Day of Mourning, April 28th

By Amy Morris
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Every year on April 28 we pay our respects to, and remember, the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents.

We also honor the many families and friends who have been deeply affected by these tragedies.

Every worker has the right to return home safe and sound at the end of each work day.

By working together – with employers, workers and our health and safety partners – we can prevent worker injuries and deaths before they occur.

You can attend this year’s ceremonies at the following locations:

 

Halifax
11:00 a.m. – Friday April 28th
Nova Scotia Legislature (Province House) grounds (inside if weather doesn’t permit). Wreath laying invited.

For information:
Joan Wark
NS Federation of Labour
902.454.6735
[email protected]

 

Sydney, Cape Breton
11:00 a.m. – Friday April 28th
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128 on 850 Victoria Road, Whitney Pier
Flower laying invited (rather than wreaths)
Host: Cape Breton and District Labour Council
Bouquets of flowers free of ribbons/pins/styrofoam are invited
Refreshments will be served after the ceremony

For information:
Carmie Erickson

President, Cape Breton District Labour Council
902.322.5119

 

Lunenburg
4:00 pm – Friday April 28th
Fisherman’s Memorial on the Lunenburg Waterfront
Host: South Shore Labour Council and Town of Lunenburg
Bring flowers in lieu of wreaths; they will be donated to Harborview Haven Nursing Home after the ceremony

For information:
Dianne Frittenburg
South Shore Labour Council President
902-521-7782

Pictou County
6:00 p.m. – Friday April 28th
Trenton Park, 119 Park Road

Port Hawkesbury
7:00 p.m. – Friday April 28th
UNIFOR Local 972 Union Hall, 323 Reeves Street (next to Dairy Queen)
Host: Strait Area District Labour Council
No wreath-laying
Reception to follow

For information:
Jennifer Benoit

Strait Area Labour Council President
902.870.7665

 

Kentville
7:00 p.m. – Friday April 28th
New monument in Memorial Park on Park St. (Main Street)
Host: Annapolis Valley Labour Council
Wreath laying invited
Reception to follow at the Labour Council Office at 362 Main Street

For information:

Wayne Kelley

Annapolis Valley Labour Council President

902-848-6834

 

Yarmouth

12:00 p.m. – Friday April 28th
Fisherman’s Memorial, Water Street, Yarmouth
Host: South West Labour Group
Wreaths and yellow carnations invited
Some carnations will be on hand

Further info contact event chair Lisa Potter

 

902-245-2990 email [email protected]

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