Public invited to sign book of condolence for Nelson Mandela at Guelph City Hall

Guelph, Ontario, December 10, 2013 – The public is invited to express their sympathy on the passing of Nelson Mandela by signing a book of condolence located in the foyer at Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street. The book is available for signing from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be available until Saturday, December 21, 2013, after which time it will be sent to the South African High Commission in Ottawa as Guelph’s expression of condolence.

“I am grateful that a community member approached me to ask that a book of condolence be offered,” said Mayor Karen Farbridge. “This is a way for the people of our community to remember and honour Nelson Mandela’s remarkable achievements.”

Guelph City Council had a moment of silent prayer in recognition of Mr. Mandela at its December 5 meeting. In addition, the City of Guelph flag is currently half-masted and will remain so until December 16th, following Mr. Mandela’s state funeral. Guelph Fire stations are also displaying a message of remembrance.

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For more information:
Kate Sullivan
Communications Assistant
Mayor’s Office
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2558
kate.sullivan@guelph.ca