The Government of Alberta has declared September 19 a provincial day of mourning. 

“Albertans, Canadians and the peoples of the Commonwealth will join together on this day in sorrow to mourn the death of Her late Majesty and to commemorate her long and faithful service. I sincerely hope that Albertans find some time on this day to honour the remarkable life of Queen Elizabeth II and I strongly encourage employers and schools to appropriately mark this sombre and historic occasion,” said Kenney.  

As part of the day of mourning, all employers are encouraged to make accommodations for employees to either attend the ceremony at the legislature or otherwise mark the occasion of Her late Majesty’s funeral. However, it will not be considered a stat holiday in Alberta. 

Schools will be encouraged to offer opportunities for students to take part in the day of mourning. Alberta Education will provide further information to school boards Sept. 14. 

In central Alberta, people can provide their condolences at the Red Deer Provincial Building (4920 51 Street). Albertans are also invited to participate in an outdoor ceremony in honour of Her late Majesty at the Alberta legislature at 10 a.m. on Sept. 19, the day of her funeral in London