Cruise marks end of TSW petition campaign
Local 00056 of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees will be sponsoring a cruise on the Kawartha Spirit, as a thank you and closing event for the petition campaign “Restore Hours and Service to Historic Canals”, taking place on Saturday, October 19 at 1:00 p.m., departing from Bobcaygeon.
Over the summer boaters, stakeholders and supporters along Canada’s Historic Canals, (Trent-Severn Waterway, Rideau Canal and the Chamblay Canal) did a tremendous job raising awareness of the devastating economic impact the cuts to the hours and services are having to the communities along the canals.
Many stakeholders have taken the time to express their concern to the Members of Parliament responsible for the Canals and the Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Minister Aglukkaq, through letters and by signing the “Restore Hours and Service to Historic Canals” Petition that has been circulated all season, asking for the hours and level of service on Canada’s Historic Canals to be restored.
The thank you cruise is Local 56 UCTE’s way of saying thank you for everyone’s continued support for these Canals, which are an integral part of Canada’s History.
The cruise will be a great opportunity for supporters to meet and witness the official hand off of the petition to Dan Harris, MP Scarborough Southwest and Matthew Kellway, MP Beaches-East York.
The Kawartha Spirit Cruise will depart from the Public docks in Bobcaygeon, just below Lock 32, on Saturday, October 19; boarding starts 1:00 p.m.
The two hour cruise will be along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Trent-Severn Waterway, featuring the picturesque fall colours, returning to Bobcaygeon by 3:30 p.m.
Boarding Passes are free and can be obtained viaemail at HCC@local56UCTE.ca.
All remaining seats will be available on a first come first serve basis on Saturday. Since interest in the cruise is very high, seat reservations are recommended.
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