Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning.

Every year workers, families, employers, and others come together at ceremonies held around the province to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease, and re–new our commitment to creating safe workplaces.

BC List of Ceremonies

  • Cariboo

    Prince George

    12:00 noon

    Workers’ Memorial Statue (Patricia Boulevard and Queensway Street)

    Organizations
    • North Central Labour Council
    • WorkSafeBC

    Williams Lake

    11:00 am

    City Hall

    Next to the cenotaph

    450 Mart St.

    Organizations
    • City of Williams Lake
    • United Steelworkers Local 1-425
  • Kootenays

    Castlegar

    6:00 pm

    Kinsman Park

    Near the Castlegar & District Public Library

    Organizations
    • West Kootenay Labour Council

    Cranbrook

    5:00 pm

    Rotary Park

    10th Ave S

    Organizations
    • East Kootenay and District Labour Council

    Nelson

    12:00 pm

    Lakeside Park

    Near the Memorial Plaques

    Organizations
    • West Kootenay Labour Council

    Sparwood

    12:00 pm

    Centennial Square

     

    Organizations
    • United Steelworkers Local 9346

    Trail

    3:30 pm

    Meet at USW Local 480 Hall

    910 Portland St.

    March in downtown Trail to memorial near the arena

    Ceremony at 4:00 pm

    Organizations
    • United Steelworkers (USW) Local 480
  • Lower Mainland

    Abbotsford

    1:00 pm

    Golden Tree Monument

    South side of Clearbrook Library

    32320 George Ferguson Way

    Organizations
    • B.C. Federation of Labour
    • Fraser Valley Labour Council
    • Vancouver & District Labour Council

    Abbotsford

    10:30 am

    City Hall

    32315 South Fraser Way (North side)

    Organizations
    • City of Abbotsford

    Delta

    10:30 am

    British Columbia Institute of Technology – Annacis Island Campus

    1608 Cliveden Ave

     

     

    Organizations
    • BCIT

    Delta

    10:45 am

    Rotary Park

    (in front of the Municipal Hall)

    Organizations
    • CUPE Local 454 - Delta Public Employees

    Mission

    10:00 am

    District of Mission

    Public Works Yard

    33835 Dewdney Trunk Rd

    Organizations
    • District of Mission

    New Westminster

    7:30 am

    Westminster Pier Park

    On the waterfront

    New Westminster Quay – 960 Quayside Dr.

    Organizations
    • New Westminster & District Labour Council

    Richmond

    12:00 pm

    Vancouver International Airport

    International Terminal Building

    3211 Grant McConachie Way

    Organizations
    • Vancouver International Airport

    Squamish

    May 1st - 10:50 am

    Worker’s Monument in Pavilion Park

    Organizations
    • Squamish & District Labour Committee

    Steveston

    12:00 pm

    Fisherman’s Memorial Ceremony

    Garry Point Park (7th Ave.)

     

    Organizations
    • BC Fish Harvesters Association
    • UFAWU-CAW

    Surrey

    7:30 am

    City of Surrey Works Yard

    6651 148th St (in the courtyard)

    Organizations
    • City of Surrey

    Vancouver

    10:30 am

    Vancouver Convention Centre 1055 Canada Place

    Organizations
    • B.C. Federation of Labour
    • Business Council of B.C.
    • WorkSafeBC

    White Rock

    11:00 am

    Front Entrance of City Hall
    15322 Buena Vista Ave.

    Organizations
    • CUPE 402-1
  • North East

    Dawson Creek

    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Workers Memorial

    10105 – 12A St.

    BBQ to follow

    Organizations
    • City of Dawson Creek
    • CUPE Local 2403

    Fort St. James

    11:00 am

    Workers Memorial Site

    477 Stuart Dr. West

    Organizations
    • Fort St. James District

    MacKenzie

    10:00 am

    Memorial Rock at Town Hall

    #1 Mackenzie Blvd.

    Organizations
    • Pulp Paper Woodworkers of Canada Local 18
  • North West

    Kitimat

    11:00 am

    Worker’s Memorial Site

    Centennial Park (across from the upper City Centre Mall parking lot)

  • Skeena-North Coast

    Fraser Lake

    10:30 am

    White Swan Park

    Organizations
    • Village of Fraser Lake
  • Thompson Okanagan

    Kamloops

    6:00 pm

    St. Andrew’s on the Square

    Corner of 2nd Ave and Seymour St.

    Organizations
    • Kamloops and District Labour Council

    Kelowna

    12:00 pm

    Ben Lee Park

    Organizations
    • BCGEU
    • North Okanagan Labour Council

    Penticton

    11:00 am

    Memorial Tree

    McLaren Park Arena

    1350 King St.

    Organizations
    • City of Penticton

    Salmon Arm

    11:00 am

    Marine Park

    750 Marine Park Dr. NE

    Organizations
    • Shuswap Columbia District Labour Council

    Vernon

    10:30 am

    City Hall

    3400 30th St.

    Organizations
    • City of Vernon
  • Vancouver Island-Coast

    Campbell River

    10:30 am

    Frank James Park

    2084 South Island Highway, Willow Point

     

    Organizations
    • Campbell River - Courtenay and District Labour Council
    • City of Campbell River

    Courtenay

    10:00 am

    Simms Park Pavilion

     

     

     

     

    Organizations
    • Campbell River - Courtenay and District Labour Council
    • City of Courtenay

    Gibsons

    11:00 am

    Dougall Park

    516 Gower Point Rd.

    Organizations
    • Sunshine Coast Labour Council

    Lake Cowichan

    10:00 am

    Forest Workers’ Memorial Park

    Organizations
    • BC Ferry and Marine Workers' Union
    • Nanaimo - Duncan and District Labour Council

    Nanaimo

    12:30 pm

    Pioneer Waterfront Plaza

    Front St & Bastion St

    Organizations
    • BC Ferry and Marine Workers' Union
    • Nanaimo - Duncan and District Labour Council

    Sidney

    1:00 pm

    Worker’s Memorial

    Town of Sidney Public Works Yard

    2285 Ocean Ave.

    Organizations
    • Town of Sidney

    Victoria

    11:00 am

    Front steps of the BC Legislature

     

    Organizations
    • CUPE BC
    • Victoria Labour Council

    Victoria

    12:00 pm

    Parliament Buildings (south lawn)

    Dedication of the Emergency Services Garden of Honour

    Organizations
    • Emergency Services Garden of Honour Planning Committee

Resources

We’ve developed resources for employers, workers, and the media to help you get involved in the Day of Mourning. You can learn more here.