Flags and Lighting

To celebrate National Tourism Week, the Shaw Building, 95 Rochford Street, Charlottetown will be illuminated in green from April 15 to 19, 2024.

Lighting

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 

Flags

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
2nd Monday in March Annual Commonwealth Day Red, white, and blue
3rd Monday in May Annual Victoria Day Red, white, and blue
June 21 Annual National Indigenous Peoples Day White and red 
July 1 Annual Canada Day Red and white
July 21 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
2nd Monday in March Annual Commonwealth Day  Union Jack flag raised
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
May 22 Annual Victoria Day Union Jack flag raised
June 21 Annual National Indigenous Peoples Day Grand Council flag raised
June 23 Annual National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism Half-mast
July 21 Annual Pride Week Progress Pride flag raised
August 15 Annual National Acadian Day Acadian flag raised
Last Sunday in September Annual National Peace and Police Officers Memorial Day Half-mast
September 30 Annual National Truth and Reconciliation Day Half-mast
October 1 Annual Treaty Day Grand Council flag raised
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
February 28 - March 5, 2023 Temporary Canada Winter Games Blue and green
Saturday, May 6 to Sunday, May 7, 2023 Once Coronation of King Charles III Emerald green and Union Jack
Monday, May 15, 2023 Once Huntington Society of Canada's awareness campaign "2023 Light It Up 4 HD"  Purple and blue
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 Once 150th Anniversary of the RCMP Crimson and gold
Monday, June 5, 2023 Once Awareness campaign for the Brain Injury Association Brain Injury Flag raised
Friday, June 23, 2023 Once Passing of Hon. Marion Reid Half-mast
Friday, September 1, 2023 Once Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Blue
Saturday, September 9, 2023 Once Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day Red
Sunday, September 10, 2023 Once Living Donation Week Green
Saturday, September 23, 2023 Once World Mitochondrial Disease Week Green
Thursday, October 12, 2023 Once World Arthritis Day Blue
Monday, October 16, 2023 Once Passing of former MLA Jim Larkin Half-mast
Friday, October 27, 2023 Once World Occupational Therapy Day Blue
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 Once 36th anniversary Red Ribbon Project of MADD Canada Red
Thursday, November 2, 2023 Once 4-H Movement Green
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 Once National Diabetes Month Blue
Thursday, February 29, 2024 Once Rare Disease Day  Green, blue, purple and pink
Thursday, February 29, 2024 Once Passing of Right Hon. Brian Mulroney Half-mast
Sunday, March 24, 2024 Once World Tuberculosis Day Red
Thursday, April 4 to Wednesday, April 10, 2024 Once National Dental Hygienists Week Purple
Thursday, April 11, 2024 Once World Parkinson's Day Blue
Published date: 
April 15, 2024
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

DeptECO@gov.pe.ca