2021 Schedule

Saturday, June 19 at 11 AM | Graveside Vigil
In-person at Cumberland Municipal Cemetery & Japanese and Chinese Cemeteries. 

This year we look forward to hosting a small gathering of people at the Cumberland Municipal Cemetery and Japanese and Chinese Cemeteries. The graveside vigil commemorates the lives lost in the Cumberland mines and pays tribute to those who fought on their behalf for safer working conditions and worker rights. There will be an opening welcome and short addresses from Union and community members followed by the tradition of laying a bouquet on individual graves. This time-honoured tradition upholds the commitment to continue the fight for workers of today and commemorates the loss of individual lives, over 300 in Cumberland, and the challenges faced by the families whose loved ones never returned home after a day of work. 

This year registration for in-person participation is required. A bouquet can be purchased through the registration process for those intending to come on the day or for those who would like a volunteer to lay a bouquet in their honour.

Registration here to join in-person or purchase a bouquet.

For additional information, questions or concerns please contact Rosslyn Shipp at


Saturday, June 19  at 3:30 PM – 9 PM | Songs of the Workers
In-person at No. 6 Mine Memorial Park, Cumberland, BC & Live-streamed on FaceBook

The camaraderie built through music holds a special place in the events of Miners Memorial celebrations. This year we will be hosting Songs of the Workers as a series of live performances outdoors at the No. 6 Mine Memorial Park in Cumberland as well as live-streaming the event for those who are unable to attend in person. 

Please note that registration for this event will be required and capacity will be limited to follow local health orders. In-person participants will be required to follow outlined COVID-19 protocols to ensure a safe social environment for all participants as your health and safety and that of our community is of our utmost concern.

As circumstances surrounding public health orders shift, we will continue to provide updates about the event directly with registered participants, on our website and through our social media channels. 

Register here to attend in-person.

For additional information, questions or concerns please contact Rosslyn Shipp at