Community Flag Raising and Niagara Sign Lighting

Niagara Region recognizes that flags and sign lightings are important symbols that increase public awareness of special events, activities and historical commemorations.

Flags may be lowered to half-mast to commemorate special dates, such as Remembrance Day or as a measure of respect and condolences, according to the Flag Raising and Niagara Sign Lighting Policy.

Niagara Region flag raisings and sign lighting support and promote the diversity and cultural heritage of the Region, and acknowledge community organizations and groups.

  • Flag raisings

    June 17 - July 2: Age Friendly Niagara Council (Seniors Month)

    Sept. 12-18: United Way

    Sept. 25: Franco-Ontarian Day

    Sept. 30 - Oct. 4: Every Child Matters (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation)

  • Half-mastings

    Aug. 31 - Sept. 2: International Overdose Awareness Day

    Sept. 8: Firefighters' National Memorial Day

    Sept. 29: Police and Peace Officers' National Memorial Day

    Sept. 30: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    Nov. 8: Indigenous Veterans Day

    Nov. 11: Remembrance Day

    Nov. 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance

    Dec. 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

  • Niagara sign lighting

    Aug. 31: Purple (International Overdose Awareness Day)

    Sept. 1 - 7: Blue (Prostate Cancer Awareness Month)

    Sept. 25: Green and white (Franco-Ontarian Day)

    Sept. 30 - Oct. 4: Orange (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation)

    Oct. 17: Purple and Blue (Ontario Disability Employment Network)

    Nov. 1 - 7: Purple (Shine the Light on Women Abuse)

    Nov. 20: Pink, blue and white (Transgender Day of Remembrance)

    Dec. 3: Red and white (Giving Tuesday)

Permanent flags at Niagara Region Headquarters

  • National Flag of Canada
  • Province of Ontario flag
  • Niagara Region flag
  • The 12 flags of Niagara's local area municipalities

Request a flag raising or sign lighting

Submit a request to fly your organization's flag on one of our community flag poles or to light the Niagara sign at Regional Headquarters.

Requests may not be approved for:

  • Commercial, religious or political purposes
  • Groups whose activities or philosophy are against those of Niagara Region

We can accommodate flag sizes of 5x8, 4x8, 3x6 and 3x5.

Requests must be received at least 30 days before the proposed date and are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not do proclamations.

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Contact information

Flag raising and / or lighting details

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