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Flags at City Facilities Half-Masted in Honour of National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

Every year on June 23, the City recognizes the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism.  Flags at all City facilities (excluding City Hall’s community flagpole) are currently lowered to half-mast until the morning of Monday, June 24, in honour of this day.

The National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism was proclaimed by the Canadian government in 2005 and first observed on June 23, 2005, in memory of those who have lost their lives through acts of terror in Canada and around the world.

The day was chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the Air India Flight 182 tragedy, which occurred on June 23, 1985. On that day, a bomb exploded on the flight while en route from Toronto to London, England, killing all 329 people aboard, 280 of them Canadians.


For more information, please contact Tim Simmonds, City Manager at 519-376-4440 ext. 1210 or email

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