Friday, June 19 | Songs of the Workers
The comradery built through music holds a special place in the events of the annual Miners Memorial celebrations. This year you can enjoy the Songs of the Workers live-streamed event from the comfort of your home, assembled by the local musician community here in Cumberland, the Comox Valley and afar. The concert will be hosted as a zoom to live-facebook event, on June 19th. Join here.
Saturday, June 20 at 10 AM | Live-streamed Miners Memorial Vigil from the No. 6 Mine Park, Cumberland
As part of this, the Cumberland Museum and Archives is holding space in an intimate short vigil Saturday, June 20th at 10 am at #6 Memorial Mine Park, the site of the single largest mining disaster in Cumberland’s history. This is not a public event. Attendees are invited to join via a Facebook live event which can be found HERE.
As stewards of the incredible history of the Village of Cumberland, we feel a deep sense of responsibility to honour this day and the countless individuals, families and organizations who have contributed to the remarkable Miners Memorial Weekend legacy in Cumberland. We look forward to the day when we can stand together again, arm in arm, in solidarity with our friends and allies.
Saturday, June 20 at 11 AM – 4:30 | Rose By Donation
We encourage those who are in the area and who wish to honour the long-standing tradition of laying a bouquet of flowers at the grave-sites of fallen miners or family members to please do so individually over the course of the day. The Cumberland Museum & Archives will have single roses for a $25 donation from 11 am – 4:30 pm to support the Miners Memorial day programming.