Honouring Workers Yesterday & Today

Thank-you Fox&Bee Studio and everyone that worked to make 2018’s events so successful.

For 34 years the Cumberland Museum & Archives has co-hosted an annual commemoration of fallen workers, highlighting labour history and contemporary labour issues.

The three-day event welcomes hundreds of attendees from across Western Canada and as far away as the UK including workers and their families, activists, writers, academics, community leaders, musicians and many others. 

Join us June 21 to 23, 2019.

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flowers remembering

Albert "Ginger" Goodwin

1887 - 1918

songs of the workers choir

21 Jun 2019


Songs of the Workers

This Friday Night tradition welcomes local and visiting musicians to share songs and poems in the working class tradition. Labour standards, old songs, new songs, struggle, triumph and revolution!

Graveside Vigil

22 Jun 2019

11:15am - 1:00pm

Graveside Vigils

NEW! The morning graveside vigil begins at the Cumberland Japanese Canadian Cemetery and moves on to the Municipal Cemetary for speakers, music, the laying of fair trade flowers on Ginger Goodwin's grave, and a rose ceremony on the graves of all fallen miners. **Pick up bouquets in advance at the Japanese Canadian cemetery.

Most events at Miners Memorial are free or by donation.



Take Part

• Lay a Bouquet • Volunteer • Sponsor Us • Donate

Walking Tours


The commemorative programming this year means the need for volunteers is growing! If you're interested in lending a hand, complete the Volunteer form and we'll be in touch soon!


Help support our on-going research, exhibits, and programming related to labour and working class history at the Cumberland Museum and Archives.