The Regina & District Labour Council for the first time ever; is co-ordinating a week long events to celebrate May Day! We are inviting all Unions, Community Organizations to come join us to celebrate International Workers Day on May 1st, 2019.
This year is the 100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike, during May Works week which will start on April 28, 2019 and for the first time, we will hold a May Day Parade on Wednesday May 1st, 2019.
Watch our Facebook page for the line-up of events and we ask that you share, share, share on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and within your Organization. Everyone is invited to participate and celebrate International Workers Day!!
Please RSVP by visiting our events page or by following the links below:
Day of Mourning Vigil: Sunday April 28, 2019
1:00 – 2:00pm: Regina City Hall
Reception to follow at the Union Centre after at 2709 – 12th Ave. This vigil will list the names of the 48 workers killed on the job last year in Saskatchewan, let us remember them; “Mourn for the dead, fight for the living,” “an injury to one, is an injury to all.”
Labour History and Book Launch: Monday April 29, 2019
7:00pm: “Cracking Labour’s Glass Ceiling,” hosted by Briarpatch Magazine.
Movie Night: Tuesday April 30, 2019, 6:30pm
Movie Night with Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG) 6:30 pm: “The Right to Learn,” screening and discussion about the costs of higher education at the University of Regina Education Building 619.
May Day Parade: Wednesday May 1, 2019
5:00 pm: line up at the Union Centre. Bring your flags, noise makers and favourite union attire.
6:00 pm: parade starts (map included). We will march to the Legislative Building, where we will hear from speakers and there will be free hot dogs for everyone.
7:00 pm: come out to the after Parade Party at Rebellion Brewing at and Barb Byers to give a presentation on Labour History.
Poetry Slam: Thursday May 2, 2019
7:00 – 8:00pm: workshop on how to write and deliver spoken word poetry.
8:00pm: performances by local spoken word poets and an open mike.
The folks from Spoken Word have graciously agreed to facilitate this event.
Karaoke: Friday May 3, 2019
7:00 pm: We will end the week with Labour Songs and coming together in solidarity! “Power to the people and workers!”
It is a week full of events, a lined up for Union, Associations, and Community Organizations to join the Regina & District Labour Council to celebrate the week and the day reserved for Workers of the world everywhere.
The RDLC Executive look forward to seeing you and your members over the course of this busy week.