Halifax LABOUR DAY Celebration - Monday September 5th

March, Rally, Free BBQ Picnic and Community Concert
Join the Halifax-Dartmouth and District Labour Council, affiliate unions, social justice organizations & more, for the 2011 Labour Day March, Rally, Free Community BBQ Picnic and Labour Day Music Concert on Monday, Sept. 5th

10:30am -- Gather with Sisters & Brothers from unions & community organizations at the VICTORIA PARK (Spring Garden Road at South Park Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia).
Map Link

*** PLEASE NOTE THE GATHERING LOCATION AT VICTORIA PARK! This will be the first 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 with fun for the kids! Speeches including Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) President Ken Georgetti, Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Rick Clarke, and Halifax Member of Parliament (MP) Megan Leslie. Musical Entertainment by the Cape Breton Protest Songs Project as well as Joe Murphy & the Water Street Blues Band.
Please see MAP LINK for location of the South Commons Triangle Park.

Monday September 5th, 2011
Gather: at 10:30am (VICTORIA PARK- Spring Garden & South Park)
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/LabourDay2011

SPEAKERS to include:

• Ken Georgetti,
President of the Canadian Labour Congress

• 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

in the afternoon following the speeches at the South Commons Triangle

SPECIAL HEADLINE MUSIC: Labour & Protest Songs!

We are pleased to report that Ian MacDougall, Albert Lionais, Shane O'Handley and Victor Tomiczek from the Tom Fun Orchestra will appear on stage as the headline performance for Labour Day 2011 to play music from the new Cape Breton Protest Songs Project. This will be the first public performance of many of these songs.
Listen to Ian MacDougall perform Grand and Glorious Day from the Cape Breton Protest Songs Project - a song about May Day demonstrations and rallies in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, and keep an eye out for the forthcoming CD of songs from this project.

Following the performance of Cape Breton Protest Songs, we will be joined by 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.

We will have lots for the kids to do during the afternoon!
Expect cotton candy, snow cones, "bouncy castles", face painting 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 10:30 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!
There will be entertainment for the kids, hamburgers, hot dogs, speeches, music, and fun for all!
Monday September 5th, 2011
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://j.mp/LabourDay2011
JOIN the FACEBOOK PAGE for the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council: http://j.mp/LabourCouncil