The United Steel Workers local 9346 held a Labour Day event at the Fernie Splash Park today.
As well as burgers, hotdogs and cold drinks, there was a bouncy skid loader and a bouncy police car for the kids, music and face painting.
“It’s been fun, and the rain has held off,” said Alex Hanson, USW local 9346 president. “I can’t believe we haven’t had an event for labour day before!”
Steve Kallies, OH&S Chair, said it was important to thank all the workers who contribute to society. “On this Labour Day we hold our heads high as we salute the contributions of ordinary working Canadians,” he said. “Behind every successful private business, entrepreneur or public service, there is a group of dedicated workers. This is a day to say thank you to the 95 per cent of Canadians who work for someone else, but who also strive for a fair and prosperous Canada.”