On Saturday, August 8th, the Greater Toronto Area Council has arranged a road trip to visit the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre in Hamilton. We will leave from OPSEU’s Toronto office at 9:30 AM sharp and leaving to return at approx. 3:30 PM . The cost of the trip is $20 per person and includes admission to the centre, tour, lunch and transportation to the Centre. The cost will be collected at the bus prior to leaving. The maximum amount of attendees is limited to 40 people and is limited to OPSEU members and 1 guest. If you would like to RSVP to join us on this outing please complete the form below by July 24th. If you have any questions about the trip please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Workers Arts and Heritage was conceived in the late 1980’s by a dynamic group of labour historians, artists, and union and community activists who gathered together to discuss the need for a place where workers’ history could be celebrated. In 1996, after intense work by a volunteer board of directors, the (Ontario) Workers Arts and Heritage Centre purchased the historic Custom House on Stuart Street in the north end of Hamilton. The building is ideally situated in the heart of a working-class neighbourhood.
The Workers Arts and Heritage Centre aims to preserve, honour and promote the culture and history of all working people. But we also hope to learn from the past towards challenging the future – for future generations. The contributions of working people – not only in Canadian history but worldwide – are showcased in art, exhibits, and performances. Their labour and advocacy has made this country a fair and vibrant place to live and work, and we acknowledge these struggles. Without them, Canadians would not be living in a country ranked among the best in the world.
For more information about the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre please visit: http://wahc-museum.ca/