Farmworkers' Memorial 2024

Farmworkers' Memorial 2024

This annual memorial honours Amarjit Kaur Bal, Sukhvinder Kaur Punia, and Sarabjit Kaur Sidhu, the three farmworkers killed on the morning of March 7, 2007, while being transported to work in an overloaded passenger van. This ceremony also honours all farmworkers in recognition of the important work they do and their ongoing struggle for dignity and safety.

Family and speakers will gather in person for the memorial ceremony in Abbotsford.


Welcome and Territorial Acknowledgement

Beatrice Silver Tallio
Chair for Sts’olemeqw Guardians for Generations, Residential School Thrivers; Se:math First Nation

Yvonne Tumangday
Cultural Leader, Se:math First Nation


Sussanne Skidmore
President, BC Federation of Labour

Remarks by guest speakers

Moment of Silence

Conclusion and Thanks

Candlelight Procession to Golden Tree

Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 12:00 to 15:00
Matsqui Centennial Auditorium
32315 South Fraser Way