CALGARY, Alberta—On Thursday, August 20, 2015, Dr. David Swann, MLA for Calgary Mountain View, will host a BBQ in Calgary to mark the eleventh Alberta Farmworker Day. This is the second year Dr. Swann has hosted this free, public event in Calgary. For more information, please visit davidswann.ca/2015-farmworker-bbq.
The BBQ will take place between 11:00am and 2:00pm at The Rehabilitation Society of Calgary, #7 – 11 Street NE, in Bridgeland. Parking is available onsite, and the Bridgeland LRT station is within walking distance. Donations to the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank are gratefully accepted. A suggested $5 donation per person, made to the Farmworkers Union of Alberta, is also welcome.
Dr. Swann will be joined by special guest, Eric Musekamp, President and Founder, Farmworkers Union of Alberta, to mark the annual Farmworker Day, which commemorates the death of agricultural worker Terry Rash, who lost his life at the hands of his employer on August 20, 1999. Each year since, Albertans commemorate Rash’s death, as well as the many other agricultural workers who have lost their lives as a result of work-related illness or injury.