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In Memoriam – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada

Flags Lowered

In recognition of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022, City Hall’s flags have been lowered to half-mast and will remain lowered until sunset on the day of the memorial service for the Queen, September 19, 2022.

In accordance with protocol, the flags will be temporarily raised to full-mast on September 10, 2022, the day on which the accession of the new monarch, His Majesty King Charles III, will be proclaimed.

Light Up Blue

In alignment with other Canadian landmarks and government buildings, City Hall is lit up blue for the 10-day period of mourning. (City Hall will continue to be lit up blue following the Queen’s memorial service, as it is also the colour for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September.)

Condolence Book

MP Peter Julian is hosting a condolence book signing at Century House. The book will be available Tuesday to Friday, Sept. 13-16, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm daily. If visitors wish to bring flowers, a spot has been designated for them outside the entrance of the facility.

UPDATE: The condolence book will be available for signing Sept. 20-23, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily, at MP Peter Julian's constituency office, 100 - 888 Carnarvon St. 

The Province’s Office of Protocol has organized two locations for in-person condolence book signing in British Columbia, at the Parliament Buildings and Government House in Victoria, and in the Great Hall at the Vancouver Law Courts building.

Alternatively, a digital condolence book has been organized by the Government of Canada.

Date posted:September 9, 2022