Surrey Ceremony to Remember B.C. Workers


The annual Day of Mourning on April 28th commemorates workers who have been killed as a result of their jobs. Surrey is joining more than 30 communities across the province at the City Works Yard at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday April 28th to mark the day. In 2014, 173 B.C. workers died, 98 were the result of occupational disease primarily resulting from exposure to asbestos decades ago.

The Canadian Labour Congress initiated a national Day of Mourning ceremony April 28, 1984. Canada was the first country to formally commemorate workers who’d been killed at work. Today, the Day of Mourning is observed throughout the world.

A public memorial ceremony is being held in Surrey with presentations from:

  • Linda Hepner, Mayor, City of Surrey
  • Jeannie Kilby, President, CUPE 402
  • Tom Wiebe, Shop Foreman, City of Surrey
  • Aman Cheema, City of Surrey
  • Sat Combow, Senior Regional Safety Officer, WorkSafeBC

Date | Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Location | City Works Yard , 6645 – 148 Street , Surrey, B.C.
Time | 7:30 a.m.

A list of ceremonies throughout B.C. may be found at






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