May 10, 2017
Kitchener-Waterloo’s Marion Brown has been announced as the winner of Canada’s Building Trades Unions’ song and poem contest.
Marion will be performing her original song, “Standing Together”, live onstage at the unveiling of the Canadian Building Trades Monument in Major’s Hill Park on May 16 at 4 PM. For those who can’t make it to Ottawa, the entire event will be live-streamed on CBTU’s Facebook page.
The monument, designed by acclaimed sculptor John Greer, will celebrate the trades who literally built Canada. It will stand on a peak in Major’s Hill Park, overlooking Parliament Hill, the National Gallery of Canada, the Chateau Laurier and the US Embassy. You can see photos and read more about the unveiling at the Canadian Building Trades Monument website.
To accompany the unveiling, CBTU commissioned an original song or poem that would be performed live on stage for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the crowds in attendance. The theme for the contest was one that celebrates the trades and unions, “Standing Together”.
Marion Brown, who works at IBEW Local 804 and is a member of Teamsters Local Union 879, was excited about the contest the moment she learned about it.
For more information about the song and the story behind it, check out the IBEW Construction Council of Ontario website.