Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour
Drive To Work Caravan

Drive To Work Caravan

June 10, 2009 11:22 ET

Media Advisory: OFL's Geraldton Caravan On the Road to Iroquois Falls, Timmins, Kirkland Lake, New Liskeard, Sturgeon Falls, Sudbury

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 10, 2009) - "We're here to listen to what people have to say about how the recession is affecting them and their communities," said OFL officer Terry Downey who is travelling on the Geraldton Caravan as it heads to Sudbury to join the other Drive To Work Caravans on June 13th. "As we travel through community after community we can see and hear what people, families and communities are going through."

The need to preserve and create good jobs and maintain strong public services for healthy communities has never been greater.

The Ontario Federation of Labour's Drive To Work Caravan is a province-wide tour going to over 50 different communities gathering stories, letters, videos and ideas over a three week period finishing in Toronto on June 25th. "We will bring your messages to the Premier," Downey said.

Here are the events coming up on the Geraldton Caravan route:

June 11
Iroquois Falls 11:30 a.m. Community Rally, Speaker's Corner, BBQ, music
Access Transit Hall (formerly known as Local
90 Hall)
Union Street

Timmins 7:00 p.m. Panel Discussion, Speaker's Corner, music
McIntyre Arena
85 McIntyre Road, Schumacher

June 12
Kirkland Lake 11:30 a.m. Community Rally, Speaker's Corner, BBQ, music
Rotary Park

June 13
New Liskeard 5:00 p.m. Community Rally, Speaker's Corner, BBQ, music
Algonquin Beach Park
155 Whites Drive

Sturgeon Falls 11:30 a.m. Community Rally, Speaker's Corner, music
Sturgeon Falls Recreation Centre
219 O'Hara Street

Sudbury 3:00 p.m. Variety of events at Mine, Mill campground
5:00 p.m. BBQ
7:00 p.m. Stage events/entertainment

Follow the progress of the DRIVE TO WORK CARAVAN on the DRV2WRK website:


RSS feeds http://feeds2.feedburner.com/Drv2wrk

twitter posts http://twitter.com/drv2wrk

Blog http://www.drivetowork.ca/blog/

Facebook community www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=84266611429

and YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/DRV2WRK

Contact Information

  • Ontario Federation of Labour
    Terry Downey
    Executive Vice-President
    416.578.3230 (mobile)
    Ontario Federation of Labour
    Dana Boettger/Sheila Keenan
    OFL Communications
    416.443.7665 (direct) or 1.800.668.9138
    Ontario Federation of Labour
    Mike Belmore
    OFL staff
    905.308.4300 (mobile)