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

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

BC List of Ceremonies

  • Cariboo

    Fort St. James

    Friday, April 28th

    11:00 am

    Memorial Site

    477 Stuart Dr. West

    Prince George

    Friday, April 28th

    12:00 pm

    Worker’s memorial Statue

    Patricia Boulevard and Queensway St.

    Organizations
    • North Central Labour Council

    Terrace

    Friday, April 28th

    10:45 am

    Worker’s Memorial

    Terrace Sportsplex

    3320 Kalum St.

    Organizations
    • WorkSafeBC

    Williams Lake

    Friday, April 28th

    11:00 am
    Cenotaph at City Hall
    450 Mart St.

    Organizations
    • United Steelworkers Local 1-425
  • Kootenays

    Castlegar

    April 28, 2017

    6:00 pm

    Kinsman Park

    910 2 St

    Cranbrook

    Friday, April 28th

    5:00 pm

    Rotary Park

    100 10th Ave. South

    Organizations
    • East Kootenay District Labour Council

    Nelson

    Friday, April 28th

    12:15 pm

    Lakeside Park

    Near the memorial plaques and concession stand

    Sparwood

    Friday, April 28th

    12:00 pm

    Meet at Centennial Square

    March to Titan Park for ceremony

    Organizations
    • United Steelworkers Local 9346

    Trail

    3:45 (walk)

    Walk starts at Local 480 Hall

    910 Portland St.

    4:00 (ceremony)

    Worker’s Momument

    Across from Cominco Arena

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

    Abbotsford

    Friday, April 28th

    10:30 am

    Abbotsford City Hall

    32315 South Fraser Way

    Organizations
    • City of Abbotsford

    BCIT – Annacis Island

    Friday, April 28th

    10:30 am

    BCIT – Annacis Island Campus

    1608 Cliveden Ave, Delta, BC

    Organizations
    • BCIT

    Delta

    Friday, April 28th

    10:45 am

    Rotary Park

    In front of the Delta Municipal Hall

     

    Organizations
    • CUPE Local 454 - Delta Public Employees

    Mission

    10:00 am

    Mission Public Works

    33835 Dewdney Trunk Rd.

     

    Organizations
    • District of Mission

    North Vancouver

    Friday, April 28th

    10:30 am

    Capilano University

    2055 Purcell Way

    Organizations
    • Capilano Students' Union

    Steveston / Richmond

    Friday, April 28th

    12:00 pm

    Fishermen’s Memorial

    Garry Point Park

    Organizations
    • City of Richmond

    Surrey

    Friday, April 28th

    7:30 am

    City Works Yard

    6651 – 148th St., Surrey, BC

    Organizations
    • City of Surrey

    Vancouver

    Friday, April 28th

    10:30 am

    Hastings Park (please note venue change)

    2901 East Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

    Centre Grounds near the PNE Forum

    Enter via Gate 2

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

    Vancouver International Airport

    Friday, April 28th

    12:00 pm

    International Terminal Building

    3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond

    Organizations
    • Vancouver International Airport
  • North East

    Dawson Creek

    Friday, April 28th

    12:00 pm

    Dawson Creek City Hall

    10105 12A St

    Organizations
    • City of Dawson Creek

    Fort St. John

    12:00 pm

    March from City Hall () to Memorial at Centennial Park (9505 100 St.)

    Mackenzie

    Friday, April 28th

    10:00 am

    Memorial Rock at Town Hall

    1 Mackenzie Blvd.

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

    Please check back for a list of ceremonies in your community.

  • Skeena-North Coast

    Please check back for a list of ceremonies in your community.

  • Thompson Okanagan

    Kamloops

    Friday, April 28th

    6:00 pm

    St. Andrews on the Square

    (corner of 2nd and Seymour)

    Organizations
    • Kamloops and District Labour Council

    Kelowna

    Friday, April 28th

    12:00 pm

    Ben Lee Park

    900 Houghton Rd.

    Organizations
    • North Okanagan Labour Council

    Salmon Arm

    Friday, April 28th

    10:45 am

    Marine Park

    750 Marine Park Dr.

    Organizations
    • City of Salmon Arm
    • Columbia Shuswap Regional District
    • CUPE Local 1908

    Vernon

    Friday, April 28th

    10:30 am

    City Hall

    3400 30th St.

    Organizations
    • City of Vernon
  • Vancouver Island-Coast

    Campbell River

    Friday, April 28th

    10:30 am

    Spirit Square

    Shoppers Row

     

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

    Courtenay

    Friday, April 28th

    10:00 am

    Simms Park Pavilion

    Old Island Hwy

    Organizations
    • City of Courtenay
    • CUPE Local 556
    • Threads of Life

    Gibsons

    Friday, April 28th

    11:00 am

    Dougall Park

    Gower Point & S. Fletcher Rd.

    Organizations
    • Sunshine Coast Labour Council

    Lake Cowichan

    Friday, April 28th

    9:00 am
    Forest Workers Memorial Park
    58 Shore Rd.

    Organizations
    • BC Ferry and Marine Workers' Union

    Nanaimo

    Friday, April 28th

    12:00 pm
    Pioneer Waterfront Plaza

    Organizations
    • BC Ferry and Marine Workers' Union

    Powell River

    Friday, April 28th

    11:00 am

    Worker’s Memorial

    Cranberry Cemetary

    5766 Marine Ave.

    Organizations
    • CUPE Local 798

    Victoria

    Friday, April 28th

    10:30 am (Memorial procession)

    Victoria Conference Centre

    720 Douglas St.

     

    11:00 am (Ceremony)

    BC Legislature

    501 Belleville St.

    Organizations
    • B.C. Federation of Labour
    • CUPE BC
    • Victoria Labour Council

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.