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September 4th, 2023

Port Moody–Coquitlam MP marks Labour Day with Premier Eby

The Labour Day event at Edmonds Park in Burnaby on Sept. 4 is free and fun for the family.

This article was orginally published on the TriCity News

NDP backbencher Bonita Zarrillo will represent her federal constituency at the New Westminster & District (NWDLC) and Vancouver & District Labour Council’s (VDLC) Metro Vancouver Labour Day celebration.

The event at Edmonds Park (7433 Edmonds St., Burnaby) is free and fun for the family; it will include bouncy castles, games and entertainment for kids, as well as live music, food, union and community organization booths.

“Labour Day is about recognizing working people, celebrating the work of our labour movement, and recommitting ourselves to building a better future for all,” said NWDLC president Louella Vincent in a news release.

“We’re excited to be bringing labour and community together across the whole Metro region for one big celebration.”

The theme of this year’s Labour Day is “Canada’s Unions: Lifting Everyone Up.”

The Labour Councils are highlighting this theme while tying it back to local issues.

“Lifting everyone up is what the labour movement is all about,” VDLC president Stephen von Sychowski added.

“That’s why we’re fighting for good jobs and living wages, affordability, quality care and climate justice — not just for union members, but for all.”

“We also want to highlight the need to combat hate and extremism,” added Vincent.

“Including the economic extremism of a system which allows the hoarding of untold wealth by a few while others increasingly struggle to get by. At the end of the day, it’s about supporting one another, lending a hand. It’s about solidarity.”

The party starts with speeches at 11:30 a.m. and goes until 2:30 p.m.