Media Advisory - Rural students to join with Lieutenant Governor in honouring National Flag Day

On Thursday, February 15, a group of Grade 4 and 5 students from Darwell School will take part in Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell’s annual National Flag of Canada Day celebration at Government House.   

The morning program will include an outdoor flag raising and team educational activities throughout Government House, as well as opportunities for students to sit down and chat with the Lieutenant Governor.

Darwell School is located 85 km west of Edmonton, near Lac Ste. Anne. The school was invited to take part in the event this year in keeping with the Lieutenant Governor’s focus on agriculture for 2018.

NOTE: winter road conditions may affect the projected start time for the event.

When: Thursday, February 15, 2018; 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Location: Government House, 12845 – 102 Avenue, Edmonton

Program details:

10:15 a.m. – Outdoor flag raising ceremony, performed by a RCAF Cadet Flag Party and singing of O Canada

10:30 a.m. – Introductory remarks by the Lieutenant Governor (indoors - Alberta Room)

10:40 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – students take part in activities throughout Government House

Due to limited space, this event is not open to the public.

The National Flag of Canada was raised for the first time in Ottawa on February 15, 1965. February 15 was officially declared National Flag of Canada Day in 1996.


Media enquiries:

Janet Resta;; 780-919-5505

Communications Officer, Office of the Lieutenant Governor