National Day of Mourning Ceremonies in Niagara.
We are where we are because of all the people over many years who have worked tirelessly to better our lives, products, services, health, growth and so much more. Each person doing a valued job along the way to get us to where we are in history today. Many of those workers have given their lives on the job and thus the reason for Occupational Health & Safety Acts, mandatory training programs and even worker's compensation boards.
In honour of all those who have given their lives through their role in the workforce, April 28th is earmarked as National Day of Mourning or Worker's Memorial Day.
Below is a list of ceremonies taking place tomorrow to honour those workers:
8 a.m. in St. Catharines, at the monument dedicated to four fallen workers – under the St. Catharines Skyway. Located on the Welland Canal Parkway – west side of the canal under the bridge.
9 a.m. Centennial Arena monument, 1557 Four Mile Creek Road in Virgil.
10 a.m. Niagara Falls City Hall monument – 4310 Queen St.
11 a.m. in Fort Erie Town Hall monument – 1 Municipal Centre Dr.
12:30 p.m. in H.H. Knoll Park Monument, Port Colborne
1:30 p.m. in Merritt Park monument in Welland 151 King St.
2:30 p.m. Esquire Canada explosion site, Port Robinson
3:30 p.m. St. Catharines City Hall monument – 50 Church St.
5:00 p.m. Region of Niagara Headquarters monument –1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way.