Ontario Federation of Labour

Ontario Federation of Labour

June 08, 2009 11:01 ET

OFL: Media Advisory-Drive to Work Caravan Launched in Oshawa Travels to Peterborough and Belleville (June 8)

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - The Ontario Federation of Labour's DRIVE TO WORK CARAVAN is officially on the road after the Caravan's simultaneous launch from Oshawa and Kenora this morning.

The 3,000 mile province-wide tour has been put together by the OFL's affiliated unions, anti-poverty groups, the faith community and unemployed workers to listen and document the impact of the recession on families and communities. The Caravan will travel to over 50 cities in Ontario that have over 100 events planned.

Today following the Oshawa launch the Caravan goes to Peterborough and Belleville.

June 8 - Peterborough: 1:15 p.m. Rally
Confederation Park
(across the street from Peterborough City Hall)
George Street at McDonnell

June 8 - Belleville: 5:00 p.m. Event - Deliver EI petition
MP Daryl Kramp's office
Prince Edward-Hastings
1 Millennium Parkway

6:00 p.m. City Hall
Welcome, Councillor Pat Culhane
169 Front Street

6:30 p.m. Rally
West Zwick's Island Park

June 9 - Belleville: 9:30 a.m. MPP office of Leona Dombrowsky
Prince Edward-Hastings
81 Millenium Parkway

June 9 - Smiths Falls: 5:30 p.m. Community Rally BBQ
Victoria Park Campground
30 Lombard Street

Follow the progress of the DRIVE TO WORK CARAVAN on the DRV2WRK website:
http://www.drivetowork.ca (RSS feeds http://feeds2.feedburner.com/Drv2wrk, twitter posts http://twitter.com/drv2wrk, Blog http://www.drivetowork.ca/blog/,
Facebook community http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=84266611429 and YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/DRV2WRK)

Contact Information

  • Ontario Federation of Labour
    Irene Harris
    416-347-0454 (mobile)
    Ontario Federation of Labour
    Dana Boettger/Sheila Keenan
    OFL Communications
    416-443-7665 (direct) or 1-800-668-9138
    Ontario Federation of Labour
    Carrol Anne Sceviour
    OFL Staff, on site
    416-606-5046 (mobile)