Wpg General Strike 100th Anniversary – The Solidarity Forever Parade
As part of the Winnipeg General Strike 100th Anniversary Celebrations, Manitoba’s Unions are organizing a series of special events and activities to mark the important legacy of the Strike, and celebrate a century of proudly working and struggling together for fair wages, better working and living conditions, social justice and equality for all. www.mfl.ca,
The Solidarity Forever Parade, presented by UFCW Local 832, will take place on May 25, between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm. The parade will start at the corner of Market Street and Lily Avenue (in the Exchange District), and make its way to Memorial Park (in front of the Manitoba Legislative Building). Immediately following the parade, participants are invited to stay at Memorial Park for the Solidarity Forever Community Concert, presented by CUPE Manitoba. The concert will feature a fantastic line-up of musicians (with programming by MayWorks Festival of Labour & the Arts), a Family Fun Zone with bouncy castles, face painting and other fun activities for kids (presented by the Manitoba Teachers’ Society), a variety of food trucks (presented by MAHCP) and more.
The MNU Strike Event Committee is wanting to put a walking group into the parade. We would encourage nurses to dress in different uniform styles displaying how our look and strength as a union has evolved. We would also hand small favors to the crowds.
If your worksite would be interested and able to participate, please let Monica know at email@example.com by April 25, 2019
Your Events Committee: Julie Lackner, Liz Cronk, Kathy Hillstrom, Dana Orr, Colleen Johanson and Karen Jantzen,