Memorial events planned for International Day of Mourning on April 28

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, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Where: City hall, 800 Macleod Trail SE
Contact: Alex Shevalier,, 403-262-2390


Hosted by the Edmonton & District Labour Council
Borden Park Amphitheatre (Borden Park Road & 72 Street)
April 28, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Contact: Bruce Fafard 780-940-6797

Fort McMurray

Hosted by the Wood Buffalo Labour Council and the Alberta Construction Safety Association-Wood Buffalo Regional Committee
April 28, 2017,11:00 a.m.
Howard Pew Park in Fort McMurray 
Contacts: Heidi Gould 780-381-3687 and Shelly 780-743-3015 


Hosted by the Yellowhead Labour Council
April 28, 2017, 12:00 p.m.
At the Green Square 
Contact: Brigitte Soika,, 780-865-6592 


Hosted by the Lethbridge District Labour Council
April 28, 2017, 12:00 p.m.
1210 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB
Contact: Rick Merrick at and 403-892-7088

Medicine Hat

Hosted by the Medicine Hat Regional Safety Committee
April 28, 2017, 11:00 a.m.
Memorial Arboretum Park, Factory Street SE and South Railway Street SE

Red Deer

Hosted by the Parkland Regional Safety Committee and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering
April 28, 2017, 11:00 a.m.
Red Deer City Hall
Contact: Pat Kouture