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Calgary Labour Trail: FREE Labour History Bus Tour

May 03, 2012Events

Calgary Labour Trail: FREE Labour History Bus Tour and Maria Dunn "Troublemakers" Concert

Sign up for the Calgary Labour Trail Bus Tour - starting at the CUPE 37 Hall on the afternoon of Saturday, May 5th. The Labour Walk is a Centennial Project undertaken by a group of local trade unionists and activists who have identified places in the City where events of significance to labour have taken place. Pictures of these will be incorporated along with short descriptions into a large fold-out map that will be used for the first time during the Tour. Plans are in place to engage Calgary Transit buses to take people to various sites at 2:00 PM - then back to CUPE 37 for food and refreshments before the Maria Dunn concert.

Tours will leave Saturday May 5th from CUPE Local 37 Hall (5112 3rd St SE) at 2:00 pm - please arrange to be there at least 15 minutes before.  If possible please email me at [email protected]  The tour will take us to the places where workers from every sector joined together to give meaning to All For One and One For All.  These are places where workers  stood up as we are today to Uphold the Dignity of Labour, for example the Calgary Labour Temple, Memorial Park Library, the Calgary Brewery.  Discussions will also be held about  the sites where the Hospital, Laundry workers walked out, the Herald Strike, the TELUS Lockout, The Boilermakers strike against Lafarge, The Nurses strikes, and more. We will also be visiting the historic labour centres and memorials to workers who gave their lives building this country.

Please pass this one to those you think may be interested - friends, family, co-workers and union members!

Troublemakers: 1900-1950

Troublemakers: Working Albertans, 1900-1950 is coming to the CUPE 37 Hall in Calgary as part of 2012 Centennial Celebrations of the Alberta Federation of Labour. Appearing with Maria Dunn in concerts across Alberta will be well-known artists Shannon Johnson (violin, vocal) and Terry Morrison (vocal, guitar). Troublemakers combines video with live performance to present the history of working people in Alberta’s early days, depicting the resilience, hope and organizing abilities that brought them through the hard days of immigration, internment, exploitation and the Great Depression. Note: Plan to attend the pre-Concert Social which will take place in the CUPE 37 Hall following the Labour Walk tour.

Maria Dunn will be performing her audio visual program TROUBLEMAKERS at  7:30 pm. Tickets $10.00 can be purchased by calling Susan Keeley at (403) 248-2472 or emailing [email protected] or contacting the Calgary and District Labour Council at (403) 262 -2390 - Limited tickets may be available at the door.

 


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