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Day of Mourning Ceremony

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 10:45 am to 12:00 pm

April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning, a time when workers, families, and employers across Canada come together to remember those who were injured, disabled, or have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational diseases. In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress first declared April 28th Canada’s Day of Mourning. 2019 marks its 35th anniversary. Every year, the Wood Buffalo Regional Safety Committee, Wood Buffalo District Labour Council, and Fort McMurray Chapter of Canadian Society of Safety Engineering co-host a public ceremony to honour the occasion. At ceremonies and in workplaces across the nation, people observe a moment of silence at 11 o’clock.
It is as much a day to commemorate those workers whose lives have been lost or injured as it is a reminder to strengthen our resolve and establish safer work practices and conditions. Together we can work toward a safer workplace for all Albertans.