Students to join Lieutenant Governor in celebrating the maple leaf

February 11, 2016 - Media Advisory
On Friday, February 12, Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell will welcome Grade 5 and 6 students from two Edmonton schools for a celebration of National Flag of Canada Day.
The morning program will include an outdoor flag raising and team educational activities throughout Government House, as well as opportunities for sit-down chats with the Lieutenant Governor and presentations from two serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces who are taking part through Historica Canada’s Memory Project.
 
When: Friday, February 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
 
Location: Government House,12845 – 102 Avenue, Edmonton
 
Program details
9:30 a.m. – Outdoor flag raising ceremony, performed by a RCAF Cadet colour guard and singing of O Canada
9:45 a.m. – Introductory remarks by the Lieutenant Governor (indoors - Alberta Room)
10:00 – 11:15 a.m. – Team 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. This year’s event is being held in advance of the official Flag Day due to the Family Day holiday.
 
Media enquiries: Janet Resta, Communications Officer, Office of the Lieutenant Governor; Janet.resta@gov.ab.ca; 780-919-5505