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Province declares day of mourning for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Wed, 14 Sep, 2022

News item: Day of Mourning for Queen

The Government of Alberta announced a provincial day of mourning on Monday, September 19 for the funeral of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. 

Schools will remain open and classes will continue as normal for students and staff. Division schools are asked to observe a moment of silence at 10 a.m., when the local ceremony begins.

Students and staff are encouraged to take part in the day of mourning. Examples of activities that schools may choose include:

  • organizing a field trip to attend the ceremony in-person
  • allowing students to watch the live-streamed ceremony
  • having classroom discussions about Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, her life and public service

More information

There will be an outdoor ceremony at the Alberta Legislature on September 19 at 10 a.m.

Books of condolences are available at the Alberta Legislature and other provincial buildings until 4 p.m. on September 18 and online until noon on Monday, September 19.