Join in the Labour Day festivities across Nova Scotia on Monday, September 4!

By Joan Wark
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Lots of wonderful events are happening in Nova Scotia on Labour Day, Here are the all the details…


On Monday September 4th, the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council (HDDLC) will host their Labour Day March, Rally, Free BBQ Picnic & Community Concert in Halifax. Gather at 10:30am at Victoria Park on Spring Garden and join the march at 11:00am from Victoria Park to the South Commons Triangle. Rally, free BBQ & music concert to follow from 12:00 noon onwards at the South Commons Triangle (for more information, see For info, contact Labour Council President Suzanne MacNeil at [email protected] or by phone at 902-401-7768.

Port Hawkesbury

The Strait Area Labour Council is having their Labour Day celebration on Monday September 4th from 2 – 3 pm at the Unifor Union Hall (formerly the CEP union hall) at 323 Reeves Street in Port Hawkesbury. BBQ, face-painting, Music, free food and giveaways. Families welcome! This will be an exciting opportunity to celebrate Labour Day. email Strait Area Labour Council President Jennifer Benoit at: [email protected] or phone 902-870-7665.


The Annapolis Valley Labour Council Labour Day Picnic is being held on Monday September 4th from 11 am – 2 pm at Memorial Park on Park St. in Kentville. The Labour Day picnic in Kentville will have live music, bounce kingdom, dunk tank with prize wheel, face-painting, balloon making, jimmy dogs, chicken and pig roast. If you are in the Valley be sure to join them for their celebration! Questions? Please contact: Annapolis Valley Labour Council President Wayne Kelley by email at [email protected] or by phone at 902-848-6834.


The South Shore Labour Council’s Labour Day event will be held in Bridgewater on Monday September 4th from noon – 2 pm at King’s Court, 646 Kings Street. There will be community music and a BBQ. For more info, contact: Dianne Frittenburg, President of the South Shore Labour Council (email [email protected] / phone 902-521-7782).

Sydney, Cape Breton

The Cape Breton District Labour Council Labour Day event will be held at the Open Hearth Park in Sydney on Monday September 4th from 12 noon to 2 pm.  There will be games, face painting and a magic show for the children, a BBQ, and much more fun!


The South West Labour Group is organizing the annual Yarmouth Labour Day event which will be held at Frost Park, Main St. Yarmouth, directly across from the Rodd Grand Hotel on Monday September 4th from 11 am – 2 pm. There will be a BBQ, speakers, and children’s entertainment. For more information, contact: Jim Laverie: [email protected]


A group of local unions in the Amherst area, led and coordinated by the United Steelworkers Union, are organizing the annual Amherst Labour Day event, which will be held on Monday September 4th at Dickey Park in Amherst from 12 noon – 4 pm. There will be food & music. A splash park, playground, and face painting for kids and fun for all! For more information, contact Mike Clark by email at [email protected]

All of the information in the above is subject to change in the days ahead – We will keep this info updated.


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