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 WorkSafeBC.com 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.