The Canadian Labour Congress first recognized the Day of Mourning in 1984. The day became a national observance in 1991 with the passing of the Workers Mourning Day Act. On April 28 of that year, the federal government officially proclaimed the national Day of Mourning.
Typically, the Canadian flag on Parliament Hill is flown at half-mast. Today Selkirk College joins the nation in this act of reflection by lowering the flags at the Castlegar and Silver King campuses.
At 10:30 am, WorkSafeBC will be streaming a message from their partners followed by a moment of silence. You can view the live stream below.
For more information on the national Day of Mourning, please visit www.dayofmourning.bc.ca.
For a list of resources related to mental health and wellness, please visit selkirk.ca/mental-health.