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May Day Dinner Celebrates Workers

Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 5:50 AM

Prince George, B.C.- Sunday is May 1st,  and the 7th annual May Day Celebration and Dinner and Dance is  all set to  go. 

May Day is the “International Working Class Day” and is celebrated world wide. 

It’s probably going to be the biggest ever” says  May Day organizing committee member Peter Ewart  who says it is expected there will be  attendees from Quesnel  and Mackenzie. 

He says there are a number of issues facing  workers today  that  are  creating  enthusiasm for the event set for Sunday at the Coast Inn of the “People are looking ahead  to  some of the issues they will be facing.  Some groups are  going to be negotiating contracts,   people have  issues such as  mill closures,  the mines,  the downturn in the oil and gas,  so  these are all big issues  in terms of  working people in this region.” 

Ewart says the keynote speaker for the dinner is Jim Sinclair,  past President of the BC Federation of Labour. “He will be talking about the road ahead for workers and communities.” 

This year,  the organizing committee  has  made special  arrangements  for  the unemployed, pensioners or  students who would like to attend but can’t afford the  $35 dollar ticket by  making some  seats at the dinner tables available at no charge.  While many of those tickets have already been snapped up, Ewart says there are still some available.  Anyone  wishing to  access one of those free tickets can contact Peter directly  at 250-562-0015. before Sunday.


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