Labour Day parade returns to downtown

Thousands of residents are expected to line the streets to witness Sarnia’s Labour Day parade, one of the oldest and largest in Canada.

Sponsored by the Sarnia & District Labour Council and its 33 affiliates, the Sept. 3 parade starts at 9:30 a.m. and typically features more than 3,000 marching workers.

Participants assemble at Wellington and Christina streets and head north on Front Street to Centennial Park.

The theme of this year’s celebration of all working people is “Violence & Harassment – Not Part of the Job.”

Trophies are awarded in various categories including best union float, best representation, best band, best commercial entry and best non-commercial entry.

Sarnia-Lambton is home to more than 15,000 unionized employees in the private and public sector.