June 22 – 24: Miners Memorial and Goodwin Commemorative Events

June 22-24, 2018

Various locations throughout Cumberland

For 33 years the Cumberland Museum 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, artists, writers, academics, community leaders, musicians and many others.

2018 marks the hundred-year anniversary of the death of Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin, one of the most well-known labour activists in the history of our country.

The Cumberland Museum and Archives plans to pay tribute through participatory art and music projects, an exhibit ‘Goodwin’s Reach’, a symposium, workshops and talks, the re-enactment of Goodwin’s funeral procession and other engaging programming throughout Miners Memorial, June 22 to 24, 2018.

We aim to bring to light the story of Albert ‘Ginger’ Goodwin and the on-going fight for labour rights, both historically and within a wider contemporary context.

Visit www.minersmemorial.ca for further details including the full schedule, tickets, and registrations!