On behalf of the Cumberland Museum and Archives please find attached our invitation and registration form for the 2011 Miners Memorial Weekend in Cumberland BC June 24th and 25th, 2011.
Miners Memorial Weekend is an annual event presented by the Cumberland and District Historical Society. We continue to recognize those who have worked and lost their lives in the mines in Cumberland and in other workplaces throughout BC, Canada , and the world.
This year has been particularly eventful as the world witnessed the dramatic rescue of Chilean miners and the effect of the Earthquake and Tsunami on the workers in Japan . In hope and in loss people everywhere have come together to consider the fragility of lives in the event of environmental change and upheaval.
This annual celebration of workers and their families is also a call for a renewed commitment for safe and healthy workplaces; justice and equity; and bread and roses for all workers.
We sincerely hope that you will be able to support this important event and we would love to have you and your brothers and sisters join us for the weekend. Please pass this invitation along to your friends and colleagues!