Labour Day celebration coming up

To officially mark the end of another summer, the Fort Frances and District Labour Council is sponsoring a Labour Day celebration at Lions Millennium Park.
The event will take place Monday, Sept. 3 between 1 p.m.-4 p.m. There will be a corn roast, hot dogs, cake, and soft drinks. All the food will be free, however it is recommended that participants bring chairs to be assured of a place to sit.
A horse shoe toss competition, tug-of-war, and numerous children’s activities are also planned for the day.
All are encouraged to take part in the festivities, and to offer suggestions on how next year’s event can be made even better.
Owen Johnston, a member of the labour council’s executive committee and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, noted that the same event was canceled last year after organizers weren’t able to drum up enough volunteers to run the activities.
“In the early planning stages, it was clear that it was going to be difficult to run it without the volunteers,” he reflected.
However, while more volunteers are still being sought for Monday, the planning of this year’s event has generally been more successful.
“The town has offered the use of the arena in case it rains. They have also offered to close the street between the arena and Lions Park (for some of the activities to take place there),” Johnston noted.
He added that Lions Park was chosen over Pither’s Point, which has been the venue in the past, because of its more central location.
Anyone who would like to work as a volunteer at the celebration can contact organizers at 274-7220 or 274-5113.