MPs Mihychuk & Lamoureux Recreate 1919 Soup Kitchen to celebrate 100th Anniversary of General Strike & Ukrainian Labor Temple

When: Saturday May 18, 2019/1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Ukrainian Labour Temple, 591 Pritchard Avenue

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike and the Ukrainian Labour Temple, Kevin Lamoureux, MP for Winnipeg North & MaryAnn Mihychuk, MP for Kildonan-St. Paul will be hosting a 1919-style Soup kitchen. Inspired by the work of Helen Armstrong, whose Labour Café fed thousands of men, women, and children during the strike.

City on Strike author Harriet Zaidman will present a live-reading of her book. Dennis Lewycky, author of Magnificent Fight will present the history of the Labour Temple. Queen Tite will perform a spoken-word poem about labour. Representatives of the United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Police Association will be in attendance. A free lunch will be served, as it was during the Strike.

The Ukrainian Labor Temple was built by community volunteers in 1918 -1919 to act as a center for Ukrainian culture. It also served as a headquarters and meeting place for the labour movement during the General Strike.

These Canadians came from many different backgrounds, but they met at the Ukrainian Labor Temple. Their actions during the strike, like those of Helen Armstrong, helped define modern Canada.

Take a step back in time and experience the Labour Café as it was a century ago.

For more information regarding the event, please contact: Office of Kevin Lamoureux: 204-984-1767 — email: mail@mpkevin.ca Office of MaryAnn Mihychuk: 204-984-6322 — email: maryann.mihychuk@parl.gc.ca