Day of Mourning April 28 in Parksville

Event to mark the deaths of workers killed while on the job in Canada

The City of Parksville proclaimed April 28, 2012, as a National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured on the Job.

First recognized by the Canadian Parliament in 1991 The Day of Mourning is now observed by labour bodies and various levels of government in nearly a hundred countries worldwide.

“The city recognizes April 28 as a day to mourn victims of workplace accidents and bring awareness for the need to establish safe conditions in the workplace for all,” said mayor Chris Burger in a news release. “It is as much a day to remember those lost in workplace accidents as it is a call to protect workers.”

Flags will be at half-mast on Saturday, April 28 in the city in remembrance of those workers who have lost their lives and their health due to workplace injuries.

The Nanaimo, Duncan and District Labour Council along with CUPE 3570 invites the public to a ceremony at the Parksville Community Park picnic shelter at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 28.