National Day of Mourning – April 28th

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This year marks 40 years of Canadians coming together for the National Day of Mourning, which commemorates workers who have lost their lives, been injured, or suffered from illness due to workplace-related incidents. Canada was the first country to recognize a Day of Mourning in 1984. Marked annually in Canada on April 28, the National Day of Mourning is a day to remember and honour individuals who have lost their lives or suffered injuries due to workplace tragedies. It’s also a day to collectively renew our commitment to improving health and safety in the workplace and to preventing further injuries, illnesses and deaths. This Sunday, April 28 at 11:00 am all BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) member worksites are requested to observe 1 minute of silence to honour all workers. The BCMEA encourages full participation across the waterfront. BCMEA will hang a wreath at the Day of Mourning ceremony in Vancouver at Jack Poole Plaza, which begins at 10:30 am and will be live-streamed here. More information about other ceremonies in the province can be found here.

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