Labour Day in Edmonton AB
Believe it or not, Labour Day is right around the corner. That means summer is almost over already! This year Labour Day falls on Monday, September 7. Labour Day has been celebrated on the first Monday in September in Canada since the 1880s. There are a variety of ways people celebrate, from parades to picnics or by simply enjoying the day. Today we’re going to look at the history of Labour Day and how you can spend it in Edmonton AB.
What is the history of Labour Day in Canada?
The origins of Labour Day in Canada can be traced by to December 1872 when a parade was held to support the Toronto Typographical Union’s strike for a 58-hour work week. Ever since, unions have put together parades and picnics. There are also non-union celebrations that include picnics, fireworks, activities and public art events. This day also marks the last long weekend of summer and gives families a chance to travel before school starts again.
Labour Day BBQ in Edmonton AB
One event you can attend this Labour Day, is the BBQ hosted by the Edmonton and District Labour Council. This annual event will be held at Giovanni Caboto Park at 95 Street and 109 Ave, near the Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area. The BBQ will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Edmonton and District Labour Council invites everyone to the Annual Labour Day BBQ for the unemployed and underemployed.
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