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Happy Labour Day!

labour day CanadaIn 2015 Labour Day is 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.

Springer Theatre presents: “DEAR JOHNNY DEERE”

“I’m wilder than her, what else can I say…”

Often called the Bruce Springsteen of rural Ontario, Juno Award-winning Fred Eaglesmith’s fun and evocative country songs have been masterfully woven into this foot-stompin’ musical.

Johnny’s got a wife and a farm. But will he for long? This foot-stompin’ musical is set to the fun and evocative songs of Canadian country legend Fred Eaglesmith.
Lately, not much has been growing on Johnny’s farm – or in his wife’s heart. So when a man from the city comes knocking and says they’re going to put a big ol’ highway through Johnny’s land, he has some tough choices to make.


Book by Ken Cameron
Based on the music and lyrics of Fred Eaglesmith
Additional music and arrangements by David Archibald


Playing at the Springer Theatre from September 25 – October 18

Tuesday to Saturday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8pm
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. . . . . . . . . . 2:30pm
(No Saturday matinee on opening day of shows)

McAllister: Jeff Culbert
Caroline: Shannon Currie
Johnny: Greg Gale
Mike/Hendrik/Auctioneer: Bruce Horak
Fiddler: Capucine Onn

Director: Ashlie Corcoran
Assistant Director: Rob Kempson
Set & Costume Designer: Camellia Koo
Sound Designer: Adam Harendorf
Lighting Designer: Michelle Ramsay
Music Director: David Archibald
Stage Manager: Natasha Bean-Smith
Assistant Stage Manager: Chantal Hayman