Memorial events planned for International Day of Mourning on April 28

A display marking the Day of Mourning is present in UNA's Southern Alberta Regional Office in Calgary.

Everyday, countless employees are injured because of unsafe working conditions. All employees deserve to come home in the same physical and mental condition they went to work in. It is the Employer’s obligation to provide all employees a Safe and Healthy Workplace.

The International Day of Mourning, held each year on April 28, commemorates those workers who have been injured or lost their lives at their worksite.

The following are dates, times and places of ceremonies for the Day of Mourning.

Hosted by the Calgary District Labour Council
April 28, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
Ceremony – Wreath Laying and Memorial Service at Calgary Workers Memorial
Edward Place Park, SE corner of City Hall, 9th Avenue and Macleod Trail SE, Calgary
Contact: Alex Shevalier at and 403‑262-2390

Hosted by the Edmonton & District Labour Council
Grant Notley Park (116 Street and 100 Avenue)
April 28, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Greg Mady at

Fort McMurray
Hosted by the Wood Buffalo and District Labour Council
April 28, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Howard Pew Memorial Family Park in Fort McMurray 
Contact: Shannon Tracy at

Hosted by the Yellowhead Labour Council
April 28, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Green Square, 309 Gregg Avenue, Hinton
Contact: Linda Travers at 

Hosted by the Lethbridge District Labour Council
April 28, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
CUPE Memorial Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge
Contact: Rick Merrick at and 403-892-7088

Red Deer
Hosted by the Red Deer and District Labour Council (RDDLC)
April 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Mayor will read Proclamation at City Hall, 4914 48th Avenue, Red Deer
Contact: Karen Reay at