Thousands of Manitobans Marched in the 1919 Solidarity Parade

May 30, 2019

UFCW 832 members recreating the iconic image of the streetcar being tipped.

 

As the presenting sponsor of the Solidarity Parade, UFCW Local 832 lead the parade with its custom-built float that was a recreation of the iconic image of the streetcar that was tipped over.

"It's great to see so many union members and activists come out in support of this parade," said Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832. "There was a great turnout overall, but I'm especially proud of all the Local 832 activists who showed up and helped make this happen."

The parade started at 11 am on the corner of Market and Lily in the Exchange District and made its way down Portage Avenue, finally ending at Memorial Park in front of the Manitoba Legislature.  People were welcome to stay in Memorial Park, where the Solidarity Forever Community Concert started up and went on all afternoon.

It was a great day for the roughly 2000 union, community and citizen activists who took part in the parade.

 

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