City of Penticton recognizes Annual Day of Mourning

A public gathering will be held at the memorial tree in front of McLaren Park Arena on Friday, April 26 at 11 a.m.

The City of Penticton will acknowledge the Annual Day of Mourning on Friday, April 26 at 11 a.m., with a public gathering at the memorial tree in front of McLaren Park Arena.

Acting mayor Garry Litke will read the city’s proclamation and any members of the public wishing to come forward will have an opportunity to speak followed by a moment of silence.

Last year, 149 workers in British Columbia lost their lives as a result of work-related injury, illness or disease.

Across Canada, April 28 has been designated the Day of Mourning, a time when workers, families, employers and others come together to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational diseases. Throughout B.C., communities remember lost co-workers, friends and family while reflecting on a shared commitment to workplace safety.

The public is welcome to attend the event. McLaren Park Arena is located at 1350 King St.