Wascana Park in Regina was alive with family celebrations of workers at the Annual Labour Day Picnic. The event is hosted by the Saskatchewan Building Trades and the Regina & District Labour Council. Booths hosted by most of the local unions had everything on offer from hot dogs to sunglasses, pop to popcorn, water to watermelons and much more. As well as a vast array of picnic type foods were games and bouncy castles all free to the public courtesy of union workers.
“Unions are about more than contracts and strikes. Unions are also about giving back to the community and the picnic is just one of the many ways that they do this,” says Ken Kubian, President of the Regina & District Labour Council.
A number of dignitaries were on hand to partake of the celebrations. Speakers included Larry Hubich, President of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour and Nicole Sauer, interim leader of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party. Canadian Labour Congress Executive Vice President, Donald LaFleur was in attendance from Ottawa and introduced the new Pharmacare campaign that the C.L.C. is currently rolling out.
The stage also presented singer Tara Bast as well as a hoop dancer who explained the significance of the hoops and the dance. An overall good day of family fun.