Day of Mourning

Day of Mourning Logo

April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning, a time when workers, families, and employers across Canada come together to remember those who were injured, disabled, or have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational diseases. In 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress first declared April 28th Canada’s Day of Mourning. 2017 marks its 33rd anniversary. Every year, the ACSA and its eight Regional Safety Committees co-host public ceremonies to honour the occasion. At each of the ceremonies and in workplaces across the nation, people observe a moment of silence at 11 o’clock.

It is as much a day to commemorate those workers whose lives have been lost or injured as it is a reminder to strengthen our resolve and establish safer work practices and conditions. Together we can work toward a safer workplace for all Albertans.

2017 Activities Across Alberta

This year, the ACSA’s Regional Safety Committees are remembering those whose lives were affected by workplace incidents and occupational disease in a variety of different ways.


The 6th Annual Day of Mourning Ball Hockey Tournament is now open for registrations. The event runs from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29th (the day after the official Day of Mourning) at the Edmonton Sportsdome. It is keenly attended by hockey players from a number of industries. Through its $25 per player registration fee, raffles, donations, and refreshment sales, this event raises money for the Threads of Life Charity, an organization that assists families suffering the loss of a loved one due to a workplace incident.

For further information on the Day of Mourning Ball Hockey Tournament please email or call 780.910.2255.

Download registration form here: Day of Mourning Ball Hockey Tournament

Lakeland (Lloydminster)

Join the ACSA’s Lakeland Regional Safety Committee at the Lloydminster City Hall. At 9:30 a.m., Mayor Gerald Aalbers, along with representatives from the City of Lloydminster and the LRSC will participate in a flag lowering ceremony held on the west side of City Hall.

The ceremony will finish at 9:55am, followed by coffee and donuts, served courtesy of ATCO.
ATCO (black)

Contact: Lloydminster Construction Association at 780.875.8875 for details.

Lakeland RSC will also be hosting a second ceremony on April 28th in the northern part of the region at the Energy Centre in Cold Lake. The ceremony will start at 10:30am and end at 11:00am with the lowering of the flag, followed by a short reception.

Contact: Please contact for further information on this event.

Medicine Hat

Medicine Hate Regional Safety Committee will be hosting an event held at the Memorial Arboretum Park. This is located at the corner of Factory Street SE and South Railway Street SE, bottom of Scholten Hill. This event will start at 11:00am.

Contact: or call 403.527.9700 for further details.