Monday, September 17, 2012
State memorial for former Premier Peter Lougheed will be held on September 21
Seating is reserved for family members, colleagues, government representatives and officials, based on official protocol. Limited seating is also available for members of the public on a first-come, first-seated basis, beginning at 10 a.m.. All attendees must be in their seats by noon.
In an effort to accommodate as many people as possible, limited overflow seating has been arranged at the SAIT Polytechnic gymnasium, located within walking distance of the Jubilee, where the memorial will be broadcast live. Members of the public are advised to proceed first to the Jubilee, and if that venue is full, they will be redirected to the overflow area. No parking is available at the Jubilee, so people attending the service are advised to use public transportation.
The service will be broadcast live across Alberta via webcast at www.alberta.ca.
Albertans wishing to send a message of support or condolence to the Lougheed family are invited to sign condolence books available in Edmonton, Calgary, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Red Deer, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge. Locations and times the books are available are posted at www.alberta.ca. An online tribute page can also be found at this address.
In lieu of flowers, the Lougheed family has requested that Albertans consider supporting, either through donations or volunteer actions, one of the former Premier’s many charitable interests, which include sports, health, education, parks and public spaces, and culture, and particularly the Lougheed House Conservation Society and the Banff Centre.