Join us this International Workers’ Day

for an "all ages" celebration of Victoria’s socialist activists featuring a vegan dinner, drinks, music, and prizes! Victoria is home to a number of activists and organisers who dedicate their efforts to the cause of labour, decolonization, the environment, and a variety of struggles against the effects of capitalism, and we’d like to recognise their contributions with the first ever Victoria Socialist Awards ceremony!

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Schedule - Wednesday May 1st, 2019

  • 5:30: Assembly at Centennial Square

  • 5:50: March to the Victoria Event Centre
  • 6:00-7:00: Food Served
  • 7:00: Program Begins. MC's: Antonia Paquin and Florian Castle
  • 7:00-7:10: Territory Acknowledgement: Kolin Sutherland-Wilson
  • 7:10-7:20: Music: Rama DelaRosa
  • 7:20-7:30: Speech on the 100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike - Carlos Flores
  • 7:30-7:45: Music: Art Farquharson
  • 7:45-8:00 Keynote Address on System Change: Howard Breen
  • 8:00-8:35: Awards Ceremony
  • 8:35-8:45: Raffle
  • 8:45-9:00: Special Announcement from Tyson Strandlund, Rob Duncan & Kimball Cairou
  • 9:00: DJ Walt Parsons

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- The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
- More detailed venue accessibility info is available at
- Washrooms are for all genders.

With Thanks to...

Victoria MayDay Committee

Young Communist League - Victoria

Victoria Event Center

Extinction Rebellion Vancouver Island