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Day of Mourning to honour victims of workplace tragedies

Each year on April 28, people across Canada and the world stop to remember workers killed, injured, or disabled on the job. Sadly, 161 Albertans were lost to workplace injury or illness in 2022.

Lethbridge residents are invited to join us in remembering them.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 70 and the City of Lethbridge are hosting a Day of Mourning ceremony on Friday, April 28.

Day of Mourning Wreath Laying Ceremony
Friday, April 28, 2023, at 12 p.m.
CUPE 70 Workers Memorial Site, Mountain View Cemetery
1210 Scenic Drive South

This National Day of Remembrance offers an opportunity for us to honour coworkers, friends and family who have lost their lives to workplace injury and illness, and to collectively renew our commitment to fostering safer workplaces in our city. Everyone is welcome. Flags at City Hall will be lowered to half-mast on this date to honour the occasion.

The National Day of Mourning was officially recognized by the Canadian government in 1991, eight years after the day of remembrance was launched by the Canadian Labour Congress. The Day of Mourning has since spread to about 80 countries around the world.

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