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Olympic Cauldron To Be Lit In Honour Of Lost B.C Workers

Olympic Cauldron To Be Lit In Honour Of Lost B.C Workers

The Vancouver Olympic Cauldron will be lit on Thursday, April 28 in honour of co-workers, friends, and family members who lost their lives during to workplace injury and disease.

WorkSafeBC, the BC Federation of Labour, and the Business Council of British Columbia will co-host the annual Day of Mourning ceremony at Jack Poole Plaza.

The Canadian Labour congress launched the national Day of Mourning on April 28 in 1984, and since then the ceremonies have taken place annually across Canada.

The ceremony serves as a public memorial and highlights British Columbia’s dedication to creating safer workplaces.

Speakers from each co-host organization will share short presentations, along with an injured worker, and a daughter of a fatally injured worker.

The Olympic Cauldron will be lit at 10:00am. The ceremony will take place from 10:30am to 11:15am.

Vancouver Day of Mourning 2016

When: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Where: Jack Poole Plaza (1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C.)
Time: 10:30 – 11:15 am (Olympic Cauldron will be lit at 10:00 am)
Parking: Available at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Fairmont Pacific Rim, or Pan Pacific Hotel


Image via Oliver Xie

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