Brief: Fallen workers remembered

A few dozen people gathered at the workers' memorial in Centennial Park on Thursday for the annual National Day of Mourning ceremony.

Michelle Cole speaks at the National Day of Mourning ceremony at the worker's memorial in Centennial Park last Thursday

A few dozen people gathered at the workers’ memorial in Centennial Park on Thursday for the annual National Day of Mourning ceremony.

“We are here for 15 minutes,” Michelle Cole told to the small gathering of people. “(The memorial) is here to remind us of this day, every day.”

The day of mourning is held every year to remember workers who were injured or killed while on the job.

Mayor Mark McKee and Lise Tataryn of Parks Canada also spoke at the ceremony.

Tataryn talked about her father, who was injured on the job in 1966 and wound up paralyzed on his left side.

“We’ve come a long way since then as far as health and safety at work,” she said. “If this was in place in 1966, perhaps my dad would not have been injured.

It is our responsibility as workers, managers and business owners to create a safe work environment so we come home to our children at the end of the day.”

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