Flags and Lighting

To celebrate June as Brain Injury Awareness month, the Brain Injury Association flag at the Shaw Building Courtyard, 95 Rochford Street, Charlottetown, will be flown.


Decorative lights on the façade of the Shaw Building, located at 95 Rochford Street in Charlottetown, change from white to a specific colour or combination of colours to mark an annual holiday or occasion or a one-time community event. Non-profit and community-based organizations can make requests for lights on the Shaw Building and will be accepted at least 30 days in advance of an event and approved according to provincial lighting criteria. To review criteria and submit a lighting request visit: Request Lighting at Shaw Building 


At provincial government sites, flags are lowered to half-mast to show solidarity and support for a community in crisis, observe the anniversary of a tragic event, or to commemorate the death of a well-known citizen. Visit Provincial Flag Protocol for more information.

In special circumstances, in addition to the provincial flag, flags of other populations or organizations are raised to demonstrate support for their cause, bring awareness to a significant public event or highlight a special occasion.

Current Lighting Schedule at Shaw Building
Date Timing Occasion Lighting Colour(s)
January 1 Annual New Years Day white and gold
February 28 - March 5 Temporary Canada Winter Games blue and green
March Annual Commonwealth Day red, white, and blue
May 22 Annual Victoria Day red, white, and blue
June 21 Annual National Indigenous Peoples Day white and red (Grand Council Banner colours)
July 1 Annual Canada Day red and white
July Annual Pride Week rainbow colours
August 15 Annual Fête nationale de l'Acadie red, blue, and gold
September 30 Annual National Truth and Reconciliation Day orange
November 11 Annual Remembrance Day red
December 6 Annual National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women purple
November 25 - December 31 Annual Christmas holiday season red and green
Current Flag Schedule
Date Timing Occasion Type
April 9 Annual National Day of Remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge Half-mast
April 28 Annual National Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace Half-mast
June 23 Annual National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism Half-mast
Last Sunday in September Annual National Peace and Police Officers Memorial Day Half-mast
November 11 Annual Remembrance Day Half-mast
December 6 Annual National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Half-mast
Past Lighting and Flag Events
Date Timing Occasion Type
Monday, April 18, 2020 Annual Period of mourning for the victims of the mass shooting tragedy in Nova Scotia Raised
Monday, May 4, 2020 Once Nova Scotia victims of Canadian Forces helicopter crash in Greece Half-mast
Saturday, May 6 to Sunday, May 7, 2023 Once Coronation of King Charles III Emeral green and Union Jack
Monday, May 15, 2023 Once Huntingon Society of Canada's awareness campaign "2023 Light It Up 4 HD"  Purple and blue
Published date: 
April 27, 2023
Executive Council Office

General Inquiries

Executive Council
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-4501
Fax: 902-368-4416