Old Market Square
May 26, 2019Sunday: 12:00pm
In May 1919, over 30,000 workers joined in a general sympathetic strike that shut down Winnipeg’s industrial productivity for six long weeks. It became one of the most important events in Canada’s labour history. The strike was fought over the issues of low wages, long hours of work and the right to negotiate with employers.
The Strike Tour highlights the events of 1919, the social and economic conditions that led to the strike, and the events that followed. It reflects on the meaning of the Strike today – inspiring some people while leaving others wary.
The Strike Tours starts in north end Winnipeg, goes to the residential area south of the Assiniboine River and ends in Victoria Park by the Red River in the Exchange District.
Guided tour will start at 12:00pm on Sunday, lasting 120 minutes, maximum 35 people on the tour, departing from and returning to Old Market Square.
DUE TO POPULARITY AND LIMITED CAPACITY, THIS TOUR REQUIRES PREREGISTRATION!
PREREGISTRATION IS NOW FULL!
Please be respectful to the organizers and do NOT show up for a tour you have not preregistered for.