April 28 Day of Mourning Events in Nova Scotia (April 25/17)

On April 28, Nova Scotia joins the rest of Canada and more than 80 countries worldwide to remember those who died, were injured or became ill at work. The annual Day of Mourning gives employees and employers the opportunity to publicly renew their commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace.

Ceremonies will be held on Friday across the province:

11 a.m. - Nova Scotia Legislature (Province House) grounds (inside if weather doesn't permit). Wreath laying invited.

6 p.m. - Trenton Park
Host: Pictou County Injured Workers Association and Town of New Glasgow
Wreath laying invited


11 a.m. - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128 on 850 Victoria Road, Whitney Pier
Flower laying invited (rather than wreaths)
Host: Cape Breton and District Labour Council
Bouquets of flowers free of ribbons/pins/styrofoam are invited
Refreshments will be served after the ceremony

4 p.m. - Fisherman's Memorial on the Lunenburg Waterfront
Host: South Shore Labour Council and Town of Lunenburg
Bring flowers in lieu of wreaths; they will be donated to Harborview Haven Nursing Home after the ceremony

Port Hawkesbury
7 p.m. - UNIFOR Local 972 Union Hall, 323 Reeves Street (next to Dairy Queen)
Host: Strait Area District Labour Council
No wreath-laying Reception to follow

7 p.m. - New monument in Memorial Park on Park St. (Main Street)
Host: Annapolis Valley Labour Council
Wreath laying invited
Reception to follow at the Labour Council Office at 362 Main Street

Noon - Fisherman's Memorial, Water Street, Yarmouth
Host: South West Labour Group
Wreaths and yellow carnations invited
Some carnations will be on hand

For more information, visit the Day of Mourning Nova Scotia site.