Here are the events you will find the NWDLC at each year. Check our Facebook and Twitter pages for event details.
NWDLC Around Town (2017)
International Women’s Day
March 8 is International Women’s Day — a day to recognize women’s achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality.
Day of Mourning
Every year on April 28 we pay our respects to, and remember, the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. We also honour the many families and friends who have been deeply affected by these tragedies.
Every worker has the right to return home safe and sound at the end of each work day. By working together – with employers, workers and our health and safety partners – we can prevent worker injuries and deaths before they occur.
A celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.
Observed on the first Monday in September, honouring the achievements of working people in Canada. This year we celebrated Labour Day with our affiliated unions, community partners, friends & neighbours on Monday, September 4th at Holland Park in Surrey. We were very pleased that Premier John Horgan was able to attend our event and to speak. We would like to thank our hardworking volunteers and our generous sponsors for their assistance and support.
On November 11, delegates lay wreaths on behalf of the Labour Council at services in their community remembering the sacrifice and service of members of the armed forces.
In 2017 the NWDLC was privileged to send 16 delegates to 9 of the 11 Royal Canadian Legions in our region to pay our respects to the fallen by laying a wreath.
United Way of the Lower Mainland Labour Appreciation Dinner
In late November/early December the NWDLC honours an individual with the Labour Community Service Award. The award recognizes outstanding Labour activism and community service at the United Way event.
On Thursday, November 30, 2017 the New Westminster & District Labour Council would like to nominate and recognize Sister Lori Mayhew at the 24th annual Labour Appreciation Night at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby. As President of our Labour Council since 2007 and as Secretary-Treasurer of MoveUP since 1999 we feel that Sister Mayhew exemplifies leadership in the labour movement. She sits on the Executive Council of the BC Federation of Labour, the Executive Board of the Working Opportunities Fund and she serves on many other committees within her union. Sister Mayhew is also very involved in her community, both politically and socially. Congratulations Sister!
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Each December 6 in Canada commemorates the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre in which fourteen women were murdered and ten others injured.