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County commemorates passing of Queen Elizabeth II

September 9, 2022

The County of Prince Edward is commemorating the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s head of state and the world’s oldest monarch and longest-reigning sovereign.

County residents can share messages of condolence in honour of the Queen at various locations in the County.

Books of condolences will be available in person at the following locations for the public to sign:

  • Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11:
    • Picton Fair at the Picton Fairgrounds (375 Picton Main Street). The Prince Edward District Women’s Institute is volunteering at this site.
  • Monday, September 12 – Friday, September 16:
    • Main floor of the Edward Building (280 Picton Main Street), 8:30 am – 5 pm
    • Wellington Town Hall (246 Wellington Main Street), 8:30 am – 5 pm
    • Ameliasburgh Town Hall (13 Coleman Street, Ameliasburgh), 1 -3 pm and 6 -8 pm. The Prince Edward District Women’s Institute is volunteering at this site.

An online Book of Condolences is available for virtual messages via Have Your Say.

The County has lowered flags to half-mast throughout the community to commemorate the Queen’s death. Flags will remain at half-mast position until after the funeral. Town halls will be illuminated blue from dusk to dawn beginning on Monday, September 12.

Mayor Steve Ferguson released a statement following the Queen’s passing on Thursday, September 8, recognizing the Queen and expressing sympathy to the Royal Family, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

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