Community Flag Raisings

The flags of Canada, the Province of Ontario, and the City of Cambridge regularly fly on the three flagpoles at City Hall. Non-profit or charitable organizations located in Cambridge or the Waterloo Region wishing to raise their flag to mark an event may submit a request online.

Requirements & Eligibility
The request must include the following information:
  • Name of the requesting organization
  • Contact information
  • Requested event or occasion
  • Date or time period of event or occasion
  • Explanation or purpose of the event or occasion
  • Description of the applicant organization including any local, national or international affiliation, brief history, and any other relevant information.

Requests will be considered on a first come first served basis. 

Requirements and Criteria: 

  • Must not include messages or be from organizations or groups that espouse hatred, discrimination, violence, intolerance or racism
  • Must be non-political 
  • Must be non-denominational
  • Must be non-commercial
  • Must not be contrary to City policies or bylaws
  • Other than where specifically outlined in this criteria, the Sign will not be lit for individual personal occasions (e.g. birthdays, anniversaries)
  • Other than where specifically outlines in this criteria, lighting for any specific organization, cause, event or commemoration will only take place ONCE per calendar year 

For more information, please contact the Clerk's Office by email or by calling (519) 740-4680. 

Submit a flag request

Current status of community flag raising

There are currently no community flags raised

Flags at Half-Mast

The City of Cambridge lowers flags to half-mast as a symbol of mourning or commemoration.

The City flies the flag at half-mast for the following occasions:

  • On the death of Her Majesty the Queen or members of the Royal Family
  • On the death of a past or present Canadian Prime Minister
  • On the death of past or present Federal, Provincial or Municipal elected officials
  • On the death of past or present Mayors or Members of City Council
  • On the death of current City employees
  • As directed by the Governor General of Canada or Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
  • Under specific circumstances as determined by the Mayor and City Council or City Manager
  • International Holocaust Day
  • Remembrance Day 

Cambridge sign

Community Lighting Requests

The City of Cambridge Community Lightings process is currently under review. We are not accepting lighting requests at this time.

Please see the schedule below for upcoming lightings. 

 Requirements & Eligibility

The City of Cambridge Community Lightings process is currently under review. We are not accepting lighting requests at this time.

 

The request must include the following information:

  • Name of the requesting organization
  • Contact information
  • Requested event or occasion
  • Date or time period of event or occasion
  • Explanation or purpose of the event or occasion
  • Description of the applicant organization including any local, national or international affiliation, brief history, and any other relevant information.

Requests will be considered on a first come first served basis. Should the Cambridge sign and/or pedestrian bridge not be available on your chosen date you may be given the option of an alternate date.

Requirements and Criteria: 

  • Must not include messages or be from organizations or groups that espouse hatred, discrimination, violence, intolerance or racism
  • Must be non-political 
  • Must be non-denominational
  • Must be non-commercial
  • Must not be contrary to City policies or bylaws
  • Other than where specifically outlined in this criteria, the Sign will not be lit for individual personal occasions (e.g. birthdays, anniversaries)
  • Other than where specifically outlines in this criteria, lighting for any specific organization, cause, event or commemoration will only take place ONCE per calendar year 

Lighting Schedule

 January
 
DateTo RecognizeColour
Jan 27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day Yellow
Jan 28 Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome Awareness Day Purple
Jan 29 National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque and Action against Islamophobia Green
 February
 
DateTo RecognizeColour
Feb 1-3 Black History Month Red, Green, Yellow
Feb 14 Valentine's Day Red
Feb 22 Girl Guides Blue
Feb 23 Anti-Bullying Day Pink
 March
 
DateTo RecognizeColour
Mar 4-6 International Women's Day Purple
Mar 17 St. Patrick's Day Green
Mar 21 National Poison Prevention Week Green
Mar 22 World Water Day Blue
Mar 24 International Tuberculosis Day Red
Mar 25-27 Endometriosis Awareness Yellow
Mar 28-31 Health Care Workers Blue
 April
 
DateTo RecognizeColour
Apr 5 International Association for Premenstrual Disorders Teal
Apr 4-6 National Dental Hygienists Week Purple
Apr 7 Be a Donor Green
Apr 15-17 Easter Weekend Multi
Apr 19 International Day of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Blue
Apr 24-30 National Volunteer Week Blue
 May
 
DateTo RecognizeColour
May 1 Doctor's Day Blue
May 2  In Recognition of Syringomyelia Awareness Month Blue
May 5 Huntington Society of Canada Blue and Purple
May 6-8 World Ovarian Cancer Day Teal
May 10 World Lupus Day Purple
May 11 ME, Fibromyalgia & Lyme Disease Awareness Day Blue, Green & Purple
May 12 Waterloo-Wellington Myalgic Encephalomylitis Association Purple
May 13-15 International MPS Awareness Day Blue & Yellow
May 16  International Celiac Disease Awareness Day Green
May 18 National Public Works Week  yellow
May 19-20 World IBD Day (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) Purple
May 24 International Tuberculosis Day Red
May 25-26 Polish Heritage Month Red & White
May 27-29 Menstrual Health Day Red
 June
 
DateTo RecognizeColour
June 1 Pride Month Rainbow
June 3-5 World Hemochromatosis Week Red
June 9-10 St. Mary's General Hospital - Red Day Red
June 21-23 Pollinator Week Orange & Yellow
June 24-26 Climb Out of the Darkness Blue & Yellow
     
 July
 
DateTo RecognizeColour
July 1-2 Canada Day Red
July 5 Injury Prevention Day Green
     
     
 August
 
DateTo RecognizeColour
     
     
     
     
 September
 
DateTo RecognizeColour
Sept 7 World Duchenne Awareness Day Red
Sept 23-25 World Mitochondrial Disease Week Green
Sept 30 Orange Shirt Day Orange
     
     
 October
 
DateTo RecognizeColour
Oct 1-3 Soroptimist Cambridge Blue
Oct 7 Trigeminal Neuralgia Day Teal
     
     
 November
 
DateTo RecognizeColour
Nov 5 CRPS Orange
Nov 20 National Child Day Blue
Nov 25-27 National Children's Grief Awareness Day Blue
     
 December
 
DateTo RecognizeColour