Happy Labour Day!

labour day CanadaIn 2015 Labour Day isĀ Monday September 7

Celebrate this year’s first Monday of September with your friends and family!

This holiday officially celebrates workers and the labour union movement, however, most of us only think of it as the last long weekend of the summer, a perfect occasion for one last BBQ or canoe trip. Many seasonal attractions and vendors close after the labour day long weekend and it is generally the start of the fall shoulder season for tourist attractions.

Traditionally, Labour Day was an occasion to campaign for and celebrate workers’ rights during parades and picnics organized by trade unions. These still play a role in Labour Day for some Canadians, but many people see the first Monday in September as an opportunity to take a late summer trip, perhaps to their country cottage, or enjoy the company of family or friends at picnics, fairs, festivals and fireworks displays.

For teenagers and other students, the Labour Day weekend is the last chance to celebrate with a party or to go on a trip before school re-opens for the new academic year. Canadian football fans may spend a large proportion of the weekend watching the Labour Day Classic matches live or on television.

The Labour Day Classic consists of three games between high ranking teams in the Canadian Football League. One match is played on the Sunday before Labour Day and two on Labour Day.

170TH PERTH FAIR, SEPT. 4 TO 7, 2015

September 4 – 7, 2015 Perth & District Agricultural Society Box 158, 50 Arthur St. Perth, ON K7H 3E3 Phone/Fax: 613-267-4104 Email: office@perthfair.com Website: perthfair.com         ADMISSION Adults …………………………………………..Friday $10.00 Adults ……………………………………….Saturday $12.00 Adults …………………………Sunday & Monday $10.00 Children 7 – 12 years……… Fri, Sat & Sunday
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The 164th Annual Middleville Agricultural Fair

The Middleville Agricultural Society was formed in 1851 to help farmers improve their farming practices. It ordered pure and reliable seeds in bulk for its members, and imported purebred rams to boost the quality of local sheep and wool. In 1883, the Society purchased the fairground property and built the
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