The province is inviting Albertans to participate in an outdoor ceremony in honour of the late Queen Elizabeth at the Alberta legislature at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 19. 

"The day of her funeral in London will begin with a moment of silence. Workplaces, schools, offices and retail stores are encouraged to also observe the moment of silence."

Although the Federal government has announced that Monday will be a statutory holiday for federal employees and those in federally regulated industries, including banks, airlines and Crown corporations will have the day off, Alberta's provincial government is encouraging employers to make accommodations for employees to either attend the ceremony at the legislature or otherwise mark the occasion of Queen Elizabeth's funeral.


Premier Kenney said that Albertans, Canadians and the peoples of the Commonwealth will join together on this day in sorrow to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

"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.”

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 on September 14.

The public is invited to sign books of condolence at the Alberta legislature and other provincial buildings until 4 p.m. on Sunday, September.18 and online until noon on Monday, September 19.