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Flag Raisings / Displays / Half-Mastings

Flag raising ceremonies, displays and half-mastings are posted to our website. View the current list.

Flag Raising Ceremony

A ceremony in which a flag is raised at the Civic Complex designating a given period of time (special day, week or month) to recognize the efforts and commitments of an individual, event or organization that enhances our community.

Flag Display

Where a flag is displayed at the Civic Complex designating a given period of time (special day, week or month) to recognize the efforts and commitments of an individual, event or organization that enhances our community.

Requests for flag raisings / displays may be approved for:

  • non-profit or charitable organizations
  • recognition of a state/country recognized by our federal government visiting the Mayor and Members of Council
  • public awareness campaigns

Requests for flag raisings  / displays may not be approved for:

  • politically based parties, organizations, or individuals
  • religious organizations or the celebration of religious events
  • promotion of a business or commercial enterprise
  • matters designed to incite hatred or disorder
  • if the intent is to defame the integrity of Pickering Council

Flag size must be 3 ft x 6 ft or .90 x 1.80 metres.

Please submit your completed application at least 30 days prior to the flag raising/display.

Half-Masting

Flags are flown at half-mast to commemorate significant dates such as Remembrance Day, or to observe a solemn event such as the death of a City employee. View the complete list of dates and considerations.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Mayor.