Labour Day Picnic 2023
The annual Labour Day picnic in McDonald park, presented by the Kamloops & District Labour Council was another success. There was a steady flow of people from beginning to end, everyone with a smiling face.
Each year, we gather in McDonald park to celebrate workers, their contributions, and the community that stands in solidarity with them. Through food, entertainment, and inspiring speeches, this event captured the true essence of Labor Day and left all attendees with a profound sense of unity and pride.
As has become a tradition, the Kamloops Storm was in attendance, operating the massive blow up activities including a bouncy house and obstacle course. The young men on the Kamloops Storm hockey team are always a big hit with the fans and are a great example of sports in Kamloops. If you’ve never been to a Kamloops Storm hockey game yet, head over to https://www.kamloopsstormhockey.com/ and see when their next game is.
The Margit Sky Project once again supplied the music and had so many people dancing and singing along. There was a crowd all day long sitting in the central chairs, enjoying the wonderful music.
We had several Kamloops City Councillors happily chatting up Kamloops residents and moving between the labour themed booths.
This year, the children (young and old) had a blast with Face painting by Denise (make sure to see all the photos) and the fantastic Sancho the clown making balloon animals.
The electrical workers local 993 of the IBEW were feeding the crowds with BBQ goodness, with all proceeds going to the Kamloops Foodbank. This year the BBQ raised over $881!
Many of the affiliated unions had booths set up to give the public more information about their unions, but it wasn’t just all business. Many also supplied treats in the form of cookies, slushies, popcorn, and various other treats. There was almost every variety of SWAG given out to the public from the various booths.