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.
Albert "Ginger" Goodwin
1887 - 1918
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!
22 Jun 2019
11:15am - 1:00pm
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.
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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!