Day of Mourning – April 28, 2016

On April 28, 2016, WorkSafeBC, the BC Federation of Labour, and the Business Council of British Columbia will co-host an annual Day of Mourning ceremony in downtown Vancouver at Jack Poole Plaza.

Day of Mourning ceremonies have been held across the country ever since the Canadian Labour Congress initiated a national Day of Mourning ceremony on April 28, 1984. This unique public memorial offers an opportunity to honour the memories of co-workers, friends, and family members who have lost their lives to workplace injury and disease, and to collectively renew our commitment to create safer workplaces in British Columbia.

As part of this year’s ceremony, we invite you to join our guests and family members of fatally injured workers to hear presentations from the following participants:

  • Scott McCloy, Director, Government, Community and Media Relations, WorkSafeBC
  • John Beckett, chair and public interest representative, WorkSafeBC Board of Directors
  • Irene Lanzinger, President, British Columbia Federation of Labour
  • Greg D’Avignon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Business Council of British Columbia
  • Matthew Bowcott, injured worker
  • Mary-Jaye Salmon, daughter of fatally injured worker

Date:            Thursday, April 28, 2016

Time:            10:30 – 11:15 am (the Olympic Cauldron will be lit at 10 am)

Location:           Vancouver Convention Centre

Jack Poole Plaza (On the waterfront, behind the Olympic Cauldron)

1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C.

Parking:        Available at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Fairmont Pacific Rim, or Pan Pacific Hotel

Vancouver Invite ~ 2016