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
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.
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2022 08:00 AM
OCTOBER 2, 2022
WHEREAS, the loss of one’s freedom due to a wrongful conviction has far-reaching and devastating consequences which not only affects the innocent individual’s life, but also affects the quality of life of their families, and has a harmful effect on society as a whole; and
WHEREAS, wrongful convictions question the integrity and fairness of the criminal justice system, and unless corrected, undermines societies trust in their criminal justice system; and
WHEREAS, Wrongful Convictional...
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2022 08:00 AM
SEPTEMBER 25, 2022
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 745,000 Francophones in Ontario, the largest Francophone community...
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 08:00 AM
SEPTEMBER 19-25, 2022
WHEREAS, Public – Rail Safety Week is to be held across Canada from September 19 to 25, 2022; 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...
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2022 08:00 AM
Show Your Local Love Day September 20 & Show Your Local Love Week September 19-23
SEPTEMBER 20 & SEPTEMBER 19-23, 2022
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...
Posted on Friday, September 16, 2022 08:00 AM
SEPTEMBER 17-25, 2022
WHEREAS, the City of Thunder Bay recognizes the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities; and
WHEREAS, the purpose of National Coaches Week is to provide the 300,000 coaches who call Thunder Bay and Ontario home with the resources, representation, and recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring Canadians live an active and healthy lifestyle; and
WHEREAS, a number of great coaches live and volunteer here and we celebrate their commitments...