City services to continue on National Day of Mourning

CALGARY - The City of Calgary will maintain regular services on Monday, Sept. 19 , the National Day of Mourning for her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The City is providing Calgarians and employees the opportunity to pay their respects on Monday, Sept. 19, at the Municipal Building atrium where Canada’s commemorative ceremony in honour of her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be broadcast from Ottawa’s Christ Church Cathedral. The service begins at 9 a.m. Television screens and seating will be available in the atrium located at 800, Macleod Trail S.E. Following the national ceremony, the Government of Alberta ceremony from the Alberta Legislature Grounds will be available for viewing at 10 a.m. 

Calgarians may also wish to sign the condolence book available on the west side of the atrium until 6 p.m. every business day including Monday. Notable Calgary landmarks will be illuminated in a royal blue hue until Sept. 19. These include Olympic Plaza and the Calgary Tower.

In honour of her late Majesty, the bell at Historic City Hall will ring 70 times beginning at noon on Monday, Sept. 19, to honour the number of years the late monarch reigned. Any places of worship or buildings that have bells or carillons are welcome to join The City in marking this occasion.