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Day of Mourning – Yellowknife
April 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT
In 1990, the Government of Canada passed the Workers Mourning Day Act, which established April 28 as the official day observed every year to commemorate workers injured on the job, killed, disabled or who suffer from occupational illnesses.
Since April 1991, the National Day of Mourning has been marked by various events across the country. Although it began in Canada, the Day of Mourning is now commemorated in more than 80 countries worldwide. It is as much about a commitment to safer workplaces as it is about remembering.
In the NWT, we recognize this important day by holding a ceremony each year at the Legislative Assembly. We invite you to attend the ceremony at the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at noon.