2019 will mark 100 years of the Ukrainian Labour Temple
Watch this page for more information as our planning proceeds.
There will also be a number of events, celebrations and concerts in 2019 to commemorate the Winnipeg General Strike. There is a relationship between the Strike and the ULT that will astound you.
Each year there are tours of the city that trace the events of 1919. There tours start at the ULT and goes to three main locations that were significant for the strikers. The Strike Tour starts in the north end of Winnipeg, goes to the residential area south of the Assiniboine River and then ends in the Exchange area of the city, particularly on the Red River at Victoria Park.
The General Strike Tour – Sunday May 7th
The General Strike Tour will go through highlights of what happened in 1919, with a focus on the social and economic conditions that led to the Strike. The tour reflects on how the echoes of the Strike can be heard in Winnipeg of today – both inspiring some people and threatening others.
This is a three hour bus tour on Sunday May 7th this year. Cost is $15 for employed adults – no charge for students, seniors, or those unemployed (it has been fully booked for the last four years so register early). Reserve a seat by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 204 793 3289.
MAYWORKS FESTIVAL of LABOUR and the ARTS
The 1919 General Strike Tour is part of the 2017 MayWorks Festival. MayWorks is a multi-disciplinary arts festival held every May to celebrate working class achievements and social justice history.