Proclamations help to create a public awareness of special events and are intended for the betterment of the community. Occasionally the City receives requests from organizations or internal departments to declare or proclaim certain dates for specific causes (e.g. Race Relations Week, International Women's Day, etc.). A proclamation may be issued for a day, a week or a month.

Requesting a proclamation

The City's policy states that proclamations are undertaken only on matters that relate directly to the specific operations of the municipality. Once reviewed and approved the Proclamation will be posted on the City website.

Proclamation requests must be sent to the Office of the City Clerk three weeks prior to the special occasion. Return the completed form to:

Office of the City Clerk Attn: Proclamations
500 Donald Street East, First Floor
Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 5V3

Fax: 807-625-2233

If you are requesting a proclamation for the first time, please provide details on your organization and the relevance of the proclamation to the City of Thunder Bay. As well, please provide a draft of the proclamation. The Office of the City Clerk reserves the right to edit the proclamation to ensure proper format and grammar.

Request a proclamation application form



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Franco-Ontarian Day

Posted on Friday, September 24, 2021 04:00 AM

SEPTEMBER 25, 2021

WHEREAS, by the virtue of the Franco-Ontarian Day Act, which was legislated on April 26th, 2010, it is declared September 25th of each year be recognized as Franco-Ontarian Day throughout the province of Ontario ; and

WHEREAS, September 25th is the anniversary of the first flag raising of the Franco-Ontarian flag and it represents over 400 year of French presence in Ontario; and

WHEREAS, there are more than 600,000 Francophones in Ontario, the largest Francophone community outside...

Rail Safety Week

Posted on Monday, September 20, 2021 04:00 AM

SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2021

WHEREAS, Rail Safety Week is to be held across Canada from September 20 to 26, 2021; and

WHEREAS, it is in the public’s interest to raise citizens’  awareness of the dangers of ignoring safety warnings at level crossings and trespassing on rail property to reduce avoidable deaths, injuries and damage caused by incidents involving trains and citizens; and

WHEREAS, Operation Lifesaver is a public/private partnership whose aim is to work with the public, rail industry, governments,...

National Forest Week

Posted on Friday, September 17, 2021 04:00 AM

SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2021

WHEREAS, Covering 66% of the province and 71.1 million hectares, Ontario’s forests are an indispensable source of ecological, cultural, health, social and economic benefits; and

WHEREAS, its forests are also located on the traditional territory of diverse Indigenous nations and provide nourishment and cultural value to these groups; and

WHEREAS, with numerous forested City parks and 55 kilometers of recreational trails, Thunder Bay’s forest cover offers valuable recreational opportunities...

Show Your Local Love Day & Show Your Local Love Week

Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 04:00 AM

SEPTEMBER 14 & SEPTEMBER 14-17, 2021

WHEREAS, United Way Thunder Bay is a local organization that focuses collective efforts on issues of poverty in our community; and

WHEREAS, Show Your Local Love Day is an opportunity for community members to demonstrate their local love for Thunder Bay by being a good neighbour and lending a hand to those in need; and

WHEREAS, Show Your Local Love Day is an initiative led by United Way Thunder Bay to celebrate the role, played by United Way agency partners in...

Merchant Marines

Posted on Friday, September 03, 2021 04:00 AM

The Merchant Marine flag will be raised Friday September 3rd for National Merchant Seaman Day for any questions/concerns please contact the Merchant Marines