(Advocate file photo).

Free Labour Day barbecue Monday in Red Deer’s downtown

Hamburgers, hotdogs served up for lunch on 51st Street

The Red Deer & District Labour Council will be hosting its fifth annual Labour Day Barbecue on Monday in the city’s downtown.

The event will be among six free barbecues being hosted on that day by the Alberta labour councils.

Contributions from local businesses, unions and individuals will help make this a no-cost event for anyone who wants to come for lunch.

Hamburgers, hotdogs, refreshments and snacks will be served. There will also be face painting, a clown and entertainment outdoors on 51st Street, between 49th and 50th avenues.

The serving time is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“It takes many people to make the BBQ a success and we are grateful for all the help we get,” said long-time labour council secretary-treasurer Karen Reay.

Initially, the event focused on the unemployed, under-employed and homeless population, but organizers have noticed an increase in families and seniors attending over the past two years.

“We have something for everyone,” said labour council president Kyle Johnston.

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