On March 11, the Township of Champlain will lower its flags to half-mast for the National Day of Observance of COVID-19. At 1:00 p.m., the township invites all citizens to observe a minute of silence to honour those who lost their lives during this pandemic.

“COVID-19 pandemic will remain in history and will leave an important scar in the lives of our residents. The Government of Canada designated March 11, 2021, as a National Day of Observance to commemorate the people who lost their lives because of COVID-19.

Flags will be flown at half-mast at our municipal offices and fire halls all day tomorrow. I encourage you, dear residents, to observe a moment of silence to honour the memory of the victims of COVID-19 at 1:00 p.m. On my behalf, and the other council members and administration staff, we would like to offer our deepest condolences to the affected families. We would also like to thank all the frontline workers who are fighting against the coronavirus and to thank you for your efforts and dedication,” said Champlain Township Normand Riopel.