International Day of Mourning Ceremony to be Held Tuesday

On April 28th, 1914, Ontario’s first Workers Compensation Act received third reading while at the same time the Eccles No. 5 Mine in West Virginia was exploding resulting in the death of 186 people. Join us at this year’s Day of Mourning Ceremony as we mourn for the dead and fight for the living.

Every year for a decade or more this event has seen the number of attendees increase. This year we welcome several quality speakers. Laurie Walker will give us a look in to the family turmoil caused by a workplace Injury. Dianne Parker, has been a nurse for 45 years, during which time she spent 10 years as the Ontario Nurses Association’s Region 1, Vice President. The Keynote speaker this year will be the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Ontario President, Fred Hahn.

This year’s ceremony will be dedicated to; Joe Prevett, a constable with the Thunder Bay Police Department who was in Toronto being trained with canine partner ‘Timber’ when he passed away. Jim Marchinko, an Injured Worker and long-time Injured Worker Activist and Robert Nelson, who passed away from his workplace injuries in 2012.
There will be a light meal (Beef on a Bun) served after the laying of the Roses. Please come out and share in an evening of reflection, hope and a little fight.

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