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Bonnie Durtnall
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Birthday Bash at the Museum

Labouring All Our Lives First Anniversary

On May 1st, 2016, LAOLs celebrated its first anniversary in style.
The event was co-partnered by the Guelph Civic Museum. In attendance were local luminaries James Gordon and Phil Allt. Lloyd Longfield, Guelph’s MP, and Nancy Horvath of OPSEU Local 232 also showed up to enjoy the display of artifacts and to join in the conversation on Guelph’s industrial and historic labour past.


The highlight of the event was the inaugural presentation of the Friends’ of LAOL Award. The canvas picture depicted employees at work in Raymond’s Sewing Machine Factory in 1910. The recipient was the Guelph & District Labour Council. The President, Janice Folk-Dawson, together with Terry O’Connor and Adrienne Bell were there to accept it.

Cake and refreshments kept the talk flowing on labour. Local historian Ed Butts and local photographer and advocate Wayne Bristow as well as co-op co-ordinator Peter Cameron and other friends and guests were there to enjoy it all. Music was provided by the talented Sarah Boyle, violinist.
The LAOL team consisting of Sasha Bozic, Diane Ward and Bonnie Durtnall wish to thank everyone for attending.

Special thanks needs to be given to all those  whose hard work and support made this event and continue to make the  site of LAOL a success. For those who want to support all our efforts, please consider making a donation of photos, time or money or purchase a tee with our logo: Union Strength History.


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