National Flag of Canada half-masting notices

The following notices provide details about half-masting events in Canada, or in special circumstances, in a foreign country. See the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada for more information.

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Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Occasion :
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Masting location(s):
Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 11)

Updated Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From November 16, 2017 until sunset on on Monday, November 27, 2017, the day of the funeral of the late Tobias C. Enverga, Jr.
Occasion :
Death of the Honourable Tobias C. Enverga, Jr., who passed away on November 16, 2017
Masting location(s):
The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Toronto, Ontario
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 7)

Additionally, the flag on the Peace Tower will fly at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on the day of the funeral on Monday, November 27, 2017, of the late Tobias C. Enverga, Jr.

Updated Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From November 7 until November 8, 2017 and on the day of the funeral or the memorial service on Sunday, November 19, 2017
Occasion :
Death of Constable John Davidson from the Abbotsford Police Department, British Columbia, who passed away on November 6, 2017
Masting location(s):
The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Abbotsord as well as buildings of Public Safety Canada in British Columbia
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 10)

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From sunrise to sunset on Remembrance Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017
Occasion :
Remembrance Day
Masting location(s):
The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 11)

When half-masting occurs at the National War Memorial or a place where remembrance is being observed, the half-masting can occur at 11:00 a.m. (or according to the prescribed order of service) until sunset

Updated Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From now until sunset on October 27, 2017, the day of the funeral of the memorial service of the late P. Michael Pitfield
Occasion :
Death of the Honourable P. Michael Pitfield, P.C., O.C., C.V.O., who passed away on October 19, 2017
Masting location(s):
The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Montreal, Quebec
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 7)

Additionally, the flag on the Peace Tower will fly at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on October 27, 2017, the day of the funeral or the memorial service of the late P. Michael Pitfield.

Updated Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
On the day of the funeral or the memorial service (date to be determined) of the late Mr. Downie
Occasion :
Death of Mr. Gord Downie who passed away on October 17, 2017
Masting location(s):
The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Kingston, Ontario
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 16)

Additionally, the flag on the Peace Tower will fly at half-mast on the day of the funeral or the memorial service (date to be determined) of the late Gord Downie.

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From October 3 until sunset on October 6, 2017
Occasion :
In memory of the victims of the tragic event in Las Vegas, United States.
Masting location(s):
The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 16)

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From September 15 until sunset on September 20, 2017, the day of the funeral
Occasion :
Death of Constable Francis Deschênes of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who passed away on September 12, 2017
Masting location(s):
The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Memramcook, Moncton and Sainte-Anne-de- Madawaska, New Brunswick and the New Brunswick-Nova Scotia border
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada ( section 10).

Updated Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From September 14, 2017 until sunset on September 23, 2017, day of the funeral of the late Arnold Chan
Occasion :
Death of Arnold Chan M.P., who passed away on September 14, 2017
Masting location(s):
The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Scarborough-Agincourt
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 8)

Additionally, the flag on the Peace Tower will fly at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on September 23, 2017, the day of the funeral.

Updated Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From September 13 until sunset on September 19, 2017, day of the funeral of the late Allan Joseph MacEachen
Occasion :
Death of the Honourable Allan Joseph MacEachen, P.C., O.C., who passed away on September 12, 2017
Masting location(s):
The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Inverness County
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 7)

Additionally, the flag on the Peace Tower will fly at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on September 19, 2017, the day of the funeral.

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 24, 2017
Occasion :
Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day
Masting location(s):
Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 11)

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From sunrise to sunset on September 10, 2017
Occasion :
Firefighters’ National Memorial Day
Masting location(s):
Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 11)

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From August 18 until sunset on August 20, 2017
Occasion :
In memory of the victims of the tragic events that took in Spain and Burkina Faso
Masting location(s):
The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 16)

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
Until sunset on the day of the funeral on Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Occasion :
Death of Dianne Marie Tompkins Brushett, M.P. who passed away on July 11, 2017
Masting location(s):
The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the Town of Truro, Nova Scotia
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 10)

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From sunrise to sunset on Friday, June 23, 2017
Occasion :
National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism
Masting location(s):
The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa and on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 11)

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
Until sunset on June 7, 2017
Occasion :
In memory of the victims of the attack in London, England on June 3, 2017
Masting location(s):
The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 16)

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 5, 2017
Occasion :
Annual memorial service for deceased Parliamentarians
Masting location(s):
The Flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 11)

Updated Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
On June 7, 2017, on the day of the funeral of the late Grace M. McCarthy, O.C., O.B.C., former Deputy Premier of the Province of British Columbia
Occasion :
Death of Grace M. McCarthy, O.C., O.B.C., former Deputy Premier of the Province of British Columbia, who passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
Masting location(s):
The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Province of British Columbia
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 10)

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
until sunset on May 25, 2017
Occasion :
Victims of the attack in Manchester, England on May 22 2017
Masting location(s):
the flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 16)

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
Until sunset on the day of the commemorative service on May 19, 2017
Occasion :
Death of Honourable Ronald George Atkey, P.C., Q.C., who passed away on May 9, 2017
Masting location(s):
The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Toronto
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 7).

Additionally, the flag on the Peace Tower will fly at half-mast from sunrise to sunset service on May 19, 2017, the day of the commemorative service of the late Ronald George Atkey.

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From sunrise to sunset on April 28, 2017
Occasion :
Workers’ Mourning Day
Masting location(s):
The flags on the Peace Tower in Ottawa and on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across Canada
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 11)

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From sunrise to sunset on April 9, 2017
Occasion :
To mark the national day of remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
Masting location(s):
The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa
Additional details:
As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 11)

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From March 23 until sunset on the day of the funeral service on March 31, 2017
Occasion :
Death of the Honourable William (Bill) Rompkey, P.C. who passed away on March 21, 2017
Masting location(s):
The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Ottawa, with the exception of the Peace Tower
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 7)

In addition, the flag on the Peace Tower will fly at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on March 31, 2017, the day of the funeral service of the late William (Bill) Rompkey.

Updated Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From March 22 until sunset on March 25, 2017
Occasion :
In memory of the victims of the attack in London on March 22, 2017
Masting location(s):
The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 16)

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From March 1 until sunset on the day of the funeral or commemorative service of the late James McGrath
Occasion :
Death of the Honourable James McGrath, P.C., former Minister and former Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, who passed away on February 28, 2017
Masting location(s):
The flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (sections 7 & 10)

In addition, the flag on the Peace Tower will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on the day of the funeral or commemorative service.

Updated Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From January 30 until sunset February 6, 2017
Occasion :
In memory of the victims of the attack in the City of Québec on January 29, 2017
Masting location(s):
The flags on all federal buildings and establishments in Canada, including the Peace Tower, with the exception of buildings and establishments in the province of Quebec
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 16)

Additionally, in accordance with the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 10), the flags on all federal buildings and establishments in the province of Quebec, will be flown at half-mast until sunset February 7, 2017.

Updated Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From January 26 until sunset on the day of the funeral on February 4, 2017, of the late Marcel Prud’homme
Occasion :
Death of the Honourable Marcel Prud'homme, P.C. who died on January 25, 2017
Masting location(s):
All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Ottawa, with the exception of the Peace Tower
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (section 7)

Further, the flag on the Peace Tower will fly at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on February 4, 2017, the day of the funeral of the late Marcel Prud’homme.

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
January 3 to January 6, 2017
Occasion :
The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa, will be flown at half-mast from now until sunset January 6, 2017, in memory of the victims of the attack in Istanbul
Masting location(s):
The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From December 8 until sunset on December 19, 2016, day of the funeral of the late Honourable Warren Allmand
Occasion :
Death of the Honourable Warren Allmand, P.C., O.C., Q.C. who passed away on December 7, 2016
Masting location(s):
All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Montréal, Québec
Additional details:

Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 7)

Additionally, the flag on the Peace Tower will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on December 19, the day of the funeral

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Occasion :
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Masting location(s):
All Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower in Ottawa
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