Alberta

Sept. 19 declared a provincial day of mourning

News Release
Sept. 19 declared a provincial day of mourning

Alberta has declared Monday, Sept. 19 a provincial day of mourning in solemn recognition of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Albertans are invited to participate in an outdoor ceremony in honour of Her late Majesty at the Alberta legislature at 10 a.m. on Sept. 19, the day of her funeral in London, that will begin with a moment of silence. Workplaces, schools, offices and retail stores are encouraged to also observe the moment of silence.

As part of the day of mourning, all employers are encouraged to make accommodations for employees to either attend the ceremony at the legislature or otherwise mark the occasion of Her late Majesty’s funeral.

Schools will be encouraged to offer opportunities for students to take part in the day of mourning. Alberta Education will provide further information to school boards Sept. 14.

“Albertans, Canadians and the peoples of the Commonwealth will join together on this day in sorrow to mourn the death of Her late Majesty and to commemorate her long and faithful service. I sincerely hope that Albertans find some time on this day to honour the remarkable life of Queen Elizabeth II and I strongly encourage employers and schools to appropriately mark this sombre and historic occasion.”

Jason Kenney, Premier


More details on the ceremony to honour Her late Majesty will be available soon at alberta.ca/QueenElizabethMemorial. The ceremony will be livestreamed on alberta.ca and on Government of Alberta social media channels.

The public is invited to sign books of condolence at the Alberta legislature and other provincial buildings until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept.18 and online until noon on Monday, Sept. 19. 

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