair and blanket as picnic tables are limited.


The Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC) is a fiercely democratic, independent union with a very proud union history.

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