Day of Mourning

This video reminds us to continue to strengthen and establish safer work practices and conditions.

On April 28, we honour and pay our respects to those who have lost their lives, been injured, or became ill due to work-related incidents. Day of Mourning is a Day of Mourning Logopowerful reminder for all of us to renew our commitment to improving health and safety in our workplaces and prevent further work-related injuries and deaths.

Sadly, Alberta lost 165 people to work-related injury or illness in 2019.

Every year, the ACSA and its eight Regional Safety Committees (RSCs) co-host ceremonies and activities to pay tribute. During the events, we remember and observe a moment of silence at 11 a.m.

2020 Day of Mourning

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 Day of Mourning activities and ceremonies were cancelled or revised to follow safe physical distancing rules.

View 2020 Day of Mourning RSC activities below.

Northern Alberta Activities

ERSC 2020 Day of Mourning - High Level Bridge (Orange)
The Edmonton RSC requested for the Edmonton’s High Level Bridge to be lit orange to commemorate Day of Mourning. Locals also left on their porch lights in memory of those we lost.

 

Day of Mourning marked with virtual ceremony in Grande Prairie
The Grande Prairie RSC organized and hosted a virtual Day of Mourning ceremony, where they remembered those we lost and renewed their commitment to preventing further work-related tragedies.

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Southern Alberta Activities

MHRSC 2020 Day of Mourning
Members of the Medicine Hat RSC visited a local memorial to pay their respects and lay a wreath in memory of those we lost.

 

The Medicine Hat RSC produced and created a Day of Mourning video tribute, in collaboration with the Lakeland, Parkland, and Wood Buffalo RSCs. The video tribute encourages all to take a moment to reflect and renew our commitment to health and safety.

 

The Parkland RSC organized a small gathering ceremony to honour Day of Mourning at the Fallen Worker Memorial located at Bower Ponds in Red Deer. During the event, the Parkland RSC and event attendees paid their respects to those we have lost and collectively renewed their commitment to improving health and safety in the workplace.

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Stay Connected with Your RSC

For more information on Day of Mourning events in your community, please email your local RSC or connect with them on Facebook.

Calgary

Facebook Page: CRSC
Email: CRSC@youracsa.ca

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Edmonton

Facebook Page: ERSC
Email: ERSC@youracsa.ca

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Grande Prairie

Facebook Page: GPRSC
Email: GPRSC@youracsa.ca

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Lakeland (Lloydminister)

Facebook Page: Lakeland RSC
Email: LakelandRSC@gmail.com

Lethbridge

Facebook Page: n/a
Email: LRSC@youracsa.ca

Medicine Hat

Facebook Page: n/a
Email: MHRSC@youracsa.ca

Parkland (Red Deer)

Facebook Page: n/a

Email: PRSC@youracsa.ca

Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray)

Facebook Page: WBRSC

Email: WBRSC@youracsa.ca