Barriere to erect Logging Industry Workers’ Memorial at Bandshell

Public invited to attend unveiling on National Day of Mourning April 28, at 5 p.m. at the Bandshell

District of Barriere and the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society announced this week that the BC Labour Heritage Society is inviting communities around the province to participate in Remembering Working People: Plaques around the Province Project (www.labourheritagecentre.ca/patp) with the Society providing partial funding.

The District of Barriere is participating in this project by erecting a plaque commemorating workers in the logging and forest industry who have been injured, lost their lives or whose health has been severely compromised by their work environment.

The plaque will be mounted on the wing wall of the Barriere Bandshell, adjacent to the 100th Anniversary Legacy Plaque for Barriere, in Fadear Park.

Surrounding the plaque would be local historical pictures most likely supplied by the local museum, depending on the funds raised, and a special thank you to the donors.

If you or a family member has been so affected and you would like to donate toward this project please contact: Harley Wright 250-819-6150, or Colleen Hannigan 250-672-9751.

The public is invited to attend the National Day of Mourning Ceremony to be held on April 28, at 5 p.m. at the Barriere Bandshell, with donation representatives, dignitaries and community members present.