The Power Workers’ Union (PWU) is proud to once again be a participating sponsor of the Port Elgin Labour Day Parade and Celebration taking place on September 3rd. Drawing participation from union members from all across the province this parade is the second largest Labour Day Parade in Ontario.
Please contact Labour Day Organizing Committee Member, Doug Bohnert, or any member of the Grey-Bruce Labour Council (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to volunteer to assist with the parade. Volunteer activities may include setting up floats, directing traffic, parade marshalling and other activities normally associated with a parade.
All PWU members are invited to participate in the parade with their friends and family, to assist with parade / float preparations and volunteer for other duties. Participating PWU members will be given a PWU hat and t-shirt (as long as supplies last).
Parade participants and volunteers should arrive at the Home Hardware, north of Port Elgin on Hwy. 21 (Goderich Street) no later than 10:00AM on Sept. 3rd. The parade will proceed along Goderich Street at 11:00AM. To alleviate congestion, some floats and participants will join the parade just north or south of the Home Hardware. Parade marshals will be on hand to provide direction.
The parade will finish at Eugenie Street. A clearly marked bus service, operating at intervals of 30 minutes will bring the participants back and forth to the Unifor Family Education Centre where the celebration will continue after the parade. Lunch will be served at no cost and there will be prize draws and Labour Day speeches from local labour leaders and activists.
From Left to Right: Gord Crombeen, Linda Crombeen, Sheldon Speedie and Marlene Speedie
Dave Trumble – VP of the Grey-Bruce Labour Council, participating in the Annual Port Elgin Labour Day Parade.
Join your fellow PWU members, retirees and family members in Port Elgin’s Labour Day celebration and help make this year’s Labour Day Parade the best ever.
PWU Communications Department