Day of Mourning 2024

April 28 - Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured by their Work - Remember the dead; fight for the living

Every April 28, the National Day of Mourning honours the memory of workers who have been killed, injured, or suffered illness as a result of their work.

This year, the BC Federation of Labour, along with the Workers' Compensation Board, the Business Council of BC and the Vancouver and District Labour Council will co-host a Day of Mourning ceremony at Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver.

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.—Jack Poole Plaza
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver V6C 3L5

You are welcome to attend in person, or to watch the livestream. Please visit the Day of Mourning website for more information on these and other events taking place throughout BC.

Union-sponsored Day of Mourning
commemorations throughout BC


West Kootenay Labour Council

Sunday, April 28­—11:00 am
Kinsman Park
910 2nd St
Castlegar, BC


Campbell River - Courtenay and District Labour Council, CUPE Local 556

Friday, April 26th —10:00 AM
Simms Park Pavilion
5th St.
Courtenay, BC


East Kootenay District Labour Council

Sunday, April 28­—1:00 PM
Rotary Park
100 10th Ave. South
Cranbrook, BC


CUPE Local 454 - Delta Public Employees

Sunday, April 28­—10:45 am
Rotary Park at Delta Municipal Hall
4500 Clarence Taylor Cr.
Delta, BC

Fort St. John

BCGEU Peace River - Area 10

Sunday, April 28­—11:30 AM
Festival Plaza in Centennial Park
9505 100 St
Fort St John, BC
March around the block – 11:30 AM
Wreath laying – 12:00 PM
BBQ to follow


Sunshine Coast Labour Council

Sunday, April 28­—11:00 AM
Dougall Park
Gower Point & South Fletcher Rd.
Gibsons, BC


Kamloops and District Labour Council

Sunday, April 28­—6:00 pm
St. Andrews on the Square
159 Seymour St.
Kamloops, BC


North Okanagan Labour Council

Sunday, April 28­—12:00 to 1:00 PM
Ben Lee Park
900 Houghton Rd.
Kelowna, B.C.

Lake Cowichan

Nanaimo - Duncan and District Labour Council

Sunday, April 28­—10:00 am
Forest Workers Memorial Park
46-58 South Shore Rd.
Lake Cowichan, BC


Nanaimo - Duncan and District Labour Council

Sunday, April 28­—12:30 pm
Pioneer Waterfront Plaza
90 Front St.
Nanaimo, BC


West Kootenay Labour Council/IBEW 1003

Sunday, April 28­—11:00 AM
Lakeside Park fields at the Worker’s Monument
(near the concession)
Nelson, BC
Flowers available to lay in Honour

New Westminster

New Westminster & District Labour Council

Sunday, April 28­—11:00 AM
Westminster Pier Park
1 Sixth St.
New Westminster
Theme: Safe Work Now!


Nanaimo - Duncan and District Labour Council

Sunday, April 28­—5:00 PM
Parksville Beach
193 Beachside Dr.
Parksville, BC

Port Alberni

Port Alberni Labour Council, USW Local 1-1937

Sunday, April 28­—Doors 10:00 am
Ceremony 10:30 am
United Steelworkers Hall
4904 Montrose St.

Powell River

CUPE Local 798

Sunday, April 28­—11:00 AM
Worker’s Memorial at the Cranberry Cemetery

Prince George

North Central Labour Council

Sunday, April 28­—10:30 am
Wreath laying ceremony and moment of silence
Worker’s Memorial Statue
Patricia Blvd & Queensway St.
Prince George, BC

Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert Labour Council

Sunday, April 28­—10:30 AM
Pacific Mariners Memorial Park (Mariners Park)
101 1st Avenue East
Prince Rupert, BC

Salmon Arm

CUPE Local 1908

Sunday, April 28—11:00 am
Marine Peace Park
750 Marine Park Dr.
Salmon Arm, BC


Sunshine Coast Labour Council

Sunday, April 28—11:00 am
Seaside Centre
5790 Teredo St.
Sechelt, BC


Squamish & District Labour Committee

Sunday, April 28—11:00 am
Worker’s Monument
O’Siyam Park (downtown)
Squamish, BC


CUPE Local 402

Friday, April 26—7:30 am
City of Surrey Operations Centre
6651 148st St.
Surrey, BC


United Steelworkers (USW) Local 480

Sunday, April 28—March – 10:45 am
Meet at Union Hall, 910 Portland St.
March to ceremony at Worker’s Monument across from Trail Memorial Centre
Ceremony – 11:00 am
1051 Victoria St.
Trail, BC


B.C. Federation of Labour, Vancouver and District Labour Council

Sunday, April 28—10:30 am
Jack Poole Plaza in downtown Vancouver
1055 Canada Place
Livestream available



Friday, April 26—10:30 AM
Vernon City Hall
3400 30th St.
Vernon, BC
Parking: Front Parking Lot at City Hall

Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 10:30