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Halifax Labour Day 2012

Labour Day March, Rally, Free BBQ Picnic and Community Concert

Join the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council, affiliate unions, social justice organizations & more, for the 2012 Labour Day March, Rally, Free Community BBQ Picnic and Music Concert on Monday, September 3rd, 2012.

10:00am — Gather with Sisters & Brothers from unions & community organizations at the VICTORIA PARK (Spring Garden Road at South Park Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia). Union Locals are strongly encouraged to bring union flags & banners to Victoria Park for the March. There will be brief speeches from various provincial labour union leaders prior to departing for the March at 11:00am.
Map Link

*** PLEASE NOTE THE GATHERING LOCATION AT VICTORIA PARK! This will be the second year that the Labour Day March will begin at Victoria Park before moving to the South Commons Triangle — please ensure to advise union members, Locals & interested organizations/individuals of this change for this year!

11:00am — Labour Day Parade March starting at the VICTORIA PARK (Spring Garden Road and South Park St.) and marching to the South Commons Triangle, Bell Road, Halifax (bring your union’s flag and/or banner!)

12:00pm to 3:00pm — Labour Day Rally, Free Community BBQ Picnic & Music Concert at the South Commons Triangle (see Map Link for directions to the Halifax South Commons Triangle) with fun for the kids! Speeches including Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Rick Clarke, Halifax Member of Parliament (MP) Megan Leslie and Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council President Kyle Buott. Musical entertainment by Joe Murphy & the Water Street Blues Band. Please see MAP LINK for location of the South Commons Triangle Park.

Monday September 3rd, 2012

Gather: at 10:00am (VICTORIA PARK– Spring Garden & South Park)
F
or map to Victoria Park, see Map Link

March: at 11:00am (from Victoria Park to South Commons)

Rally, Free Community BBQ & Music Concert

to follow from 12:00 Noon onwards at South Commons Triangle
For map to South Commons Triangle, see Map Link

See Facebook Event Page for this Event at: http://bit.ly/LabourDay2012

SPEAKERS to include:

• Darrell Dexter,

Premier of Nova Scotia and Leader of the Nova Scotia NDP
• Rick Clarke,
President of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour

• Megan Leslie,

Member of Parliament (MP) for Halifax

• Kyle Buott,
President of the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council


FREE COMMUNITY MUSIC CONCERT

in the afternoon following the speeches at the South Commons Triangle we will be joined by longtime Halifax Labour Day favourites

JOE MURPHY and the WATER STREET BLUES BAND (see http://www.myspace.com/joemurphythewaterstreetbluesband)
Joe Murphy and his band have played on stage at Labour Day in Halifax for many years. Their style of blues music is danceable and is enjoyable for folks of all ages.

FREE CHILDREN’S FAIR!
We will have lots for the kids to do during the afternoon!
Expect cotton candy, snow cones, “bouncy castles”, other fun for the kids and more! Bring the whole family!

The Free Community BBQ will begin at 12:00 noon at the South Commons Triangle – see map of the location. There will be face painting, cotton candy and snow cones for the kids!

REMINDER THAT gathering for the March will begin at 10:00 am at VICTORIA PARK, and the march proceeds to the South Commons Triangle (next to the pool on the Halifax Commons – see map of location, setting off at 11:00 am. from Victoria Park).

Celebrate Labour Day!
MARCH • RALLY • COMMUNITY BBQ • MUSIC CONCERT • CHILDREN’S FAIR
There will be entertainment for the kids, hamburgers, hot dogs, speeches, music, and fun for all!
Monday September 3rd, 2012

For more information, please contact:
Kyle Buott (President, Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council)
at president@halifaxlabour.ca or phone 902-453-2074
See the FACEBOOK EVENT for Labour Day at : http://bit.ly/LabourDay2012
JOIN the FACEBOOK PAGE for the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council: http://Facebook.com/HalifaxLabour
Follow the TWITTER feed for the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council:http://Twitter.com/HalifaxLabour

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