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Book of condolences at City Hall in memory of Nelson Mandela

December 9, 2013

MONCTON – The City of Moncton wishes to advise residents that a book of condolences has been placed in the lobby of City Hall for all who would like to sign in memory of former South African President and human rights activist Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday, December 5th.

City Hall is open to the public Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The book will remain in the lobby until Friday afternoon, after which it will be sent to the South African High Commissioner in Ottawa.

“Mr. Mandela was an inspiring figure not only for South Africans, but for many around the world,” said Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc. “As people around the world celebrate his lasting legacy, fighting for freedom and equality for all, we also mourn the loss of true leader. It is now to us to take the torch and continue his work in his honour.”

As per the City’s policy, flags will be at half-mast until sunset on the day of his funeral, which has been scheduled for Sunday, December 15.

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Media Contact:

André Cormier
Corporate Communications
City of Moncton