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National Day of Mourning for the funeral of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Monday, Sept. 19

September 14, 2022

The Government of Manitoba announced yesterday, that it will be recognizing Sept. 19 as a day of mourning for the funeral of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

RRC Polytech will observe this day of mourning and all campuses will be closed on Monday, September 19. All in-person and remote learning classes are cancelled.

Canada is still in the midst of its official mourning period following the death of the country’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II at age 96, on September 8, 2022.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has deemed Monday, September 19, a federal holiday and a National Day of Mourning as Her Majesty is buried in the U.K.

The College continues to extend its deepest condolences to all members of the Royal Family and has lowered its flags to half-mast to express a collective sense of sorrow.

It is national protocol for the flags to remain at half-mast from the time of notification of death until sunset on the day of the funeral or the memorial service.

Tests and exams scheduled for Monday will be rescheduled by the appropriate program area ensuring students will not incur any negative impact from the closure.

All RRC Polytech campuses will reopen, and all classes will resume as normal on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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