Half-masting of the Canadian Flag

The Canadian flag at City Hall and all City buildings will be flown at half-mast this weekend to recognize two significant events.

The flag will be flown at half-mast to honour the memory of former Premier Bill Bennett, O.B.C. Mr. Bennett was the Premier of British Columbia from 1975 to 1986, and passed away in Kelowna on December 3, 2015. The half-mast will be in effect until sunset of the day of the funeral (date to be determined).

In addition, the Canadian flag will be flown at half-mast on Sunday, December 6 to recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. December 6 marks the day that 14 young women were killed in gender-based violence at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, in 1989. This national memorial day gives Canadians the opportunity to remember women and girls for whom violence is a daily reality, and for communities to consider actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.