Day of Mourning

Posted on April 26, 2012 9:53 am

Day of Mourning • April 28, 2012

Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning, a time when workers, families, employers, and others come together to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational diseases.

Every year, WorkSafeBC, the B.C. Federation of Labour, and the Business Council of British Columbia co-host a public ceremony to honour the occasion.

Because April 28 falls on a weekend this year, a ceremony will be held at Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver on Friday, April 27, at 10:30 a.m., to pay tribute to fallen workers. All are invited to attend.

WorkSafeBC will also be webcasting the Day of Mourning proceedings live on so that workers and others who cannot attend their local ceremonies can watch from anywhere in the world and be a part of the occasion.

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Kamloops: St. Andrews on the Square  (159 Seymour St) at 6:00pm on April 28
Salmon Arm: Marine Peace Park (750 Marine Park Drive) at 10:00am on April 28
Prince George: Workers Memorial (Patricia and Queensway at 12:00pm on April 28
Ft. St. John: Workers Memorial (Centennial Park) at 12:00pm on April 28
Burns Lake: Spirit Square (111 Flogum Drive) at 11:00am on April 28