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 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

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From sunrise to sunset on Friday, November 11, 2016.
Occasion :
Remembrance Day
Masting location(s):
Flags on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country, including the Peace Tower
Additional details:

Rules for Half-masting of 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 October 14 until sunset October 28, 2016 the day of the of the memorial for the late Honourable Jim Prentice
Occasion :
Death of the Honourable Jim Prentice who passed away October 13, 2016
Masting location(s):
All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the city of Calgary
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 October 28, the day of the memorial service.

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From October 6 until sunset on the day of the funeral or commemorative service (date to be confirmed) of the late Barbara A. Hagerman, former Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, who passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016.
Occasion :
Death of the Honourable Barbara A. Hagerman, O.P.E.I., former Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
Masting location(s):
on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of Prince Edward Island

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 25, 2016
Occasion :
To recognize 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.

Updated Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From now until sunset on Tuesday September 13, the day of the commemorative service of the late Norman L. Kwong, former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, who passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016.
Occasion :
Death of Norman L. Kwong, CM, AOE, LLD, former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, who passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016.
Masting location(s):
All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the province of Alberta

Updated Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From August 17 until sunset August 27, 2016 the day of the funeral for the late Honourable Mauril Bélanger, who passed away on August 16, 2016
Occasion :
Death of Honourable Mauril Bélanger, P.C., M.P.
Masting location(s):
All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in the riding of Ottawa-Vanier. Additionally, the flag on the Peace Tower will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on August 27, 2016 the day of the funeral.
Additional details:

As per the Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Sections 7 and 8)

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From July 15 until sunset on Monday, July 18, 2016
Occasion :
To mark the tragic events that took place in Nice, France, on July 14, 2016
Masting location(s):
The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From June 30 until sunset on July 2, 2016
Occasion :
In memory of the victims of the attack in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 28, 2016
Masting location(s):
The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa
Additional details:

The flag on the Peace Tower in Ottawa will not be half-masted on July 1, 2016, Canada Day, in accordance with Rules for Half-masting the National Flag of Canada (Section 19).

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From sunrise to sunset on Thursday, June 23, 2016, to mark this day.
Occasion :
National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism
Masting location(s):
The Peace Tower in Ottawa and on all Government of Canada buildings and establishments across the country.

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From June 20 until the day of the funeral or commemorative service, date to be confirmed, of the late L. Norbert Thériault
Occasion :
Death of the Honorable L. Norbert Thériault, who passed away on June 19, 2016
Masting location(s):
All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Baie-Saint-Anne, New Brunswick

Notice of half-masting

Masting period:
From June 20 until the day of the funeral or commemorative service, date to be confirmed, of the late Gerry Cormier
Occasion :
Death of His Worship Gerry Cormier, who passed away on June 19, 2016
Masting location(s):
All Government of Canada buildings and establishments in Miramichi, New Brunswick
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