2009 Day of Mourning Media Release

National Day of Mourning Events in Niagara

The St. Catharines and District Labour Council will sponsor three memorial ceremonies in Niagara On The Lake and St. Catharines to mark the April 28 National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured on the Job. One will be held at the Day of Mourning monument next to the Centennial Arena in Niagara On The Lake at 9:30 am and another will be held at the worker’s monument next to the Homer Bridge11:00 am in the morning on Tuesday April 28, 2009. The main ceremony will be held in St. Catharines at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 and take place at the Day of Mourning monument in Merrit Park next to the Burgoyne Bridge. The keynote speakers at the main ceremony will be Al Bieksa of the Ontario Federation of Labour and Dan Crow of CUPE Ontario. The main ceremony will also feature local labour leaders and politicians.
These ceremonies serve to focus public attention on the shocking extent of workplace fatalities and injuries in this country. They also express our renewed commitment to fight to prevent workplace deaths and injuries and achieve safe workplaces.
Members of the media are cordially invited to attend the April 28th Day of Mourning events. Persons wishing to obtain further information are encouraged to contact: Bruce Allen at (905) 682-2611 ext. 225 or (905) 934-6233.