Marchers observe May Day

May Day is celebrated in some countries as International Workers’ Day or Labour Day.

While not officially recognized in Canada, Nanaimoites have the chance to observe this workers’ holiday by participating in the May Day Community March Sunday (May 1).

The event is organized by Radio Malaspina Society, community activists and a newly-formed local chapter of the Industrial Workers of the World.

Community members interested in joining the march can meet walking groups at 11 a.m. in the north parking lot at Beban Park, Nanaimo Aquatic Centre at 12:30 p.m., or on Commercial Street in front of the Harbourront library at 1 p.m.

The march will go around downtown before finishing at 2 p.m. with a rally at the CHLY 101.7 FM headquarters on Victoria Crescent. It coincides with the launch of CHLY’s Spring Fund Drive, which replaces regular programming with a telethon-style, on-air effort to raise money for the non-profit community radio station.

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