Black Creek Labour Day celebration all about labour

The Labour Day picnic Sept. 5 at the Halbe Hall in Black Creek will be an opportunity to eat some tasty food, socialize with friends and listen to the music of Gord Carter.

GORDON CARTER will perform Monday at a third annual Labour Day picnic in Black Creek.

The Labour Day picnic Sept. 5 at the Halbe Hall in Black Creek will be an opportunity to eat some tasty food, socialize with friends and listen to the music of Gord Carter.

“It will also be a time when we can, as a community, celebrate the many positive values the labour movement has contributed to Canadian society,” stated Anne Davis, president of the Campbell River, Courtenay and District Labour Council, sponsors of the picnic.

“Besides concrete things like medicare, health and safety regulations, minimum wage legislation and myriad other benefits that made Canada one of the best nations to live in, unions also foster democracy by empowering ordinary citizens. So whether you are a union member or not, you are welcome to join us.”

“This is the third annual Labour Day picnic held a Halbe Hall, which has proven to be a perfect venue,” remarked Andrea Craddock, secretary of the Labour Council. “It is halfway between our two major constituencies, Campbell River and Courtenay. With two halls and a large outdoor area, Halbe Hall can be used rain or shine.”

Usually, people get to hear Carter only at Miner’s Memorial Day, singing The Day They Shot Ginger Down. But Carter has more than one song in him, as demonstrated by his two CDs, Diary of a Coaltown and Rivers and Roads.

The picnic Monday runs from noon to 4 at the Halbe Hall at 8369 North Island Highway.

It is a family event with games for the kids. There is no charge, but if you can bring a salad or dessert, it will be appreciated. There will be vegetarian options besides the hamburgers and hotdogs. And don’t forget your lawnchairs.

For more information, phone 250-334-3624.

— Campbell River, Courtenay and District Labour Council

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