Brampton holding candlelight vigil to honour Queen Elizabeth II

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Published September 15, 2022 at 2:06 pm

People queue to pay their respect to the late Queen Elizabeth II during the Lying-in State, at Westminster Hall in London, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. The Queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall for four full days before her funeral on Monday Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

The City of Brampton is holding a candlelight ceremony this weekend to commemorate the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Residents are invited to a community candlelight vigil on Sunday (Sept. 18) at 8:00 p.m. on the steps of Brampton City Hall in Ken Whillans Square.

Then on Monday at 10:55 a.m., the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a Service of Remembrance at the Memorial Square Cenotaph in Ken Whillans Square and a Royal Canadian Legion Branch 609 in Bramalea.

Monday will be a national holiday and day of mourning for federal workers in Ontario and across Canada as the Queen is buried in England.

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While only federal workers will get the day off on Sept. 19, Ontario has opted for a Day of Mourning in lieu of a provincial holiday, and that means some Brampton city services will be impacted by the new holiday.

Royal watchers in Brampton can also pay their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II by signing the City’s book of condolences.

Elizabeth died last Thursday at the age of 96 after a reign of 70 years, making her the United Kingdom’s longest serving monarch and a fixture in Canada as the constitutional head of state.

For more information on the City’s tribute to Queen Elizabeth II and to view the full list of services visit www.Brampton.ca.

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