Activism at 823 Jackson

In 1985 Annie Girard, the owner and Pastor at 823 Jackson Avenue, provided shelter to striking fruit workers. The short article shown above, from The Province, notes that: “locked-out workers at … a wholesale fruit distributor … [are] in their ninth month on the picket line.” Shown in the photo above is Annie Girard with the striking workers standing in the parking area at 823 Jackson Avenue. Also shown is the bus that was parked in front of the building for many years and in which she and her husband used to travel across Canada. (“The evangelist preacher is giving the group shelter in a converted school bus, parked beside her home at Prior and Jackson that she uses on the praying circuit.”) [The Province, January 27, 1985]