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Flags at half-mast in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s funeral

Flags at all schools and administrative buildings will be lowered to half-mast from the afternoon of Friday, December 13 to the morning of Monday, December 16, 2013 in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s funeral (taking place in South Africa on Sunday, December 15, 2013).

Nelson Mandela was a tireless champion for the rights of all the people of South Africa. He was a role model and an inspiration to people around the world.

Nelson Mandela touched many lives, and throughout his life, he remained passionate about teaching children. The Nelson Mandela Foundation website (http://www.nelsonmandela.org/content/page/educational-guide) contains a number of valuable resources about his life, his work, his dialogue for justice, and a beautiful video tribute of him singing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.”

“A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.” – Nelson Mandela, Kliptown, Soweto, South Africa, July 12, 2008.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354.